I dispute that. Last time Langford played (in a loss so no easy ride) he had 19 disposals and 7 tackles. Last time Francis played he had 13 disposals and that’s not as a midfielder. The others are unproven. I reckon they are showing just as much if not more than the slow plodders we are selecting.
To put it in perspective, last week Howlett had 12 possessions and with that stunning performance he was named as a starting follower! Given his best on ground 9 possession game this week not only will he keep players out 8-10 years younger he may well end up as the playing coach.