What an attitude of entitlement you have.
This is not an Or it is an “And”.
It is perfectly acceptable to be both disappointed and supportive at the same time. It’s called setting high expectations with CARE.
If people here think Walla would not be disappointed with himself then that is bewildering. If he is not disappointed that his lack of conditioning has likely cost him half a season, then he shouldn’t be on the list.
This is not to discount any personal issues that are going on. Clearly they have impacted him badly. I know some of it, and it is horrible. But he has still let himself and the team down, that’s just how it is.
Hopefully he can pull himself out of it and make an impact at the club again, which is probably a secondary issue to his overall well-being right now.
Yep. People who are struggling know they are performing below expectations. That can add to the stress. Cause a self fulfilling spiral.
Guaranteed that Walla knew then and knows now what is required. Knowing what’s needed and being able to do it are two very different things.
“Or”, what he has going on personally means his physical condition is of little concern to him right now. Imagine something being bigger than footy.
Excuse makers like you have their sacred untouchables and struggle to read full posts.
Lol. That’s one of the stupidest things i’ve read in ages.
Did you pass 3rd grade?
I don’t even know why everyone is having this conversation, what good does it do anyone to talk about how Walla has disappointed everyone short of satiating a few entitled people’s feelings.
He’ll either bounce back or he won’t. We’ll all support him regardless. Move on
People suggesting Sheil and Hobbs as small forward replacements have a very different idea to what the roll of a small forward is than I do.
Salad, Ham and Cheese, Tuna?
I also don’t think you can pigeonhole what a small forward is or looks like.
Walla is unique as he does a lot of things but not all small forwards do.
I think Hobbs will play as a small forward at times. He doesn’t have all the attributes but he has some and they will want to give him game time.
I don’t want to see Hobbs anywhere near the forwardline. Wreaks of parish style development.
Yeah that didn’t work out did it.
Parish spent time in the VFL side as well as up forward.
With limited time available in the middle due to the stacked midfield there is no doubt he will play forward at times instead of playing VFL.
Anyway back to Walla.
All Australian jacket and snapping match winners from the paint?
Nah the wasting 5 years in the forward pocket and looking like hot trash because of it until last year part.
Hobbs can do anything And You Will Like It.
To me the roll of a small forwards this.
Create scores from half chances.
Crumb off the pack.
Apply defensive pressure.
It sounds easy but the very best are elite at these 3 things.
It’s a specialist position in the current game, not something that can be done by committee, or plug in a guy who’s spent their entire career as a midfielder.
I think we can all agree that it doesn’t matter who replaces Walla, while he is inured, all the matters is that the person is white…
Thread’s almost at 10,000. Can we just start a new one now?
Even as attempted humour that is unacceptable