Conservatively, a 110 goal year, AA full forward, and at least top three in the Norm Smith. Anything less is a bust for what we had to shell out for him.
Hmm... interesting. Bomb-and-pray becomes a little more viable with a forest of talls and a few little elves running between their legs crumbing. Plus, if we can turn the defensive pressure up a notch or two over our performance in the last third of the season then you can expect a bit of bomb-and-pray into our backline as well.I think clarkson has some plans in the works to take advantage of 6 6 6. Contested bulls in the middle with Ceglar rucking. If we lose we have a tall backline and mcevoy behind the ball to intercept mark the rushed kick. If we win we have Patton and Lewis as targets with Nash and Obrien jumping on their heads and Bruest, Gunston, Wingard at their feet.
Really going to play in the air and the stoppages.
It's a steal any way you look at it IMO. Most clubs won't even use a fourth round pick, so if you're effectively bringing in someone with the potential Patton has for a throw away asset, I'd say that's the definition of a steal. Regardless of injury history.
.................Patton I feel is in the same boat now. He will be a significant contributor no doubt, however he can’t be the focus with such a horrid run.
ps we are paying a whopping salary also...