Yep shut down Kelly and we win. Don't shut down Bontempelli and he destroys us.At least the Sutcliffe selection suggests we have a plan we think will beat Brisbane. Based on the last few weeks, sure felt like we had a plan to beat Geelong and two weeks later we had a plan to finally beat Pyke. Against the Bulldogs, even with the terrible conditions, if seemed like we didn't bother to come up with a plan to beat them because the coaches thought we just would. Could be wrong, but there's some promise from the coaching box with this selection.
Nah. Too much on the line. Coaches think they are right.Didn't we sign Sutcliffe to purely be our SANFL captain?
I like how good SANFL form is enough to pick 27 year old Sutcliffe but insane, record-breaking SANFL form isn't enough to pick 27 year old Trengove.
That's before we get into the fact that not only are SPP and Drew better players, they're also significantly younger and play the same role.
Don't really understand the thinking behind this one considering calling up SANFL players to tag superstars has already failed spectacularly and Dan Houston has proven to be a capable tagger.
Seems like a bit of a 'boys club' selection.
Our last half of football was probably our best performance against a semi-decent team since 2015. If there was ever a time to not do something different, it's now.As for Sutcliffe ... how many of you laughed your heads off when GWS picked up the Freo discard Matt (The Farmer) De Boer! I know I did! I reckon that we will see Sutcliffe in a very different light than when he plays in the Maggies. Sure it might end up being a failure, but IMO it would be a bigger failure if we did nothing different, which has been the MO of Hinkley the last few years.
I think you are right, but I am sure Rozee will be rested at some stage too, ready for finalsthis will sound kind of strange as he is a first year player but we will actually miss duursma he has become a vital cog in the team, not only his well known running capabilities but his meters gained. disposal count is usually between the 15-25 mark rarely goes backwards goes for long isaac smith/brodie smith runs and really sets us up. When youre live at games in particular he tends to float inside defensive 50 unattended to simply because his oppo winger cant keep up leading to increased marks and really an extra 7th man in defence. The odd time he gets caught out but as he is young he does need a rest for the long run. Certaintly puts more defensive effort in than the last bloke to wear 21