- Aug 17, 2006
- AFL Club
Well for me, I'm not really one to pile on and time will tell. It seemed like a fair deal at the time, everyone was happy... good luck to the Eagles and Kelly. I know if you look back at my history, I was pretty perplexed throughout the year that Kelly was cemented in to a starting spot in everyone's AA midfield, whereas Dangerfield was an afterthought on the bench if he was in the team at all.I don't need to search Kram's posting history. His word is good. For a Liberal voter obvs.
But it's not Kram vs the world. If you go back to the 2019 version of 'who are the top 10 midfielders in the game?' discussion plenty of people had Tim Kelly in their lists. Plenty of Geelong fans were adamant he was their best mid. Where have all those people gone?
For me, it seemed pretty clear that all due respect to Kelly, Dangerfield was not only a better player, but he'd been more important to us in 2019. Now I'm not sure if the numbers backed that up, but from watching the games that's how it looked to me.
I was hopeful that with mature quality players like Steven and Jenkins to walk into our 22, we'd still have a side that could challenge. I couldn't have predicted that we'd still be in this position despite getting essentially nothing from those two players through Guthrie finally delivering on his potential and Menegola improving from a C+/B- mid to being unlucky to miss out on AA selection.