- Feb 6, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
And that was when he was open in space (I actually thought we were on in that game against Melbourne with the first five minutes of play). The more I think about what Brishawk has posted the more I think he correct.Irony is, Scully was the one that laced Gunston out twice against the Dees for goals. Not saying I want him in the side, but it's an indictment that Scully is almost our best user I50, Chad aside.
In that footage, imagine that Smith is positioned where Scully is, and Scully is actually further away from the play in space. So let's say that Mitchell wins the ball and is able to outlet to Smith who has some space (but not a lot) who then has an option outside of the congestion who can be fed and run. And then hit a leading forward. This is what happened at the start of the Melbourne game. Scully didn't get drawn to the contest and had so much space he can hit someone lace out on the lead.
In a way I'd rather have Scully get what some would call "cheap" possessions on the outside in space rather than trying to win a hard ball or tackle in close. And also run to space to force defenders to man up on him to take away a two on one in the forward line. Then we could all say he is as soft/bad as Brad Hill