- Sep 22, 2010
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I don't think any recruiter in the country in all honesty at the time of trade week had any incling that Grundy could/would slide into that mid 1st round region.Cheer KM, Grundy seems like he is more than capable as a marking target up forward as well. Would be another Geelong drafting coup which will have everyone shaking their heads how we got him if it happens!
Its interesting we choose to trade for McIntosh, says to me the club never really considered him a possibilty to slide that far. Obviously they must of rated him way below 16, so my fingers are crossed. All along I have hoped Stringer or Menzel would get through, in order which is the most likely now? Yesterday it was Stringer, today it is Grundy! Which of the 3 would you take if they were all there theoretically?
I do still like the move for McIntosh with West and Vardy more no.2 ruckmen who need to play alongside a true no.1 to play their best footy. If McIntosh can stay/get healthy he can really help Geelong's winning chances and is a genuine top 5 league ruckman at his best.
Still no guarantees Grundy is available at 16 for Geelong so regardless of what happens on draft day McIntosh was a good move. McIntosh is very good as a forward also, with Grundy also very capable forward of centre so that combination could work out very well as that Naitanui and Cox combo has for West Coast - with Cox really helping in a mentoring sense to get that best out of Naitanui in a way that he might not have been possible at say Melbourne had they taken Naitanui some years ago instead of Watts.