Yeah, agreed. I honestly can't remember when we've had this much senior, experienced, quality depth at North. I mean, we're probably looking at the 90s, early 2000s at the latest.
I just watched Brad's presser, and it looks Marley will play. Maybe we'll be cautious with JMac. I'm not sure you want to go into a game in Perth with two players in the same position on the field who are both coming back from injury, especially with said depth available.
I would have thought that four of JMac, Marley (who he said was right to go), LMac and Pittard are potentially competing for 3 spots at most, and one of them will probably miss out. Neither of them can really play in the midfield, nor is there a great need for it with the midfield depth. And they are all essentially small/medium defenders, of which 4 is definitely too many.
I'm talking about the superstars like Ablett, Danger, Fyfe, Kennedy (both) and Martin. They dont just dominate they have dragged their teams over the line against us. If Fyfe plays a blinder, we will lose
There is good footage of Bailey Scott waltzing past Simpkin in an intra club to kick a goal. There is similar footage in JLT2.
I'm not sure how anybody could throw up playing Simpkin for his 3 tackles a game over a bloke who can get it 30 times in Ahern.
My guess of the team is:
FB Williams Tarrant EVW
HB Mcdonald Mckay MacMillan
C Polec Hall Dumont
HF Simpkin Wood Atley
FF Ziebell Brown Turner
Foll Goldsteiin Cunnington Higgins
Int Scott Tyson Ahern Pittard
I don't get why Pittard gets a game so soon, he didn't show all that much in the JLT to be a best 18 walk up start for round 1. I'd rather Jmac replaces him in the back 6 so that both Tyson and LDU can play.