Originally Posted by pecks
I reckon they're different to Melbourne, and place more emphasis on their ball ball movement from their forwards who give them a different dimension in attack. Definitely something to work with. The Dogs are probably the one team in the comp that would cope best if their halves went down. They dont rely heavily on them like most teams, or at least the top teams.
true, they have played a more creative forwards game this season, but if they have to start losing players due to salary cap restrictions its generally the forwards who get shuffled around, i still think they're seen as more dispensible, its as if they can be moulded into a role by some of these modern day coaches who rely on a more rigid structure compared to days gone by
But you're right, ifd you do get a really good ball playing forward like some of the Dogs or Glen Stewart, Sam Thaiday, even Burgess, they're keepers also & nearly as important as your playmakers