I actually think this would be an effective rule at reducing congestion too.My bold prediction: sometime in the future it will be illegal to taken possession of the footy when on the ground. Similar to the way you must stand on your feet in the ruck to play the ball in rugby union. No more slide or diving etc on the ball at all. This change will ultimately be driven by OH&S concerns.
I feel filthy for saying this, but I actually really enjoyed Eddie’s commentary for the Andy Brayshaw goal….
I sometimes go and re-watch old matches, he was actually decent from 2000 to 2010.
I don’t mind him as a commentator.
And that’s exactly the role he should take once Tabs come back. He’s a ripper grab on the wing. Treacy and Tabs can work together up forward. Treacy has the perfect speed for a lead up and Tabs can one on ones with the best defender. EasyIs it kickers or Lobb?
A little bit of both. We routinely kick to the deepest option which makes us very easy to defend. So that's on the kickers.
But when you watch Lobb live, he is very ordinary at creating space and getting himself some separation. He does much better at taking the contested mark in the pack from down-the-line kick. Which is more about positioning yourself in the pack, rather than making a proactive lead at the kicker.
In short, he is a poor Full Forward and a much better around-the-ground ruck or half forward. Which is what he has shown his whole career.
Edit: if someone smarter has done a true count and I'm wrong (highly possible) then all I can say is that the seemingly inconsistency is infuriating. I was at both games and Henry's run looked just OK and the Doggies' one too far.Course he did! And our Henry got pinged for less last home game - BOOO!!!