Yeah maybe, I still think it was more to do with the saga sucking all oxygen from any good news… very hard to shine and stand out when 99.99% of all EFC headlines were saga driven.
I feel like this is probably the first season that Merrett has been taken seriously as the gun he is. Almost like some media types actually bothered taking a look at the stats and our games!
Anyway won’t derail this thread, but I’m really glad that McGrath is being seriously considered in the conversations as I think he has been terrific.
I also LOVE the fact that McGrath has been able to come into a more successful, stable team and give him the best possible chance at success. Like EFC of old, it seems we finally have the environment right to allow these youngsters to shine. Heppell, JD, Merrett, McGrath, Fanta, Walla… all guys who have developed really nicely within the system… I feel this is our best chance at “sustained success” in a long, long time.