Goldy still a risk. An expensive risk. Need to wait and see how depleted NM midfield will effect his scoring. And whether he's moving around the ground okay given a light pre-season and injury niggles. Discounted R2 is the plan to give time to assess the best R2 option (Stef, Grundy or Goldy), then jump on the best option at the appropriate time.
i dont know what the best stat is to see who wins the ball for the ruck but im going with 3 indicators (center clearances,contested possessions and stopages.
the number is where they rank in AFL
32 Ben Cunnington
40 Jack Ziebel
49 Daniel Wells
22 Ben Cunnington
24 Andrew Swallow
38 Jack Ziebel
48 Daniel Wells
9 Ben Cunnington
11 Daniel Wells
39 Andrew Swallow
46 Jack Ziebel
so based on that it pretty clear to me Cunner Swallow and JZ are his main guys and he still has them. Boomer NDS really shouldnt affect him too much, Wells will abit but there are some good guys coming in.
just an interesting fact the games Wells missed Goldy scored 105 173 99 110.
He will be fine.
in fact he is by far the lowest risk of any ruck. Gawn is far riskier costing alot more and only having 1 elite year.
the question really is Goldy at R1 do you pay up for Gawn who might not back it up, go a litte cheaper in grundy hoping he continues to improve or do you take a punt on martin or sandi.
Goldy Grundy or Goldy Gawn for me