"He's up on the Gold Coast at the moment just having a little holiday. I don't think there's anything to be read into in that. It'd be great to see him as a 300+ game player for the Tiges in yellow and black. Is it a pre-retirement fund when he goes up there and enjoys the sunshine at the very end of his career? I'm not sure, but I know that one of his values is loyalty so that'll be something that plays tight to the heart."
Didn't hear it myself but apparently a rumour around, rance to the suns.
"He has recently moved up to the Gold Coast so maybe there's a twinkling heartbeat there. The game is very hard and he is a little bit older than he was when he did leave it. In saying that I've seen recent pictures of his rig and he is in good nick. It's just whether or not he has an appetite to do it."
I think we will pick up Graham, call me optimist. But let's be honest, he is a risk with 2 ACLs. Just need to create a list spot, points are no issue. Ideally, rookie list but he will go in 3rd round probably.
Rookie list him just in case. Better than some of the cloggers down there.Rance is 33 and hasn't played in 5 years. Hard hard hard pass, there is a big difference between being fit and football fit. If he wants to maybe come on as a part time coach sure, bit no way should we be putting him on a playing list.
Reliably told we're taking him....so we have a new awesome foursome!I dont think Will graham did ACLs i think it was meniscus tears?
Either way, he didnt miss a game this year and put a great body of work through the champs.
I think someone will pinch him
Nick Williams will get a gig somewhere else late in the draft i reckon too
Rance as a player would have to be a long shot but as a coach I think it could be very possible. I remember seeing vision and audio of him at Richmond training and he was very impressive the way he pushes himself and coaches others at the same time. As a player who knows though, he is in ripping condition still and maybe the time off has built the hunger. You wouldn't expect an all Australian chb but maybe fills a back pocket and plays a role. Long shot for sure but wouldn't be against it if it turned out.
If Dimma is really trying to get Rance out of retirement it actually has me worried about him falling into a trap so many coaches do at their second club. Just because it worked for Richmond doesn't mean it will work for us. Need a whole new plan not Richmond 2.0
Collingwood and GWS have good skills throughout their team so that style works for them, Richmond do not have good skills, like us, and the style does not stand up for them anymore.He did mention in his announcement we’ll play a similar brand of footy to Collingwood Richmond and gws. Think we’ll be right
Maybe I have low expectations from DewBall