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- Mar 19, 2008
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You have it wrong Austinn.I agree. In a good team fellas like Newnes and Ross play roles like Andrew Thompson or Stephen Powell did in times past. Even Jack Steven shouldn't really be the guy you'd hang your hat on.
Newnes was doing a lot better earlier in the year, but Ross never really impresses me even when he gets BOG and 10 coaches points. I don't know why I cannot see the good elements of his game. I know he gets a lot of the ball and is involved in most chains, but his decision making with short range disposal timing sells his teammates into all sorts of trouble and his long field kicking is rushed and if I had to guess I would say sub 50% find a teammate cleanly, either off target or slow and loopy making intended recipient a sitting duck for an oppo contested possession.
He is one of the fewer players we have whose market value is probably higher than his internal value to the team, so as good as he probably is, I would advocate getting top price for him, either first rd dp or trade in young player with more promise, not Zac Jones, someone a bit classier.
But I wanted Bruce, Newnes and Lonie traded last year, not sure I should be voicing my opinion.
Can't trade Bruce, we don't have enough others who can play his role. Last year he hardly played.
We could trade Newne's this year , but he was too out of form last year, we'd have got chicken feed.
Same with Lonie, except he's injured now.
You need to trade your car when its NOT blowing blue smoke.