Been a bit grumpy around these parts about people suggesting Tabs should be out of the side, for the sake of his performances, or for team balance, or whatever it might be. Thought I'd just share this 'Analysis' (?) to clarify my point, and emphasise his importance within the side, which goes far further than individual stats. Round 1: Taberner didn't play Round 2: Taberner subbed out in Q4. Freo scores 93 points in first three quarters with him on the field. Only 11 in the final quarter of which he only plays part. Round 3: Taberner plays full game. Freo scores 111 points. Round 4: Taberner subbed out midway through 3rd quarter, Freo on 57 up to that point. Score 17 points after he subbed out. Round 5: Plays full game. Freo scores 118 points. Round 6: Taberner subbed out midway through final quarter. Freo on 78 up to that point. Score 2 points after. So across the 5 rounds Taberner has played, Freo has scored 457 points across ~17.5 quarters, which equates to 26.1 points per quarter. And for the time he isn't on the field, Freo has scored 30 points across 2.5 quarters, which is 12 points per quarter. I appreciate that there are many factors why Freo would be scoring less late in games, which is when the sub is generally made. However it highlights the key point that Freo is averaging ~100 per game for the quarters Tabs is on the field. For the first time in many years, Freo has a forward line that is highly potent, kicking matchwinning scores against teams from top, middle and bottom of the ladder, whilst not losing out on our renowned defensive capacity. And having Taberner in the team is a key component of this situation that we have. Whether he kicks 1 goal or 4, his presence, his part within the overall structure, and his "non-stat" contribution to the team cannot be understated, and is crucial to the team's success in 2015. (not to mention more games = more experience = better future for Freo's forward line post-Pavlich).