- Nov 16, 2015
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Yeah it’s filled by the likes of those guys - because it’s the hardest role in football to find. That’s why Freo would pay big money for it. Darcy is and will always be their number one he’s better suited for it than Jackson - they want him to partner him.
Timmy and Jackson could play this role at a level which no one else in the competition could. Those players you’ve listed are s**t, exactly that’s the point of difference you could find as a team by having one of these two.
One last thing, have a look at Jackson’s output this year, his numbers aren’t anywhere near what a player getting $1.5m per would be delivering. That role just doesn’t offer enough.
Averages across this season... 12 disposals, 12 hitouts, 0.6 goals, 3.7 marks.
He doesn’t actually play that role that well. Not many do, because as I mentioned earlier, you just don’t get the opportunity as a second ruck/fwd that you do as a number 1.