#23 David Myers


#2529

Will not leave GWS.


#2530

Jimmy Hird rates him.


#2531

Who Shiel or Myers? Myers is Hirds golden boy


#2532

True that. All you Myers haters might as well be chief football writer at the age.


#2533

FINISH HIM


#2534

not hate towards dave.

his football ability compared with most other players on AFL lists? for a guy who has played ten years? who is surviving on an afl list from his draft year whose worse?

or prob the next 3 years after. thats the problem.


#2535

Keep in mind his terrible luck when counting those years. He may have been listed for 10, but only played 5 years worth.


#2536

so we have an old player whose injury prone and effectively inexperienced at afl level.


#2537

Yes. I think that’s fairly well established.
‘older’, not ‘old’


#2538

Forgetting how he played for a minute, the style of game has changed to the point where you cannot cover more than one or two slow players.

We saw it last year when trying to play Watson, Myers, Heppell and Goddard. Watson is no longer there, but three is still too many. Particularly when all have a run through the midfield.


#2539

Besides all his other deficiencies (slow,injury prone,no left side,slow decision maker), it his his inability to dispose of the balll cleanly under pressure that is the killer.

Just hoofing it forward is basically a rebound for the opposition.

I would really respect him if his leadership extended to putting his hand up, going back to the twos, and helping the next gen come through like Hocking is.

He supposedly has a great understanding of the complexities of the gameplan and systems, so teach the kids.

In the twos.


#2540

You don’t rate durability when assessing a players overall worth to the side?


#2541

My comment was a reply to the preceding post.


#2542

So giving him a 3 year deal at this point was not the best decision


#2543

Ranks far worse than the 5 year deal given to Mercuri


#2544

Correct me if I’m wrong - it was 2+1.
Also - my personal opinion is that it was not the best option, no. Does what I think mean that much to you? Things haven’t worked out for Myers as they otherwise could have, and I have nothing but total sympathy and respect for the bloke - an absolute enormous amount more than I have for any poster here.


#2545

Extenuating circumstances were extenuating.


#2546

I see …


#2547

said completely without irony.


#2548

Now now, don’t get upset :slight_smile: