Probably not but I don’t think playing him forward is of any use when he’s been brought in and played VFL down back... he’s actually pretty quick for his size, just think it’s a waste having him down forward.
That’s been rectified this week so now we need to lower our frickin eyes going inside 50!!
Yeah, I see where you're coming from. But I tend to think that the Club realistically thought last week's game - against the Giants, away, with all our injuries - was a pawn that needed to be sacrificed. So they may have just brought those guys in, and left others out, for other purposes: conditioning, match-practice, etc.
For example, I could easily understand the club saying that getting Joyce to learn playing on Cameron, and giving Brown a joke game at Sandy, would ultimately prove better for both players, and for the team in the long run. Brown seemed remarkably laid-back for the Zebras by all reports - maybe that was deliberate, so he'd have a chance to freshen up a little before going against the West Coast forwards like Kennedy.
Like the ins. Dunstan should not have been dropped the last 2 weeks as there are players playing worse than him that keeping getting a game.
His tank is fine and can run out a game. 12 disposals in the last quarter in the VFL says it all.
He cant control his TOG and that's down to the coaches. I haven't seen him struggle when in the seniors that its glaringly obvious that his tank needs improving.
Phillips in is imo purely based on his short kicking. I can't remember Philiips ever blazing away which our team has been terrible at. Stick him on Gaff and see who's GPS blows up quicker.
Clark as good or as bad he may turn out to be, looks slow and lethargic at the moment. Definatly short of a gallop and 8ish disposals until the last quarter isnt good enough. Tackles are great if your getting plenty of the ball, but if your not it means your second to the ball and your opponent is beating you.
Well and good picking Hind to get some extra speed , but can he defend and has he laid a tackle in the VFL - pretty sure if he was that good he would of been brought in before Paton.
Hind will get a chance , but I put my trust in our selectors.
Also the Phillips selection , I see a poster on here claimed he has been dreadfully bad even in training , If that is the case how come he has been selected , it amazes me how a comment like this completely characterizes the guy to look like he is useless , just like the comments about McKenzies bad kicking when he was ● Ranked 1st in Effective Disposals % Per Game in 2018.
I have myself made some derogatory comments on here about Gilberts shocking kicking , Weller was hopeless , Longer moves as fast as a sloth , Armitage is cooked but it is my view and the selectors have there own.