Players in the midfield need:
Capacity to run at decent speed all day
Capacity to cover a lot of ground and work hard forward and back
Skills: hand, foot and marking
Grit to push hard
Big body so they don’t get pushed off the ball and can stick tackles…and break them
Footy Intelligence: to run to space, do smart things and see the next move
Some will have this list others need to be taught.
Get a couple of these in and we will be a top 4 side.