I think you are being a little harsh on Goddard. He was easily in our best two players up until round 8 or so.
I agree he’s slow but that can be offset by having faster players around him. Having all of Goddard, Heppell, Jobe and Myers altogether was our biggest problem.
I was very impressed and a little surprised to see how well Goddard went playing as a permanent clearance player.
I do agree with you though on the point of giving the kids more exposure. Parish and Langford and the like need to be playing a far more prominent role and should be prioritised over BJ.