I liked the signs that LAV showed in the VFL midfield towards the end of last year…so…if I had my way, I’d continue that, and our 2019 VFL centre bounce midfield would be focused on these names:
Because, I still want to see whether two of these names can become the successors to Myers/Heppell in coming years. They all have a bit of size, decent disposal skills, but perhaps lacking a touch of speed/agility, but that can’t be helped.
You would have deduced by now that I don’t quite feel that Mutch/Clarke have the qualities to make the leap to senior AFL.
And lastly…I don’t think any of these boys would object to being thrown the challenge of playing in the midfield. Quite the opposite. I think Laverde wants to play midfield. I think most AFL players relish the challenge of playing midfield. Perhaps Langford/Begley would be most impatiently eyeing a senior opportunity in the forward line.
Maybe they play in the VFL as 50/50 mid/forward, and if called upon to play in the AFL this year, try to still give them 25/75 mid/forward exposure at that higher level.