Toast Fremantle's 2nd 2016 National Draft Pick: Sean Darcy [Pick #38]

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Fat Nyfe

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I said this to my brother this arvo. On his last six weeks at the moment it goes Gawn>Darcy>Daylight.


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They were desperate to fit 2 rucks into the AA team when the standouts were Grundy and Gawn, but that was two Victorian clubs.

Maybe if Swaggy can keep it up until the last round they’ll give him a bench spot. He’s past Grundy and Naitanui this year, but probably not Gawn.
 

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estibador

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Lol, remember when people wanted to trade this guy.
Certain sections of this board are ridiculously quick to write young players off. Same thing happened with Neale, Logue, and Cox too, to name a few. You saw it happening a bit with Henry earlier too.

It's as if people can't comprehend how much of a massive step up the AFL is to other levels and just expect young kids to be the finished product from day 1.

Probably ties in with how impatient people are with rebuilds too. 'What, it's been 4 years without finals and those kids we drafted are now 19, 20, and 21 and still not dominating? Rebuild failed!'
 

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Certain sections of this board are ridiculously quick to write young players off. Same thing happened with Neale, Logue, and Cox too, to name a few. You saw it happening a bit with Henry earlier too.

It's as if people can't comprehend how much of a massive step up the AFL is to other levels and just expect young kids to be the finished product from day 1.

Probably ties in with how impatient people are with rebuilds too. 'What, it's been 4 years without finals and those kids we drafted are now 19, 20, and 21 and still not dominating? Rebuild failed!'
Better write off JL while we're at it, hasn't won a premiership yet.
 

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Would he be the strongest mark of any ruckman in the AFL at the moment?

He's certainly miles ahead of what Sandi used to do in that dept.

And I was thinking it's nice to have a ruckman that can actually kick, thinking of when Sandi did get a mark or a free he'd just turn around and have to wait for someone to run past.Theres none of that with Darcy.
 

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Possibly the most influential player in the comp over the past month. What a star he is going to be. With all respect to Cez, this is the bloke we should have been giving $750k over 4 years.
also, this is not directed at you per se, but I wish the media would understand he signed a 2 year EXTENSION, not a 2 year contract, he’s signed until the end of the 2024 season.
 

Piggy Smalls

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also, this is not directed at you per se, but I wish the media would understand he signed a 2 year EXTENSION, not a 2 year contract, he’s signed until the end of the 2024 season.
Yeah I just meant from a contextual point of view. Although I reckon by the time he’s a RFA in 2025 we would have freed up Fyfe’s substantial salary so hopefully we can afford to keep the band together by then anyway.
 

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Gekko71

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It's as if people can't comprehend how much of a massive step up the AFL is to other levels and just expect young kids to be the finished product from day 1.
Spot on. They're young men - and considering puberty finishes at around 25, most of them haven't finished puberty yet... They're still growing up.

Sounds like a few of their critics need to do a bit of growing up too.
 

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Tbf tho the umps haven’t seemed to apply the Sandi rule to him yet-(keeps this up tho and it’s good chance)
-where suddenly arm chopping is allowed
That's true. He gets the Darcy rule instead where the opposition are allowed to block him at bounces while he's not allowed to even breathe on them.
 

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