A bigger deal out west.
- Jul 12, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Newcastle, Rockies, Oceanics
Luko as a CHF that hits up Thilthorpe would be pretty mouth-watering.
On paper, yes, however I reckon it'd end a partnership that is worse than the sum of it parts. After all, it falls into the likely trap in Thilthorpes profile, that he's 200+cm/100+kg, he should be the deep forward. Really, that wastes a lot of Thilthorpes best assets.
The thing with Thilthorpe for him to reach the heights he teased this year (something Adelaide's long term premiership hopes depend on) is that he needs to be the CHF. The roaming forward who is effectively allowed to do what he wants (after all, Thilthorpe does boast a monster tank, and a fair bit of aggression/x-factor on top of his size). Luko, if he's a key forward, cuts his lunch so to say as he's also reliant on being a roaming key forward.
We do need to find a partner for Thilthorpe, though likelihood we'd be better served going in the other direction. Looking for, or developing a deeper forward who can survive off being a leadup option, or a contested marking threat.
At this point, if we were to go for Luko, we'd be better looking at committing him to being a tall winger, or half back. There is certainly value in chasing him for those particular roles.