Guelfi’s strength is getting the ball rolling in our favour. Whether that’s through tackling or spoiling or just getting a fingernail to the ball he scraps.
You can have too many of those types obviously but having a few is critical to bringing the prime movers into the game. Without these types players like zaharakis or Sheil have to go win the ball themselves and that limits their effectiveness on the outside.
I actually don’t think Guelfi is a bad kick but suffers from the same thing that most of our players suffer from and that’s stupidity. We have a team full of panic merchants.
We severely lack class but getting rid of Guelfis not going to help.
Brown is getting on and looks like best 22, especially with Joe Daniher turning into Darcy Daniher.
Guelfi is living the dream, plucked as a mature ager from obscurity and is near enough to a starting best 22 player. He is certainly one of the first players brought in to cover an injury to a small forward/mid/back.
Of the names you’ve listed, I could only see Gleeson leaving for opportunities if his body falls apart and a team was willing to offer him a role as an experienced head future coach type of deal.
I can only see us losing a player if there is some “go-home-factor” at play or we move Darcy back to the flank for the 2nd half of the season. Neither seem very likely though as the young guys look super tight and surely Woosh couldn’t be so silly.
Can’t agree with you there. Doesn’t offer enough going the other way, to be the 1st picked. Much like Brown, he’s a luxury (lock down) in his position. The type you can only afford when you’ve already got enough of the other aspects, intercept marking and rebounding in the case of Ambrose.
I’m on the side of being unlikely to trade but see these guys as options, if they have value and we want more picks.
Think it’s just that he’s behind Witts on the depth chart. Has shown some ok AFL level play at 27 and considering the dearth of other options could be worth a try.
Seems like a workable plan for 2020 would be:
Ruck #1: hope TBC can carry this for another year
Ruck #2: newly recruited first back up, a bit younger than Clarke (Nicholls, Ladhams?)
Ruck #3: Draper returning from injury
Ruck #4: another project possibly Bowman