There is no doubt over the last few years we frustratingly overpaid the likes of Russell Packer, Josh Reynolds, David Nofolomu, Chris McQueen and Moses Mbye. As a result, with high contract players, you expect them to bring alot and these players cop their fair share of criticism.
Ben Matulino is sometimes on this group, but I actually think he is one of our most important players. He is one of VERY FEW forwards who can punch over the advantage line consistently (Watch his runs…they are as effective as Thomas Mikaeles). He is also a very strong defender, and it is very rare you will see him make a miss or get him on the backfoot. I do agree, at times his workrate could improve a little bit in attack, but I also think Madge is working hard to improve that. For me he is very good and outside Matterson, the next forward picked every week.