He can win the odd clearance but yes, he's a very limited player when rolling through the guts. Doesn't have much positional awareness and loses those clean, one touch gathers and distribution he's renowned for up forwardAnyone that thinks Bruest performs well in the midfield is seriously deluded. I know this as I was a massive advocate for giving it a go a couple years back thinking that with all his attributes it would be a success, but to my surprise punky looked rather lost when sent into the midfield.
this is the bit that gets ignored with the turn him into a mid/trade him crowdThis.
50 goal forwards don’t grow on trees.
Requires the ruckman to win the tap, the rover to win the ball, a clean disposal & for Brooster to be in space.It is funny given how well Breusty reads the fall of the ball and gets into the clear that we haven't somehow manufactured a way of getting the ball to him charging into space from the centre square. Surely some sort of set play can be concocted to take advantage of timing.
It’s more to do with his defensive work (or lack there of) as a mid for mineIt is funny given how well Breusty reads the fall of the ball and gets into the clear that we haven't somehow manufactured a way of getting the ball to him charging into space from the centre square. Surely some sort of set play can be concocted to take advantage of timing.
Given how much our midfield struggled I felt we should have moved him up the ground a bit. Oh well in Sam we trustDare I shoot Bambi - but one of the better small forwards in the competition was completely shut down throughout the 2018 finals series.
The word ineffective springs to mind.
Defenders blanketed him and gave him little or no space to work.
Couple that with some poor (highly pressure) midfield delivery and there was no plan B for him.
Back to topic - Perhaps Sam could improve him as a mid.
But surely against s**t sides we can work out a hit zone that he runs into at a stoppage. Just feel like he can give us another option in the middle which is super offensive and a roll the dice option if we are down and need a clearance.It’s more to do with his defensive work (or lack there of) as a mid for mine
Anyway, he is the best small forward in the AFL, let’s keep him there!
Watched the 2015 grand final recall on Fox tonight. Given that Sammy has come back this year focused on him a fair bit ...... his comments and insight about that game and on specific pieces of play throughout the documentary was fantastic. He will be a great coach!
Yes while the boys were joking around a bit saying that Roughy should have let it through Sammy emphasised how unselfish a player Cyril was from the pressure and goal assists he brought to the team. Sammy is a Clarko MkII in the making, like Clarko he lives and breathes footy.That was great viewing.
Especially the part with Cyril and the goal Roughie took off him!