- Apr 19, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Spurs, Socceroos
Your idea that players can only develop at senior level, and that games at Box Hill is “missing huge chunks of development” is just plain odd.I don’t know where to start.
1. Exposure to AFL level footy
2. Playing with their AFL teammates?
3. Higher standards in preparation and on game day?
4. Confidence? Ability to play without worrying about being delisted?
More to the point, Lewis and Morrison had already proved they were AFL material. Club thought they could get more our of Henderson and Patton. They were wrong, it’s time to move on, and not make the same mistake with Downie, Koschitzke et al.
This whole “young players still have to earn their spots, they don’t get gifted games” is a luxury afforded to teams who are already playing to a winning standard.
As if the club thought Buddy and Roughy would kick more goals in 2005 than Barker and Thompson.