- Jul 18, 2012
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Re Sweets game, Alex Mirkov is very skinny and raw and I'm pretty sure he didn't start playing football until he was 18. Sweet only won the hitouts by 4. Sweets issue is that he doesn't win enough hitouts to hang his hat on being a tap ruckman, do enough around the ground to be an extra mid ruckman or do enough forward to be a forward/ruck. At this stage, as you said, he is just a backup. Hopefully he can develop but I'm not sure he has any elite quality which probably limits his chances.Yeah terrrrrible team performance but overall happy enough with what I’ve seen from the players I actually think have a future.
Bruce looks fit, Hunter been sloppy but efforts there which is the main thing from him - a run in the legs for both of them.
Darcy has me sold on his future - he’s obviously gonna take some time but he looks like an elite tall prospect to my eyes. Bedendo too - these are the two A grade prospects out of our seniors team right now. I think they both have huge futures.
Arty is extremely raw and no where near it at the moment but the little things he does here and there stand out as a player who has something just a little special - will never be a star or a high output type but definitely has a future, should be a pretty handy impact HFF/Wing imo
Pretty dominant ruckmans game from Sweet, not sure if the Carlton ruckman is much chop though. I like him, he is what he is, just a solid genuine ruck - I’m sure he could play AFL for some club and have an impact at the level but probably not us as we don’t really rate that from a ruck. I see him as a Soldo ceiling type, only going to get harder for him to get a game as Darcy comes on but hopefully he’s happy to stay around as back up as we could do a lot lot worse.
Cordy, Croz, Wally and Rourke really shouldn’t play unless there’s plenty of injuries but you know what you’re going to get from them if needed
And I can’t really see a future for Raak (still got time on his side though) and Butler.
It’s a shocking standard of footy and must be hard to look good - don’t worry about the results just look at the individual performances and move on…