Norm Smith Medallist
- Jul 23, 2010
- AFL Club
You're only has good as your last two games
Agreed, had a huge year in '18- like the rest of the team he was flying up until the bye this year and then died in Khyber as the H&A season wound down - Nonetheless this year's AA guernsey seems about fair for his largely consistent and highly influential output over the past few seasons.He was stiff to miss last year tbh.
Who would you in the team in his place?Tailed off. Thought he was better last year
And given they are 7 years apart... thats pretty remarkable to be at that level for that duration.Love that he's now a multiple AA player. A much better reflection of his overall career than if he'd finished with only one.
That said, IMO he didn't actually deserve to make the team this year. I'm sure others will disagree and point to statistics (especially goal assists) that support his cause, but I don't think stats tell the full story of how front-ended his good form was this year. Second half of the season his form trailed off with the team and he was, despite a few exceptions, mostly poor.
But whatever. I'm still psyched he made it. It's recognition for a brilliant career and helps to make up for the ridiculous decision not to select him last year.