Dusty was best-on again against the Bulldogs. Rioli, Graham and Naish were all dropped for Ross, Markov and Stack, and the skipper was back with Vlastuin out injured. We went in with three genuine tall forwards, and the Dogs just didn’t have the defensive power to match. Aarts is thriving in the Butler role and bobbed up for three goals. Grimes won us a 50m and goal with a stagey flop when he was brushed by Ed Richards; this was the beginning of a deliberate tactic that I do not like to see in my favourite Tiger.Embed from Getty Images
We really clobbered them. Bont was very quiet. Dusty was a 4-quarter player and kicked an inside-out boomer from the right pocket, all three of his goals were actually top drawer. Newbies Markov and Ross combined to create another goal. Marbs played cleverly and is just a delight to watch.
He’s reinventing football— 4boat (@4Boat) July 29, 2020
It’s so eye-opening to see a tall player confident in their speed and agility. Combined with Noah Balta down back (his citizen’s arrest on Josh Bruce was fantastic) we have so much excitement to look forward to.
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I have pinched these from @Tigers_of_Old who is a shrewd observer. Dusty has leapt to the top of the leaderboard.
Martin 5, Grimes 4, Balta 3, Pickett 2, Chol 1
10: Lambert, Short, Bolton
8: Vlastuin, Grimes
7: Prestia, Balta
5: Higgins, Vlastuin, Cotchin, Eggmolesse-Smith, McIntosh, Baker
3: Prestia, Houli
2: Riewoldt, Pickett, Chol
1: Lynch, Castagna, Graham