Then blasted well play him there. It worked in the first half of the season it has failed int he second half because for some reason the winning formula was thrown out.
Simple question.I know you've never been a Blic fan, stop trying to be polite about it.
I think some of the weirdness is that despite the fact that he has been recognised as one of the competition’s best tall defenders the coaches moved him out of the backline to the ruck for a final.
None for SJ.I'm not knocking Blicavs, he's a good honest goer, but is he really worthy of being a dual b&f winner?
To me that just reeks of rewarding someone who's playing their role exactly how the coach wants, no matter how limited.
Geelong's list is full of much better and talented footballers, footballers that have played footy from the time they could walk.
He has just as many Carjis as Danger, Ablett Jnr, Enright, Joel Corey, Bill Goggin, Polly Farmer, Bruce Nankervis, Mark Bos, Steven King and Sam Newman.
He has more than Ablett Snr, Scarlett, Chapman, Ling.
Just reflect on that and let it sink in.
The coach has a philosophy and a game style and if you stick to it he will recognise you.
I know Blitz has his detractors on here, but it's not about his performance, it's about the club / coaches rewarding his game because his game is a reflection of what the coaches want.
I could probably add some more, but I'm at work on a tight schedule so will have to leave it at that for now.
Over to you fellow supporters.
As soon as I heard Stanley was dropped I just had a sinking feeling that we'd lose.I think some of the weirdness is that despite the fact that he has been recognised as one of the competition’s best tall defenders the coaches moved him out of the backline to the ruck for a final.
What rubbish. He isnt the best defender at the club let alone the league. Stewart is clearly our best defender and by a mile. Regardless playing one of your better defenders in the ruck when you have 3 fit ruckman is utterly bizarre.
Yes, arguably the best. You just argued against me.What rubbish. He isnt the best defender at the club let alone the league. Stewart is clearly our best defender and by a mile. Regardless playing one of your better defenders in the ruck when you have 3 fit ruckman is utterly bizarre.
No question 2015 he won it because that season there were only two performers, himself and Joel.I know Blitz has his detractors on here, but it's not about his performance, it's about the club / coaches rewarding his game because his game is a reflection of what the coaches want.
Grade A bullshit.That's garbage VD. He won it last year. Tom Hawkins was miles, MILES better than him last season. No one on here predicted it.
Nakia also called itI for one did, mainly due to his consistency and the respect CS/MC have for him. Our B & F does not always go to the player that looks "miles better". Bos, Corey, Boris, all worthy recipients, but in each of those cases, other players looked to have had better seasons.
I was just asking if his (the OP)concern was the B & F itself, or the role Blic plays.
Well said that's the crux of it.Blicavs has always been an extremely poor ruck. He’s not big enough, strong enough or smart enough. He can pinch hit there for a patch here or there but I’m struggling to remember a single match in his career where he definitively outplayed his opponent in the ruck.
I am 100% certain would have beaten Brisbane recently if Stanley was in the ruck, given Stef Martin’s BOG last quarter and the handful of stoppage goals the Lions kicked courtesy of Martin.
Blicavs is also a very good defender, in the best handful of KPDs in the league evidenced by his AA squad selection this year.
Why we continually weaken our backline to weaken our ruck stocks is beyond me. Absolutely beyond me.
I take your point but has Blicavs ever come close to delivering a hit out like Stanley did at the opening bounce last week, which led to Danger’s goal within 10 seconds?Stanley is 200cm and 100kg, Blitz is 198cm and 100kg.
Rubbish. Blicavs is protected greatly by our game plan and has had some absolute stinkers this year like the game he got smashed by ben brown. There was a whole 6 week period in the middle of this season where he was average to terrible.Blitz was 100% better than Stewart last year.
Blitz was again amazing to start the year and then we decided to put him in the ruck.