Aphrodite can we have a d-word only no discussion thread? I keep coming in here thinking something breaking has happened with our d-words, but it's just more chatter. A thread to keep the serious d-licious updates in would be grand...
I'm going to regret dropping the Soap(y), but here goes...
Cripps - absolute superstar
Kennedy - never had a clear run
SPS - very promising, needs time
Dow - very promising, needs time
Setterfield - very promising, needs time
Walsh - elite prospect, needs time
Stocker - solid prospect, needs time
O'Brien - still finding his feet
Murphy - star mid
Lang - jury is out
Fisher - very promising, on the verge
Cuningham - jury is out
Curnow - V strong defensive mid
Polson - shown little at afl level, has time
Gibbons - unproven at afl level
Cottrell - unproven even at junior level
You've listed a lot of names that can play midfield. But there aren't many I trust to win or beat their opponents most weeks; Cripps, Murphy, Curnow. And Murph is battling father time. Fisher might join them this year.
The rest are kids and will have below-average output for at least a couple of years.
So we have depth of talent, but won't have depth of output for a couple more years yet.