The pair struggled to come to a consensus All-Australian midfield, with both agreeing that statistics don’t tell the whole story.
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“They’ll all have 30 possessions,” Lyon said on SEN Breakfast.
“I want to know what they do with them.
“It’s a hard thing because as a midfielder, you’ve got to go back and support in the back half as well.
“There’s no definitive template to say if you tick all these boxes, you will be an All-Australian midfielder,” Lyon said.
Watson said he chose players who can impact the game in a variety of ways instead of just pure accumulators.
“Some of these guys influence a game more than others that may have the stats,” he said.
Watson’s top six midfielders of 2019 (in no order)