We kicked 11 to win todayWe’ll come into this game with the leagues
9th best defence
17th or 18th best attack
Essendon defence is bottom 5 or 6.
Can we please kick a few goals!
needing king to get to 50 goals this year - due to slot 3 or 4.
Tippa has been pretty average since the bye. Send Lemmens straight to Stringer, has handled similar players like De Goey and Martin this year well.We kicked 11 to win today
Oppositions know they only have to kick 12 against us to beat us
We haven't averaged more than 10 goals a game since 2016
Unlikely to change next week but we can hope
I have more faith in Joel Jeffrey than just about any small forward we've listed since Matera but he's a couple of years away from bringing consistent bags
Guys like Stringer and Tippa will be licking their lips
Stringer basically beat us on his own last time
I think we've found out over the past few years that there's not much you can do about it if a player wants to leaveGreat chance for that grub Dorodo to pick out who he wants to give us a 4th rounder at the end of the year. Can wait to see him gloat about “ winning” a trade again like he did about 2MP. Makes me skin crawl
This was a salary cap dump. Whilst I think it was a poor trade it might have saved us heartache down the trackI think we've found out over the past few years that there's not much you can do about it if a player wants to leave
The AFLPA isn't too fussed about competition equality
This was a salary cap dump. Whilst I think it was a poor trade it might have saved us heartache down the track
I'd also argue letting touk's mate go aswell last year has allowed Miller to focus more on his craft unlocking his true potential.
Definitely a salary cap dump, we shouldn’t worry too much. Wright is still a decent afl footballer but if he stayed and not improved he would of blocked Burgess, Corbett & Jeffery’s pathway to senior football.
Compare the pair;
- same amount of games
- player B is 10cm and 10kg heavier and been in the system way longer than Player A
- Player A Is on $80k/y (rookie wage allegedly) - Player B is on $500k/y
Player A is Chris Burgess
Player B is Peter Wright
Touk has been building this to his game since 2019 when he traveled to America to April’s.team to do the same training as boak & bontempelliI'd also argue letting touk's mate go aswell last year has allowed Miller to focus more on his craft unlocking his true potential.
I’m certainly not worried about Rowell long term. I wonder if, with two games to go, we should just look to next year for him and take no risks. Play other kids like Davies for a game or two maybe and give them a taste.I don't really understand the worry at this point with Rowell. This is a kid who has practically missed the first 18 months of his football career. He's come back well under the ridiculous standard he set in his first five games, but remember that, it was ONLY five games and then 18 months off.
If he gains nothing more than confidence in this back half of this season, it's a win. He'll work as hard as hell in the preseason and build himself back up.