- Aug 13, 2014
- AFL Club
- West Coast
"We Are Back"
XON & Johnson13 players plus Schofield held out means we had 36 of the 42 players in the hub (ie not including Venners, Rioli or MON) available for selection on the weekend. Who were the six unavailable players?
I know not many want to use the hub as an excuse but packing up your life and moving to the other side of the country and some leaving young families behind would no doubt be draining. We looked to really lack energy out there on SaturdayInteresting how he said a couple of times that the players were tired. I think GC got a jump on us fitness wise, which explains a bit about Sat night.
Didn’t seem to affect Freo who pushed a highly fancied Brisbane to the final siren.I know not many want to use the hub as an excuse but packing up your life and moving to the other side of the country and some leaving young families behind would no doubt be draining. We looked to really lack energy out there on Saturday
I get that but its better than nothing? I wouldn't be keeping a player not performing because there is not a reasonable league to play in.Admittedly 3rds ammos is a different level, just a tad lower, but I’d question the actual usefulness of scratch matches in bringing about improvement at the big time. They just aren’t competitive enough.
Any news on how the reserves fared apart from McGovern doing his ankle?Scratch match for the reserves against Brisbane ahead of the Saturday night game. I’m gonna go ahead and assume Cole is the emergency held out of the reserves game. So we should have the following available, maybe:
Nelson, Edwards, Watson
XON*, Ainsworth, Jones
Reid*, Vardy, Waterman
Cameron*, Williams, Treacy
(*dependent on fitness test or whatever’s wrong with XON)