I'll also note those 22 disposals were as our very last selected midfielder. So all our setups and plays had him in the least impactful position by default.Lyons treatment by us was astonishing. Years of investing and development, then in 2016 we get 20 games and almost 22 disp a game.
Then we offer him what amounted to a rookie contract?
GC weren’t much better. Almost 25 poss in both his years there.
Both let him go for chips.
Symptomatic of our reluctance to cater for anyone else but the chosen 15-18 players that have been clogging our list for 4-5 years.
If we'd actually given him more responsibility and time at center bounces etc I strongly believe he would have stepped up.