Please excuse my lack of input. Been flat out lately.
To say it's been a shocking start to the year is an understatement. Somehow found myself playing 1 short 3 out of the first 4 weeks. The week we did have a full side we scored close to what we should at 1329.
Missing Coniglio has hurt big time. He's always good for 100 points and the guys I've put in to cover him have been disappointing. I thought Ryan Clarke would steadily improve on last year but has only played 1 game so far. He dominated in the VFL on the weekend and should be back in the side. Jake Barrett hasn't hit the mark. After being dropped last week he went and did what he did all last year and was BOG in the NEAFL. Disappointingly Darcy Lang hasn't worked hard enough to get a spot in the Cats best 22. He's been emergency the last few weeks and should be back in the team with Menagol and Parsons suspended. Hopefully he gets the kick in the as5 he needed and can score very well. I hope Stefan Martin does a knee so Archie Smith can develop further. Not sure what's happening with Paddy McCartin, I've got a feeling he's just krap. Ditto for Darcy Moore!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr.
I should get a few players in this week to give me a few more options. Lang, Barrett and Gleeson should be back in. Josh Daicos looks set to debut against us which means he'll probably kick 8 and then do nothing the rest of his career. Picked up some spud from FC this week. Not sure how I feel about that. Schoenfield has been very good in NEAFL this year, which probably isn't saying much as the NEAFL seems softer than an under 8's game, but he shouldn't be far away from getting games. Scrimshaw may still be a few weeks away. Byrne should be back mid year and will add vital scoring to the back line. Coniglio is supposed to only be 2 weeks away but I have my doubts.
I still think I can be more than competitive as the year goes on but this start hasn't helped.