Great question.Where does wallis fit into our team next year?
I cant squeeze him, libba and mclean into the same midfield rotation with the others.
He has shown some potential as a mid sized forward.
Weren’t we saying the same last year but didn’t end up having too many knocking on the door for a spot in the side?Great question.
There could be easily 5 to 8 players each week many could mount an argument for not playing in the AFL side.
It is why our opportunity is now wide open
We were, however in saying that but for injuries that would have been the case for the last 3rd and a bit in the season just gone, and we have picked up more quality in most parts of the groundWeren’t we saying the same last year but didn’t end up having too many knocking on the door for a spot in the side?
Yeah I agree should be Jong. Seriously though let’s hope those boys never suffer anything more than a week or two out injuries throughout, particularly whilst in there primes. Such a shame Chris Grant and Luke Darcy had such bad Knee injuries. Also Williams would probably flourish as a mid but he ain’t getting a chance without injuries.
Yes we have our own "Pit Of Obligation" or P.O.O, but it is not as deep as Gold Coast's is getting. ProbablyAnd be wearing a hawks jumper in 2021 if that happens
Smith can end up in VFL if he forms dips but it won’t be due to depth or being “stacked”Yes we have our own "Pit Of Obligation" or P.O.O, but it is not as deep as Gold Coast's is getting. Probably
only has to be deep enough for English, Richards, Smith and Naughton at the moment and Naughton
writes his own checks and does not require "Gifted Games".
No it’s simple logic that I know not many in here understandClassic bulldog masochism.
Settle down champ.No it’s simple logic that I know not many in here understand
IF Smith is pushed out due to us being stacked after his fantastic 2019 then I’d imagine he wouldn’t be happy
Everyone knows the hawks are having a red hot crack so if doubts occur then I can see a kid who was a mad hawks fan and lists Clarkson as one of his hero’s maybe moving.
That being said I can’t see him missing out on best 22 in any case, so it shouldn’t be an issue and I was responding to someone that said he may end up in the VFL
CLASSIC BF party line attempted sarcasm that ignores the actual comments from you again
Totally agree....Nailed the trade - not sure about the draft.Nailed the trade - not sure about the draft. Weightman a good predictable pick and replaces Dickson long term - great transition with Cavarra hopefully developing also.
The other two appear talented and I hope they do well but not sure I understand why Hilder or Kelly or Sokol were not picked up instead.
Today best 22 is hard to pick but let’s say this is the best player and back up *s means end of career 30+ in 2020) and need succession
Lloyd* (García) Bruce (Mara) Dickson* (Weightman)
Dale (Greene) Naughty (Gardiner) Wallis (Lipinski)
Rotation Ruck/Forward Schache (??)
Other: Cavarro, Macpherson, Raak, Gowers
ENGLISH (Sweet) Bont (Williams), Libba (West)
Hunter (Porter) Macrae (Williams) Smith (Vandermeer)
Rotation: Dunkley (Jong) McLean (Porter)
Other: Hayes, Garcia
JJ (Richards) Keath (??) Wood*(LaYoung)
Cordy (Khamis) Young (Trengrove) Crozier (Duryea)
Rotation: Daniel (Suckling)
Other: R. Smith, Lynch, Butler
Looks like most things covered except maybe a young KPD - not sure who plays there for Footscray?
We lost Morris, Picken, Boyd, Roberts and Webb
Got: Bruce, Keath, Weightman, Butler, Garcia
Quality lost but not playing many games so big increase in capability. Plus Libba, Wallis, Dickson, Greene, Cavarro and Jong from injury.
So we went into the period after:
- Marking power / done = Bruce and Keath
- Small forward / done = Weightman
- Speed / = probably not with Butler not that fast but with JJ, Smith, Richard, Vandameer and Lynch
- size - our starting 22 likely to have Bruce, Keath, Libba, Wallis and perhaps Duryea / Trengrove so much bigger.
So we go into 2020 with a stronger list and most succession issues covered.