Cant change direction because of his knees so all he is is a leading old school FF. Is slow. Has the worst defensive pressure of any forward in the league. So if hes not fed the ball on a platter then hes useless.
These would be some of the bare minimum actions required for managing a professional football club. They get no credit for (maybe) being competent.Obviously if he was a great player he would not have been cut, but at this point I am willing to give credit to the club for a) having a plan and b) recruiting a depth player that suits the way we're trying to play.
force frampton out?Force Frampton (22 yrs, 200cm) and Howard (23yrs,199cm) out of the club and then decide we haven't got enough talls so go after another club's rejects.
Buzza is 23 and 198cm. I don't see how he will fair any better at Ports under Hinkley than the other two.
If only they could do that.Port is in cost saving mode to pay for debt.
Save money not paying 100% of cap by flushing our list with first contractees, delisted free agents, fringe players, shifting veterans payments.
Put the spare 5% into the reduction effort.
Maybe we'll look at one with #12 or #18...if one of Jonas or Clurey go down, the others are really more tall flankers than anything else.With Brand probably signing with Sydney, I reckon we won't bring in any KPDs.
The club might do
AFL: Jonas, Clurey, Watts, Hoff
SANFL: McKenzie, Lienert, Grundy (+ Corcoran/Edwards)
"Still wanted" <> 1 year contract offerI think most people here seemed to have missed what was reported. This is Sam Gray walking out on us, not us getting rid of him.
All the games he played this year are irrelevant because he was still the best performing option for his role in 2019 and we still wanted to keep him as depth on our list. Having said that he's not a massive loss and hopefully some of our other small forwards can step up next year.
We don't have any young KPD's to develop except Riley Grundy who's barely SANFL standard.we dont need depth
we need young players to develop for the next time we’re relevant
Hinkley has the attention span of a goldfish. He can't stick with a game plan for more than one season, so players such as talls that require multiple years to develop stand no chance.It will be a revolving door of shit talls on short contracts because we can't develop them or commit to at least trying too.