Surprised that there has been little comment about Sandi against Collingwood. No records for hit outs this week but he stood up all night, with very little support in the ruck, and awesome second efforts at ground level. Agreement around us at the game that he was close to BoG. (Despite no kicks - just 17 hand balls straight!) Maybe we are just used to his high standard week in week out.
Anyway, the big fella deserves a rest.....give Griffin a run against Brisbane.
Sandi was a huge reason why we got over the line against the Pies. I'm not so sure who should be our second ruckman should be given the fact that Hannath is a work in progress and Clark is Clark - we need one of them to step up ready for the finals!
I don't know what it is about these big fellas but they need to be number one ruckman to perform.A few years ago Sandi got injured, Griff stood up then Griff buggered his knee and Clarke stood up. It just seems as the no 2 ruckman in the side they just can't get into the groove.
Well, you're asking your #2 ruckman to do a fairly hard job with the way the game runs these days. He's got to drop back or forward to provide an option, play on the ball and offer another big body through the middle plus a 3rd man up, then when the #1 takes a rest or is swinging through forward or back he's got to go hard and compete at every bounce or restart.
For that very reason, you can't expect Griff and Sandi to play in the same side unless something weird is going on. Both are #1 ruck types whereas Zachary Clark provides a good template for the #2 type. He's mobile and agile along with being a dedicated follower of fashion, and you can't have too much of that in football, after all.
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fourthump, Alvin Prpl, DocDocker, Bizkit, rogerrocks said You Beaut
They seek him here
They seek him there
His clothes are loud
but never square
Could he not be a dedicated follower of fashion and still look more dedicated on the field and produce more consistent results? He looks like he could be so much better but just goes missing too often.