- Feb 21, 2009
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
- Other Teams
- Ferrari, Chicago Bulls
Yes, he should've played more this year when Dixon was out. But for structural reasons. Not because he's some superstar in waiting like half this board seems to think he is.One day people will wake up in the morning, fix themselves a cup of tea and then realise Billy Frampton just ain't that good.
Agree 100% with your larger point here, which is that we need to go into next year with some solid KPF depth. But it doesn't necessarily have to be Frampton.We played about half the season with a key forward setup of Ryder and Westhoff, which was maintained despite being obviously ineffective.
Trading out our key position depth is stupid unless we get a really good deal, and what are they even going to offer for a 3 gamer? Even if we're drafting a KPF, our only currently established key forward is Charlie Dixon, who isn't known for his durability or reliability.
We've been through this multiple times before in the modern era where we've allowed depth players to leave and then been stuck with square pegs in round holes (leaving square holes in another position, usually being filled by a much smaller peg)
It would be garbage list management to delist Billy now and leave us with only Dixon and Marshall with any AFL experience, just as it was garbage to delist Butcher and Schulz at the same time to leave us with only Dixon at the end of 2016.
That's misleading. We can only rest one ruck at a time assuming we go with two rucks.Dixon is nearing the end as much as any of the Crows forwards. Jonas is also nearing the end, it is likely Howard will play as a defender. His forays forward have not been encouraging so far.Walker, Lynch and Jenkins all nearing the end.
At Port, Billy is behind: Dixon, Marshall, Howard and resting rucks Lycett, Ladhams and the emerging Hayes.
I want to keep Billy but it is what it is.
I would be asking for a 2020 3rd round pick for paddy and a 4th
I 100% agree, I was just looking through it with the eyes of our coaches.That's misleading. We can only rest one ruck at a time assuming we go with two rucks.Dixon is nearing the end as much as any of the Crows forwards. Jonas is also nearing the end, it is likely Howard will play as a defender. His forays forward have not been encouraging so far.
Westhoff however may still be able to play as a defender for another couple of years given his form there this year which will free up someone to go forward. I favor Burton.
It is simply more a matter of our reticence to play him. He was the obvious choice at times this year due to injuries and form to Dixon and Marshall and barely got a go. If I were him I would be going elsewhere and good luck to him. He seems reticent to move interstate which is a pity as he would get a real good go in a number of Victorian teams. He is from Western Australia and I am really surprised he has not been approached by Fremantle.
Anyway, it will be interesting.
He’s a good marker and has goal accuracy, but just needs to be better at leading in my opinion, which I think is mostly attributed to coaching since Dixon has the same issue. Surely it just be a directing from coaches to do so.Have we ever tried Billy at CHB ??
In these days of defensive intercept marks, he'd be a gun I'd have thought
Defensive intercept marking is more about being able to read the play more than contested marking strength.In these days of defensive intercept marks, he'd be a gun I'd have thought