I'd sooner us play Redman that pick up X Richards. Obviously one of Bellchambers or Stewart will play forward with Joe in 2017 so that third forward role is prefer to be Redman unless Worsfold plans on playing Jobe/BJ as forwards when not in midfield but those 4 is very immobile IMO with only Fantasia and a Colyer/Zaka/Walla on a flank. For me, the forward setup is the most intriguing of next season. Can't wait to see Jackie M's training reports to give me some idea how it's going to structure up.
What are Langford and Laverde? Chopped liver?
Of course not AN! Both are further examples of why we don't need X Richards. I do see them playing more midfield than forward in the future whereas Redman more a Gunston type forward. Purely opinion only.
Langford, yeah, don't think so on Laverde myself.
But I'd see our forwardline as containing Daniher, Hooker, Walla, Raz, Laverde with stints from Francis, Langford, Zaka, Jobe with Stewart, Redman in reserve. I only see Bellchambers as a reserve for Luey.
The backline has Hurley, Hartley, Ambrose and Brown as KPDs - 3 to play. I think we have enough backline cover to allow Hooker to play forward.