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- Sep 27, 2001
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- Liverpool, NSW
I don't agree. Talent stands out regardless and the talent ID guys get around to the games. There's a reason why Oskar Baker got picked up and guys like Xavier Richards are completely ignored by AFL clubs.Which unfortunately makes it more difficult for non afl players to be drafted as they play against the afl players less.
I don't know how life operates north of the Tweed, but for us down in God's country Mexico, afl footy is a fishbowl.Which unfortunately makes it more difficult for non afl players to be drafted as they play against the afl players less.
Well its official - Andrew Swallow is now a Hornet in 2018, what a great get !!!!! That is some recruiting by the Club, to out bid Southport in all areas is a major coop for our negotiators at the Bumble Bees!!! Along with Jake Spencer joining and Johno Freeman returning, these guys will hopefully ease the blow outs suffered over the last few year's against the full listed AFL Reserve sides + Academy players. With our new facilities at the club and an ex AFL Captain in our mix, there seems like exciting time ahead from the NEAFL Team from the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane.Aspley and Sourhport in bidding war for Andrew Swallow.
He will be a good edition to the League.
Mmmm,Congratulations on a great signing billy boy, but out bidding Southport to get him is a little of the money.. He signed at Aspley because 1. His best friend Ben Matthews plays there and the wifes are very close. 2. He only has to travel down the M1 to training once a week 3. He gets to travel mid season on a holiday. Southport wanted him to train 3 nights like everyone else and didn't like the idea of him going on a holiday mid season ! Spencer if playing all year is a massive pick up, will be the best ruckman in the league, swallow would be the best mid even with 10 games played one would think!
Maybe in that scenario painted pinocchio, its not all good as it looks: Another to take a mid season holiday and only one night a week training Gee's reverting back to "Camp Hornet" What is wrong with taking a holiday in the off season?????? I suppose if he and a few of the top line players take a break throughout the season, this will balance the books to allow the not so esteemed of our players to get paid for their services and keep that old elephant in the room "Salary Cap" sustained.
Anyway even with the points you raised mate, he is still a great get, he will be a big help to Blairy and I am sure the great J.B. will get some up to date thoughts on the current leadership qualities required to stay in front of the pack.
Negotiations for players services has not been one of our strongest attributes stuyd1, mid season sabbatical's etc, has always been a given as part of our better players arrangements - You have to remember our footy manager is an ex Collingwood player, if what has been reported is correct it looks like we might have a few on the holiday roster system to head overseas this year. 6, as you recon games at least wont break the bank as far as salary cap goes and I would imagine that there will be a few sportsman's lunches to be had to capitalize on costs through out the year, so all and all not a bad result, he brings a lot of experience to our side in more ways than one. some of the younger guys might have to carry a photo around of him so they know who he is if the run into him at training (when he is there apparently). Oh well at least we hopefully wont get smashed this year by the AFL reserve sides when we play them - Until finals time that is!!!!!!Billy.
I hear he has a job with the Suns and is living in Byron Bay !!!!!!
Long way to travel even for only one training night a week , you may only get 6 games or so out of him , like Broadbeach did this season with Eddie Sansbury.!
Agree Sharks will improve - more so initially because of a draw that makes the competition mickey mouse.Sharks will be big improvers this season with the proven combination of Fields and Daniels with the able back up of Skinny Lappin and Aaron Cornelius. Looks as though there has been some big player movement & rightfully so, if the previous players couldn’t get the job done then move along. Daniels is big on attitude and won’t put up with big heads who don’t perform on a Saturday, which has looked the norm at the Sharks in recent seasons, along with copious amounts of hair gel and teeth whitening.
Same coach for the past few seasons and can’t of been easy to sell that coach to potential gun recruits.Agree Sharks will improve - more so initially because of a draw that makes the competition mickey mouse.
They have had a clean out at the end of each of the last 3 seasons. How long do you keep blaming players and or coaches.