F*ck I just realised how badly this side is gonna miss his tackling pressure.I guess this is the best place to re-post Schoey highlights from rd 17 & 18.
He can play a role in the finals if called upon. If not, at least he finished up in characteristic fashion.
Ha me and a close mate still talk about this and wonder if we were the only nuffies that remember it.My favourite Will Schofield moment was actually really early in his career (looked it up: his 10th game), late in the 135 pt drubbing by Geelong (was that was the one with Bomber Thompson eating a sandwich and chatting with his assistants rather than watching the game?). Schofield was alone in the goal square at the Subi end with Chapman and one other geelong player underneath a long ball coming in.
He had no real reason to fight. The game had maybe two minutes left, we were already down by a record margin, and he was out of position against two experienced players in only his 10th game, but boy did he make it tough for them, bringing the ball to ground initially, then fighting to prevent the goal and eventually smothering the attempted kick at goal to force a behind. I knew right then that he was going to be a keeper, because if he was prepared to fight that hard at that moment then he easily had what it took. One of my favourite Eagles, and hopefully he can go out with another medal in a few weeks!