Chelsea is my favourite by far. She’s my Brad Crouch of the women’s team. Different roles, but just uncompromising, hard at it, little glitz/glamour, just a true brute of a footballer. Gutted for her and our team. Not sure how old she is, hopefully just a year off and a handful of elite footy years ahead of her.Some devastating news. As magic as Erin is, Chelsea is the heartbeat of the team.
Reckon it will just be a reshuffle, Rajcic will move to CHB and Ange Foley will go back to playing deeper defence, given the make up of the list they’re comfortable playing an undersized defence even when playing against tall opponents.Jess Foley was originally planned to be a CHF/CHB option. If Metcalfe makes her recovery that helps out. There is also Montana McKinnon who loves to intercept/contested mark.
Newman (Back/Wing), Gould (Utility), Campbell (half-back) are our other newer options that are on the list.
Has Erin been written off? I'm still assuming she'll return as captain. I agree that Cramey and Foley are the obvious next choices if she doesn't.You’d imagine Courtney Cramey will be named Captain and play down there in defence a bit to but with her age and long list of injury concerns she’s no certainty to make it through the season unscathed either so will be interesting if they name Ange Foley or someone else her co-captain and continue with that leadership model.
You’d think Erin in the very best scenario won’t be back until the last couple of matches, it also could depend on how the team is tracking and who knows how this latest acl will effect the thinking of the club and Erin, I think you just have to go in thinking she won’t play.Has Erin been written off? I'm still assuming she'll return as captain. I agree that Cramey and Foley are the obvious next choices if she doesn't.
I’m somewhat optimistic of Erin back and playing earlier for us. Stages of rehab:You’d think Erin in the very best scenario won’t be back until the last couple of matches, it also could depend on how the team is tracking and who knows how this latest acl will effect the thinking of the club and Erin, I think you just have to go in thinking she won’t play.
Could also be time to look to the future and look at appointing Marinoff to a leadership position
I get the feeling Chelsea’s injury is going to be motivation for Erin to try and get back playing for us early in 2020, just to have a leadership presence. Hoping both Chloe and Erin will return together.Scheer was participating in training on Monday night. Erin is building up her loads and could also be available.
She's going to start contact work after Christmas. Fingers crossed!RETIREMENT never crossed the mind of Adelaide superstar Erin Phillips as she remains hopeful of playing next season, possibly as early as round one.
The reigning NAB AFL Women's best and fairest is eight months into her rehabilitation for a torn ACL suffered in last season's Grand Final.