He used to be an inside midfielder who would work and burrow for his possessions, but in reality he's become an outside midfielder positioning as first receiver. Someone with his physical attributes should not be first receiver. You need to be either extremely quick or skilful and he is neither. He's become lazy and seduced by stats rather than ruthlessly wanting to win.Regarding Matt Crouch, I've been as big a fan of him as any over the journey, but I have to admit, it seems like the competitive fire is just barely flickering right now. I don't see the same mongrel and desire in him of years gone by.
I genuinely think Nicks needs to fuel that fire by making him fight for his spot again. Matt plays his best footy when he's got something to prove, so our coaches need to give him something to prove