Some interesting points in that report which will obviously be open to conjecture by some more learned than I.Great win!!!
The boys fought right to the end which when you think about it they really didnt need to considering we already have the ladder sewn up.
CCJ, Towno, Naish, Balta, English and Coffield were all great.
Towno put on some crunching hits.
It is really scary to think what kind of player Balta might be in 2-3 years time.
Pickett looked more comfortable in the middle in the last quarter and almost took mark of the year but apart from that he was non competitive. He always poistioned as an outside option and was happy to play the support role all game instead of getting his hands dirty like his teamates. In the first quarter huddle he was having his finger restrapped. Maybe he had problems with it and was gun shy all day. Whatever the reason he was looked vastly inferior to the previous weeks.
Stack was good but came off with a rolled ankle
Callum Moore took his eyes off the ball which caused him to drop some very gettable marks. Maybe this is why he struggles to make the grade. If he had of stayed focused on the ball and not the incoming contact, he would take those marks!
Turner is a running machine so is English. They are everywhere men. English especially is not afraid to mix it up when it is his turn. I'm warming to him.
CCJ was brilliant!!! Mobile and Strong.
I like Markov up forward too. His defence there is manic and he always manages to catch players off guard with his speed.
Aarts and Soldo out.
All up, a great win today especially in front of a very parochial Bummer crowd.
PS: The All Blacks are giving the Wallabies a rugby lesson!!! 31 nil with 10 min to go.
PPS: hows that Bears... I mean Broncos.... I mean Lions - Cats match!!!
Some interesting points in that report which will obviously be open to conjecture by some more learned than I.
But the take away point is that neither Pickett nor Stack is a September option?
Balta clear BOG. Menadue, Naish, Egg and Kmac all good.
Balta definite BOG to half time but only 5 or so disposals after half time where CCJ took on more of the ruck duties. But 19 disposals, 28 hit-outs, 8 towering marks and a goal, CCJ was just outstanding. Very consistent 4 quarter game.
The way Callum Coleman - Jukes is going, he will have gone past all our ruckmen by round 1 next year.End the Balta farce.
I've said it a few times, CuJo will be past Choldo by R1 next year and is already ahead of Chol.
KMac surprisingly good as a defender, particularly when the heat was on at the end.
Egg neat. Pickett poor. Garth solid.
RCD growing: needs 18 months for strength and running capacity.
Generally a scrappy game though, with Balta and CuJo the headline acts.
Well put And i agreeI agree he was good.
I thought Baltas work in the midfield, not just tap outs, but bullocking, pulling the ball out of the ruck and distributing, and his break away running was huge. I was also really impressed by his defensive work, tackling, smothering and second efforts. Don't know about the stats, but I thought he was the most influential player on the ground.