Chris Yarran, Jeff Garlett and Eddie Betts are three dynamic forwards and when they’re on, the Blues look a far more dangerous team.
Last night’s 55-point win over the Brisbane Lions proved this theory right and they are the true replacement for Brendan Fevola; not Lachie Henderson.
Yarran and Garlett add spark across the half forward line and Betts, well he’s really become one of the best current indigenous forwards in the game. He takes a very strong mark on the lead which makes him hard to match up on.
After half-time, the Blues looked a far better side at Etihad Stadium and it was a far cry from losses to North Melbourne and Hawthorn this season – when coincidentally the three smalls weren’t firing.
While that’s a great sign that these three little forwards are dangerous, it can also be a worry for the Blues – who have top four ambitions – and currently in sixth place need Henderson, Setanta o’hAilpin and Ryan Houlihan to be more imposing up forward.
It is one of the reasons why they chose Shaun Hampson over Robbie Warnock for last night’s match. They need a tall forward option. Last night Houlihan was brilliant.
Tell us what you think. Are the Blues top four material?