Here’s my thoughts on a few players. In no particular order.
David Howlett – one of the game’s best tacklers. He’s a tad more uncertain when he’s in the clear with the ball.
Brent Stanton – an infuriating player. Sometimes kicks it, I feel, just to chalk up another possession. Occasionally gets caught with the ball when his experience should come into play. When he’s hot, he’s hot. Needs to leave the acting to Hollywood.
Patrick Ryder – when he’s on song, he’s one of the league’s best. When he’s not…well.
Leroy Jetta – one of the best goalsneaks in the business, but leave the soccer-style staging at home please.
Jake Carlisle – pair of the best hands in the business, but at a bit of a loss sometimes when he’s got the ball.
Jobe Watson – not on the same page as his dad was, but he’s heard that a thousand times. Dogged and determined at the ball player though – one of our best.
Michael Hurley – talk about having good and bad days. This guy has them, and no in-betweens.
Ricky Dyson – doesn’t do much wrong, but seems to be at a disadvantage if he can’t get on that left foot. Needs (and deserves) an extended run. Delisted 12/11/12.
Courtenay Dempsey – 120% effort given, but does too many silly things, like drop a touch too many marks or handball it to the opposition or nobody in particular.
Dyson Heppell – good things happen when he gets the ball.
Stewart Crameri – not 100% sure what to make of this bloke yet. I don’t think he’s genuine full-forward material, but there’s no doubting his skills. See that run vs Freo on the night of 23/6/12? Awesome.
David Zaharakis – good things generally happen when he gets the ball too. When he doesn’t get it is usually when the Dons have issues.