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Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by billrobs1 on Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:02 pm

What is the plan for rucks this year?
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Mypaspective on Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:40 am

At this stage if Pete Nelson commits & signs it will be him & Webby with back up in the forward lines from Mason & maybe JESSE Watchman.

Chol Majok is coming along but still has a time to go IMO. You never know though because he is advancing in leaps & bounds.

As previously commented it has been a very difficult task to recruit a good ruckman. They are not only in high demand but demand high prices sometimes bordering on rediculous & well beyond our financial capabilities. Not for the want of trying.

We have scoured our zones & beyond with no joy. For example Cragg-Sapsford is a big dominating ruckman in the mid north league who we have spoken to in the past but like so many, just wants to train once or twice a week & play country footy for good money.

It's looking at this stage that the well is dry apart from that.

You might like to know that we have had two recent presentations to the newly reformed Boundaries Commission. Last time we were dealt a really bad hand but they have now had a couple of years of Sporting Pulse (a computer software system) which has now registered every player younger than 18 playing Aussie Rules in each zone in SA. Prior to that they only went by population & not participation which meant certain areas may have had many boys playing soccer or other sports which didn't help in their analysis & final decisions on zoning. Hopefully this time around it will give us a fairer & improved zoning to select from.
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by billrobs1 on Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:34 am

Ouch

Well Nelson's going to get paid well above his grade then!!

Good Luck
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by aldo russian on Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:36 am

I heard Ken Hinkley say this year that they set up in the centre square with a view to not winning the ruck contest and that it really helped them, and gave them certainty regarding player positioning and roles. We should adopt a similar strategy.
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Mypaspective on Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:00 am

A solid contract Billrobs
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by billrobs1 on Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:17 am

Nelson signed yet?
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Mypaspective on Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:49 am

All players, coaches & football staff on leave till Wed 18/1 so no change to my knowledge during that time Billrobs.

Hopefully will know in the next week or so. MM is very keen to secure him so won't be wasting any time I'm sure.
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Post by aldo russian on Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:59 am

Mypaspective wrote:All players, coaches & football staff on leave till Wed 18/1 so no change to my knowledge during that time Billrobs.


That's going to make oldfella's visit to training on Monday night a little dull.
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Oldfella on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:21 am

I was just thinking that mate perhaps i will have to look in rehab room 😀😀😀

Dits, lethal, marksie or anyone i was told by club 16th was first session but can you tell me when first preseason session is please
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Lee Harradine on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:35 am

I'm fairly sure it's Monday 16th, but will check and advise.
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Oldfella on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:48 am

Thanks mate
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Post by firstblood on Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:30 am

I was told by Mark Mickan....Monday the 16th...so i'l be there
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Mypaspective on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:55 pm

Sorry to throw u off the track guys
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Oldfella on Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:18 am

Thanks guy 👍👍👍👍👍
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Oldfella on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:23 am

Off topic but just had some great news, my mate malcolm maccracken is coming to training tonight even though he is not in the best of health -- we will only be staying until 6pm but honestly to be in the company of a club legend (imo) is so exciting
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by aldo russian on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:32 am

Having been the doorman for so long, Malcolm must have been privy to some very interesting things in his time. I hope someone from the club takes the opportunity to sit down with him and record some of his memories.
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by Oldfella on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:52 am

One tale i am aware of is he only man alive to throw doug thomas out of the west adelaide rooms -- apparently happenned when doug was in the media.

Aldo agree with your comments and believe it should be expanded -- another good example that should be interviewed is blackie who recently retired from staff after probably in excess of 40 year as a trainer
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Re: Who is going to ruck in 2017?

Post by brodlach on Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:33 pm

What is happening with Nelson? Did he train this week?
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