Hope not andana....Griff, Loersch and Strnadica are all over 2m tall...and easily best 22....having another 2m + player on paper sounds good....but Griff can only ruck like Sandi....would make EF very slow ...plus Sandilands is 37/38....backward step me thinks.....regardless of his ability.
The focus in 2019 was on stopping other teams from scoring, will offensive be a focus in 2020? When you take over a side that has only won two or three games, there are 101 issues you need to fix. We focused a lot on team defence this year, and while we didn’t rocket up the ladder in defensive stats, we did take a big step forward. In the first five games, it didn’t look like we had done a lot, but I thought in the last 13 games we reigned in the scores against and the numbers looked a lot better. The discussion between the players and coaches is that our growth will now come with ball movement and attack. We are really looking forward to having Luke Strnadica and Cameron Loersch consistently up front. With Loersch injured for much of the year, we weren’t able to see him at his best. In the earlier part of the season when Jonathon Griffin was injured it was also taking Strnadica out of the forward line as a target. We do need to get better with ball movement and bring the ball down - if you can have more supply and predictably in the forward line you are going to be better.
Thanks andana, good little insight in to 2019 and hopefully 2020.....looks like EF points will be tight when adding any more recruits for next year after the 10pt Durack Tucker signing, but I see Masten has signed to play for Perth next year in the WAFL....whilst disappointing not to get another delisted AFL ex EF player back to the club, there may be a silver lining to Masten going to Perth.....might open the door for EF to snare another recruit......at 31 next year the 10K for Masten will come in handy, whilst his experience would of been handy it seems Perth's coach Earl Spalding is his boss at work and Masten lives in the Lathlain area....makes sense him playing for Perth, just hope EF can make something out of it in return....been told Adamini has gone back to Gero and Harrold has moved east for work....two talented players who had their moments but seemed to be in and out of the team this year......
Pleased to hear Tucker will compliment the experience of Jupp and Winton up back, along side good KPD youngsters in Davidson and Bailey....obviously height wise EF seemed to have plenty of options with Griffin, Teakle and Watson as rucks, with Loersch and Strnadica up front.....as Bill says hopefully the latter two can stay fit and provide EF with potent targets up front in 2020. Does anyone know the deal with Paparone? Heard due to an injury compensation payout Paparone wasn't allowed to play any footy post leaving Brisbane at the end of 2018.....he was assistant colts coach for EF under Jacob Brennan this year....good to Paparone still around the club, I wonder if his compensation payout is only for 12 months?....will be more than handy to have him alternating between defence and up front in 2020.....midfielders - A graders seem to be the focus for Monaghan and Dodd next year....obviously Masten would of been just that at the WAFL level.....wonder who the boys have in mind and who they are chasing?....no doubt post draft will reveal more on who's available or who's not
Perth coach Earl Spalding can thank his brother Scott for helping secure the prized signature of premiership Eagle Chris Masten.
In one of the biggest WAFL recruiting coups of the decade, Masten chose the Demons over his former clubs East Fremantle and East Perth, where he played as an aligned Eagle.
“I played all of my junior footy at East Fremantle and I love the place but I didn’t know anyone there anymore.
Isn't Brennan still colts coach?
Or would this be seen as a failing by the club.
Is it easy to keep in contact with players who have gone on to the AFL?