Crouchx2 69 touches, but 14 tackles as well. Elite
Our Fab Four mids (+Gibbs/Sloane) are as good as any 4 in the comp
Jacobs improved significantly from last week.
Milera 29 @ 100% (though I reckon he missed a handball target)
Smith, Seedsman, laird across half back. Elite skills, elite decision makers. Smith particularly.
Jones tackling and kicking 😍
Liked knights game, but I always do. Not the most talented on the list but brings the right intensity at all times.
Talia/Doedee both set for AA standard years.
Not so good:
Atkins into Man on the mark twice. Carn.
Same old Kelly and Hartigan. Great one minute, shambles the next.
Dougie looked off the pace in the first quarter. I think he’ll still play rd 1 but there’s plenty of pressure behind him. I see galluci as a like for like for him, so he’s probably lucky the gooch is underdone. Experienced though when the pressure goes up in the real stuff.
Jenkins/lynch perhaps adapting to new roles in 6-6-6 - they’re probably the two players most negatively affected.
I’d say ROB/CEY/FOG TO drop out
Keath or hartigan.
And then Maybe greenwood for Douglas/Murphy/jones.
I was totally unaware of him during the match. However, when they were reading out the names of the players of both teams at the start, there was very loud cheering from behind for only one player: Hately! Perhaps his family was there?
Breretons commentary made me want to skewer my ears.
He just crapped on about GWS. Queried whether Milera would be best 22 this year. Said we are one placed in the midfield and have no player capable of burst in there. Questioned every free kick we got even the obvious ones. Was an atrocious effort.
Keath has a lot of upside imo and will play around 20 games this year barring injury. Keath also showed tonight that he has a good leap and is the better option going forward. Don needs to say to Keath if he is the preferred option, "Where backing you in for the first 10 matches, show us what you can do". I feel he will play better knowing 1 mistake will not cost him selection. Kyle has peaked and unfortunately lacks composure and kicking efficiency. There will be games he is played but I don't see him as first choice 22.