Laverde: A gun. Hard, fast and very good recovery from contest to contest. Not a like for like swap for Green but disagree with those who say that would be a bad change given how quick Lavs recovery is. Think he allows a four pronged set up worth looking at at some stage. Either way - he stays fit and we're a much more dangerous side.
Langford: Didn't notice a whole lot of his midfield time and did most of his best work at the far end which is a massive test for my eyesight but no doubt a good game. Haven't been as harsh on his AFL form as some but to me he looks like he's one of those 'everything clicks' pre-seasons away from being a very good player. Will become an athletic beast and a very good midfielder.
Redman: Decent at half back and was thrown forward in the second half. Interesting one for mine because he looks to have the tools but we're flooded with half forward/backs at the moment. Going alright.
Long: Didn't play with as much flair as usual which may have done him a few favours Saturday. Kept it simple and did it well. Would be giving him another year.
Stanton: Got a stack of it and will be a good asset for this side heading into the finals. Can't see him getting back into the seniors without a heap of injuries but if that happens we know what we're going to get if and can't knock that in what will be his final year.
Howlett: Class above VFL level and a sign of decent depth, can still be serviceable in the seniors, albeit as the 20th-22nd man at best. Interesting one for the end of the year.
Hocking: Tough as nails and still goes well at this level. Unlikely to get another year but certainly need to find someone with his grunt for the ones.
Leuey: Seems like he's one of the types that will play the same sort of game regardless of the level. Belly doing nice things but certainly no disaster if we had to take Leuey into a final.
Ridley: Unnoticed for the majority of the game but probably expected playing deep defence in a side conceding five goals.
Francis: Combine my assessments of Long, Langford, Redman and Ridleys and you get this bloke. Needs a huge pre season but not sure where he plays. Want him as the big, angry, game changing midfielder we so desperately need - whether he can get himself that fit is another story but that's where I'd be developing him.
Jerrett: Another who seems to play the same game at either level. Conservative list management gives him one last year to prove himself in 2018.
Fridge: Not the BRING HIM IN performance we were hoping for but think he would handle himself well if he gets a call up in the run home. Solid prospect.
Morgan: Most invisible footballer we've had since Van Unen. Was like he wasn't even out there on Saturday....
Clarke: Seems to get to very good spots and finds plenty of it. Like the look of him.
Mutch: Not the first to say it but won't be the last. Reckon we've got one here.
Dea: Unspectacular game but makes for good depth.
Probably a few I've forgotten about. Not as fun as the side we had two-three years ago but very capable of a prelim appearance at least if they can scrap the Essington style efforts shown against Werribee and Richmond from here on in.