I can live with Marshal being dropped this week. It's going to be wet and he's been in very poor form. My hope he goes back and finds touch with Magpies, Billy kicks a few and both are in the following week.
Because he’s meant to be developing as a key forward?
Key forwards don’t need help to perform. Third talls do. If you want Marshall to develop into another Westhoff where his best work is done as a second fiddle to others, then sure, let him play in a team with Frampton, Westhoff and Ryder/Lycett where he’ll get to exploit his height on a general defender and never actually learn how to position himself correctly.
Marshall is supposed to be the young contested marking lead up forward. I was told that if he was given the chance at AFL level he’d put in the same performance as Hipwood. He’s got the talent but he doesn’t have the hot motor that is required at AFL level to get from contest to contest.
Incidentally, this was why I wasn’t as enthused to draft him when we did. That laconic nature is what is going to stop him being elite, so maybe a few games with the Magpies where it’s not so go go go all the time and he can build confidence is what he really needs.
Lol when kern said the drop in westhoffs form is because hes been throwing him all over the place and wants him to settle in a position. Hello?? Thats how he won our bnf. Unbelievable our own coach doesnt know his players