- Thursday, 05 July 2012
WHEN Subiaco played Swan Districts in Rd. 9 nine of their best 18 were out through injury.
As a result 2012 has seen Subiaco’s list depth tested significantly.
The league teams injury problems has also seen the reserves undermanned, however, there remains a number of players in the twos who continue to push for league selection.
We take a look at some of them...
To qualify for the reserves report the player must have played reserves (or not league) against East Perth.
Genovese has finally got some continuity into his football after years of repeated shoulder injuries and it has converted into consistent football. The Kalgoorlie product has averaged just under 20 possessions in the past month, which included a season best 27 disposals and a goal last week against East Perth. That allusive league debut looks within reach.
Joyce is a colts graduate and player four games of reserves between rounds 1-6 before being promoted for his league debut. Joyce then took a break before returning and has played three games in the reserves and has averaged 18 touches a game.
Buddy, as he is commonly referred to, made his much publicized debut in 2012 when he and father Ali became the first father-son combination to play senior football. However, Buddy has only played four league games since that date. An eight goal haul on the weekend in the reserves playing in a forward pocket showed that Buddy may be ready to live up to his potential and make a return to the league team.
Muller was once cut by coach Scott Watters from the Colts for being “too small” only to return the following year and make his league debut. There were five league appearances from Muller in 2011 for a return of 13 possessions per game. Last week’s game against East Perth was Muller’s debut in 2012 with 15 touches, four marks and a goal.
17 games of Colts across two seasons has seen Mitch Harvie promoted into senior football in the reserves. In his debut against East Perth on the weekend Harvie had eight disposals, with 3 kicks and eight handpasses but amassed four tackles.
Three seasons of Colts and a best and fairest award were before Garcia when he made his senior debut against East Perth on the weekend. Consistently amongst the Colts best in his time Garcia seamlessly slotted into senior football with 17 disposals, nine marks, and four tackles.