Novak Djokovic wins French Open, will he win the Grand Slam?
The 2004 draft is almost gone, and most were gone a few years ago. From memory it’s just been Buddy and Betts for a while.Should retire at years end
I think most people accept that he’s really only getting a game because Carlton can’t get McKay, Curnow and McGovern on the park at the same time.Surprised Levi Casboult hasn’t been mentioned.
I know this thread generally encompasses declining stars, but he’s gone from serviceable key forward to giant liability in one off-season.
Fyfe unlucky to have two long injury stints. He's probably a little less durable over other players. Boak is hitting 290s, Selwood 300+. Without the lti's from Fyfe he'd be around 275 in comparison.I can see that it could be very hard to reach the 'retire now' decision. When you are a professional athlete, to say 'time's up' must be really tough.
Especially if the club keep offering you big money to play on and the alternative is to end the career you've been on since you were a kid. And do what?
Usually it's the player not ready to admit time, but sometimes it's the club. I remember Sandilands was ready to retire time and time again, but the club kept begging him to play on. Shows his loyalty that he did so. Never should have though.
And sometimes you get it wrong. A year ago I thought Tax Walker was shot. After a great start to 2021 he's slowed down, but he's still pretty good.
Right now the guy looking cooked in my team is Jamie Cripps. Lost the zip, tackles nearly as much but they don't stick the way they used to. Goal count and goal assist numbers are way down and while he makes pretty good position, he invariably fumbles the ball resulting in a turnover.
Walters is just getting old and Fyfe has the excuse of a history of injuries. When he's on the park he's dangerous, but the question seems to be how many games and what percentage of any game will he be good for. Hard to believe such a champion is in his 12th year and is only just about to crack 200 games. I think Walters should end it this year but Fyfe can probably go another 4-5 if he can keep the body ok. Reducing minutes and more and more forward time though.
Only getting games because we have a lot of outs, I'm sure Truck doesn't rate him as a best 22 player and he's not one to gift games to cooked veterans and plodders like our previous coach. Papers are very likely stampedHow is Zaharakis still on a list and getting games?
I think St Kilda got completely ahead of themselves, predicting that they were going to be in Premiership contention and Frawley was going to be the little cherry on the top. An old steady hand come finals..James Frawley actually retired before St Kilda convinced him he could go around again. Good on him for collecting a paycheck when it was obvious to everyone bar the St Kilda recruiters that he was done. I get the romance of a having a relative of Spud play for the club but it was ultimately pointless.
Fyfe and Dusty both debuted in 2010. Dusty had played nearly 60 more games. Dusty has played 15 finals to Fyfe’s 11.Fyfe unlucky to have two long injury stints. He's probably a little less durable over other players. Boak is hitting 290s, Selwood 300+. Without the lti's from Fyfe he'd be around 275 in comparison.
All comes down to position on ladder, momentum up or down and team structure. No way Fyfe is going anytime soon.
I guess as suppporters we don't always know where a player's at. Tex was clearly hampered by an injury last year. I look at Hartlett and think if he's coming off an injury he might be good for another season, but if not he could be going on one too many. Surely clubs have stats and figures that they look at to gauge a players performance.
Same with MckernanJames Frawley actually retired before St Kilda convinced him he could go around again. Good on him for collecting a paycheck when it was obvious to everyone bar the St Kilda recruiters that he was done. I get the romance of a having a relative of Spud play for the club but it was ultimately pointless.
This isn't a salty Oppo fan talking at all. I love Higgins, but he ******* loves to back himself to kick a goal, and invariably fu**s it up.As much as I hate to say it, because he's been such a beautiful footballer to watch, but on the last couple of weeks, Shaun Higgins. His kicking is way off in general play and his kicking for goal is terrible (I noticed it was at North the past couple of seasons)