Id just like to clarify that I think Heppell is a pretty good player and I really rate him. He’s in poor form though (he was better against the blues) His kicking this year has been nothing short of diabolical though, which seriously needs to be fixed or he’s in trouble
I’m talking about what he does as a captain. @Heffsgirl I’m sure he tries his guts out, so do a lot of players. That’s not the #1 thing I look for in a captain, because it’s a non negotiable. If that’s the best answer anyone can come up with, or when @Darli says he stood up for Jobe when it got tough, for fks sake, these are just things any decent senior footballer would do. It furthers my point that he’s not a inspirational captain. Can anyone honestly, and il ask it again, because I can’t, remember the last time you saw hep do something on field that made you stand up and take notice? The last 4 weeks have been a utter joke, has he stood up once in that 4 weeks and lifted this side by an act of toughness, brilliance or unbelievable play? Nope. He’s wheeled out the same garbage in the post game videos though
I want my captain to lead by example. I want my captain to inspire me. I want my captain to make a stand during games and say enough is enough. Blokes like hird, Lloyd and Watson would find something, always, when the chips were down. I haven’t seen that from Dyson as skipper.
I just don’t think he’s the right man to captain this side, but I think he’s a more than handy member of this group and player