Position SC 2021: Defender Discussion

Which ‘keepers’ are you planning on starting with?

  • Lloyd

    Votes: 36 30.8%
  • Ryan

    Votes: 5 4.3%
  • Laird

    Votes: 103 88.0%
  • Ridley

    Votes: 40 34.2%
  • Daniel

    Votes: 75 64.1%
  • Stewart

    Votes: 72 61.5%
  • Short

    Votes: 72 61.5%
  • Howe

    Votes: 7 6.0%
  • Docherty

    Votes: 20 17.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 15 12.8%

  • Total voters
    117
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Combination of Newman coming back into the side and ZWilliams returning to the traditional attacking defender role has forced Doch up the ground. It’s a conundrum. Supposedly they recruited Zac to play midfield but he’s shown how much more effective he is as a defender. I’m actually tempted to bring him in. I guess Carlton are just going to have to work out which one of them can play up the ground more
 
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Does anyone think Docherty will remain in a wing role?

I noticed he went back later in the game and salvaged a score. That was probably a temporary measure to cover Newman who went down in the third.
Interesting on On the Couch, they were amashing Doc for lack of defensiveness. They suggested Teague needs to make hard decisions and Doc Murphy need to be dropped. Review under way at Carlton, has macro risk factor in my view.
 
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Interesting on On the Couch, they were amashing Doc for lack of defensiveness. They suggested Teague needs to make hard decisions and Doc Murphy need to be dropped. Review under way at Carlton, has macro risk factor in my view.
Bad coaching this season has left Doc exposed one on one with key forwards at times, blames Doc for "lack of defensiveness", makes sense. Moves Doc to a wing, Doc blamed for not being defensive enough still, puts Newman in the backline instead knowing that Newman of course is basically Doc lite, blame Doc anyway. I suggest the hard decision is to tell Teague to learn how to spot defensive mismatches and to stop them from happening to begin with and that Doc isn't Glenn Archer.
 
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Doc is a great floating defender because of his intercept ability and his kicking and a decent small defender but he's a very ordinary winger as the last month has displayed.

The worst part of him to the wing is Newman is a very good winger and not a very good defender. One of those weird moves that coaches make that just makes no sense. On a positive, Docherty and Newman had already switched roles with Newman onto the wing in the 2nd half before Newman went down so hopefully that will continue.

If Teague bows to pressure from some muppet on a couch and dropped Doch, they should just fire him now.
 
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