- Jan 10, 2016
- AFL Club
I would just like to say (cos I’m a show-off... well not really, but when I’m REALLY right about something... then - ), when most were calling for Matera’s head on a platter, I was one of a few who were advocating for him. Play him in his right position, I said; play him forward, I said; and he will kick goals.
And now? He’s gunning it. Is there anyone who would say “drop him” now? Nah, thought not.
I backed Matera as well but come on the idea that he wasn't playing forward last year is a myth. Pushing up the ground is not unusual for small forwards to push up the ground. Matera in fact does the same thing this year. The difference is last year he was out of shape and could not push hard back towards goals like he can this year. He was in terrible shape