It’s fair to say that Sam Power is not in the best of form. While he played a good stopping game on Peter Burgoyne against Port a couple of weeks ago, his game at Geelong (‘The City of Dreams’) last week was pretty average: 4 kicks,2 tackles and3 frees against. His opponent, Joel Selwood, was in Geelong’s best with 31 possies and 5 tackles.
Interestingly enough, Sam Power was added to the second tier ‘unit’ leadership group during the pre-season (which was voted by the players). After last week’s effort, this has to be looked at. Without injuries to Campbell, Harvey, Jesse Smith and Liam Anthony he’d almost certainly be dropped.
Can you be a true leader without contributing on-field?
A couple of years ago, during that epic 2007 season, the extended leadership group was deemed to be underperforming. They pruned 9 back to 4 core players mid-season (Simpson, Harvey, Petrie and Rawlings) and ended up playing off in a Prelim.
I reckon a few questions need to be asked. What do you reckon?