It's a fine balance when to play a player. You don't want to play them too soon but you also don't want them wasting away in the sanfl when they are ready. Worrell should have played 15 games this year. Newchurch should have played at least a couple of games as well. Gollant looks like a player we need to be playing next year.Don’t most clubs leave players in the twos longer than supporters think they should be. North have dropped JHF to the twos a couple of times - Elijah Hollands got his first game n round 19’ish, Sam Darcy made his debut last week , Ugle Hagan dropped all the time, Logan McDonald has been dropped a couple of times.
I think I’m general supporters underestimate how much players have to learn - running patterns , tactics, positioning etc as well as physical capabilities and coaches don’t necessarily want them learning this stuff on the big stage.
The longer Cook, Newchurch etc play twos (not too long) the more likely they will be ready to perform when they get the chance
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