- Jul 15, 2014
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Agreed. It’s an unpopular opinion and an unfolding situation that may be a little hard to swallow given the role he played in our success, but I’m starting to think Caddy doesn’t really fit into our side anymore too. Chol’s height gives us the flexibility to play him as a 2nd ruck and as a 3rd KPF. His marking can also be used in defence as well if we need it.For the first time in the year our FL and midfield functioned more fluidly and I think it’s bc Caddy was not there.
Sadly I think we can’t afford to have all of him , Lynch and a Chol or Jack when he returns. Lynch has basically taken his spot. Caddy like Lynch can’t ruck , but is shorter and hence a poorer contested mark. Caddy is just as slow and can’t play in the midfield, so the reality is he’s a Mike TV version of Lynch. Our problem for weeks is we were missing the class of Sheds around the midfield and we were short a mobile defender in an Egg. Short released Stack to the FL and that sorted out our immobile and slow FL.
So really Caddy was our anchor as he made us too slow either up forward or in the guts. I’m really hesitant in bringing him back and especially if Jack returns as we may end up in the same predicament. With Stack playing the small forward and him pushing up it gives us the pace and class around those zones. Egg Houli and Short give us the exit vents out of the defence on a rotational basis. Nakkers is also to return and this again will make us taller , but Soldo goes. Chol is a massive upside on Caddy and must stay , so I’m in the opinion Lynch has taken his position. Unreal as at the season start he would have not even been mentioned in being dropped, but circumstances have changed. If fit we need to take into combat against the Pies and WCE Nakkers and Chol and not the usual Nakkers and Caddy as their rucks monster us , especially when Nakkers goes off.
I't's purely my opinion buddy and I respect yoursIf Bolton is dropped for Caddy ,who has been underwhelming this year and is a plodder in the midfield, then no-one at Richmond has cause to complain if he decides to leave at the end of the year. You dick around someone with his talent after a performance like yesterdays you do it at your own peril. Frankly we'd deserve to lose him.
Cats struggled for the first 3 quarters and only got home by 27 in the last. Their biggest two losses, 83 and 73 pts were away from home, with Brizzy 49pt loss their biggest at home. Apart from that they've had 6 win/losses under 6 pts.Geez there are a lot of sooks early in this thread! We won the game by 92 points. Gold Coast have been competitive in most their games this season.
Rioli is a very good player at his best, he’s just not at his best at the moment.Others seem to be quickly overtaking Rioli whose position no longer seems to be guaranteed.
I think it’s only short term he’s got too much ability to be out for any extended period but will need to improve to be guaranteed a finals spot.
Still remember him in that final against GWS where he was electrifying