I've said this a fews time but I would try Stewart as a defender I mean look at Jones and Casboult at Carlton.
Is tall,athletic,strong and can take a grab reckon it's worth a shot.
Is definitely needed forward more. We have an abundance of backline talent. Wouldn't be against developing the ability to play back though, for the sake of versatility.Not a bad suggestion at all.
Not sure it ends up being necessary but there is a lot about his game that lends itself to defence.
Probably needed forward more at the stage but I wouldn't be against it.
Is definitely needed forward more. We have an abundance of backline talent. Wouldn't be against developing the ability to play back though, for the sake of versatility.
What about Brown in the ruck. He may get beaten physically but man he’ll run opposition rucks off their feet. Plus he has a good leap.Why can't he cover Hooker so he can play forward?
Surely McKernan in the ruck and Hooker forward is better than having a complete and utter spud like Clarke in the side.
The stutter run did it. I cringed every time.Stewart is a strange scenario.
He was on a decent roll with his footy and doing everything pretty well, even improving his marking which was a knock early....next thing the stutter run and all of a sudden he's spiralling like a clipped fighter plane in an old world war 2 movie.
He'd get manhandled by a Gawn, I've never seen him have any kind of ruck technique, and he's not explosive enough to break away from congestion. He's also no stronger a runner than Grundy or Goldstein imo, Blicavs is the only one that is really on another level and even he's not really a viable first ruck option because he'd get cleaned up by a first string ruckman.What about Brown in the ruck. He may get beaten physically but man he’ll run opposition rucks off their feet. Plus he has a good leap.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
There’s still not a great deal of movement on his contract. The Dogs have got some interest there
Better get those tippa dolls sold ASAP. You would think more than the doggies would be interested if he was looking to move.Surely he gets re-signed.
Interesting post, as this occurred before the Saturday night game.An Essendon mate of mine mentioned he'd look to trade Tippa because of the inconsistency or lack of performance when we are poor.
I hadn't really considered the opinion but my thoughts at the time was that I'd be very surprised if he or the club wanted to part ways (because of all the connection and his story especially).
But if he wants to go then we trade hard and move on.
Id say the same thing now. As much as I love Tippa, if he wants to go and we could find another piece of the puzzle then so be it.Interesting post, as this occurred before the Saturday night game.
Curious to gague your thoughts on this now after he had a ripping game against Norf.
Can up date you on this. Adopted mum is holding out for a few more $ .Surely he gets re-signed.
Does your tin-foil hat come in an XL?You need to work out who was critically evaluating his performances and sack that person or maybe just not listen again.
What's the bet no one was actually watching him play and they went on the back of recommendations?
I'd say it's a good bet.
I heard Tippas a little under the thumb when it comes to Mum. Heard a rumour from a current players sibling she looks after his finances and keeps tabs on his spendings.Can up date you on this. Adopted mum is holding out for a few more $ .
Distance covered has a lot to do with defending, so while a team with a good defensive attitude will cover a lot of distance, a s**t side that is constantly chasing the opposition will also have a really high distance covered stat.