Nah, as past it as Myers is, he needs to be there - we’ve got f’all midfield muscle. BJ off bench and on the wing, changing on ball - p*ss off from the backline, he’s too slow. At least he’s got some time on the wing to pinpoint some kicks into f50. When he’s in the middle he needs to put his body on the line - he’s only got a dozen games left in his career and needs to be reminded of this.
Game time to Langford, Clarke, even Mutch, all in the middle. Stringer goes into the middle as much as he was going in the first few rounds - make the pr*ck run a little. So what if they get smacked against Danger, Selwood and co? They’re going to learn a lot about what it takes to play midfield in the AFL. All Smith, Zerret, Zaka etc. are going to learn is that they don’t have the bodies to go with the bigger mids inside - it’s going to be a bigger dent to their confidence than the younger guys.
Instructions to the team is run, hit, congest - Smack sits in the forward 50 - Stewart learns how to throw his weight around - he needs to clock up a PB on his GPS, up on the wing, back into the 50 - rinse, repeat… all game he is either taking the ball, or taking out packs of players. He needs to get physical.
This is their final - they can lose, but they need to take it up to Geelong physically, in each of the thirds on the ground - hard in defence, centre, f50. If they can do that, they might win back some supporters.