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3 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Spot on.

The most recent premier has had it's ruck department questioned for at least the last 5 years.

Conversely I think our rucks were a big part of us winning a premership.  Even before Luke had his 5mins of fame, Max was huge dropping back and keeping us in the game defensively.  His five goals against Geelong in the prelim split that game wide open.

I'd also argue that while you may not need a champion ruck, having pretty solid ones is important and I think of Richmond and Hawthorn in this respects.

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26 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Also forgot that Steff Martin was another future of the developmental ruck options the early Gawn era.  Obviously not every hits a winner, but I think the MFC has a great recient history of developing champion ruckman.  Having Greg Stafford around a ruck coach is probably another very good ingredient to have.

And don’t forget Darren Jolley played in a granny with Swans.!!

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2 hours ago, daisycutter said:

one of the summaries has him as 200cm, so it seems he is still growing

201 next week and 210 by the start of the season 😱

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5 hours ago, DeeZone said:

And don’t forget Darren Jolley played in a granny with Swans.!!

Didn't forget him, but he left pre Gawn's arrival and that was mostly the context.

I guess there may have been a time when we had all of Jolley, Jamar and Martin, every one of them good enough to hold down the ruck in their own right, but not so well in the same senior side.

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Interesting looking at Verrall's number in the under 18's SANFL level his disposal number are midfield like and seems to hit the scoreboard. 

Intrigued by this selection purely because he's not a raw skinny type like the Bradke, Fillopovic, King who could barely win the footy or hit the score at any competition level.

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

I am really warming to Brodie Grundy his responses to Matt Jefferson and now Will Verral are very encouraging.!!

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95kg at 18 is extremely promising, is going to be one of the stronger rucks going around am willing to bet, no idea where he will be skill wise, but on video alone it seems his reflexes are ahead of the game, baby giraffe not appropriate, more preying mantis..

I really think JT has picked the eyes out of a draft considering our picks reflect where we sit on the ladder.

Casey must be very short odds for B2B!

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14 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Interesting looking at Verrall's number in the under 18's SANFL level his disposal number are midfield like and seems to hit the scoreboard. 

Intrigued by this selection purely because he's not a raw skinny type like the Bradke, Fillopovic, King who could barely win the footy or hit the score at any competition level.

 

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So, this trade and draft period we've brought in:

3 rucks (Grundy, Ferris-White and Verrel)

2 Key forwards (Jefferson and Schace)

1 Key Back (Addams)

And a mid and a mid forward.

After losing 1 ruck (Luke) and 1 Key forward (Weid, 2 if count M Brown).

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7 minutes ago, Mickey said:

So, this trade and draft period we've brought in:

3 rucks (Grundy, Ferris-White and Verrall)

2 Key forwards (Jefferson and Schache)

1 Key Back (Adams)

And a mid Hunter and a mid forward Sestan.

After losing 1 ruck (Luke) and 1 Key forward (Weid, 2 if count M Brown).

We also lost Jayden Hunt a HB or HF.

Majak Daw a Ruckman/Forward

Oskar Baker a mid.

Toby Beford a small Forward

Fraser Rosman who was recruited to be a winger and became a key back.

All up we have fixed the ruckman area where we were a thin and strengthened or key forward stocks, along with a classy mid replacing a Hunt with a Hunter.

Overall I reckon we have a better balanced squad and a better squad alround.

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22 hours ago, Neil Crompton said:

He actually looks a better version of that Jackson fellow we selected a few years back.

Now that would really be the coup of the millennium!

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This kid Verrall looks like the type to develop over the next 2-3 years.  I like his size and ability win the footy.  Not just a tap ruckman.  His highlights show a good footy brain as well. Hope we can keep him interested and happy whilst maybe not getting a MFC game.  Interesting to see if he gets his body built up that we might have him get a few development games to allow a rest either for Grundy / Gawn later in the campaign around rounds 18-20.  

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