- Sep 22, 2010
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Moore wouldn't be used forward unless Collingwood had Lynch and Lukosius forward, or a key forward combo of similar quality that would allow Moore such flexibility. Overall with the midfield, it's very minor minutes (as per Roughead), and overall a large rotation and an overall flexible squad is a positive and worth going for if players have the positional flexibility. I disagree about Moore's ground level stuff. He didn't do as much of it this year, but he has the capabilities at ground level as a clean, one touch type, irrespective of his height.Even if Moore was as good on the ground as the next midfielder (he isn't imo), what is to be gained from putting our premium forward target in at the bounces to do a job that any ordinary midfielder could do. With all due respect to Moore, he doesn't have the agility, clean hands, composure and awareness that Roughead has (the only other forward in the last decade who does was the bloke drafted just after him) . And even though Roughead was good enough do a job at bounces, I question whether it was really in Hawthorn's best interests to have him in there, even though (unlike us) they could afford to lose him given the other talent they had up front. I wonder how much time he spent in at bounces in big games and finals.
Also teaching Moore to play in the middle takes away from time he should be using to learn how to play forward and takes away from the time we should be giving to other young midfielders to learn how to play in the square.
Also surprised you consider De Goey tradeable when he is potentially our best midfielder and began to show that last season. I mean it's not as if his form has been on a downward trajectory, he is still one of the best performed midfielders from that draft. His kicking improved dramatically last season and he demonstrated that he can be a match winner. Can't think of anyone on the list I'd want to trade less tbh.
De Goey is one of the 10 most valuable at the club for the future. No doubt. Maybe top 5. It's just if it means the difference between getting Lukosius or missing out. I'd do the deal because that 300 game key forward who can be the star player going forward. That's something you can give up very good for if it means getting that someone that great in the position of greater scarcity and need.