Norm Smith Medallist
- May 18, 2016
- AFL Club
Which older players were dropped due to poor form, and replaced with a youngster? I can’t think of any. Debuts usually come due to injuries, resting, suspensions, or to replace another fringe player.Clark, Atkins, Henry, Close, Constable, Miers, Narkle, Parfitt, O'Connor; Ratugolea, Simpson, Kolo, Z Guthrie, Stewart, et al..
All given their first opportunity at senior level during Scott's tenure....and that's just the players still on the list. And more will get an opportunity this year I suspect.
The contention that Scott doesn't give young players opportunities is absurd.
I can remember moons and dasher being dropped, and never to return, for fresh blood. Can’t think of another time since.
So a 35 yr old will have the same speed, strength and reflexes as a 23 yr old?im not talking about an 80 year old man compared to a 25 year old, and don’t get your google searches as your reference.
the difference in reflexes of a 27 year old and a 30 year old are not going to be the reason you see a decline in performance and ability. The reason you see the drop in performance is because they can’t commit to the same performance training loads they could before due to slower recovery times and being able to take on less performance loading, hence the markedly big drop in performance, not because all of a sudden overnight your “reflexes” plummeted off a cliff during summer.
it’s been even shown through clinical testing to give you a further example that if you give a sedentary old 80 year old a performance training program he will improve in overall strength and testing performance. This is what causes the large notewble drop off at that point during the tail of their careers, their ability to take a training load and recover decreases