- Apr 26, 2016
- AFL Club
If by younger blokes, you mean Ollie Florent, then yep. I like the kid but geez he is frustrating.You can also see that at the beginning Horse was trying to get the younger blokes more invloved and the older blokes less involved, but by the end of the season is was just JPK and Parker in there all over again.
Probably a symptom of the younger blokes not standing up as much as Horse wanted.
I'll be really interested to hear his thoughts/the coaches thoughts on his season, because it seemed like we were priming him to become the next star in the midfield, and by season's end, not only was he not a star, but he was barely in the midfield at all. It's hard to see it as anything other than a demotion. He was part of the main trio of mids against GWS, but had a really quiet game with 12 touches. The next week (round 13) he drops down to 31% and never really sees much inside time for the rest of the games. It's also the game that Kennedy returns.
I don't think that's just a coincidence personally. He got given the proverbial boot from the starting midfield trio, and as frustrating as that is given how much I think the midfield needs to evolve, you can't even blame Horse for doing it.