I've always supported David Myers - even when my faith in him was waning.
Being a top ten pick and subject to criticism due to other players open to be selected - Cyril Rioli - I backed the club's decision despite his highlight package playing half back for W.A. being underwhelming.
In retrospect, David Myers-hype was primarily interview-character based. Numerous clubs admitted that they would have picked him top ten.
I attended a training session weeks after Myers arrived and he couldn't keep up with Tommy Hislop after a third 200m run. So despite talking up a good game he couldn't run out of sight on a dark night.
Despite playing half back for WA in U18 Champs, in practice games at half back he looked like a fish out of water in aerial contests. His lack of a left side bothered me too.
Because it's obvious HE wanted an AFL career I wanted him to be successful. But he continually broke down. In between his injuries I noted that 1. His one-sidedness wasn't improving. 2. His agility remained ordinary. 3. His ability above his head hadn't improved.
Conclusion two years ago: A kicking weapon. Strong in a contest. Can't really think of anything else. Can't be played in defence so has to be played midfield but being so one-sided means that winning a contest often means feeding off the ball to someone who probably is not better positioned.
If he'd come back after the year off as ambidextrous as Hurls I would have bought back into the hype he engendered back in his draft year.
Right now I see a really limited footballer who I now rank below Hocking, Howlett and Bird.
Really hope I'm wrong.