I thought McPherson was close to BOG in internal but you’re right he wasn’t as good on satJust watched the whole thing. Kept a close eye on McAsey and Hately.
Port were clinical for 95%. They're confident and know their game plan. The younger guys are still coming through seamlessly. Butters is a key player imo.
I didn't think we were terrible considering how outclassed we were and that we had a hard time getting uncontested footy. Still managed to create opportunities. Some good and bad signs.
Keays easily our best with ROB not far behind.
Have to say McHenry has surprised me so far. Looks handy and had a decent game.
Tex looking pretty good for a cooked old man.
Frampton has also surprised. I like Berg still, but he hasn't done heaps wrong tbh.
Hamill and Sholl had their moments but were in and out. They're our future play makers. Hamill not as sharp as Sholl, but he makes up for that with dash. Good picks from that draft.
Didn't think fog was too bad considering his opportunities. He makes the most of his touches.
I like Rowe. He'll be a player I reckon.
It feels like Hately should come in and make a difference. He was a first round pick and has big biceps. The problem is he's very much a rookie on the field. He looks as inexperienced as he is. He's also not as strong as he looks. Had a couple of nice handballs but apart from that doesn't look too be close to it atm. Needs experience.
I've commented a lot on McAsey but one more thing I noticed was that he goes to ground at almost every contest. He's diabolical at keeping his feet and has a glacial recovery. In a normal team he would be sitting in the reserves for a few years imo. I would honestly rather try and throw Borlase to the wolves at this point. Can't be any worse.
Schoenbergs kicking has been poor so far. Good in traffic but needs to tidy that up.
Sloane is almost a non entity.
Jones looked back to his 2020 self already. Still focusing on too much and it doesn't suit him. Get the ball and run.
McPherson was okay but he's been sloppy so far. Not like him.
Milera huge loss given where his career is at and what he was looking to bring to our one dimensional and poorly skilled
Seedsman's numbers are too close together. Looks like a 1 from the distance.
Smith looking a bit like an old man so far.
Overall we're a bottom side who are very much in the midst of a rebuild not only of the playing group, but the staff as well. I think we'll do better than last year given a more stable game plan, but we won't do that much better. TT, Pedlar and Berry need to come in for half a season. It sounds like none of them had the pre season required to play a full year, but they're physically ready to get exposure and will probably add decent value to the 22.
our midfield is by far the worst in the comp and Port dominated that part of the ground
I don’t think any of our first choice mids would start in centre square for any of the top 8-12 sides
notice Re Shoenberg that they are playing him as a high half forward trying to get some connection from him and a bit more run in that part of the ground . Wont be an easy position to play for him given he’s a natural ball hunter inside