I think the relative finals performances were more a consequence of positions. Small forwards are always prone to quiet finals campaigns but his numbers stack up relative to his H&A season, just didn't have the scoreboard impact. Could potentially have had 2-3 goals Saturday and we'd all be lauding his finals campaign.On the evidence of the finals, certainly Mayne and possibly Aish are superior to Josh Thomas in terms of their worth to the team. Thomas was great earlier in the year when he was kicking goals but had a very ordinary final's series
A grand total of 1 less than Stephenson and Varcoe, same as WHE. Maybe the sarcasm is just a little misplaced. Likely you'll get to appreciate him even more over the next 3 years.Gee, thanks for that. Didn't know he got 3 goals in 4 games. Thats very dominant. A must keep then!
JDG was top 10 league wide for goals per game averages this year, tied with Darling, even with his midfield time. I think he'll continue to play forward with occasional midfield rotations and we'll have expectations that the development of players like Sier will enable that.I would prefer to see jordy in the midfield and resting forward.
Hope soA grand total of 1 less than Stephenson and Varcoe, same as WHE. Maybe the sarcasm is just a little misplaced. Likely you'll get to appreciate him even more over the next 3 years.
Small forwards have quiet games. Unfortunate that he chose to have his quietest game of the finals series in the GF but had 3 goal scoring opportunities (2x snaps and the 1x HTM free that wasn't paid). Just didn't nail them. Played 26 games for 38 goals (top 20 league wide) this year so he's had a good year.Hope so
He was goalless in the prelim and GF also while playing 90% up forward. Those other 3 at least got a few goals in those games.
Also scored our lowest rating in the grand final also.
Yeah DeGoey will be play similar to Dusty Martin but betterJDG was top 10 league wide for goals per game averages this year, tied with Darling, even with his midfield time. I think he'll continue to play forward with occasional midfield rotations and we'll have expectations that the development of players like Sier will enable that.
Given he's barely played in 2 years, it's easy to forget just how good a fit Jamie Elliott is.I think many quickly forget Elliot's capabilities, he is every bit as damaging as JDG up forward. A unique player very had to match up on. Paired with JDG (&WHE) I think is a massive freak out for opposition coaches. He allows JDG to go to the middle more and Stephenson will move to a wing next year most likely.
In the end I just want to see our best talent on the park at the same time. It simply has not occurred since 2011.
You need to keep these sort of players they are exciting and a joy to watch, it brings punters through the gates and the kids will be drawn to teams like ours that are great to watch.
Agree with it being a scary forward line, particularly as you'd be expecting further improvement from Cox and Stephenson.Given he's barely played in 2 years, it's easy to forget just how good a fit Jamie Elliott is.
He, at his best, is easily the equal of De Goey.
I think I said earlier in the thread that if we can get his body right (which I seriously doubt) and he stays fit, we effectively have a forward line with 2 De Goey's in it. Which is a downright scary proposition for any defence in the league. Jamie can alos play mid lets' not forget.
I think it was Dunstall who said it was the best kick he'd seen in 2019.JE showing us what he can do again. A fit Elliot makes us so much better. That pass inside 50 to...?? Varcoe...
If anyone can post it, I’d love to take another look. Doesn’t seem to be in the highlights and I only saw it with one eye first time around.I think it was Dunstall who said it was the best kick he'd seen in 2019.
He did one earlier in the year off his left which was a beauty too.
Probably right this one was better.
Ditto - absolutely rapt to see him back and firing.So happy to see Jamie back to his best. Has been a long road for him.