#45 Conor McKenna - ELITE


#4490

Hes really good.

Of course we’re going to have to worship a new word for “elite” since this use of it constitutes the moment when it no longer resembles the actual meaning of the word and has become so overused that it’s meaningless.


#4491

Irony is most people here know you for being the proud idiot that yelled at Francis when he wasn’t playing


#4492

UWOTM8

How can you not see how ■■■■■■ good this kid is?


#4493

Lol, may not rank in the top 400? Go take a nap my friend


#4494

It’s a very precise figure. If we assume talent is evenly distributed amongst the teams, then the best 396 get a game each week.

We must be a very poor team and/or very injured for him to be so consistently tolerated within the senior team.


#4495

Thoughts on McKenna so far this year?
improved, or regressed?


#4496

Improved


#4497

Improved for sure. Playing in a less successful team but well and truly holding up his end of the bargain, often under duress. I can wear the odd mistake from him because he does take risks and try to provide the run and drive we need.


#4498

Wasn’t sure it was a serious question, … still aren’t …:thinking:


#4499

Has improved a lot defensively as well


#4500

Ordinary game last night - had plenty of mates - but has continued to improve.

We really need him in the midfield being a bull who can burst from a stoppage.

That stoppage burst player - who an quickly run the other way if we lose the initial handball - is something we definitely lack and we need to try him there.


#4501

Bullish.


#4502

Can’t he just be our Tuohy?


#4503

McKenna v Saad? Both elite bursts of speed, but who would you have running off the half back atm?


#4504

McKenna is a physical specimen. Much more athletic than Tuohy.


#4505

Didn’t have a game to remember last night, but has definitely improved.


#4506

Bit of play where he hacked it of the ground and out on the full should have dribbled it over the line for a boundary throw in.


#4507

Improved.

He is one of our more important players. Was moved onto a wing in the last quarter, maybe even last half. Couldn’t find as much ball… but definitely has potential there.

The 3 weeks he was out at the start of the year really hurt us. Along with Merrett is the one who I want to have the ball in their hands and kicking it.


#4508

Time to move him up to the wing.


#4509

Played there Q4 against the tigers.

He and Griggs basically neutralised each other.

We need at stoppages where he would give us something we lack - explosive pace.