Vardy and Hickey together - what is the point?

YippeeYiYeo

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Does our match committee value ruck taps this highly? We are basically 2 men down on the ground with both Vardy and Hickey running around. And they arent exactly dominant ruckman that give 15 taps to advantage throughout a game.

Sure weve been successful with 2 rucks in the past. But Dean Cox rucking with Naitanui is a hell of a lot different to Vardy and Hickey. Cox was like an extra midfielder with how many disposals he got around the ground plus his marking ability. And NicNat hunts the ball after a tap like an extra rover. What the fck do Vardy and Hickey do to deserve playing together in the same team?

Halfway through the 3rd quarter: 5 touches and no marks - BETWEEN THEM!!!


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Mr Casson

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I agree with the sentiment but I'm not sure what the alternative was today.

Vardy is too useless this season to ruck for a whole game without Allen supporting (didn't think I'd say that at the start of the year).

Hickey is playing his first game in like a month? They'd be right to question whether he could do the whole game, again, with our backup in Allen out.

Going forward I absolutely hope that we play one or the other though.
 

TassieEagle

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Both are way below standard. Vardy shouldn't be playing. After the bye I wouldn't mind seeing NN/Allen rucking a 60/40 split.
 

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Because when we play clubs with good around the ground ruckman we need these guys, NN has shown his whole career he can’t stop the good around ruckman. We need them like it or not.
 

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There is none.
Vardy's career is in jeopardy if Naitanui gets on a run of form.
 

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Candiru

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So is it still a terrible idea to try to poach an experienced ruckman from somewhere else at season's end?
 

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Simpson and the match committee screwed up big time at selection this week, sure they were thrown some curve balls but still.

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Doesn't work. If Vardy can't take his grabs, he is a liability.
 

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Simpson and the match committee screwed up big time at selection this week, sure they were thrown some curve balls but still.

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Exactly, too many talls again. Not enough speed and ground coverage. No accountability, no run.
 
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