#1 Andy McGrath hates chocolate


#4599

Still waiting for him to deliver on the preseason hype, I have faith that he will explode at some point this season.


#4600

Concerned that he may just be not quite big enough


#4601

If James Hird debuted this season you blokes would have him shipped off to Bendigo reserves.

Runs out a game better than anyone on our list and hits the scoreboard from the midfield, while also being able to play a defensive role.


#4602

Might be the fact he is in the midfield now and is therefore a lot more exhausted when picking up the ball.

I can’t remember much about his game yesterday (the anger has clouded my brain a bit). But generally he is:

a super clean player.
explosive from a contest
A very good tackler

I think he’s improved a heap this year. Not pre-season hype good but there’s definitely enough there showing that he’ll be a very very good midfielder for us who can do it all. Has an extremely well rounded game now which reminds me of Coniglio who was a lesser light a few years ago when focused on different defensive roles.


#4603

One thing that stood out yesterday that I’m not used to seeing was Andy missing a couple of targets by hand.

I honestly think the occasion got the best of him.

He will bounce back against Geelong.


#4604

■■■■ me dead, one ■■■■■■■ bad game from a kid and everyone is a ■■■■■■■ judge on his whole life.


#4605

Yeah, leave Deckham’s boy alone you bastards!


#4606

Saad should be our tackling coach.


#4607

He is a 177cm 20 year old. Of course he isn’t big enough…yet.

But in a year or 2 watch out.

Seriously some supporters are jumping at shadows with this bloke.

If he doesn’t become as good as Merrett I’d be surprised.


#4608

Thats a massive call. Zach was averaging 29 disposals at the same stage of his career. I’m certainly not writing him off or anything but I don’t think he has the same xfactor that Zach has.


#4609

Yes it’s a big call. Merret averaged high in a unique year where everyone was gone.

McGrath needs to push Merret, Hepp and Shiel out to get in. I think he will sit comfortable along side them.

He isn’t slow like people make out, he is fast. He has elite hands (had a bad game yep that happens), he is a good decision maker, he is a full 360 degree player and he changes the direction and flow of the play.

He is a ripper.


#4610

Yes great potential and love his style and attitude
But needs to get bigger to be elite


#4611

Parked his car over the lines. Delist!


#4612

He’s just as heavy as Merrett while being a bit shorter. Doesn’t need to be bigger really, but maybe stronger, and he is probably nearly there too, mongrel aggression might be what he could struggle with.


#4613

Most of Pidge’s weight is in his chin though


#4614

May have been true last year, but he’s added half an Axe handle across the shoulders over this pre season.

I think they just pip the chin for the win now. :smirk:


#4615

Andy is more of an outside player and his physical attributes compliment that.

Zerrett on the other hand is just a freak in how he has adapted to the contested part of our game so fast.


#4616

There’s a boat limit of mullet there too… about 2 kilo


#4617

look to me a player who was playing sore, possibly ribs/hip.


#4618

the only players who should attend centre sqaure bounces are zerett, shiel, parish, heppell, mcgrath and stringer. the wing is a wasteland.

he was very poor, i would send him to whitfield next time we play gws to see what real work rate looks like.