On Hartung @wimmera1 I wonder whether he just can’t get the “team rules” type stuff right. I reckon if he could pay a role Hawthorn would have kept him, but if he gets caught up ball watching/chasing against team rules and plans that would explain why 2 teams cast him aside in spite of ok numbers?
I think he played a proper role at Hawthorn.
His role at North seemed to be, ‘skirt outside the packs all day and get the fast breakaway.’
And this isn’t as soft as it sounds, because he did a lot of gut-running to stay with the play, and then give that burst of acceleration.
I have a problem with the premise that a guy is doing the wrong thing, all game, every game, for 13 rounds without getting dropped, so I can only assume that’s what North wanted from him.
For all my ■■■■■■■■ and moaning, my point actually isn’t that we should pick him up. I’m not sure we need that sort of player.
Rather, it’s that we’re carrying two similar styled players who aren’t as good at it as him.
Collins from the Dogs was well rated key back. I think he was likened to Brian Lake. Think he’s struggled to get on the park. Have barely noticed him at VFL level.
He could be like the Freo player (cannot recall his name) who was delisted and now is rated as a good key position back prospect.
with List spots tight. we cant waste a spot picking up rejects.
I mean when we are getting Shiel in…no need to pick up Barlow.
Carlton on the other hand have players on there list worse than the ones other clubs are delisting…they need some experience to win games, noone really replaced Gibbs on their list and they went backwards,