I actually think his defensive desparation and speed is very much required in midfield.
As well as being really good defensively, he’s maybe the best we have on reading when the turnover will happen, where it’ll happen and which way it’ll come out. That ability set up a lot of his rebound last year, he wasn’t just (and I love him for it) ■■■■-bolting Conor style
I agree with this. As good as he is in defence, I reckon in midfield he could become very valuable defensively and racking up the pill. I really expect him to start averaging 25+ next season while still being great defensively, either shutting down a good opposition player or just provide general pressure and defensive run
Thing is he can be so decisive around a contest, he can make a real impact with 4 or 5 takeaways from a messy crowd.
And he often really makes them count, takes the ground ball, quick hands for a 1-2 to throw the defensive team off balance, then follow up, receive and he’s away.
What does it even mean? If it means he gets the ball, runs around a player, kicks one from 50 then has a little ruffle if his mans hair then fk everyone’s arrogant. Or does no one know what it means anymore, similar to the crucification of literally.
If there’s a true interpretation of the word it was dermies strutting wankfest and fkd if our players are being compared to that germ.
James Hird, IIRC, described his version of arrogance in a positive way.
It was pretty much a state knowledge, that he was going to outplay everyone else on the field and there was nothing anybody could do about it.
When he felt that, I suppose it was something akin to being in “the zone” and knowing it.
I get the negative connotation of arrogance, of a lack of humility, but I can also understand the joy of knowing, in Hird’s case, that he could outplay bigger, stronger, faster, more skilled and fitter players, just because he could see the game better than just about anyone.