I'm not one for the McKenna scapegoat but for the best kick in the club, he was putrid.
But it wasn't just his disposal, it was his game awareness. Or lack of. A number of times he was completely unaware of where he should be or what role he should be playing in the structure if the team. One example happened right in front of me in the last. Beaten to a mark by his opponent on the back flank, a team mate that was close went and stood the mark. McKenna then looked completely lost. slowly backed off the mark a few meters (no looking around or filling space). His man then gave a simple handball to a player running right behind Mckenna leaving him flat footed, and they were off for another simple inside 50.
In the third, mckenna took a mark on the back flank, looked up field and was balanced for a kick. Hooker busted his gut from the deep forward flank for a receive in an open forward center wing. Conner ignores the run and stalled, Hooker in total frustraition let out an almighty ■■■■! And I didn't blame him one bit.
He wasn't alone in his awfulness, but he simply isn't ready for senior footy. I want to see him dominating the 2nd's and cleaning up his footy awareness before we start playing him in the seniors. Serve his apprenticeship. There's something to work with and next year he'll be a certain starter.