Coach – Chris Scott
Points For – 6th
Points Against – 2nd
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Tom Stewart
- Jack Henry
- Tom Hawkins
- Isaac Smith
- Cameron Guthrie
2021 Rising Star Noms
Ins – Jonathon Ceglar, Toby Conway, Mitchell Knevitt, James Willis, Flynn Kroeger, Cooper Whyte, Oliover Dempsey
Outs – Oscar Brownless, Jordan Clark, Charlie Constable, Darcy Fort, Lachie Henderson, Ben Jarvis, Josh Jenkins, Nathan Kreuger, Stefan Okunbor, Cameron Taheny
Talk about a club looking desperately for a cliff to fall off. They started to find the cliff towards the end of last season and never looked the part when the finals kicked off. You could argue they were missing some important players but when you average age is 82, you are bound to have some injuries.
The backline looked solid last year until Tom Stewart got injured and then it started to unravel. Kolodjashnij is not a great player and needs good players around him. The half backs are pretty uninspiring and give little run or drive. Blicavs (used to be a hurdler or runner or something) looks like spending more time back here and was solid last year.
The midfield reads well except for age, Dangerfield, Selwood and Smith are counting the days and looked like those days were rapidly approaching last year. They will need more from Duncan, Menegola and Guthrie this year but I dont think it is a good enough midfield to compete at the top end.
The forward line will get the job done if they get enough ball. Cameron and Hawkins arent going to lose too many marking contests and at the least will bring the ball to the ground. The smalls are going to get opportunity but I am not sold on the quality of them. Rohan’s reputation is shot after another rubbish finals series.
The rucks will be interesting, felt like they finally settled on Stanley last year but the recruitment of Ceglar gives them a potentially better ruck option. The coach is golden and will probably leave when he wants to. Should probably make that soon though before people realise just how little he has accomplished since his first year in the job.
I dont like their list. It is old and lacks balance. There is enough quality along with home ground advantage to qualify for the top 8 but I dont think enough for the top four. This is the year their decline starts. I think they finish in the 6-9 range.