Just to give Goddard some respect using actual facts.
From rounds 1-6 Goddard averages 12 contested possessions, and 6 clearances a game. Team leading.
For the remainder of the year he never reached 10 contested possessions in a single game or even 5 clearances in a single game (max 4).
He was moved. He played like a farking champ and they moved him, he accommodated that change. He has been underrated in this aspect of his leadership and game his entire career and blamed for getting easy kicks. But truth is that is the coaches not him.media flogs like wallsy don’t do the research and quite frankly Goddard is an easy target for some.
He averaged 6 contested possessions and 1.25 clearnaces a game from rounds 1-6. He also averaged 3.5 tackles.
After round 6 he averaged
Contested possessions - 6.7 contested possessions a game with (11% increase being the softest evidence of positional change but not insignificant )
Clearances - 2.5 clearances a game (double)
Tackles - 5.1 per game
This is a mountain of evidence suggesting positional change. Not to mention Woosha and Zakka have acknowledge then positional change for some months. Just nobody pointed out Goddard was the victim of the change.
And to round it out at looking at there impact on the game using very flawed champion ranking stats
Zakka average rounds 1-6 = 71
Zakka average across entire 23 matches = 91.4
Goddard average rounds 1-6 = 112 (Zerret level)
Goddard average rounds across entire 23 matches = 97.4