- Apr 29, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Gold Coast Suns
I don't subscribe to the notion that we play a half fit player whoever he is, in the biggest game of the season. It can backfire spectacularly. I'd like to back what we have done these two years and back the fit replacements to get the job done. Why change the mantra now?At the end of the day, they only need to get him right for 1 game. That's all. He is a match-winner, so even if used conservatively, he would be a huge asset if he kicked a crunch goal at a crucial time.
If we can get him fit enough to play 65% match-time, purely as a forward...and he also draws one of the best defenders...then it's a huge win for guys like Elliott and Stephenson.
I agree that we wouldn't be sending him over right now if we didn't think it was a chance.
Remember the underdone Dusty in the Prelim last year? Unless De Goey is 100% ready to go, I wouldn't want the team to play him.