You can tell by his kicking that he could probably make it but he’s been going at quarter pace on limited time. Not sacking him for ability as I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Ling but if they can’t fix him, he’ll have to go...it’s harsh!That really hurts given he was a first round pick and Higgins and Ed Richards went just after him
Yer this is his second year and doubtful if he will push for selection probably has next year to show something otherwise he will be delistedYou can tell by his kicking that he could probably make it but he’s been going at quarter pace on limited time. Not sacking him for ability as I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere near the best of Ling but if they can’t fix him, he’ll have to go...it’s harsh!
No he can't. Wishful thinking 37. That's okIf there was something stopping him from getting match fit then they wouldn't play him.
He just needs a few weeks with solid game time and his fitness will return.
Inglis was mentally shot, half of the battle is mental.
As long as Buddy is up for the mental battle he can play until he is 40.
Thanks.A few thoughts on players:
Hewett, Rampe, Parker our best again. May well be our top 3 in the Skilton right now.
Glad to see Hayward bounce back with a more energetic and influential game after a quiet few weeks.
Aliir is becoming a better defender every week now. His improvement has been great this year.
Clarke was better with ball in hand last week but this week he was shocking. Just not reliable and I"ll be interested to see how long he stays in the side for if this what he reverts to every other week - that kind of disposal is a serious liability in the side
Dawson is legitimately a really good senior player already. He has an influence on the game every week and he hasn't played 15 AFL games yet.
Blakey could be anything. His pace and skill are really stand-out already for a guy his size and once he packs on the muscle and has had a few preseasons to build his aerobic capacity, he's gonna be a serious player.
Menzel didn't look ready for senior footy;
Franklin looks unfit and perhaps a little heavier than he'd normally be.
We need more from Heeney and Mills. When they touch the ball often it is positive and they both had strong stretches tonight but overall we need them to start taking the next step. Be it forward, back or in the middle.
Melican was way out of his depth against Hawkins and had a bad night. Gotta say, he's lucky there isn't a KPD in the reserves pushing him for his spot right now because he's not had the most consistent year at all. McCartin into defence I guess is always an option.
Good game from O'Riordan - best of the year for him. Good run and overlap and his athleticism is really handy. With ball in hand and as a third man up.