In the spirit of the thread my thoughts on why each player had what they had on the night......so constructive feedback perhaps.
Gawn - Clearly has an injury issue, alternatively we may be seeing the early stages of decline heading into the 30+ age bracket
McDonald - just constantly competing, the word UTILITY comes to mind
Brown - gaining some traction and slowing starting to find his communication with the other forwards, on track for 45-55 goals
Petracca - off the pace a bit, by his standards a poor night but that still results in a 28 touch 1 goal 1 performance hardly a let down 😁
Spargo - was really important to our match ups and a genuine meat & potato's high pressure team performance to the detriment of his own "stats"
Melksham - ignore any goals/score involvements, VFL bound if not for the coaches pet. SHould make way for Chandler or Sparrow in the short term until he's back to playing the footy first and umpire second
Fritsch - was gallant all night, outnumbered 1v2/1v3 all night. Brown and Nibbler actually spoiled a few of his F50 marking chances
Pickett - not often a 19yo small forward is Tagged or constantly double teamed for the majority of a game and still made grown me look 2nd rate at times, fair chance he'll win 5 cars over the next 10-15 years (Mark/Goal of the year)
May - ELITE
Salem - Precision
Harmes - Love his energy and want to compete.......but don't be fooled by the 21 contested possessions, a lot of poor decision making and passing pressure to team mates in amongst that. Disposal Eff 61% way down on the required level if he's looking to keep others out of the squad
Jackson - one of the most important players on the ground for our structure and match ups regardless of stats, last 3 games we have looked more dangerous through the stoppages when he is giving Gawn a rest
Lever - wasnt allowed to be an intercept marker due to the swans structure but was still able to hold his opponents
Brayshaw - serviceable but just straight up role playing
Oliver - BOG
Hibberd - Pure heart siren to siren
Langdon - if the wings is where careers go to die then Lingers is immortal!
Jordon - some of his disposal was [censored] poor but geeez long term he has 250+ games written all over him
Rivers - just imagine if we didn't draft Kozzy and Jackson, Rivers would be getting a hell of o lot more praise across the league
Hunt - has become one of our absolute weapons, blitzed his run and carry when required (just close your eyes when he kicks haha)
Neal- Bullen - Sparrow is way more promising, really not enjoying his "brand" to quote the goodwin
Petty - competed hard all night, good or bad he gave it his all and will be hard to replace given an 8-10 game block
GO THE DEES!!!!!! (No More MFCSS)