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The question no one from the media who have been critisicising us for picking up Grundy have tried to answer is who would have rucked for us when Gawn was injured earleir this season?  If Grundy leaves, the club will need to answer that question.  Will Verrell or Farris-White be able to fill in at AFL for a short period (or longer) if Gawn is injured again next year?  It doesnt look like it to me, so I think we need another experineced ruckman on the list next season. 

As unpopular he is around here, in hindsight, perhaps we should have chased Rory Lobb instead of Grundy.

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Will be a repeat of the Grundy situation. Been there done that. We have to draft from the crop of new up and coming ruck potentials and also pick up a seasoned second stringer fro other AFL clubs or competitions.

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29 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

I mentioned this once before: the guy who was BOG for Norwood Redlegs in 2022 GF. Shepp boy?

Yes what is wrong with big bad boyd

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Sam Hayes from Port and Tom Fullarton from Brissy are two young rucks I would be interested in picking up. Haven't seen much of them but they fit the profile we are looking for.

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19 minutes ago, MrFreeze said:

Sam Hayes from Port and Tom Fullarton from Brissy are two young rucks I would be interested in picking up. Haven't seen much of them but they fit the profile we are looking for.

I like the look of Fullarton. He's very raw but could continue to develop as a forward ruck until Max retires.

A big no to Hayes. He could have all the talent in the world but he hasn't developed a tank (STILL) in the 6 odd years he's been in the system. If he did, he'd be the natural successor to Lycett. The fact that they chased Grundy last year and are doing so now says it all.

I like the look of Nick Bryan too. He's mobile, has decent skills. While I haven't seen a huge amount of his ruck work, he appears super athletic for a 203cm player. Is he out of contract?

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11 hours ago, Mel Bourne said:

Quite the evocative thread-title. 

Done on purpose. 

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1 hour ago, Kent said:

Yes what is wrong with big bad boyd

That's the guy!

And the 'BBB' will be vacant?

(p.s. I hope BBB1 does keep up / increase his WDees involvement)

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I've mentioned Goldstein before. He won't come cheap but for say $400k you get a good ruck that can give Gawn six odd games off over the season and act as a backup.

Give him an assistant coaching role at VFL/AFL level to sweeten the deal.

One year only and then recruit for best available as potential number 1 ruck going forward

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3 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

I've mentioned Goldstein before. He won't come cheap but for say $400k you get a good ruck that can give Gawn six odd games off over the season and act as a backup.

Give him an assistant coaching role at VFL/AFL level to sweeten the deal.

One year only and then recruit for best available as potential number 1 ruck going forward

He's 35 - no from me 

Geelong might be keen 

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