- Dec 14, 2002
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Sacramento Kings
Plus in years gone by we bring Sauce back in after his game in the SANFL kicking 5 goals but we didn’t. We dropped Hartigan for Melbourne game due to match ups, something we have not done in Pyke’s time here.We’ve dropped JJ, Gibbs and Mackay this year. Things are looking more different this year compared with recent years.
Unfortunately, people here are close minded in their opinion. They have their views and will not change those regardless if the obvious is staring them in the face because of course they are always right. They question why player X is brought in and player Y was dropped for him without trying to see and understand the roles that players play. Douglas’s role is very different to Hugh’s (and I am biggest Hugh fan going around), they are different types of players who bring different aspects of footy to the table. After our ****house defensive performance over the last few weeks, especially against Melbourne, Douglas back in would not have been a surprise to anyone who is paying attention. He is arguably our best two way player. If Gibbs is getting dropped for his defensive side of his game, Douglas is one player who always brings that, even when he is not getting a kick. Different players, different roles but players like Douglas, JJ, Sauce, Mackay, Tex, even Talia have had their cards stamped already by some. Just like Brown had his a couple or so years ago.
Defensively, the GWS game is best we have looked in weeks (other than that patch where GWS got on top) and this is the aspect of the game we have to improve in a great deal if we are to do anything meaningful this year.