Well, rate and review the season.
I'd give us a 3, solely based on the first 3 games + playing alot of kids as well.
It seems that once we get worked out by the opposition we are unable to adapt or slow proeedings and get some momentum back. We looked great for 2.5 games at the start but have gone downhill from there. The Freo-saints-pies games really affected us (and Freo too who lost their next 2 games as well) but we got nothing back against Dogs and Lions.
We also have a dangerous stretch coming up after GWS where we play Dees-Crows(H)-Cats on consectutive 6-day breaks as well.
Zach Merrett looks a gun, as does Gleeson
JD with some support and decent supply will be a gun sooner rather than later. You can build a team around him, but you need the right supports.
The defence has been rock solid, only conceeded over 100 twice this year (Freo and Swans).
Hooker is going strength to strength and Hurley has been very good except for 1.5 games
Hepple has taken his game to another level in terms of clearances, tackles and blocking. Chasing and general foot skills have been average at best
- The midfield. Thought last year that the mids batted pretty deep but we seem to be lacking depth this year. Zaka and Melksham (especially the latter) have been passengers, Howlett has come on from last year. Goddard out for 3 weeks and also Myers out really hurt as they are the ones who can hit targets 40-50m away.
- Lack of plan B
- The forward line is a joke. Carlisle is out of sorts, we have no small forwards and Winders still can't string more than 2 games together.
- We heard for 2 weeks that when TBC comes back it will benefit Carlisle, yet when he comes back, Carlisle is the sub?????
- Myers has a sore hammy, just being cautious, misses 3 weeks