I agree. He did nothing wrong in the games he played. He played his part well. So sure, he is depth. But Tredders saying he "signed on despite the pressure" is not really fair or correct IMO. His signing on ADDS to the pressure that all the defenders are under to get, and maintain a spot.Not convinced on this at all...
We generally use 7 defenders for game day:
7. Houston/Burton (as it's likely at least one of these guys plays mid/wing).
So the depth after that has: Jones, Bergman (who is a fair unknown as a defender), Garner, Lienert, Bonner
He will probably get his shot with 2 injuries or form concerns. All he then has to do is grab his opportunity like McKenzie did this year.
Worst case scenario he's probably one of the best break glass depth defenders in the AFL.
I don't reckon anything you said disagreed with Tredders.I agree. He did nothing wrong in the games he played. He played his part well. So sure, he is depth. But Tredders saying he "signed on despite the pressure" is not really fair or correct IMO. His signing on ADDS to the pressure that all the defenders are under to get, and maintain a spot.
Lachie and Liernert aren't a like for likeTredders on 9 news saying Lienert signing on despite the pressure of Port bringing in defenders Aliir Aliirand Lachie Jones.PLAYERCARDSTART36Aliir Aliir
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Essentially true, yes. But I also see the wording as implying that he is now the one under pressure from the arriving 2 players, which is only one side of the equation. The new boys will be under as much pressure as him, in fact probably more so, with the expectation to perform as new players..I don't reckon anything you said disagreed with Tredders.
I think what Tredders was saying was that he could have gone and looked at other options to try to join a weaker team which would have gotten him a starting 22 spot, but he is instead gonna stay where it's tough because he wants to add to the pressure be a part of this Port squad. I see it as a compliment from Tredders.
we need a bit more honey badgerLachie plays on talls, smalls, mediums. He's like the honey badger, he doesn't give a sh*t.
Aliir has to play defence. We don't need a no position tall.
I recently watched a doco about honey badgers. Put up with the red backs and possums because trust me you don’t want any of those wrecking balls near your property.I love that goddam honey badger
Need someone like him at home, to knock of some redback spiders in the garage, and do a number on pesky possums that bang on the roof at night and crap in the gutters!
He so loveable though!! what's a cute animal with a dark side?He was a "Honey Badger" in his first year of AFL ... Imagine him in 5 years time! I reckon when he "grinned" into Ziebel's face, his teeth would have looked exactly like the honey badger's snarl in that video!
I'm not sure whether it is an optical illusion but Aliir looks to have the wingspan of a Boeing 747, whether that is any really advantage or not. At 95kg I'm thinking he must be very strong through the core. I love Lienert's penetrating, accurate kicking but he is not the aeralist Aliir is and is only 88kg at the same height. I'd like to see him get games as he earns them and assuming there will be injuries and possibly form concerns.I think lienert is a lot better than people give him credit for. And with Aliir, our tallest defender.