- Jun 17, 2009
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
You have an ally on this NW. Not (yet) a popular view though.Going slightly "off piste" (Im sure you Canberrans know all about that)...
Naughts. Yes it's all very well and good that hes a serious marking target forward and can kick goals (btb his goal kicking and goal kicking range has genuinely surprised me).
But, hes also a very defender. Depends a bit on your philosophy I suppose but I believe you should build from middle to back to forward in that order.
More than happy with the midfield talent we have.
But the back six and with Naughts forward we are bereft of a quality tall back. And Naughts is quality....Scarlett quality and can we imagine Scarlett forward, or more to the point, not in the backline.
Again it depends on your philosophical bent of building a team, but I think our team would act and play more assertively and confidently with Naughts back, as I imagine the Cats did back then and West Coast do now with McGovern. Hes on the threshold of entering that league as a defender in my view.
I suggested in another thread that if he plays back and hes busy then we're at least in good hands. If he's not busy then as a team were probably having a day out. But if he's forward and not busy then were getting pumped and a team member capable of arresting a slide is at the very least under utilised and more likely impotent.
Its a change (back) I'd like to see. The goals will then take care of themselves....
And yes, I do know what off piste means. I've been detoxing since Sunday. Will probably get back on it this weekend though.