#40 Ben Howlett - Delisted


#1301

So what’s he worth on the trade table?


#1302

Nothing.


#1303

Then playing him is even more stupid than I thought.


#1304

I concur.


#1305

Ben wa balls.


#1306

Bobcat.


#1307

I hope his last senior game today. We just can’t play midfielders that struggle to get 15 possessions assuming they are not also shutting a gun down.
Thanks for the service Ben!


#1308

It doesn’t seem to matter who we put in that position (Lang/Lav/Bobcat) the result seems to be 12-15 possession and a shot at goal…


#1309

Last time Langford played he had 19 possessions and was dropped.
I guess if we have midfielders that can’t find the ball, we’re better going for young guys as most midfielders increase their possessions over time.


#1310

there’s generally 350-400 disposals to share around a game. You just can’t have 22 players with 25+

whether he gets 15 or 20 touches is irrelevant


#1311

I literally didn’t realise he was playing until the 3rd quarter.


#1312

He was actually good form the first QTR and a bit when he had the role on Docherty. For some reason that role was stopped and Docherty was allowed to roam free?


#1313

If someone is playing as a midfielder you are quite wrong. No doubt other items come into it e.g goals, ability to shut down a player etc. Sadly Howlett is not adding much value there either.


#1314

didn’t do much at all but will be remembered for his part in this game due to being in Tippa’s highlight reel. kinda like Bullen in Hirdy’s WC goal…


#1315

Thanks for the efforts Ben but it’s time for a different direction.


#1316

because Howlett is so good on the spread and so damaging with his disposal and such a lightning chaser, he can add value even having minimal possessions.


#1317

Yeah I can’t wait for the GPS data on those sprints.


#1318

Do you reckon at match review the coaches sit and look at the stats and someone says “I tell you what I’m really surprised Howlett only got 9 touches instead of the usual 12-14”


#1319

But but but, he kicked six in a game once


#1320

Done