I would also be keen to see this team front up.At some point in time this season I would really like to get a look at this team
B: Hayden Daw JWalker
HB: McDonald Tarrant Vickers-Willis
C: Polec Higgins Dumont
HF: Taylor Larkey Anderson
F: Thomas Brown Zurhaar
R: Goldstein Cunnington Simpkin
I: Davies-Uniacke WWalker Scott Ziebell
Now I know this won’t happen because we are light on for half backs and Pittard and Atley will never be dropped so expect Scott or Hayden to make way for them at some point. And tbh how we have no halfbacks with good skills and decent speed is f’ed. Absolutely sham.
One contest for a player learning his craft, Hayden had 3 shockers on the weekend alone and he’ll still likely be in the team this week.Don't disagree, but I don't think they liked him losing that 1 on 1 marking contest in the goal square against the 'Aints....hopefully penance has been paid
We would be significantly worse dropping Dumont for Bonar, for starters the defensive work he provides and the possession difference count.Out: Campbell, Macmillan, Dumont, Hall
Daw if fit (McKay as a forward if not), Murphy (Must for remainder of the season)
I’d like to see Murphy at half back, and push atley to a wing/hf role rotating with Scott on the wing. I know not ideal, but would show what Murphy is capable of, pushes atley up the ground where he has at times shown he can be industrious as a forward. Keeps Scott playing each week in a position he’s likely to continuously play.
Dropping dumont who is not in our bottom 4-5 but also is vanilla (not alone) and we would not be any worse off if the likes of Bonar got an extended run of games given he’s relatively raw still, we know what frog can give us which isn’t poor, but also not game changing.
Paul Ahern gets one more week purely for the fact he can actually kick but is fast becoming known as a soft lazy midfielder.
Just my thoughts.
Our ladder position is the true indication of where we are at. May improve with less injuries, we have been well beaten by some ordinary teams recently.Carlton smashed bulldogs
But bulldogs smashed us
Really shows us wear were at. I am zero confidence in beating the tigers. I doubt we will get many wins this year and even if we do they will battles
I am usually pretty positive but we look like a Mess. So many players are shot of confidence, even our coaches are probably losing faith
And he is pretty good at tackling too... don't mind jtThis is actually not a bad idea.
Having Larkey or Daw back would help. If Daw can defend we can swing Walker forward and have him contest marks in the square while Brown gets on his bike. At least it's a structure of sorts and Walker might make it work. If Larkey is back it's less of an issue but he might be a few weeks behind Maj.
Tarryn had ... was it 13 possessions? That's about 15 or 16 in a proper quarter, which is getting up there for him. Would be in his top five disposal numbers.
First time this year he has really found it. So he may be coming good but at the same time I'd like to se what he can do running off the backline. He can leap and mark and has kicked goals with multiple involvements from the backline before.
again, don't disagree, but I guess the difference is one was a physical contest, whereas Hayden's were decision/execution errors; as you imply, Murphy has done his time, and on current exposed form, can't be a worse option than some in the back half
You could see what he was trying with Campbell... but simply didn't work and he didn't have many options.... daw prob the alternative and clearly wanted to give him another scratch.... and god knows what has happened with hosieWell let’s see if Shaw and co. get the trifecta of selection blunders:
1. Playing an injured Cunners
2. Playing Tom Campbell
3. Dom Tyson?????
Yes I'd put both in and prob turner to see if we can build pressure but as I've said before we aren't bringing the ball down in either the fwd50 or down the wing so pressure is useless unless you are bringing down the contested ballPlayed limited mins Larkey so probs 1 more week
daw and wood are ready tho and both apparently played well