Am I wrong but didn’t Leuenberger have 51 hit outs against Abbott?Give Abbott a go. Can't be any worse than the other two, so it's worth a free hit if we're going to lose the battle anyway. Cleaned up Leuenberger last week, and he's not a horrible ruck. Reckon he's worth a look to see what he's got
Ah crap you might be right. I only saw how he played during the game, and he looked better around the ground and such. Didn't realize it was such a massive disparity in hit outs though. Maybe not ready just yet..Am I wrong but didn’t Leuenberger have 51 hit outs against Abbott?
I reckon that's a strong sign someone's being moved on. Looks like it'll be Smith at this stageDid anyone else notice in Scottys press conference he had a slip of the tongue? Said that things were understandably frustrating for Smith and Stanley when they can't necessarily be guaranteed a place on the list, then corrected himself to say in the team.
Seems like a fun thing to read too much into.
What's wrong is that it robs from a midfield which is already getting spanked, and neither of Smith or Stanley is good enough in a second role to warrant it.
Ottens/Blake worked ok because:
Playing two ordinary ruckmen isn't really the best solution for the problems you get when playing just one, IMO.
- Ottens was a good enough key forward option
- The game was such that it was ok for one player (Blake) to only play 50% to 60% game time