Round 21 Preview
All week we were waiting for the news that a teammate who’d been through an injury struggle would be picked for his first senior game for a number of years. We thought that player might be Daniel Menzel, however we’re thrilled for Nathan Vardy.
Dan was a little bit sore from his BOG performance on the weekend, having now played six games in a row. If he came into the AFL side he’d need to play through the next month without a break.
Nathan’s a great story and he hasn’t played at this level for almost two years but he’s got so much talent and you just hope he gets a good run at things. He’s grown up a hell of a lot through his injury struggles. It’s going to be great to see him out there tomorrow night. He’ll give us an option in the ruck and might free up Mark Blicavs to play through the midfield.
During the week I caught up with an old school mate (still a mate) and a key player for the opposition on Saturday night, in St Kilda’s Jarryn Geary. We went to school together from Year 7 at Catholic College in Bendigo and were rivals when Kennington Sandhurst and Eaglehawk played each other. He believes the Saints are really comfortable playing at Etihad Stadium and that’s something we need to be aware of. We need to make sure we come to play right from the start. It’s another huge game for us because if we drop one along the way we are in a lot of strife.
Hope to see you all there at the game on Saturday night.