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3 minutes ago, bluey said:

Sounds like trouble, rising 29yo knows more than fitness professionals,  a no from me.

It's never as black and white as that. He would have expressed his worries about what he could 'feel' as he knows his body best... if as detailed elsewhere, he pushed through as directed, and subsequently tore his hamstring, after being told he will be 'fine' - rightly or wrongly it would be hard to trust best available advice going forward... just to rinse and repeat rehab.

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13 hours ago, binman said:

Their most popular player, tex, gets suspended for racist comments about an Aboriginal player and then there is the whole camp nightmare and a loved figure like Eddie betts leaving the club because it the cl7b is not cultural safe.

Well it will be interesting watch to see if Tex has learnt anything.   Will he give Shane the same farewell from the Croms as he gave Rick Lever?

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15 hours ago, JTR said:

I always find the perspective of fans from the player the club is from the most interesting, so for anyone wanting a quick read...

https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/shane-mcadam-requests-trade-to-melbourne.1370279/

Had a quick read. I forgot what a delusional place forum is. There are Adelaide supporters who genuinely think  a straight swap for one of Grundy , Petty or Sparrrow is fair  .

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6 hours ago, BW511 said:

Seems like a great Melky replacement, much more mobile, physically imposing and still happy to take grabs and kick goals.

I’d say he is the perfect fit for our needs up forward

He can if he comes stop the ridiculous habit of Kossie flying for impossibles or unrealtistics!!

Goody can impose that on Kossie and he can kick 50 instead of 40 per season!! 

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11 hours ago, Nudge said:

Melksham’s. Competes so well in air, recovers at ground level, exactly what we need in 3rd fwd option — massive get for club!

3rd Forward is Fritta's to lose He May be 4,5 or6 depending upon where Kossie fits!! 

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9 hours ago, bluey said:

Sounds like trouble, rising 29yo knows more than fitness professionals,  a no from me.

Didn't Clarry express similar grievances on the track with our fitness staff?

Seems like the club targeted Mcadam prior to Melksham doing his ACL. A genuine goal kicking half forward is exactly what we need.

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Depending on the final price Shane fills a crucial hole in our list and at 28 provides another hard body to cover for Jake Melksham plus he can also mark, kick and tackle. Win - win.!!

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9 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Sounds like a sensible decision.

I know he's been injured but only 50 AFL games at 28/29. Was he a late recruit?

Think he was 23 when Adelaide added him to the list in the McGovern deal. Sounds like he didn’t seriously invest in footy until he decided to move from Halls Creek. Is a cousin of Bedford. Wonder if Toby gave us a good reference?

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On 9/6/2023 at 7:48 PM, DEE fence said:

Trust the club, but personally want Melksham to come back from his ACL, couldn't see McAdam being a 3year proposition, and he would have to buy into the defensive aspect of the role. Like others if he didn't get on with Burgess I'm wondering?

Fwiw, I was told after our '21 GF from someone experienced in AFL fitness circles that Goody and Burgo had some differences of opinion in terms of responsibilities, that is, keeping out of club politics. Goody was OK with him returning to SA. Just repeating what I was told.

Might explain the recruitment of Griffiths at the end of 2020 as his understudy. 

I wouldn't discount McAdam based upon his relationship with Burgo

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Just had a read over at the Big Footy Adelaide forum and McAdam is a perfect fit for the forward line moving forward. Knows how to jump and mark the ball, has X factor and is fast. Defends well with his pace and athleticism. Apparently he is a good pack mark too. 

With a forward line like this;

McAdam. Petty.  Fritsch

Pickett.  JVR.  Nibbler

Chandler, AMW, Smith and hopefully a FWD/Ruck (I like the idea of Chol) rotating through. This forward line has a very good balance of height, pace, mobility, defensive factors, toughness, X factor and goal kicking ability. 

My only worry here is a few on this list are injury prone. Including McAdam. 
 

 

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