Clarko said if Birch gets through a full game today, he's available for selection v Freo. I'm pumped.If he gets through the VFL game today you would have to think he will play this game. Welcome back Birchall!
IN: Birchall, Wingard
OUT: Howe (suspension), Glass (omitted)
B: Stratton, Frawley, Hardwick
HB: Birchall, O’Brien, Sicily
C: Henderson, Shiels, Smith
HF: Wingard, Gunston, Burgoyne
F: Breust, Lewis, Puopolo
R: McEvoy, O’Meara, Worpel
INT: Scully, Nash, Hanrahan, Impey
Agree in parts. He did some good things, did some utterly horrific things. I don't mind playing him though, he goes in hard and can be swung forward and back. He had 13% efficiency last night, those are things that can lose you a game. Double edged sword really.Glass stays. Last night wasn't his best but we have looked a much better side since he has been in. You are going to get up and down performances with young players and by supporting and backing them in they are going to start to believe the belong and hopefully, performance will reflect that.
Cast your mind back to Hardwick being re-modelled as a defender, it took time and mistakes and didn't happen over night, yet now he is now one of the first picked every week.
Having watched Glass at Box Hill, he has good size, speed and kicks it well (yes I saw the clanger last night), he just needs time and exposure.
Think Tadgh Kennelly (who I actually played against mulitple times), could get a kick in the 2's in the SFL which was an even lower standard than the NEAFL and turns into a 200 gamer and premiership player. And Connor is miles in front of where he was at at the same age.
Supporters need to have patience.