Firstly, thanks for the in depth post. Good to read through some detailed thoughts on how we went....Jarrod Brander. O.k so this is a little harsh as KPP can take much longer to mature but i was hoping to see a little more from Jarrod this year , even if it was in the two's. He still a rather light frame so look forward to seeing what he can do over the pre season. Definitely not for trade.
Rookie,i think theres daylight between Waterman and Oallen.Firstly, thanks for the in depth post. Good to read through some detailed thoughts on how we went.
In relation to the quoted, I think you are being harsh on Brander. He was BOG in several matches IMO for the Beagles. I really think we have got a top shelf, silky KPF on our hands here. His experience up the ground this year will be invaluable and, dare I say it, was at times reminiscent of Buddy when he was dobbing them comfortably from outside 50 after linking up play from defence. Often our cleanest player in wet conditions.
Being in the queue behind Jake - has some extra experience and Allen - Larke medallist and also an obvious talent, with JJK, Darling and a resting ruck in the selection mix is no shame.
Probably compared it to last year's performance.Not sure if anyone else picked it up - The West (today - 16 Sept) rated all WCE players for the last season.
Didn't have time to read the details but a cursory glance at the ratings led me to believe we had finished at the foot of the table and not fifth. Ratings and final ladder position didn't seem to match.
Totally agree.We clung for dear life to the 2018 success plan yet didnt.Last year we debuted 8? newbies.MAllen may or may not be up to it but we werent game to bring him in coz we were just hanging in and we stuck to our campaigners.Hickey did a good job but he gives us very little physically.Lets hope we give Williams an early shot at FF next year.In hindsight we should have played Vardy against Geelong.He was just starting to show a bit and hes an animal.Weren't we 17th for ground ball differential and 18th in the league for contested possession differential? That alone illustrates the problem right there.
This is nothing new, but we need to get much better at winning the contested ball when it's hits the deck. And the truth is, we haven't really been good at that for a very long time
Yeo and Shuey do all the heavy hauling and if one of them has a bad night, the team is in trouble.
Also, it's a huge concern that we don't seem to have any good young inside midfielders coming through the ranks either
Needs some bitchin sam mitchell....Negative:
The Gov Barass Harry High Pants should have been a warning sign that a fair chunk of our side weren’t committed to doing what was required to go back to back.
Maybe internally there was some recriminations, but I suspect the Simpson love in approach falls short when you have reached the summit.
Agree 1000%. Simpson had shown he is utterly incapable of getting mad, even when absolutely warranted. We need a real head kicker of an assistant. I wouldn't be against us getting Don Pyke back in boardNeeds some bitchin sam mitchell....
Every commanding officer needs a regimental sergeant major.........
Sorry but our fault we didn't flog them by 100 like the rest of the top 4 did.this is going to sound like a cop out but it really bothers me when top 4-8 positions are decided by percentage when we have a club like gold coast in the league