I think the Eagles have a good future under Adam Simpson. He seems like a calm and all round nice bloke. People calling for him to be sacked should be ashamed of themselves. Give the bloke a chance. He seems to have a good rapport with his players and isn't a psycho that chucks phones around.
These are the guys who I thought took the biggest steps forward in 2014 (not including debutants):
1. Eric Mackenzie
I feared the worst when Darren Glass retired, but Mackenzie really stood up and became the new general of the backline. He gets the job done with a minimum of fuss and seems to have a good head on his shoulders. I would really like to see him considered for the captaincy.
2. Jamie Cripps
I like this guy. He gets under opposition teams' radar, bobs up and kicks goals. He's a pretty good mark for his size, too.
3. Scott Lycett
This guy has proved that the Eagles' ruck stocks are deep. I'm so glad he's decided to stay!
4. Jamie Bennell
The Eagles have lacked a small defender since David Wirrpanda retired. This guy's the man. Has good pace and rebounds well out of defence.
5. Mitch Brown
He really held down his spot this year and played consistently in the backline.
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