Cometti: Comfortably my worst yet ...

I must confess I felt Fremantle's free agent signing of Colin Sylvia was a good one, a key addition that potentially could take the club one step further this season.

Well, it seems somebody has stolen the keys to the key.

The former Melbourne star has had very little impact.

That was certainly the case on Saturday evening when St Kilda smashed the Dockers at Etihad Stadium.

Sylvia was nowhere to be seen.

He finished the game with a meagre seven possessions.

It looked to me as if Ross Lyon was happy to give his prize recruit more than enough rope.

I doubt we will see him again.

It's one thing for blokes who have proven themselves to fail, it's another for a costly recruit to disappear without a yelp.

What always appealed to me about Sylvia were those spring-loaded boots and his ability to play tall.

Yet in every respect this season he's come up short.

The one sure thing to come out of Saturday's loss was Fremantle's need for Haydn Ballantyne and Michael Walters.

Without one, or preferably the two of them, the Dockers are long odds to make the grand final.

As for Sylvia, I hope it isn't the end.

I saw him play some fine games for the Demons.

But he's up against it now.

I hope he proves me wrong ... then again does that mean I'm belatedly right?

The West Australian

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