#29 Patrick Ambrose


#2942

Hartley is not just a spoiler anymore, he has taken a lot more marks this year.


#2943

True, he has, and that makes him far more valuable.


#2944

I think Hurley plays smaller than those 2 so is a different beast…been playing off his man a lot filling in for Gleeson


#2945

Average 4.8 marks last year.
Average 4.3 marks this year.

lots more marks.


#2946

Huh? When he was injured last year many were saying he looked like becoming our #1 KP defender (from a stopping perspective).


#2947

Bar Franklin beating him on one leg, I thought Ambrose was good (consistent) last year

Still I think he should play based on matchups now that Hooker may be switched to the backline full time


#2948

That Franklin performance does stick in your mind though.

I felt before the event that Ambrose on Franklin would be a solid match-up for us. Yep, I was wrong wrong wrong.


#2949

Would anyone have done better though, given the regularity and quality of ball streaming into the Sydney forward line in that 2nd qtr (when Buddy kicked 4) ?

Hartley and Brown…highly doubt it.

Hooker (if fit)…marginally, but all the clever ground ball goals I doubt Cale would get near.

Hurley…probably, but he is no where near the 2015 version that we could confidently put on Buddy and Roughy types, and know he wouldn’t get towelled up.
Now, he’d probably get burned by Membrey !


#2950

Having Ambrose unavailable for Anzac Day probably allows Worsfold to play Hooker back again.


#2951

allows?


#2952

Thought he was good in his first game back.


#2953

And someone asked why??

Mmph …


#2954

one of the few positives from today, and one of only a few players to bring the biff when we were being smashed all over the ground


#2955

Kudos to those who drafted him as a rookie and promoted him to the list.


#2956

another scalp for the silent assassin

completely removes his opponents from the game


#2957

I wouldn’t call conceding five shots on goal a scalp. Did well to contain a monster but certainly didn’t beat him.


#2958

Reiwoldt next week - job done


#2959

Not a scalp, but Cameron is a fkn gun. He was ok. I didn’t expect him to beat him, but just lower his output, which I think he did. Played ok Ambrose.


#2960

Defanitly limited Camerons influence that guy is unstoppable when he gets of the chain.


#2961

I think he is a good match up for Jack, obviously needs the midfield pressure to be up but I’m pretty confident with the match up.