I think from Cripps's reply to Caroline that he 'couldn't wait until Friday' means you'd probably have to tie his legs together to stop him playing.
It'd be a bit of an anti-climax if he doesn't play and come out all fired up.
Sometimes you have to save players from themselves.
I've got no doubt he wants to be out there and will try his butt off to contribute as best he can. I've also go not doubt that he is not 100%. Then its a question of how close to it is he....and will that % mean he will be able to contribute more than a fully fit and in form player who would be desperate to prove himself, like Dow is.
I don't care if it hurts his feelings. Do whats best for the team.
The government completely misunderstood mate not me.
Liam Jones was berated on here for saying how awful and dangerous a man he was to be anywhere our team and he may kill players in the team as he is unvaccinated. Time has proven and clearly shown his obviously safe to be beside 40 of his teammates in showers, dressing rooms etc yet 18 months ago he was looked upon like he would be the grim reaper!
He had the balls to hold his ground on something he believed in despite all ridicule he never swayed.
Good on him.
Liam Jones can do what he wants. IDGAF. However, he put himself above the team, he made himself out to be an individual, and when you play a team sport, thats not great. There has been talk about our current captain being an individual and its hurting the team....this is on-field...and my thoughts there are the same as they were with Jones. Be part of the team and do team things. Jones chose otherwise, as is his right, and we effectively showed him the door, as is our right.
None of that has anything to do with any kind of genius intelligence in understanding of how COVID works though.
Its the governments job to govern for the people. We couldn't be trusted to do the right thing and isolate, so the government had to step in and make us do it.
The government didn't 'misunderstand', the government didn't know....nobody did. Everybody dealt with it differently and did what they thought best with the information they were given.
Next time something like this happens, you and Liam Jones might try and take a similar stance, and it may work again. .....or it may not. It may be more severe, and more likely to cause death. You think people will be dancing on your grave because they were proven right and you 'chose' wrong? No. But you seem to be doing that in reverse.
I think its much better to err on the side of caution. You wanna be a risk taker, thats your right, but sooner or later, it may not work out as well.
18 months ago we were locked in our houses like prisoners whether your vaccinated or not couldn't fly, take kids to a playgroung, get a haircut, play golf, go fishing, couldn't even walk around the block! All this while businesses went under and the state racked up the highest debt of any state. How anyone can seriously say that was a justified response has me buggered.
Yet now we are free to do whatever we want and vaccination is now our choice as it always should have been and yet Covid numbers are still climbing and very much present.
My niece is pregnant and fully vaccinated and works at the front desk in a company with 120 employees. She says several of them have been sneezing and coughing and have tested positive for covid yet when asked why are they at work most said they have no more sick days so cant afford to stay home. in other words 12 months ago businesses and playgrounds were closed down as Covid was so damaging and deadly yet now you can legally roam around and infect as many people as you want and the government are perfectly ok with it.
Did the virus change or do the political position on it? Cant ask Dan as he wont recall.
We had a specialist kicking coach (Sav Rocca), we sacked him to cut costs. I say fark off one of the other spuds and get him or a better one back at the club. Didn't StK just dump the ex Hawks kicking guru (forgot his name)?
Kicking coaches will not break the bank, and if you are serious about your football, you can ask for help off your own bat. H has already knocked back FREE help from Fev.
I'd suggest that he spends his money on a Sports Psych instead.
If Harry doesn't play then Charlie will be one out and have half the opposition hanging off him. I'd get Matthew Lloyd in and working with Harry.....maybe his brother can arrange it and start earning his money.
Play TDK, SOJ and Kennedy/Cripps along with Charlie up forward.
It's a little tricky...Marchbank at his best would be in my best 22 On yesterday's efforts probably not...and to be honest I'm not sure we can trust his durability.
I picked him, its not the first time either.
He might not be as athletic as Gov, nor as penetrating with his kick, but he is more consistent and more reliable.....and largely underrated. Can he get back to what he was? Thats the million dollar question to which i don't have an answer.....but i'd like to think so.