ND Pick # 44 - Rory Sloane - Discussion

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What I like most about the emerging culture in the AFC, is there seems to be less and less of the "GO home factor"....

A MASSIVE stack of our next geneartion are all 'interstaters', VB, Douglas, Knights, Dangerfield, Griffen, Jacky, Kite, Cook, Armstrong, McKay, Maric, Otten Tippett and Walker...add McKernan, Sloane, Lee and Young, that accounts for half our list...

Everytime you listen to a younger Crows player get interviewed, whether it be McKay, Tippett or VB they all talk about how tight-knit all the younger boys are, on and off the field...many of them live together and can always be spotted out and about together...the younger boys that get drafted are made to feel at home from day one.

I believe this stems from the Reilly-Goodwin relationship.... Goodwin took Reils under his wing at a time when he was extremely home-sick and probably saved us from losing Reilly back 2 VIC...Reilly done then same for VB, Maric and Knights, as they done for Douglas and Griffen, and on and on....(of course there will be those that get away -WATTS- but you'll never win them all)

I believe it is now a strong feature of our club now that NC, Matty Rendell and the team have no fear in drafting the best kids from interstate....


Sloane looks an absolute gem, but McKernan could be what we've been lookin for since Mods left....
 

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Figured I should get in early and claim Sloane as MY draftee. He's mine, nobody elses. I've never done this before, how exciting for me! When he becomes a gun player for the Crows I assume I can claim royalties.



Go you good thing! :)
 
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some players are apprehensive, because they've heard from people that adelaide is a dead end place, nothing to do there blah blah blah... usually from people who have the intellectual potential to be a shoe shine boy.... we see that from time to time.

however, some players will be thinking - that's a damn fine club. thank **** i'm not going to a rabble.

good to hear he was happy to be here, would think many guys would be pretty keen to get into a good program.
not to mention we have some of the best club facilities in the land

why would you nor want to stay
 

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What I like most about the emerging culture in the AFC, is there seems to be less and less of the "GO home factor"....

A MASSIVE stack of our next geneartion are all 'interstaters', VB, Douglas, Knights, Dangerfield, Griffen, Jacky, Kite, Cook, Armstrong, McKay, Maric, Otten Tippett and Walker...add McKernan, Sloane, Lee and Young, that accounts for half our list...

Everytime you listen to a younger Crows player get interviewed, whether it be McKay, Tippett or VB they all talk about how tight-knit all the younger boys are, on and off the field...many of them live together and can always be spotted out and about together...the younger boys that get drafted are made to feel at home from day one.

I believe this stems from the Reilly-Goodwin relationship.... Goodwin took Reils under his wing at a time when he was extremely home-sick and probably saved us from losing Reilly back 2 VIC...Reilly done then same for VB, Maric and Knights, as they done for Douglas and Griffen, and on and on....(of course there will be those that get away -WATTS- but you'll never win them all)

I believe it is now a strong feature of our club now that NC, Matty Rendell and the team have no fear in drafting the best kids from interstate....


Sloane looks an absolute gem, but McKernan could be what we've been lookin for since Mods left....
Great post..... Esp the bit about Goody taking Reilly under his wing. It was clear for all who drank at the Alma to see 4 or 5 years ago. The young lad was always with Goody and the Roo. That would be brain washing of the strongest kind to be 20 and hanging out with them
 

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From Inside Football Magazine;
Rory Sloane - medium defender, Eastern Ranges, VIC
DOB:17/3/90 Ht:182cm Wt:76kg
"Rory won our best and fairest and had an excellent year including playing every game for Vic Metro. He's a midfielder who is just an all-round good player. His special thing is his kicking, which is just superb, and he's also an exceptional competitor. Got good pace and is very good one-on-one. He just wins contests basically."
- Eastern Ranges region manager Ian Flack
Vic Metro rep 2008. From Upwey-Tecoma FC.
 

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Rory does a very good job on Chris Yarran here
As much as the commentator keeps drooling over Yarran, Sloane nailed him more than a few times - the spoiling was so clean, eyes only for the ball, then a second effort to get the ball out of the area... fantastic.
 

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Interestingly (but perhaps not surprising since we were considering him last year) is actually older than Dangerfield by 19 days. Which should put him in good stead to have a more developed body to play next year.
 

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He'll fit right in at the club. Commentator didn't seem to know he existed and even got his name wrong.
With that haircut surely they can't get him mixed up with Van Berlo, Vince or Mackay... although same hair colour so you never know with these moron's.
 

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Rory does a very good job on Chris Yarran here:

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So when we face up against Yarran next year we should bring Sloane into the side? :p He didn't do bad there at all.

Imagine him and Myke Cook running around the field, there would be confusion everywhere! Let alone all the other blondes.
 
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