- Apr 14, 2019
- AFL Club
Not disagreeing at all. I find the focus on sanfl crows Being development is an odd thing when all the otherside sanfl are going for the win at all costs. be good to see AFL seconds comp. Not sure it will happen might make it easier to manage young players that aren't there yet but have potential.Of all the arguments one can mount on why he’s not in the side, this one is the worst.
I can begrudgingly accept the team balance one, and the fact he’s not really a like-for-like replacement of either Jenkins or Lynch. The fact we’ve been in pretty good form for two months is another one.
But the “he can’t be selected until he dominates the SANFL” is such a rancid, lazy, robotic, unenterprising and worst of all, historically incorrect argument that just won’t ever die on this board.
SANFL performances are a really crap measure of a player’s AFL potential/career success, and most of all they’re a really crap measure of his ability to play well in the big leagues the week after.
We pulled this **** with Jack Gunston all those years ago (including the playing in defence part) and he went off and played in four grand finals in the next four years, for three flags.
We sure showed him!