- Dec 4, 2017
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Lol I think they didn't mean to debut them all at once! That would be silly. Debut one or 2 here and there replacing other debutantes so they all get a go eventually, keeping the core 18 on the park.You actually said we need to dedut at least 5 or 6. Given that we have had 8 debutants last year with at least 3 of them as full time B22 and 4 of them next in line ( OAllen Waterman Brander and Petro) plus Achee then if we have another 5 or 6 joining them that is half a team. If they leapfrog them then either they have dramatically improved or this years cohorts have drastically dropped off.
Either way, setting a metric if 5 to 6 debutants the year after we debued 8 is overstepping the mark IMO.
Of those that havent yet had a run I reckon only Matty Allen will make it. Who we draft will be interesting and until we know that too early to make comment on.
I agree we need pressure from below, all good teams have a best 30. I think we need to develop players of course, but the 8 that were debued last year are the ones we need to develop plus perhaps 1 or 2 that push their case next year.
I really hope Brayshaw gets a go and has footy smarts so the lack of speed people go on about isn't a detriment. Really hope Oscar Allen gets a good go at it, and Brander gets a few more games. Hope Rotham shows something good. If our boys can stay on the park and still have the belief and hunger then for sure we can match it with anyone and give ourselves the chance to get a flag for Nic, Gaffy & Shep