At present Marshall is the only AFL standard ruckman on our list IMO.
Although it wouldn’t surprise me if the Saints started playing Marshall at half back flank, we really do need a replacement just in case of injury. Our run with injuries this year hasn’t discriminated and it would be difficult to replace him.
Thought exactly the same thing. Just shows how clueless the football department is. He was better than mcartin as well. But you know poor paddy and all that. Billy was strong in contest so the bozo kept picking him.I saw Marshall play with Sandy early last year and my immediate thought was how is this guy not in our best 22.
I think Marshall is our best "find" since Jack Steven in 2008. He has the potential to be a 10 year answer to our ruck and if he continues on his current trajectory he could be every bit as good as Grundy - and that is someone you can build a team around.
He's yet another gun ruck found on the rookie list. Over and over again we see talls taken early in the draft fail while slower developers are plucked from state leagues in their early twenties or taken late in the draft at low cost and turn into quality AFL players. Yet we have probably invested more resources in young rucks than any other club in recent memory.
It’s kinda like we need a ruckman like Hickey....Marshall is a absolute ripper , however I feel the guy needs a bit more help at times , he can't do it all , we need to have another player who can play in the forward line and also can compete in the ruck , is that Draper ? or do we get a Bilcavs or risk King pinch hitting in the ruck.
But Marshall has been huge for us in the ruck and he only needs help and Bruce doesn't cut it as a ruckman.
Goldstein is a very good ruckman , but is doing his best to extend his career - he knows a good showing this year could get him some easy money in the future and whoever signs him will be getting a burnt out ruckman .
Well the club apparently want Marshall playing majority forward, strange when he's killing it in the ruck. And yeh Hickey was no good forward, but at least if we kept him it would've stopped Bruce and more importantly Acres having to go into the ruck.Hickey was tried in the forward line and was no good.
He'd be playing for Sandringham if he were still on our list.
I've been saying from the start we'd be stupid to move Marshall forward.Well the club apparently want Marshall playing majority forward, strange when he's killing it in the ruck. And yeh Hickey was no good forward, but at least if we kept him it would've stopped Bruce and more importantly Acres having to go into the ruck.
Yeah, I agree. Has anyone from the footy department actually stated this was the intent? I have not heard that.I've been saying from the start we'd be stupid to move Marshall forward.
But all the draft talk ATM is about St Kilda looking at rucks (Goldstein/Draper) rather than forwards.After taking Jack Mayo mid year, i kind of suspect.
a) They don't want Marshall or Battle to play forward.
b) They are after forward's as a priority over ruck/forwards.
Yeh well the development of Acres is enough evidence to me that he definitely should not be playing ruck.I've been saying from the start we'd be stupid to move Marshall forward.
And I don't agree it's a good idea to play a ruck who's ordinary forward such as Hickey, just so he can give a bit of relief in the ruck when Marshall needs a spell. I'd prefer Acres to be honest.
I doubt the 5 minutes he plays in the ruck every now and then is having a huge impact on his development.Yeh well the development of Acres is enough evidence to me that he definitely should not be playing ruck.
I can't get over the carry on , as if he's rucking whole games.I doubt the 5 minutes he plays in the ruck every now and then is having a huge impact on his development.
His lack of endeavour and energy on the footy field seems like a bigger issue to me.