Norm Smith Medallist
- Feb 20, 2018
- AFL Club
Yeah I figured it only takes one bloke to run with it to become fact. Like when Neil Balme had apparently moved to the crows a few weeks back. That all started with 1 tweet from Sam Edmund.
Anyway back on topic. Could be a bargain getting Schlensong who is apparently one of the best KPDs outside of the AFL for nothing. Not sure he'd choose to come to us given he wouldn't be a walk up start with a full list. Would he choose to go back to Geelong after only being cut 12 months ago?
Sam Edmund has become my most hated person in the industry, after his BS regarding Clark and Wells which was debunked by both of them. I actually called him out for it live on air, and he still stood by it after Clark himself refuted it. Absolute trashiest 'journo' there is - and that's saying something considering Browne, Barrett, Ralph and McLure are all bottom of the barrel too.
Anyway, haha, back to Schlensog. Yep agreed with a lot of that, and think he will be an absolute bargain for whoever picks him up. I think with Richmond moving up the order and also taking Tarrant, that it seems unlikely they take Schlensog as a DFA, as they just don't have the senior spots. We're sort of in the same position too, but with a little bit more room to move as we have Pick 50 which will drift back after bids into 43 or so, which can then be combined with one of our 30's picks if we wanted to move up the order and create a list spot.
In regards to us delisting him and then his likelihood of coming back, I think it's pretty strong tbh. We were the only club who gave him a shot as a Cat B, and he's actually from the area, so I wouldn't think there'd be too many hard feelings given he wasn't up to scratch when he left. He's gone away and worked on his game, and if we're publicly voicing that we're interested, I'd say there's a pretty strong chance that those preliminary conversations have already been had.
Will be interesting to see how it winds up, but I for one would absolutely love to see him back in the hoops, as I think he could be a 200 game player if given the opportunity.