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On 10/23/2017 at 3:24 PM, Goffer said:

Flown under the radar a bit but Ryan would be a good addition to our forward line now Watts has moved on. He won the Bernie Naylor medal with 73 goals, and a quick look at his highlights package shows he can play tall, and would present a decent marking option. 

 

He was overlooked at last years draft due to some attitude/professional issues but seems to have cleaned those up this year. An associate of mine knows his family from Geraldton and is of the opinion that an interstate move might suit him better, allowing him to concentrate on developing his game. Would be worth pulling the trigger with a late 2nd rounder, according to the AFL website we're one of 3 clubs with an interest in Ryan, WC and Port are apparently looking at him too.

 

Bump.

This thread has been at the back of my mind since it was first posted, and it makes interesting reading now. What a star he has become; maybe the most watchable player going around, just does everything so well and so coolly.

Well spotted, Goffer! Have you seen any other gems in the bargain basement?

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I'll put my hand up to getting this one wrong Mcqueen. Never thought he'd be able to totally commit to fulltime footy. Was many issues when he was at Subi, but it's a big credit to him the player

I only watched him once this year when they played Swan Districts and he had very little impact. Speak with any Eagles supporters over here and they’re wetting their pants over him. Personal

There's 36 on the list now including Smith. Plus 4 draft picks makes 40. Plus 4 Rookies makes 44. A list can be up to 47 with a maximum of 6 rookies which means there's still room for 2 more rookies.

Happy to put my hand up and say I got this one wrong. Seeing him play in the WAFL I was convinced he'd never make it as he was such a lazy footballer. Shows what a strong AFL club environment can do for natural talent!

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4 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Happy to put my hand up and say I got this one wrong. Seeing him play in the WAFL I was convinced he'd never make it as he was such a lazy footballer. Shows what a strong AFL club environment can do for natural talent!

Well I think that's your problem right there 

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Just now, Sydee said:

Well I think that's your problem right there 

Or our problem as a club. We've struggled with development for decades now and still appear mentally weak from a culture perspective.

Kossi Pickett is just as talented as Ryan, so let's hope we can develop him into a player of similar output.!

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51 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Or our problem as a club. We've struggled with development for decades now and still appear mentally weak from a culture perspective.

Kossi Pickett is just as talented as Ryan, so let's hope we can develop him into a player of similar output.!

Definitely needs a mate or two like Ryan in our forwardline though.

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On 10/23/2017 at 9:28 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

It’s a yes from me.  Pick 36 most likely 

I was a fan as the record shows.  He was always a Yes so not surprised how he has performed at AFL level.  Eagles grabbed him at pick 26.  We had to settle for Charlie Spargo. 

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On 10/24/2017 at 12:14 PM, McQueen said:

You watch a heap more WAFL footy than me PSD so I respect your opinion but I still think anyone who can kick more than seventy goals and take screamers at this level is worthy of good hard look.

Re ch7, I think I caught a snippet of big nose pumping his tyres up a couple nights ago.

I'll put my hand up to getting this one wrong Mcqueen.

Never thought he'd be able to totally commit to fulltime footy. Was many issues when he was at Subi, but it's a big credit to him the player he's become and a big tick to Troy Ugle who has put some strong cultural things in place at West Coast 

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