Hmmm, in a perfect world what rules or constraints would the AFL impose!??I know what you're saying. I actually had no problem in Markov leaving. And still don't. Just saying in a perfect world he'd be handy right about now as an option.
He's certainly at a bit of a crossroad now even moreso with the forced changes in the game.I love being right. Said Caddy would play about 5 games this year he's got three under his belt already. Class player, too slow.
Caddy has somewhat reached a crossroad I reckon.
Its not often a dual Premiership player and a key player in those flags becomes prematurely obsolescent but the rule changes have nailed players like Josh who lack speed, and Jake Aarts could also soon find himself in the gun I feel unless he can up his impact.
If Mansell by chance plays as a small defensive forward to apply pressure this week I dare say it is alarm bells and red flags for Aarts.
I think a change has already washed through the Tigers with the new rule changes, and we can expect another ramp up of speed and run with some youngsters getting more opportunities such as Mansell and Hugo Ralphsmith, even Naish might some extra chances.
Cads has also likely been slapped again for a dumb free and 50 at critical junctures of games same as last year against the Kochies when we had worked our way to the front and his act handed them the momentum back and killed us.
Another kick up the arse for Rioli to get him running again and bringing the pressure.
Castagna will spend a fair bit of time on the wingInteresting to see where Mansell will play, assumed he was going to HB but with Houli back in and both Shorty and Bakes named there, suggests he may play on the wing. I suspect we will rotate a number of players through that wing position. Looks like Lambo may play further forward.