Revisiting Martin vs Newley (vs others)
Not trying to take the gloss off the Boomers brilliant start, because I am thoroughly enjoying it. And feeling good about my little bet on them on both games so far and at odds of $8 for a medal! But just for some discussion.....
Now that everyone's had a chance to watch the Boomers in action, what are your thoughts on the Boomers squad selection?
We’re playing a 9 man rotation, with 3 guys sitting on the end of the bench. One’s a 4 man (who could possibly play wing but it wouldn’t be ideal at this level), one’s a defensive guard and one’s a scoring guard.
I tend to think we would’ve been better off leaving Martin or Goulding at home and bringing Newley instead.
This occurred to me when I was pondering our next match vs the US, and I realised they have 7 or 8 small forwards and we have 2. Basically the US has a glut of options for players on the wing with a bit of size. We have a glut of options at the guard spot, but with Delly and Patty playing the bulk of the minutes, and Lisch on board rounding out a balanced skill set amongst the 3 of them, it seems a bit unnecessary having both of Martin and Goulding twiddling their thumbs waiting for a blow out to get on court.