- Jun 17, 2009
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
True but he needs to become a regular in the seniors though, wouldn’t you think?
Realistically at any club there are about 15-18 automatic selections every week, if fit. Then there are about 12-15 fringe players/depth and the rest of the list are first or second year players still developing and hoping to make the grade, usually including some talls who typically take a couple of years before they can press for regular selection. You could argue that most lists will have one or two older "insurance" players too, like Tom Campbell last year and Fletcher Roberts for the last 2-3 years.
Most of the post-season action (de-listings, trades etc) is going to happen with these 12-15 fringe players although even some of those are still developing and maybe that's where Lynch is right now. So that group are all jockeying to stay on the list and get that extra few percent improvement to stay ahead of the others.
He'd want to get at least half a dozen games as the season progresses and stay injury free. If he only gets 0-4 games this year then I think he's 90% certain to be delisted. However no need to panic if he's not playing senior footy before the end of April as long as he's playing decent footy and improving his game a bit further in the twos.