- Jun 16, 2013
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
That's why I'm glad that Bontempelli is named as FF for tonights game. With a taller backline (including Trengrove) freeing up Wood, Crozier, Richards & Johanissen to act in a re-bounding capacity, I would really like to see Bontempelli given space close to the goals.I think it is fairly simple - since we lost Jake we have not had a forward who the opposition worry about and need to put significant planning into.
The closest we have is Schache (Naughton if he stays forward). Yes he was poor for the 2 weeks following the Hawks game, though that is because the opposition needed to put some work into him. It is no coincidence that Naughton's worst game this year was the only one without Schache.
Personally it is team selection and balance that frustrate me the most, more than list management. I wonder if Boyd would have his current back issues were he played as a permanent forward, instead of in the ruck?