I just want to see what Toby Greene does in a GF. Hopefully he sparks a 1985 GF style brawl. Been a while since there’s been a good old-fashioned dust-up in a GF. AFL trying to sanitise the game, who cares in Grand Finals? TG will be one bloke who wouldn’t give a ■■■■ about if he was suspended for half of next season.
While you wouldn’t give them all away for KPF, you probably would trade one. The rest of the post l agree with. The Pies lacked a marking/goal kicking target such as a Cameron or Lynch. Mihocek was WOG and had no impact all day. This is one of the main reasons why we need a fit and firing Joey D in the forward line.
Beams is the one that hurt them & hopefully continues to. After the finals last year it was obvious that their form relied heavily on Cox having an impact forward & they had tall issues down back so giving up 2 x 1st round picks for another mid who then has barely played is a big reason why they aren’t going 1 step further. They managed to find a bargain in Roughead but still desperately need a tall forward. Reid was a decent defender in his day but only even a pinch hitter forward so you can see how desperate they were picking him in the PF.
If I was in charge of their list I’d be looking for somebody like Bruce (if the talk is true) who could be a very good target for them. If it means trading out players like Elliot, Sier or maybe even someone like WHE who aren’t absolute vital cogs its still their best chance of a flag in the short term. Pendlebury is 32 the start of next year.
Ironically enough, while a massive GF day brawl with Mumford and Greene going ham and eyeballs flying everywhere is exactly the kind of spectacle the AFL has been dreading for 20 years, it’d be the best thing that could ever happen to GWS as a club.
People CARE about GWS now. Hate is emotional involvement, and emotional involvement is the bedrock of football. After Greene’s bout of eye-poking, Dogs fans despise them with a burning passion. And having someone who really, really hates you is the first step to having a rivalry which is a big stride down the road to being a club rather than just a franchise.