- Jun 6, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Sunderland,Pelicans, LA Kings
If only footy was this linear. I get the point of having a team with depth but IMO the poor players change every week. I’d argue Big H was easily in the bottom six on Sunday. A bit harsh to include 3 guys who didn’t play. You’re assuming they’d offer little if selected.The quality of a team's bottom 6 players can really make a significant difference - if your bottom 6 are weaker then you commit more turnovers and you apply less pressure on opponents and don't hit your forward targets as much. With a poor bottom 6 you could lose 80-60 but with a strong bottom 6 you win 80-60. It can make that much difference.
If we look at our bottom 6 from Sunday's game including the emergencies (i.e. players ranked 20-25) then we have: Casboult Gibbons Lobbe Silvagni Kennedy Polson
If you replaced 5 of them with: Kreuzer Docherty Williamson Cuningham Lang
then we already have a much better team in the next few weeks. And in the next two years we will add another 4 Best 22 players (while losing Simpson and Thomas) through free agents and the draft.
So in 2021 aour bottom 6 may be the likes of:
Murphy Newman ECurnow Plowman O'Brien Lang
which is a far stronger bottom 6 than what we have now.
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I’m more focused on the development of the team to improve the result.
And all teams need stars. You need at least 6 and while we have two genuine stars in Cripps and Docherty it’s the players coming through that excite me. Weitering, Samo, Fisher, Dow, Charlie and Big H.