Norm Smith Medallist
- Dec 7, 2000
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
For all it's professionalism, footy still hasn't evolved to select "horses for courses". Fringe players might get swapped in and out, but established senior players have a guaranteed spot.Interesting that Hutch is on the extended bench. Only been named there one other time this year. 90% I’m reading too much into it and he doesn’t really deserve the boot.. but.. if he doesn’t have a job on someone he’s a bit of a liability.
Hutch is a perfect example of a player that could be dropped when there is no suitable match up, because we all know as a midfielder he adds little to the team. But in AFL footy you only get dropped as a punishment. As long as Hutch does what the coach wants him to do ("provides an outlet" seems to be the go to at the WCE in 2019. #Mastenbeingdebated) and picks up his 15 touches along the way he'll get a game.
Cue Hutch get dropped and me being proven wrong.