Are We Into Any Players

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by Gimps » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:08 am

He can't even dominate VFL? Well, he has a couple of times. If you refer to my last post above yours, the big blokes take longer. Outside of Joey, whom is a freak, all of the players you mentioned are mids or smalls - it's not a fair comparison.

Francis only turned 20 a few weeks ago.

And what a load of shit, Fantasia did nothing in his first two years. Barely looked likely. Wasn't until the start of his third year that we took notice.

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by BenDoolan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:49 am

boncer34 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:12 pm
DC2 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:59 pm
boncer34 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:13 pm
Windy_Hill wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:09 pm
Re Francis

How often do you see a player who is nothing but a disappointment in his first 2 years actually make it. Francis has given us nothing. Overrated from the beginning and as such will be a list clogger for the next 3 years

If we can trade him out for a decent pick or player combo - take it

I have no doubt the kid has raw talent but isn't it time we as a club stopped flogging dead horses
Bloke by the name of Jobe Watson comes to mind.

We trade him now and we get zero return. We hold him, push the raw talent that he has in spades and we'll get a return.

Christ sacking a bloke after 2 years? Thank god you're not a list manager.
dane swan also was a slacker in the beginning.
Well David Myers (another pick 6) has been on the list for 10 years and we're still waiting for him to get out of 1st gear...
I'm not saying hold on to him forever.

But 2 years? Sacking him so soon makes no sense.
I don't want Francis gone. I've seen what he can do up close in VFL. If he gets everything right (body + work ethic), he'll be a f****** star - no question.

He might cost me a quote in my own thread of "oh no he didn't", but "Bruce" will be a gun player.
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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by boncer34 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:41 am

Windy_Hill wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:08 am
I've been given a Jobe and Swan as players who turned from Ugly Ducklings to Swans. (Excuse the pun)


So we hold onto Francis for 4 years on the basis of that strike rate. That's the problem with this club, always believing we can turn chicken shit into chicken salad. And how well has that worked over the last 17 years.

Merrett, Heppell, McGrath, Daniher, Fantasia. Your good players show you something early. Raz maybe a bit slower but their were clear signs. Even Marty Gleeson who has been slowish to develop has done more in 4 years than Colyer and Myers have in 10

Francis can't even dominate at VFL
We only gave you 2 names because we didn't realize your lack of football knowledge was so pathetic you couldn't come up with more on your own.
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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by Windy_Hill » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:52 pm

boncer34 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:41 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:08 am
I've been given a Jobe and Swan as players who turned from Ugly Ducklings to Swans. (Excuse the pun)


So we hold onto Francis for 4 years on the basis of that strike rate. That's the problem with this club, always believing we can turn chicken shit into chicken salad. And how well has that worked over the last 17 years.

Merrett, Heppell, McGrath, Daniher, Fantasia. Your good players show you something early. Raz maybe a bit slower but their were clear signs. Even Marty Gleeson who has been slowish to develop has done more in 4 years than Colyer and Myers have in 10

Francis can't even dominate at VFL
We only gave you 2 names because we didn't realize your lack of football knowledge was so pathetic you couldn't come up with more on your own.
Then humour me. And while youre at, tell me why you think I am wrong about Francis. And oh yeah, no need to be a Twat.

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by BenDoolan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:12 pm

I still believe they should just throw him in the seniors and make him run until he throws his guts up. Get the whips out and crack them.
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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by Windy_Hill » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:28 pm

Please, someone tell me Dodoro is just keeping his cards close to his chest. Still no buzz other than Stringer. Surely we are making aggressive plays for Gaff or even Smith.

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by nudder12 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:45 pm

Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Please, someone tell me Dodoro is just keeping his cards close to his chest. Still no buzz other than Stringer. Surely we are making aggressive plays for Gaff or even Smith.
don't know how "aggressive" we're being, but it seems we are looking at Smith

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by boncer34 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:30 am

Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Please, someone tell me Dodoro is just keeping his cards close to his chest. Still no buzz other than Stringer. Surely we are making aggressive plays for Gaff or even Smith.
Do you watch the news? Read the papers? Websites? Anything?

We've been linked to Stringer, Smith (got him), Saad and even Jack Freaking Watts.
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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by Sismis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:52 am

boncer34 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:30 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Please, someone tell me Dodoro is just keeping his cards close to his chest. Still no buzz other than Stringer. Surely we are making aggressive plays for Gaff or even Smith.
Do you watch the news? Read the papers? Websites? Anything?

We've been linked to Stringer, Smith (got him), Saad and even Jack Freaking Watts.
Yup, easier to list the players we're not into!

Who is going to be traded though is the question? We're not going to get all of this done with picks.

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by boncer34 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:19 am

Sismis wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:52 am
boncer34 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:30 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Please, someone tell me Dodoro is just keeping his cards close to his chest. Still no buzz other than Stringer. Surely we are making aggressive plays for Gaff or even Smith.
Do you watch the news? Read the papers? Websites? Anything?

We've been linked to Stringer, Smith (got him), Saad and even Jack Freaking Watts.
Yup, easier to list the players we're not into!

Who is going to be traded though is the question? We're not going to get all of this done with picks.
Gimps has a good idea.

11 + 28 for 18 + 19.

18 for Stringer.
19 for Smith.
2018 2nd for Saad
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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by Sismis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:01 pm

boncer34 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:19 am
Sismis wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:52 am
boncer34 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:30 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Please, someone tell me Dodoro is just keeping his cards close to his chest. Still no buzz other than Stringer. Surely we are making aggressive plays for Gaff or even Smith.
Do you watch the news? Read the papers? Websites? Anything?

We've been linked to Stringer, Smith (got him), Saad and even Jack Freaking Watts.
Yup, easier to list the players we're not into!

Who is going to be traded though is the question? We're not going to get all of this done with picks.
Gimps has a good idea.

11 + 28 for 18 + 19.

18 for Stringer.
19 for Smith.
2018 2nd for Saad
I find that hard to believe :lol:

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by Sismis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:09 pm

I can now see why we're not looking at R0ck1yf3. I think they are looking to build on our players in that lower 20s age bracket. It will probably mean less success in the short term, but the real payoff will be in 2-3 years and should be for a sustained period.

My optimism is creeping back!

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by DC2 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:32 pm

i havent seen too much of saad, how do people rate this guy that have seen enough of him?

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by desmondo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:44 pm

DC2 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:32 pm
i havent seen too much of saad, how do people rate this guy that have seen enough of him?
Very speedy and normally uses the ball well.

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Re: Are We Into Any Players

Post by j-mac31 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:08 pm

Windy_Hill wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:08 am
I've been given a Jobe and Swan as players who turned from Ugly Ducklings to Swans. (Excuse the pun)


So we hold onto Francis for 4 years on the basis of that strike rate. That's the problem with this club, always believing we can turn chicken shit into chicken salad. And how well has that worked over the last 17 years.

Merrett, Heppell, McGrath, Daniher, Fantasia. Your good players show you something early. Raz maybe a bit slower but their were clear signs. Even Marty Gleeson who has been slowish to develop has done more in 4 years than Colyer and Myers have in 10

Francis can't even dominate at VFL
Did Francis kill your mother?

Seriously have you watched any VFL in the last two years? The kid's got talent.
Aaron Francis is the Messiah.

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