- Aug 30, 2016
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
- Other Teams
- Brisbane Lions
If we're comparing Dave and Fiorini 2019 (because he was barely played last year)Disagree. What traits is Fiorini better than Dave? I can't see any. Both are ordinary kick, but Dave is still faster, can play forward, shows more urgency, pressure. Most importantly, Dave is a class above Brayden in contest and tackling.
Fiorini is a better accumulator and tackler. He also provided more goal assists, and had more effective disposals and metres gained with less turnovers.
Forward wise their career average is 0.3 goals (Fiorini) vs 0.5 goals (Swallow), which would say that while yes, he is a better forward, neither are particularly adept forwards.
I also think his lack of speed is greatly over exaggerated in here. He may not be a bradley hill wing type but he finds plenty of space within the contest.
People have massive beer goggles when it comes to Swallow. I have absolutely adored the guy as our first ever pick in the draft, an absolute rock solid servant of the club and a great captain, but that doesn't change the fact that with all the injuries he's accumulated, he's become a shadow of the player he could have been.