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57 minutes ago, adonski said:

But he plays with this almost care free nature where he looks like he lacks intensity and any form of urgency 

I agree he is super talented. He is a natural forward who as you suggest is a good second ruck option.  And that is exactly the sort of player we need.

But i reckon his lack of intensity rules him out from any team goody coaches.

No coincidence he's keen to leave the Suns.

I suspect he left the Tigers because Hardwick is like Goody in that he values intensity and attack on the ball over all else. And who is coaching the Suns next year? Hardwick. 

 

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2 minutes ago, binman said:

I agree he is super talented. He is a natural forward who as you suggest is a good second ruck option.  And that is exactly the sort of player we need.

But i reckon his lack of intensity rules him out from any team goody coaches.

No coincidence he's keen to leave the Suns.

I suspect he left the Tigers because Hardwick is like Goody in that he values intensity and attack on the ball over all else. And who is coaching the Suns next year? Hardwick. 

 

Josh Schache has less intensity and just  got another contract. 

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1 hour ago, rjay said:

I can't see Tomo going anywhere.

There weren't any takers last year and there's nothing to suggest that's changed.

2 years at 500k remaining, when he did not get any senior games last year, is a hell of a lot different to 1 year at 500k and numerous senior games where he played very well.

 

Will be at least 3 clubs looking at him to take in that year and smooth it out with two more on less coin. If it's not us doing the same.

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1 hour ago, Fat Tony said:

Josh Schache has less intensity and just  got another contract. 

I don't think he has less intensity, but I take your point - Josh is not  naturally super competitive but he still works really hard

But despite us being desperate for a forward option Josh has only been able to play two senior games tgis season.

I suspect resigning him is about ensuring we can replicate the one's structure at Casey. 

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3 hours ago, adonski said:

Hes actually quite talented and is one of the few rucks who can genuinely play fwd

But he plays with this almost care free nature where he looks like he lacks intensity and any form of urgency 

Josh Schache says hello

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If Grundy goes I think he would be a better fit  assuming he isn’t on some silly contract.

Whenever I’ve seen him he always looked dangerous up forward I wasn’t aware he was also a ruck so that’s a bonus if we need him there to.

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If a coach could get Chol to release some inner aggression and play more physically, he could be anything. His skills are really good and he can kick straight. But like Binman said above, Hardwick and Goodwin favour intense, contested ball players so I can't see us being interested in him. 

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4 hours ago, adonski said:

Hes actually quite talented and is one of the few rucks who can genuinely play fwd

But he plays with this almost care free nature where he looks like he lacks intensity and any form of urgency 

Some would say he looks laconic @Grapeviney? No?

 

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I think he signed on with GC as he's originally from that area. He was probably offered decent coin to move and from memory I think Dimma was disappointed to lose him at that time. Clearly not in his plans now though. 

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