Gah. I didn’t think McIntosh would last a round of FA’s but I was hoping.
I don’t rate Cox but with Sinclair still in doubt and Wright on the GC fringes, I thought the league might frown upon a consecutive ruck donut. More longevity than Mumford , he’s already named for this round and at least he offers some dual position flexibility. An obligation selection, and Xerri makes room.
Ned was right in my wheelhouse in every possible way. Young, all reports are that he’ll debut, looks a natural small forward and of course Essendon. And if he doesn’t debut, it’s probably Moz next up. Permanent forward but allows King to go to defence and Paton into midfield if needed. Hopefully he, Moz and Cameron become a useful combination for us by end of year.
I thought Alber may be interested in him though. I’d have been content with Mckintosh if Cahill was taken, a solid midfielder would be handy with Cotchin, Cutler and CEY injured and Sier still out of favour.
Elsewhere, it looks extremely likely that Byrnes will debut. If so, that would make all 10 of my draftees having played a game (though Xerri just got removed). It could also raise the possibility of a ridiculously young midfield! Byrnes, Green, Ross, Ham, Bolton. Lol, we’re gonna get hammered but I’d love to see it.
Possibly Silvagni fit for selection, possibly Sinclair, not sure if Cutler needs another week, Marchbank reportedly 1 week away, Rivers may be in the frame for a recall. Hopefully we get a bit more competitive in the next fortnight on the scoreboard.