- Oct 8, 2004
Everything you mention there we are missingThe other way to look at this situation is that we can move forward with a better balanced list.
The drafting of Samson was a real head-scratcher but could prove an inspired move. Let's hope he can step up, if required, next season.
I look at the Dogs and see a well balanced list. English and Martin are their first choice rucks with Young and Sweet developing (not sure Young is a genuine ruck but he was used as the second tall until Martin came back into the side).
Having Nankervis, Soldo, CCJ, Chol, Samson and Colina is at least one, if not two, talls too many for the way the game is played. Heck, we can use Lynch and Balta as relief rucks if required ... much like the Cats use Hawkins and Blicavs.
In my view, we desperately miss three characteristics right now: midfield grunt, transition/wing pace and forward flair.
Hitting the draft hard is risky, but if the trade targets just aren't there, you aim to come out the other side with a list that better suits today's game.
I'd be comfortable if the draft yielded:
1x inside mid
1x pacy winger, ideally with elite foot skills
2x x-factor forwards
1x tall forward
And I'm all in on a Tarrant / Talia type to fill the Astbury position, in concert with Miller. Might have a different view on this if we weren't in the window for more success.
Hopefully we can use whatever picks we end up with to draft for needs and move up to wherever we need to be to get those players.
TL;DR ... not devastated at losing two talls.
He burnt in the 2017 draft Higgins isnt a midfielders ass hole
Naish the winger, but bulk at the sight of a ball
and the Coleman Jones that wants more the cash then success.
Absolutly butchered that draft.
Allen, Powell, McCartin, Taylor, Ryan, Daniels