- Apr 7, 2018
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
You're getting me all sentimental for Scotty again dammit. His kick ins were sublime, never had to worry once when he was handling them.The kick in is where we will miss Scotty Thompson the most. He had the vision to see an option 50 to 60 out and the skill to execute the kick. Pittard and JMac are both limited to long and high up the line or the 15-metre bail oot to the pocket. I have seen people mention Ahern, Murphy, and even Mason Wood as potential options. None of them are guaranteed a spot in the best 22 though.
Out of the players you mentioned, I think Ahern is the most likely to be a guaranteed best 22 spot player, Wood a close second but he has more inconsistent form and injuries. Ahern can be placed in the middle or at half back / doing kick-ins. So already he has more flexibility as a player.