We'll go around and around in circles in this thread until we draft/trade actual forwards. Not midfielders in the forward pockets. Not defenders being switched to forwards.
Forwards. Guys who have goal sense. Thats what we need. Until then, it'll be a dogs breakfast up there
Funny you say that, who exactly do you and people think will be pushed into the HFF possies next year ?
you'd have to go with Zerrett and parish at this stage, which doesn't solve the forwardline problem.
Agree we need genuine forwards, who know how to play as forwards.
Still think it pales into insignificance however if you don't have a gameplan to actually score goals.
Think it still needs to be
find players to play forward
find players to deliver the ball better.
I hope we go for more youth and pace in the middle than what we've had in the past. I reckon that means more time for Zerrett and Parish in the guts. Seem made for the sweeper and receiver roles. Good and quick by hand and foot as well as decent wheels to beat opponents. We've traditionally had a set up like Watson, Hocking and Heppell which has gone well at times but does miss that extra nano-second and perhaps a touch of ultra high gloss polish at times. Also, there's a natural changing of the guard coming as well as a semi-forced one due to circumstances. Not that any of those guys wont be involved, obviously.
I'm thinking guys like Fantasia, Zaka and Colyer will move between wing and HFF more. Older stagers like Watson and Cooney spending time at HF too. Myers and Heppell should be predominantly involved in the center bounces. Stanton and Goddard can use their experience through HB or HF. Tippa might get more time in the middle but I like his run off HB too much to use him forward too much. If we had another one of him I'd put him on the other HBF!
Laverde, Langford, Eades, Redman, Morgan... all seem like HF/mid types (first two more contested). Who knows, one or two of them might turn into that more permanent small forward we've been waiting eons for.
Still need a big FF so all of Hartley, Hurley and Hooker can play back at the same time! PErhaps Brown will make it his own for now.