Well said. At face value it’s fine, but when any player does the above it’s counterproductive (because it allows the opposition to setup) and selfish (because they’ve deferred a situational problem for someone else to look bad).Agreed. Without knowing what his instructions are, this seems to be the easy option for him personally, which really means he is transferring responsibility to another player, while also racking up a stat and giving the opposition defence more time to set up. A long sideways kick to the fat side, to switch play, can advance the cause, but a short chip seems pointless. He does a similar thing with handballs at times – "Here, it's your problem now."
Good summation of Brando.What I've noticed over the last few game is he just keeps going to the final siren. His last quarters are always strong. He's a mixed bag, he used to always crab, now he only crabs sometimes, he used to shirk a lot, now he doesn't shirk much, but overlaying all that is the running, the getting to contests and running in support. He is so strong in those areas it makes up for deficiencies, usually,
Daisy was on nowhere near $700K he signed a 1 year extension for very little money I believe. Brando would be offered no more than 500k but a longer contract IMOAge saying Carlton targeting Coniglio & Brando, if Blues gave Brando Thomas's money of circa $700k then what would we get as compo ?
They would burn princess park down if they offered Ellis over 450 let alone 700.Age saying Carlton targeting Coniglio & Brando, if Blues gave Brando Thomas's money of circa $700k then what would we get as compo ?
Perfect matchup for Ellis. Nathan Bower should be having a chat to him about how he used to love playing on Matera and smashing him.A number of posters have made interesting comments/observations about Ellis. With there being real pressure for spots in the senior team, Ellis could go a long way to justifying his ongoing place in the team for the upcoming finals if he can have a big game against Gaff this week (assuming they play on each other). As we have seen, Gaff is a running machine and big possession accumulator so it will be a big challenge for Ellis to at least match Gaff's output and influence. If he gets dominated by Gaff, Ellis could well be putting his finals hopes in jeopardy. I would love to be a fly on the wall at the RFC match committee meeting this week and it would certainly be intriguing to hear what the coaches actually say and think about several of our players, including Ellis.