I hope we have a half back come on so BJ is squeezed out of the team next year.
But I cant see it happening. Hope it is his last year. He has been a good servant. With Kelly gone, we probably need some more leadership in the back half.
Depending on who we recruit - we might need BJ to play jobes role as inside mid at times if we dont get anyone.
nobody noticed, cos it prolly didn’t actually happen.
why the ■■■■ would you swap goddard for zaka in a inside mid role, something zaka has never ■■■■■■■ been ?
how would it help the team by doing that.
zaka stayed in the same outside role he’s always had.
If he was swapped out of there, it was prolly due to the fact a midfield of him, watson and hepp were getting ■■■■■■■ destroyed week in week out, and winning the the clearences in said midfield that was totally and utterly destroyed isn’t exactly saying much, but he was the most adaptable to a move (i’ll give you that).
Goddard is past it, but no doubt he’ll be kept on for guilt associated purposes like he was this year.
Also didn’t like the fact he claimed he’d be getting paid first day of preseason no matter whether they wanted him to turn up or not.
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