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Gloating about an injury?

He doesn’t play for us
You quite obviously have a poor opinion of me Punts.
How on earth did you conclude that I was gloating about an injury to Hanners by just posting that link?

I wasn't sure where to put it but thought some might have been interested to read it so I put it in the Pre season thread, even though he isn't with us.
He is still one of our p'ship players, just like Schneids & Dempster were so I will always have a keen interest in them.
 

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You quite obviously have a poor opinion of me Punts.
How on earth did you conclude that I was gloating about an injury to Hanners by just posting that link?

I wasn't sure where to put it but thought some might have been interested to read it so I put it in the Pre season thread, even though he isn't with us.
He is still one of our p'ship players, just like Schneids & Dempster were so I will always have a keen interest in them.
Why bother putting it up

He doesn’t play for us

Just gloating a past players injury otherwise why not put up every injured player in pre season
 

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Why bother putting it up

He doesn’t play for us

Just gloating a past players injury otherwise why not put up every injured player in pre season
I guess because many on here would have more of an attachment to Hanners than probably any other non-Swans player in the league right now. I for one have been keeping a close eye on Hanners so far this off-season even though he's at the Saints and I would actually love him to get back to his best. He's still a Swan in my eyes, just a different jumper.
 

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My mate is a teacher at this school. Had a chat yesterday and he said horse was unreal. Spoke wonderfully to the kids and gave his time without thought.
(hey I know some inside info!!!!)
I was told Horse changed all the normal teachers roles and duties up and mixed all the classes up too, he left with a certain satisfaction and sense of job well done.
 

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Thanks for posting this Ted. I'm another who hopes Hanners can get back to ripping form and prove his doubters wrong. Ignore the miserable pile of rubbish.
Personally I don't give a rat's how he goes. He left to be paid twice what he was worth. He's with the Tainted. Apt really.
 

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Personally I don't give a rat's how he goes. He left to be paid twice what he was worth. He's with the Tainted. Apt really.
I don't like seeing Hanners at the Saints but it's pretty hard to blame him and I still like the guy. He got a great deal out of the Saints. We did fine out of it. They took his contract off our hands. We reduce our exposure to injured players and get some salary cap room to find someone who fits better into our longer term plans. It's not like he'll lead them to a flag. Even at his peak Hanners was never that good
 

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I don't like seeing Hanners at the Saints but it's pretty hard to blame him and I still like the guy. He got a great deal out of the Saints. We did fine out of it. They took his contract off our hands. We reduce our exposure to injured players and get some salary cap room to find someone who fits better into our longer term plans. It's not like he'll lead them to a flag. Even at his peak Hanners was never that good
Disagree. At his best hanners was a top 5 league player imo. Having said that, his best was only ever 1-2 years. But he was easily a top 20 player for a good portion of his career before injury. He won't get back to those standards again but I wish his all the best and your right, he won't lead them to a flag, but he'll set standards therw and that's what they need to push into the 8.
 

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Disagree. At his best hanners was a top 5 league player imo. Having said that, his best was only ever 1-2 years. But he was easily a top 20 player for a good portion of his career before injury. He won't get back to those standards again but I wish his all the best and your right, he won't lead them to a flag, but he'll set standards therw and that's what they need to push into the 8.
His kicking let him down even in his best year, he has struggled to hit targets.
 

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Disagree. At his best hanners was a top 5 league player imo. Having said that, his best was only ever 1-2 years. But he was easily a top 20 player for a good portion of his career before injury. He won't get back to those standards again but I wish his all the best and your right, he won't lead them to a flag, but he'll set standards therw and that's what they need to push into the 8.
I'm confused. You disagreed then you agreed with me. I never said Hanners wasn't a great player in his time. I said he (even at his best) wasn't good enough to lead the Saints to a flag. Even Superman isn't that good.
 

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Yet some are harsh on Mitchell.
Not harsh. Critical yes but many felt Mitchell was somewhat disengenuous. He was already on a good wad of cash for his age but wanted loads more. Cash was his sole reason for joining the Hawks. The story that he didn't get enough games is BS. He played full seasons in his last two years at Sydney and would have played more had he stayed on. He wasn't getting on in years or coming off a long term injury like Hanners, who needed the security of a long term contract. We'd invested heavily in Mitchell, turning him into a two way running beast and we never got the payback. Hanners owed us nothing.
 

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I missed this originally. Thanks. Looks bloody young but sounds like he's got the desire to make it. Looks like a pretty good ball winner with some explosive pace. No doubt we'll disagree on how Horse handles him but I think he'll be a real asset regardless.
Haha I actually don't doubt Horse's ability to get the best out of this kid as I feel he's right up his alley as a coach. Tough, goes for the ball without being too spectacular. Given he has a bit of toe on top of that, who knows he might even be one of Horse's better midfield byproducts!
 
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