- Apr 26, 2016
- AFL Club
Yes to your credit you have been consistent where McLean is concerned. And I don't disagree entirely on some of your points, but I think to reiterate on them after a game that was clearly not suited to him, in which basically everyone outside of our defensive 50 was sub-par (besides Florent) is a little harsh. Reid and Sinclair similarly gave their critics plenty of material to work with last night, but to single them out based on this particular game would be unfair.In fairness to my comments, it isn’t just this game for me. I am struggling to see how he carves out a successful AFL career.
His main strengths are his size and ability to take a contested mark. At the moment the opposition wouldn’t care much for him but if he started to do very well in this area, the opposition would target it, nullify it and make his main strength null.
Too one dimensional. I’d probably still give a contract because we are hardly blessed with lots of tall forward / rucks and I’d give him the chance to prove me wrong, but am struggling to see him having a long career in the AFL.
If anything it just continues to paint a picture of a forward group that isn't quite functioning right, a midfield group that squanders their rare opportunities, and a horror show when those two things combine.