Blight on Melbourne: ‘They’ll struggle to make the eight again’

AFL Nation - Tue, 6th Mar 2018 - 0 Comments

Malcolm Blight believes Melbourne lack the experience to be a genuine contender in 2018.

The premiership-winning Adelaide Crows coach is worried about the lack of 100-game players at the Demons, suggesting Simon Goodwin’s highly-fancied side will miss September action for a 12th successive season.

“I’ve looked at the 100-game players,” said Blight on Sportsday SA.

“It’s a really good mark to see where you sit in the landscape of football and also premierships.

“Pretty important this. Melbourne only have eight 100-game players, Hawthorn have 17.

“That is a massive difference.

“It doesn’t mean you can’t win but I’ll guarantee you, you won’t.”

He added: “I think they’ll struggle to make the eight again.”

Listen to Blighty’s Melbourne season preview below: