It was well said earlier, the idea of relying on a kick back into the middle and it not being addressed by the opposition over a full season is a pipe dream. We looked better last year with Fantasia, Tippa and McKenna at times being the line breakers off half back....
Gleeson. Stanton and Kelly are not a line breakers. Neither is Goddard but he has been excellent this year and his kicking is much better than last year and a weapon. But none of these guys have pace and Kelly and Stanton are in their last years. Gleeson is slipping..
This year we have McGrath putting his hand up for this role and he is such a gun that he is really working into the role, but seriously, relying on one player and first year player to provide the spark for our slow and aging midfield? Ridiculous!
We should persist with McKenna. We really started growing into the role off half back in the 2nd half of last year.
We need to return to rotating Tippa, Fantasia, back on occasion. Coupled with McKenna and McGrath back and the quality of Goddard, Heppell (who is well down on form but will come back) and Zach will see us move the ball in exciting fashion without having to rely on the kick back into the middle.