Hunt really benefited from the much faster service Granville gave him. No more kicking with defenders right in his face, all the time in the world with the ball in hand...
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I disagree. There were several times, particularly in the first 15 minutes that Hunt received balls late from Granville and this forced his kick a little more. Granville also chose some poor options on the 4th tackle, which led to poor 5th tackle options. If everyone is going to get stuck into McCullough, we also can't watch other options with one-eye.Hunt really benefited from the much faster service Granville gave him. No more kicking with defenders right in his face, all the time in the world with the ball in hand...
Well, yeah, you clearly aren't watching the same game. McCullough is better than Granville in all areas except service. He's genuinely terrible at it and why he can't go to the next level.I seriously can't believe some people are saying that Granville gives better service then Macca. I can't be watching the same game. Macca is so so much better in every aspect IMO. People don't realize the impact not having Macca has had on our attack IMO.
The delusion is amazing. McCullough cant pass off the ground and takes 3 times longer to grt the ball to the halves.
That's a pretty fair assessment.Granville's service is better than McCullough's. That is a fact. McCullough is better in the other areas. He's clearly the better hooker and has had 5 years of FG experience over Granville. He'll never be a top tier hooker until he improves his passing substantially though.
So much this. This whole argument is ridiculous. Granville has done a great job and is the ideal bench hooker, but macca is in a whole different class to him. End of storyGranville will be a great starting hooker one day but McC is in a whole other league at the moment. Stupid argument.
To be fair BP, this stemmed from a discussion based on Hunt's game via service from Granville. It's all related.Members need to be wary of taking threads off topic.
Can get tiring to click onto a thread about Ben Hunt only to see past arguments revisited.
Exactly right. Nobody is arguing that Granville should replace Macca. That's right, nobody.I don't think anyone's arguing with that - if Macca wasn't head and shoulders above a guy who has only played a few games in first grade, then we'd have some serious issues.
Still, that doesn't mean we shouldn't acknowledge the positives Granville brings to the side, that McCullough can struggle with from time to time.
Why does everything have always be this vs that? Why can't we just be thankful we have two young hookers with great potential?
I think Granville's performances have shown he deserves a spot on the bench. McCullough has been doing very well now that he's playing 80 minutes, but that extra spark and incisiveness Granville brings could be particularly useful against a tired a defence, or when we're chasing a game and need to take some risks.