Tear 'em apart
- Sep 10, 2003
Heard on the grapevine that the Bris academy boys are both considered pure mids by industry boffins. Scoop should be happy
Will Martyn in particular looks like he could be very dangerous outside as well. Quite impressed actually. Clearly at the state team level they weren't getting the inside midfield duties that other more fancied players were getting.Heard on the grapevine that the Bris academy boys are both considered pure minds by industry boffins. Scoop should be happy
Its a good point. Ive seen a few pure mids flounder in pockets and on flanks at carnivals.Will Martyn in particular looks like he could be very dangerous outside as well. Quite impressed actually. Clearly at the state team level they weren't getting the inside midfield duties that other more fancied players were getting.
I wouldn't doubt Bucky, he's the only 1 that has Lobb as an A Gradrer & Vlastuin as a C grader.As the norm. Collingwood have killed it when comes to drafting.
Rated A by a turd at the AFL
Outstanding by Buckenera
The AGE says Collingwood considering they had very late picks found 2 beauties.
but us, we rated c after bringing in not 2 but 5 new kids
Buckernea reckons our kids need alot of development.
The Age even forgot we were involved in the draft
once again the hate towards us is there for everyone to see.
i wouldn’t know talent, but im pretty sure if you draft 5 kids under pick 60, you bound to at least find one that is a beauty.
my pick is Micky Martin
agree with this, and no problem with the picks. happy with how the club recruits.Robertson and bianco look classy in their highlights packages but I can see why we overlooked them. We put a premium on what a player can do without the ball. We look at run, intensity, pressure, repeat efforts. Full court press. There's a chapter in stronger and bolder called position over possession. Lambert never got picked in a draft but is one of our most important to how we play. Most would have picked Menzel over Castagna.
There's a few factors, IMO. Scope being the main one - Robertson seen as more developed, Dow with greater improvement to come. Robertson's kicking concerned many clubs. I think Dow's hands are better.agree with this, and no problem with the picks. happy with how the club recruits.
but there is a counterargument to pick on what has been delivered, not potential.
And that someone like Robertson, who gets so much of the ball, clearances, tackles etc and plays as a fearless leader, that he would also be the most capable on playing to position and defensive efforts.
Not a knock on Dow but Robertson has the runs on the board and proven capable.
He seemed the right pick.
perhaps it's list balance and he is too similar to Ross and Graham? who knows.
My mail says The Lions considered him a long term mid?
Theres simply no longer any place at Tigerland for blokes who can't hit the targetRobertson's kicking concerned many clubs. I think Dow's hands are better.
Hard to know. He did get 26 disposals, 13 contested and 9 clearances in the game he played predominantly mid. He has a very high percentage of contested ball across all his games so has potential. Only kicked 5 goals, 3 in one game, so doesn't seem to be a forward. Just not sure what the plan is with Cumberland.
I agree. The recruiters have to stand by their work and decisions on who is best for the club. We on the other hand are just able to watch the players progress and criticise or praise as they progress. We have the easy jobTotally. Happy to prognosticate here on PRE, and robustly discuss the finer points.
but no tears or meltdown.
Our recruiting blokes are doing bloody good job