Imagine trying to defend against a forward line with Jack, Lynch, Chol going there some of the time and Dusty occasionally having rest forward. Mix in 3 pressuring small forwards capable of kicking goals and we present a bloody big headache for opposition sides.I have a lot of time for Mabs. At training on Friday he went to the furthest supporters from the dressing rooms to the supporters who nobody went over to for autographs. When he got to us he had a chat to my 5 year old son about how to pronounce his name correctly
At the game, one think I noticed when he was forward was that he made good position for a down the line kick but most of the time we preferred to go shorter / sideways to open up a runner. WHen they did use him, he made a really good contest. Against the better teams applying more pressure in the midfield and with better defensive structure, using Mabs would be a good option.
I think there is definitely room in the side for Mabs when Jack is back. Having an extra marking target forward as well as the relief ruck will be important and he is the man for the job.
And Riewoldt won’t play forever.Keeps playing. And has guaranteed a spot on next years list. 23 all of next year.
Big men take time. Back up forwards/rucks are rare as hens teeth.
If Sam Draper can get 450k a year without playing a game and be worth a reported second round pick at the trade table, by the end of next year Chol could be a very hand trade chip if he isn't getting regular game time but keeps progressing. Hawthorn, Carlton, the Dogs are all clubs that cold do with a Chol type.
Interesting indeed. Play Soldo as first ruck and have someone more competitive v Mummy ( but pretty useless around the ground) or have Chol play first ruck and be less competitive v Mummy but have a more mobile and efficient player around the ground.Interesting decision to be made by the MC this week as I doubt we play both Chol and Soldo with Jack coming back, due to the fact it’s ment to be a wetting day. Soldo should be able to hold his own against either Mummy or Simpson in the ruck contests, however Chol may be able to ad a positive around the ground, both are playing as well as they ever have , is it good enough to remain in the team ?
One thing with Soldo , he won’t be afraid to get in Mummy’s faceInteresting indeed. Play Soldo as first ruck and have someone more competitive v Mummy ( but pretty useless around the ground) or have Chol play first ruck and be less competitive v Mummy but have a more mobile and efficient player around the ground.
Not sure Moore will be at the Tigs next year. The Pies were right into him last year but he decided to give himself one more season at Tigerland. Injury hasn't helped him this year, but with Jack down he still wasn't getting a look in pre injury.And Riewoldt won’t play forever.
I used to think Moore is the heir apparent but we now all know that it’s likely to be Chol.
Roos were interested too weren’t they frick ? IMHO his not up to AFL level, however I wouldn’t have minded seeing him get sometime off half back , super athleteNot sure Moore will be at the Tigs next year. The Pies were right into him last year but he decided to give himself one more season at Tigerland. Injury hasn't helped him this year, but with Jack down he still wasn't getting a look in pre injury.
I always like to test the big tough blokes out, a lot of em don’t like it comin back the other way , Ivy2 May just spook the big Mummy.He's looking like Roger Merrett these days with that mo', a bit of Rogers bastardry wouldnt go astray v Mummy.