Rory Thompson

Discussion in 'House of the Rising Suns' started by CoastBhoy, Nov 18, 2008.

Put it out there
  1. CoastBhoy

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    We have signed our first bloodnut , and for those of you who are familar with the local scene , he is Bretts son , former Southport full forward.

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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    Its all happening so quickly now CB:thumbsu:

    Going to some games next year?
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    Reading his profile, pretty tall kid. Good size, although may need to bulk up a bit.
    Amazing how fast this seems to be all coming together. Very exciting.
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    Yep , will be there , also heard that 70% of there games next year will be at Carrara , not sure how that works , but we'll take it.
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    I thought the same , i read he was 200cm and 80kg , thats a lot of filling out there.
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    GC17 beat Lions to the punch over ThompsonTerry Wilson

    November 15th, 2008

    THE GC17 bid team has beaten the Brisbane Lions to the punch by adding promising young ruckman Rory Thompson to the list of contracted players.

    Thompson, 17, became the eighth Queensland teenager to commit to the Gold Coast Football Club, which will play in the Victorian TAC Cup (under-18) next year, the Victorian Football League in 2010 and hopefully the AFL by 2011.

    Thompson's desire to stay close to his family was the clincher for the GC17 team.

    It's believed his Velocity Sports management team received a guarantee from Brisbane they would draft the Southport youngster.

    "I have a strong connection with my family and I prefer to live here rather than having to move to Brisbane," said Thompson.

    "But if I nominated for the national draft, I could end up anywhere. Down the track I'd love to be a part of a Gold Coast team in the AFL.

    "It'd be a dream come true to be running out for the Coast in their first game."

    A Queensland under-16 and under-18 representative, 200cm tall Thompson is the son of Sharks hall-of-famer and dual premiership full-forward Brett. Thompson Jr played two AFLQ seniors games with the Sharks this season and was a standout for the reserves in the finals.

    He originally played rugby league with Parkwood Sharks but jumped the fence (the league and Aussie rules grounds are side-by-side), and started rules with the Southport under-12s.

    Thompson has just completed Year 12 at Helensvale. THE teenager voted Ireland's best young Gaelic footballer will train with St Kilda later this month.
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    A first-year bottom-age U18 selection who was rated by Queensland officials as unlucky to miss the 2008 AIS/AFL Academy squad. A laconic type who was a Queensland U16 representative in 2007, he is a lightbodied half forward with long arms, excellent hands and a fine all-round skills package, and has been likened to Mark Bayes. Also a State U17 fast bowler, he just missed a Queensland Bulls rookie contract for the 2008-09 season.

    That was from his player profile on the official GC17 website.
    Also mentions that he's 199-200cm. 84kg. Being bottom aged, it'll mean that he's still growing.


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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

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    His name scares me.
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    Hopefully not another Rory Hilton.there is no way that he is related to Paris
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

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    DETAILS
    JUMPER # 16
    DOB 12/03/1991
    HEIGHT 200cm
    WEIGHT 91kg
    BEGINNINGS Southport Sharks U12

    http://www.goldcoastfc.com.au/the-team/player-profiles/rory-thompson/


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    Go you big red fire engine!
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    Suns defender on brink of return.

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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    I wonder if, like Matera, he'll only have one game in the Reserves before being shifted up to the seniors? Probably depends how he goes, but having him in the team would go a long way to helping us out, defence wise. We know he at least makes it a contest on his opponent. ;)

    Especially if we are to take on Essendon. Bock, Stanley, Thompson all back in one big swoop. That'd be really nice. Certainly make me feel better about our chances. :D

    How much pre-season did he do if he had surgery post-Arizona?
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    I don't think we should rush him into the Seniors. He was impressive last year, but mostly played on young, inexperienced opponents, while Bock did the hard work on the opposition's best forwards. I don't think he'd have been a huge help against Adelaide in Round 1. I'd like to see him get some fitness & form in the Reserves before bringing him back.
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    Yeah, that makes sense. I guess with Bock up forward, he'll be relied on a little more with Warnock not being as good. Still servicable of course, but there may be times when Rory needs to take the Key Forward? If only for small moments.

    Our backline isn't actually looking too bad at the moment in regards to players missing. It just goes into our own 50 so much! May isn't tracking too badly at all, so there's no rush at the moment.

    Still. It'd be nice to have him sit on Kosi this week. :D
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    Re: Signing no.8 Rory Thompson

    Thompson makes NEAFL return from injury.

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    Gold Coast lose another defender.

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    Sorry to bump an old thread guys.

    I was thinking, while Thompson has shown some great potential down back.. does he have what it takes to become a 10 year solid FB/CHB and permanent backman?
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    I think so. Odd for such a big guy to play well as a KPF but I think he's got what it takes.
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    Hope so. I always thought that too, 200cm is not small (ruckman territory).

    If not, I think we need to draft another natural KPD to go with Schade.
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    He started off as a ruck, so has skills in that area.

    When he opted to go for the contested grab against Petrie one on one in our goal square, and nailed it, that was it for me. Im very keen on him playing this role. Lacks some finesse but that will come.
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    I m a bid fan of Thompson. Reminds me a bit of Dixon in his attack at the ball.

    Thompsom & Schade are potentially the natural replacements for Warnock & Bock when they retire.
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    Really cleaned up from CHB in his first NAB outing. Hoping he can keep that sort of form going and steer clear of injuries.
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