- Sep 17, 2017
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Bring in Venes, need to boost his trade value
Think Vardy earned the right to be the sole ruck next week.Nelson was serviceable, him and Cole are on par atm. Rotham unlucky to be out of the side. Jetta an obvious in.
Changes will be hard this week.
As Mallen was emergency I feel he has the right to replace anyone who wasn’t AFL quality and waterman was quite average.
So... Out: waterman, Nelson, Vardy
In: MAllen, Jetta, hickey (if fit)
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I think that Venables might succeed in a tagging role in the interim. He is tough , fast and having someone lead him to the ball wouldn't be such a bad idea.Would be interesting to try Masto in the tagging position. He has the tank for it and probably offers more than hutch with the ball in hand.
Cameron is developing well. I watched the replay of the Beagles game today, the 1st half anyway, and I don't think he's ready yet. Needs another season in the gym, and another preseason, for mine.Don't need 2 rucks against the dogs. Vardy stays over Hickey. Was his best game for the year. Hickey to build fitness in WAFL. Plus Vardy gets to monster English.
Nelson didn't embarrass himself but Jetta is a walk up.
Only other change I see is
I don't mind Waterman staying in the team but his role is so undefined. My preference is Cameron for some x-factor (had 4 goals 7 tackles in the WAFL). Plus this would allow Rioli to push up more. Gut feel is the MC picks Venables.
Agree, was at the game and he's just so small and skinny compared to even the WAFL players. Worried he'll get destroyed at AFL level if we bring him in this season.Cameron is developing well. I watched the replay of the Beagles game today, the 1st half anyway, and I don't think he's ready yet. Needs another season in the gym, and another preseason, for mine.
Have you heard some whispers?Going to assume that hickey and venables won’t be available for selection so at this stage it’ll just be Jetta in for Nelson
Have a sneaking suspicion that Naitanui might be a surprise selection. He’s been runnng for weeks and I think he’s been doing a lot more match sim training than the club is letting on. I’m well aware that the club has been steadfast on their not until after the bye stance but my view is that’s been a smokescreen to dampen expectations and to hose down speculation on a return.
Wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if he comes in at the expense of either Waterman or Allen
Yeo head to head. Physically stronger than the Bont and needs to impose himself on him.I think the big question is do we tag?
Bont is probably the best player in footy right now, instinct says you have to put time into him, but look at how much better our mids were when we just went head to head after half time. It swung the game completely.
To tag or not to tag?
Just finished watching the replay, had virtually no impact on the match. His highlight was a 5 minute purple patch at the end of the 3rd quarter where he took 3 uncontested marks across the half back flank, held up play and then kicked long down the line to a contest.Waterman seems to struggle out there, every run and chase just looks difficult for him and looks out of his depth.
Very one dimensional.