Lions face decade of pain: Terry Wallace

Grimreepah

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Brisbane should brace for up to a decade of on-field pain because of the failed recruiting experiments which culminated in this week's sacking of Brendan Fevola, according to former Western Bulldogs and Richmond coach Terry Wallace.

And Wallace predicted more immediate concerns, claiming one of three unsigned WA stars - Matthew Leuenberger, Daniel Rich and Mitch Clark - had already committed to Greater Western Sydney, while others were likely to follow as the club's 2011 season descended into disaster.

 

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Axel.

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How will the next decade be pain for us? We have one of the youngest lists in the AFL and in three years some of our players could become A grade players. On top of that we have Hadley who is a great recruiter. We did have some success and failure with the trades but so does everyone else. We still managed to get Harwood in the Buchanan trade even though i think it was a bad one, Staker has been good so far and Bartlett could become a nice player.

Also there is no way i would trust Wallce when he says that one of Leui, Rich and Clark have signed with GWS as he predicted a lot of other rumours if his past that have failed. Probably got his source from bigfooty.
 

growler

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Nothing the tanned one says is very relevant today. What is it with everyone sinking the boot into us before the season has even started? At least wait till round 5 or 6!
 

Gibbo_88

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If he is saying we have ten years of pain then we are on the right track. How hard is it for someone to realise that we needed a rebuild after Black, Brown and Power anyway. Can't wait to we start playing our full strength team and everyone realises that we're not a basket case.
 

CarloLion

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Why is everyone in the footy world (except Emma Quayle) such sheep...

I remember two years ago 'respectable' journo's ranting about how they thought Richmond and Melbourne were 5 and 4 years away respectively from being anywhere competitive...look at those teams now!
 

growler

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Why is everyone in the footy world (except Emma Quayle) such sheep...

I remember two years ago 'respectable' journo's ranting about how they thought Richmond and Melbourne were 5 and 4 years away respectively from being anywhere competitive...look at those teams now!
Really hope that Richmond make the 8 this year. I've always had a soft spot for them and so glad they took a punt and gave Ben Cousins his second chance.
 

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whatboutbob

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Yep. Clearly one year of trading caused our list issues. That's the kind of top shelf expertise and analysis that has seen you employed by the media Wallet. :thumbsu:

Perhaps some more analysis in why the team has such a dearth of quality middle-aged players is in order...:

Code:
Year	Draft	        Player         	Pick  	Games
2001	National	Jason Gram	19	2
2001	National	Jarrad Wright	35	0
2001	National	Nathan Clarke	45	0
2001	Rookie Draft	Darren Bradshaw	16	1
2001	Rookie Draft	David Mapleston	65	0
2001	Rookie Draft	Nick Raines	66	0
2001	Rookie Draft	Luke Weller	67	4
2002	National	Jared Brennan	3	119
2002	National	Troy Selwood	19	75
2002	National	Daniel Merrett	30	103
2002	National	Anthony Corrie	44	53
2002	Rookie Draft	Daniel Pratt	16	3
2002	Rookie Draft	Kevin Tandoga	32	0
2002	Rookie Draft	Joel Macdonald	70	80
2002	Rookie Draft	Paul Shelton	72	0
2002	Rookie Draft	Luke Weller	74	4
2003	National	Llane Spaanderman	18	3
2003	National	Matthew Moody	23	34
2003	National	Jed Adcock	33	100
2003	National	Tom Logan	49	3
2003	National	Michael Rischitelli	61	111
2003	Rookie Draft	Daniel Pratt	16	3
2003	Rookie Draft	Matthew Pardew	32	0
2003	Rookie Draft	Josh Drummond	47	72
2003	Rookie Draft	Jacob Furfaro	61	0
2003	Rookie Draft	Leigh Ryswyk	67	1
2003	Rookie Draft	Jeremy Stiller	70	0
2004	National	Cameron Wood	18	16
2004	National	Patrick Garner	27	0
2004	National	Justin Sherman	45	114
2004	National	Jayden Attard	50	5
2004	National	Luke Forsyth	64	0
2004	Rookie Draft	Travis Baird	15	2
2004	Rookie Draft	Josh Drummond	60	72
2004	Rookie Draft	Marcus Allan	62	5
2004	Rookie Draft	William Hamill	64	3
2004	Rookie Draft	Martin Pask	65	8
2004	Rookie Draft	Scott Harding	66	48
2005	National	Mitchell Clark	9	65
2005	National	Wayde Mills	25	16
2005	National	Rhan Hooper	41	48
2005	National	Joel Patfull	56	99
2005	Pre-Season	Ben Fixter	6	27
2005	Rookie Draft	Jason Roe	6	50
2005	Rookie Draft	Leonard Clark	22	0
2005	Rookie Draft	Luke Forsyth	37	0
2005	Rookie Draft	Cheynee Stiller	49	76
2006	National	Matthew Leuenberger	4	44
2006	National	Albert Proud	22	29
2006	National	Chris Schmidt	34	2
2006	National	James Hawksley	38	22
2006	National	Matt Tyler	54	0
2006	National	Sam Sheldon	70	24
2006	Rookie Draft	Anthony Corrie	4	22
2006	Rookie Draft	Scott Clouston	20	2
2006	Rookie Draft	Daniel Dzufer	35	1
2006	Rookie Draft	Haydyn Kiel	48	0
2006	Rookie Draft	Joel Tippett	57	0
2006	Rookie Draft	William Hamill	61	3
2007	National	Lachlan Henderson	8	15
2007	National	Tom Collier	25	20
2007	National	James Polkinghorne	41	39
2007	National	Bradd Dalziell	52	15
2007	National	Matt Austin	56	11
2007	Rookie Draft	Phil Smith	7	0
2007	Rookie Draft	Patrick Garner	23	0
2007	Rookie Draft	Pearce Hanley	38	12
 

Bucking Beads

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LOL Terry Wallace, what make shim an expert?? He pretty much destroyed every club he had anything to do with... Our young blokes look great and as if all three of Rich, Leunberger and Clark are all signing with GWS. The AFL won't allow it surely..
 

Crimso

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Here was I, hoping you would make a GF appearance within a couple of years so we could get some pay back.

I guess we will have to wait a while.
Yeah, that's probably the pain, we won't get to play & beat you guys in a GF real soon.;)
 

The Golfing Lion

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Wow, great work Whataboutbob! Shows how important the recruiters are. Compare that to the last 3 years. Really like Rob Kerr's work and really don't like Terry Wallets. Still, can not believe he has cred in the media. Its laughable really.
 

Antman78

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After hearing is comments from the AFL trade week and Not even knowing the rules one has to wonder what his thinking, he just recycles unsourced info from journo's with an agenda, he's a sheep of the highest order who wants to be relevant, quick go get Denis Pagans opinion..

Master list builder your time in the sun is over, go back inya hole.

After winning three flags in a decade any following decade was expected to be tough, Captain OBVIOUS.
 

Kickit2brown

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This is pretty concerning, Terry Wallace knows how to inflict pain on a football club better than any coach over the last 100 years. If he thinks we are in for a rough ride then he would know best.

Maybe we should get him to coach the lions to fast track things? He only needs 5 years.
 

kharis

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LOL I'm totally over the crap coming out of the 2 Ms (Melbourne & Media)
Now I have a good belly laugh when I read yet another prediction:D
Just thinking about our boys and wonder about all this motivation to succeed... This inspiration on top of everything else :thumbsu: I for one will be very surprised if the boys didn't really bust a gut this year with all this motivation. May spring load another dynasty ... just like last time :)
 

_hyphy

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Does anyone find it hilariously ironic, that the man credited with some of AFL's worst trades/drafts over the last decade, is critiquing other afl clubs under the name @thelistmanager ?
 

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Decade of pain Lmfao just cause he sucked at recurting doesn't mean we have.Ok we picked a few spud's but we aren't as bad as other side's I think we do have a future of final's in the next 5 year's.

Redden,Rockliff,Rich,Polec,Banfield can be the the next Lappin,Voss,Black,Akermanis,Hart.
 

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