- Dec 23, 2002
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
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We are used to no changes after a win under Scott, we were also used to no changes after being humiliated as well. :stern lookI’d argue the opposite, considering nobody here had Ahern even in the discussion this week to come in...
I have faith in him as well, if he is in form...I feel like Ahern might be one of Shaw’s favourites.
I am not sure about urgency, he looked pretty urgent when he got 40 disposals against the Eagles in their premiership year. I still think that he is a midfielder and that is his best role, I am hopeful that him replacing Scott means he will play in the middle rather than down back.He has all the skills & can find the pill, he just seems to lack the urgency to make it at the level.
He went #7 in the draft, he has had some ripper games for us, I don't think it is rocket science to figure if you can get him playing to his potential then he will be a huge asset to the side.Shaw sees something he likes, like we all have. He is a bit of the forgotten man.
I think Bard Scott did what he did best, he f’ed with his head, shattered his confidence. I think the problem with him in the midfield was that he wasn't the most accountable midfielder going around, he played aggressively. I don't think any more than Higgins or Polec, but you can't have 3 guys who don't run defensively and another 3 guys who can't get out of first gear as your midfield group so despite a red hot pre-season, Brad left him in the VFL to work on his defensive side of his game while our AFL team was getting sodomised.When he first come on the scene, he was racking up touches as a fat kid & we all thought we could build a midfield around him, LDU & TT.
Hope he can pull his finger out, cause this year could be do or die for him, if list sizes are reduced as expected.
I think with Shaw, it is an all-in type of affair, Higgins had 4 tackles on the weekend, Polec 3, it is not Anderson like numbers but I think our outside mids are more defensively accountable than they were under Scott.