Not really. One of the reasons clubs give long term contracts is to minimize the risk of key players leaving.Long term contacts are too risky for a club, avoid them unless you really need to offer them for quality.
I am Hoping Bucks is Lying and Reid is Injured/HurtCould be a coach Killing decision. Lose with Gunston, Breust, Roughead, O'Brien Schoenmakers getting a hold of us and media will be on him for dropping Reid.
Also tell me again how Cox is a better forward option than Reid??? Didn't Reid kick a couple late last week....if he'd been played there full game wondered how he would have gone.....
He's rolled the dice Nathan.....would want to win.
You do need to reward performances like that but equally there needs to be a spot available. Having opted for Landon over Shaz the week before, and I didn't think there was much in it but likely would have preferred Shaz, Langdon would need to have performed badly to merit being dropped. Despite some of the commentary on these boards I think he actually improved his game so hard to justify dropping him. I don't think Langdon was ready for the seniors when initially selected but he has improved week to week so deserves to be retained.It's not that strange. We desperately needed another dedicated small defender for team balance. It's more a decision to play Langdon over Scharenberg. I wasn't as critical of Langdons game last week as some but surely you need to reward a 35 disposal game from Scharenberg in the twos?
Since a lot of Bigfooty posters love to use statistics to prove their point about certain players, lets see how statistics can be manipulated....If we win well Reid wont be back next week.
Yeah perhaps. I'd be conscious of the difference between VFL and AFL level with those stats though. Cox height is a massive advantage at VFL level against less talented defenders. I think that gap narrows significantly at AFL level where defenders body work is so much better.I think that points gets pushed too much. In his AFL matches he hasn't been able to get on the end of enough uncontested marks but that will come. His contested mark numbers have always been excellent. In his 5 VFL matches this year his marking stats have been off the chart. Especially the contested marks where he has averaged 3.4 a game which is extraordinary. He is an inexperienced KPF who still needs time. Think he will surprise a few people today.
Important game but nothing like make or break.
Crisp ranked 94th in the league going into this round according to the AFL's player rankings.
Life comes at you so quickly these days...His official player rating is 98th according to the Collingwood app