Dont know if youve watched much wce ges this year but vardy has been poor all.year.Interestingly, Hickey is averaging 4.63 clearances per game in just 70.50% gametime, which is more than Naitanui (one of the better clearance ruckmen going around, when fit) has ever averaged in a single season (NN's best being 4.05 in 2010, and 4.04 in 2015). He has some value in the ruck, albeit being pretty mediocre in the tap department.
Vardy is poor as a ruckman, and is better served playing as a forward the majority of the time. The Eagles need to decide whether they prefer Vardy or Allen in that third tall forward/second ruck role, because playing both (with Vardy primarily as a ruck) isn't working.
I got one also. Who dare enter Candirus drafting and trading megathread, for those banned on BigCandi. It's turned into a self fulfilling echo chamber.I'm guessing by the fact I got a notification saying you'd quoted me in this you've done a sneaky edit but I suppose you're referring to my posts where I said I don't want an old, over the hill, more-often-that-not-injured ruckman, whilst also ignoring the several posts I made saying I'd prefer us to get a young ruck to develop. In fact I actually said a few times that we need to focus on midfielders and a ruck and nothing else this off-season.
I just didn't like your sh|tty Kreuzer suggestion.
I think the club and Vardy agreed to bulk him up over the offseason knowing he could be leading the ruck for much of 2019. It hasnt worked. He looks slow and tired carrying around those extra kgs. He, isnt jumping as well and Id say this is why he isnt taking as many marks. He's lost mobility and now confidence.Doesn't work. If Vardy can't take his grabs, he is a liability.
There is no benefit from a coach throwing a player under the bus either publicly or behind closed doors.This is the worst season Vardy has every played in his entire 10 year career.
I won't even bother quoting statistics to highlight just how bad he has been, I've been doing that just about every week since round 3.
The blame falls on Simpson. Been getting prickly about Vardy to the media all year, but you can't defend the indefensible Adam.
Repeating "it's not Vardy's job to take marks or win much of the ball" ad nauseam to the media probably doesn't help either.There is no benefit from a coach throwing a player under the bus either publicly or behind closed doors.
The $1,000,000 question is why not try Brooksby?
Does the club have data that indicates he just wouldnt compete at AFL level?
Vardy takes himself out of every contest when he launches, drops the footy and goes to ground. He should watch how Kennedy crashes the pack only when there's numbers around the footy, otherwise he outbodies and outleads the opponent for the 1on1s.Doesn't work. If Vardy can't take his grabs, he is a liability.