what are they waiting for?our fringe players desperately need the VFL to start
last years scratch matches with reduced numbers
and preseason games this year aren't the same as full on games for points
and the week on week grind
our last two practice games sounded like they had a bit of heat in them …. the natives are getting restless
let them play
Because the club never expected him to come on in the first two years to be a starting 22 player. There was an expectation that he would take a while to get his body right, before he could be of use. COVID may have delayed that further (no idea), but you don't draft a "project player" then abandon them part way through the project.Wonder why they offered him a new contract?
To be fair, the 2018 draft wasn't much chop after the first round. The 2017 draft had a bumper 2nd round though, lot's of players ahead of Higgins on current form.With Higgins leaving the club last year and RCD struggling it puts a spotlight on our first round selections of late. Lucky we've made up for it with rookie picks.
Hardwick is a pretty good judge of talent. He’s given kids like Bolton, Baker, Broad, Balta and Soldo early games on very little exposed form and subsequently been proven right. On the other hand he’s seemingly refused to play the likes of Miles, Menedue, Ellis, McJesus and now RCD even when they have at least in some cases, consistently dominated at VFL level.Might be wrong but a bit of a concern when they arent been given a go ,
Dimma isnt afraid to throw kids in the deep end , we have seen that ,
unless the right role hasnt come up for him ?
I've occasionally seen him using the ball more quickly, Harry, and he seems to have learned some of that. That's good. He's got coaches around him. If he has the footy IQ he'll learn to mix it up....His first instinct is to gather the ball and take on a player ... or change the way he plays by releasing the ball much quicker.
Maybe he’s just not good enough to be an AFL player. Wouldn’t be the only first round pick not to make it.With Higgins leaving the club last year and RCD struggling it puts a spotlight on our first round selections of late. Lucky we've made up for it with rookie picks.