#23 David Myers


#3471

I’m also on this side. Are we really saying if you have a mental illness, you can stay in the team forever? It should be treated like any illness or injury - between the player and the football club you hope it gets identified, and treated. If a player can play with it, great. But if its holding the team back, I’m not sure why you would keep the player in. I’m also not sure how keeping someone in the side with a mental illness where they know they’re hurting the sides’ chances is somehow good for them either.


#3472

Yeah, the players really do love the bloke as exemplified by the rapport between Smith and Myers. There’s a connection there and when a newbie like Smith waits and waits to help the bloke up from the ground during a game (against Port I think), it shows genuine care. There’s also, a certain dynamism about David that could very well go to another level in ‘19 as he better manages his “fragile” body and becomes more assured. I’m looking forward to him tearing a few games apart next year.


#3473

Time for the first 2019 post on Myers.

Impressed with his Blitz preseason form.
Another player who got better/ more entrenched in more Best 22’s by not actually playing a game.
Way to go David.
Early lead in the Blitz ‘Most Improved 2019’?


#3474

Missed him against Carlton if he was playing guys like Cripps and Walsh wouldn’t be getting a free run out of the middle.

Myers,Laverde,Heppel,Smith,Merret in the middle

Shiel,McGrath,Parish,Langford,Zaka on the outside.


#3475

Laverde in the middle?

FFS…he didn’t go to one centre bounce.


#3476

I know that but that’s where he should play


#3477

Your opinion.

I think if they want to play him in the midfield he needs to do it in the VFL for a while first.
Personally I think he’ll never be a mid


#3478

Myers is too slow to play at the centre bounces.


#3479

Did you miss him doing just that for the last ten years?


#3480

Actually he did.

He was matched on cripps for the first half of the 3rd qtr including center bounces.

And then a couple in the last qtr.


#3481

With the new centre bounces rules I think it’ll be too open and his pace will be exposed. Stoppages around the ground generally I think it’ll be ok


#3482

Or, given the new rules, when Belly taps it straight into his hands Myers will have more space himself to use that booming left foot.
Glass half full or glass half empty?


#3483

That particular glass was broken long ago.


#3484

I saw at the vfl practice match that Clarke was getting exposed by faster players at the center bounce. The extra space seems to reduce the contested aspect of the role. Time will tell, may just be practice match low contact style.


#3485

For me more space means the guys with the ball have more time and this suits “slower” players like David Myers.

In any case, doesn’t matter how quick you are if you cannot get your hands on the pill.


#3486

Didn’t he win most improved last year? If this trend continues…


#3487

It was out of him and Bags.


#3488

2018: David Myers breakout year.


#3489

FYI Myers was 12th in the league for average centre clearances last year. It’s where he does his best work.


#3490

Actually he did. Was on Cripps in a centre bounce