Remember how the Dogs won the flag with the following kpf players?
Tom Boyd (fwd/ruck)
I think the Daniher & Hooker duo is more than capable. In fact they smash those two out of the park.
What about the 3peat Hawks that had Hale (fwd/ruck) and Roughead? JD would flog Hales output and I bet you Hookers wouldn’t be far off Roughy.
And if you want to compare Hookers output to who would be the top rated kpf this year here you go.
Remembering that Walker has been a kpf his whole career and is playing in the top side who have all been playing together a long time & averaging 10 more inside 50’s/game than us. And that’s not factoring in how clean their inside 50’s are either.
Adelaide setup is Walker who plays more CHF with Jenkins in square. Whereas we have JD up ground with Hooker in square.
Tex Walker… Cale Hooker
Hooker is only going to keep improving as the team improves. His average possessions could draw to level to Tex who should get more ball playing higher up ground anyway, and even if his goals/game only lifts another 0.5-1 which is easily achievable he isn’t that far off.
The 1%r’s by Cale make his value to our fwd line all the more impressive. His follow up at ground level & working for his team mates is fantastic.
Oh and by the way he takes more contested marks than Tex! Just sayin’