Do we have enough depth? I think we have 28-30 players who can play AFL games. It's about converting youngsters and that second tier that we're developing into top tier players. Do that and we're going places. Failure to do that and we'll hover in the bottom four.
Given the injuries to some key best 22 players, seems we are starting to have some decent depth when the likes of Jack, Kennedy, O'Brien, Polson, Levi and Stocker ( past years he would be playing round 1)are running around in the magoos
As players like Doc, MK, Marchbank, Willo start to filter back in and still developing Macreadie, TDK, etc, this group will really start to achieve some great things
All the comments regarding Fas are about how well his recovery went, just after surgery he was back doing hard running work, and that Russell thinks he's possibly the fittest he's ever been. That last VFL practice match I'm pretty sure he played big minutes including some time on ball.
Seems like he actually had a pretty big preseason except that due to his wrist/arm there was a few weeks in the middle where all he could do was fitness work. It's not like McGovern, for example, who had down time and wasn't able to keep running/working due to his back.
OK, good, Fasolo is fit. But to the depth point, if someone was in the team playing the role, he'd have to take it away. Whereas I think to be honest, we're still looking for our first decent small/mid forward, let alone the 2-3 we'd ideally have. (Credit to Cuningham who I think has clearly shown he wants that gig and has earned it over the praccy games).