Have to agree with pretty much all of that. Whoever said that he should play fwd until he builds he tank is way of the mark. He needs to have the fitness before he plays anywhere. One week link in the chain these days and you will get scored against. Plus the bigger guys need to create fwd pressure too. Plus the days of staying at home are over. You need to be on your bike up and back trying to loose your op to create opportunity’s.
As for the Gleeson I agree he is on the light side for a 3rd tall defender against some teams. On others he is pretty darn good. Francis would most defiantly be more of a physical presences in this role. I see it that ambro or harts take the best defender, then Francis and Hurley take the next 2 dependent on match-ups. Perhaps Gleeson/Bags, Saad and McKenna take the remaining spots.
Our backline is geared more to attack then it has been in the Hird/bomber era. When our mids are able to put pressure on up the ground it works well. But when they don’t we often get opened up pretty easily.
Hopefully with the speed we have added to the midfield we are able to put on more pressure on, allowing this setup to work better.