How can we play and develop Brander and Allen in the same role and same side without injuries?Brander should have been shackled immediately in the forward 50, and told to develop his strength and add size to his frame as soon as we drafted him.
Instead he's a Scott Pendlebury, Scott Lucas, Scott Thompson, Scott Waters, Scott Gumbleton hybrid.
He's added minimal size and played almost as far away from the goal square as possible every other week.
Add in the fact his only exposure at AFL level has been a roaming wing role and a heavy loss followed by a routine dropping the next game. Marvelous.
Use our top pick drafting JK's heir apparent rather than a midfielder... and then seemingly proceed to de-KPF him.
Why couldn't he have done exactly what Allen is doing right now? Playing tall forward alongside JK and Darling, learning the ropes and cementing his spot in the team.
Nah bruh. Let's turn him into a wingman.
Also have Waterman earning his spot.
I'll be ok with it if Brander in his early years spends a bit of time playing up the ground, Pavlich did. And Richardson almost won a Browlow playing wing.
If he has the skills and aptitude to be a quality mid as well as a good tall so we wont die wondering!