Barty returns; Serena no threat? Osaka to exit early?
You will never hear players saying that teams have been talking to them a long way out whilst they are under contract. I appreciate that you are only talking about trade period, but I reckon they all get briefed on what to say and we never really know what's happening behind the scenes.I find it interesting that Hinge states his discussions with Adelaide only started in the last week or so. I wonder why we didn’t target him earlier and left it until after trade period.
Rutten couldnt get a game until Craigy came in and put him straight to Full Back. Yes he played 2 games as a 20 year old andOnly Bock debuted in the Craig era
They debuted in the Ayres Era. But it was Craigy who made them regulars.Nope, all of Bock, Rutten and Mattner debuted under Ayres. Fergus Watts also debuted at the end of the Ayres era.
He went straight to Full Forward and kicked goals with his first three kicks, did he not?Rutten couldnt get a game until Craigy came in and put him straight to Full Back. Yes he played 2 games as a 20 year old and
They debuted in the Ayres Era. But it was Craigy who made them regulars.
Brent Reilly said pre-game on AA that he was replacing Mackay for the Carlton game but then they decided to give Gibbs a farewell game. If we were concerned then he'd have not been playing scratch matches. He was right to go 3-4 weeks out, we just preferred Dmac's experience and neither McPherson or Sholl could be dropped given the way they were going.You wouldn’t be the only one. Kept him out for the remainder of season is not a good sign.
Nope, you're spot on, we don't do in-game flexibility.Happy with the pickup but here’s a question. Ppl are saying Nicks wants flexibility, but I didn’t really see that this year. Our forwards were forwards, our back were backs, and our mids were mids. Exception that proves the rule is Laird, although once he went mid he stayed mid. Am I missing something?
Also, re flexibility, I don’t think it’s that important. I’d much rather have our coaches get our players to play to their strengths.