BigMart wrote:... Longer can crash and bash the opposition #1 ruckman for two spells of 8 mins
Hickey can then either take full advantage of a tired ruckman or smash a part timer and really give our mids something...
Few clubs go with two ruckman, why copy them... use the fact we have a good #2 to our advantage. It will compensate the loss of the mobile player...
If Longer cannot fulfill this role Marshall forward Hickey back to #1
A lot to like in that very in depth analysis Mart. My only problem is, Billy.
I'd be playing anyone, yes, anyone
, on our list ahead of Billy. Can't mark. Not much of a kick. (I don't know if he can handball? So no comment there.) Sure, competes
in the ruck, but doesn't actually win many taps
. Holmesy would get at least as many possessions as Billy, whilst winning more and better tap outs. Basically, we're pretty much playing one man short
. Sorry Billy, but I'd rate you as the worst player on our list.
I was disappointed when we failed to trade him out last season - as now the rest of the league will doubtless cotton-on soon.
I'm also aware however that some astute Saintsational observers have said the Billy is now over his injuries, and is ready to surprise. I'm hoping to be surprised.