For those that said laverde didnt have a great game in the VFL final, I thought he was handy.
He got us off the mark early marking kicking truly.
and had a hand in a number of goals, being involved in the chain of play.
Long as well i though had a ok game, including a couple of goal assists inside 50 and good pressure.
Jerrett getting easy goals out the back and Green dominating the air must have annoyed the collingwood VFL supporters there
Laverde hasnt got Francis potential…in the marking department. But he goes alright body on body and has the potential to kick goals quickly. Not sure if he has the Toe of DeGoey…but if he is up and about could bring the confidence.
Ideally - Degoey/stringer/Laverde all play forward and burst through the midfield as clearance Bulls.
A big test for both of them will be applying defensive pressure…in the forwardline, but they both ahve intent which is good.
I think they are almost the reverse Martin.
I.e Martin mid - rest forward
Lav/String will play forward and come into midfield late in quarters or late in game when midfield tiring.