Maybe his gps numbers were poor cos he was sitting on the bench in the last?
I'm an unabashed Langford fan and I am part of the crew that thinks he could be a good midfielder but I'm not so stubborn to say that he is testing some patience.
But the thing that struck me last week for the first time was how he stuck the tackles so on that basis alone I thought it harsh to drop him.
I have nothing against Myers and obviously he is a nice guy, but he is emblematic of where we sit as a club. Unprepared to make the tough call ... 8, 6, 8, 14, 9, 20, 18, 2, 0 and 6 so far - that's the number of games he has played each year for us. I get that it is easy in hindsight to criticise but 90 odd games and in that time he's got 2 votes in the Brownlow! And what, he was given a 3 year contract wasn't he? If he was wearing a different coloured sash for example we'd be laughing at Richmond!
Successful clubs make difficult calls about moving players on - Stevie J, Kelly, Bartel, chapman, Lewis, Mitchell etc. hell, we even brought a couple of discards to our club!!
And the way we are handling Langford makes me worry that we will be going down the same path we have been down seemingly forever with our list management . He'll show some good signs, and bad signs as he doesn't get enough continuity in senior footy, and there'll be enough signs or cameos to give him another contract and next thing you know he's been here 8 years and played 100 games and we've repeated the same mistakes.
God I hope I'm wrong but I'm not sure I am. Saturday morning rant over!!