Papers stamped tonight, Jacobs, Douglas.

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Golumless

I'm kind of a big deal on the east side
Joined
Jul 12, 2013
Posts
23,169
Likes
25,626
Location
Wherever the ESH clubrooms are
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Newcastle, Colorado Rockies.
#2
Yup. Neither have any business being in our best 22.

Get Jones, or even McHenry (despite having a poor game in the SANFL) in for Douglas. Even Poholke would be a good addition now, though, if we went that route, you'd have to hold onto Myles for a block of games, and look to give midfield minutes too.
 

Grenville

All Australian
Joined
Apr 25, 2013
Posts
779
Likes
1,131
AFL Club
Adelaide
#9
If we are serious as a club, both play out the year in the SANFL and are given thanks for their service end of the year.
Agreed on Douglas, good clubman but time is up.

I know this wont be popular, but I'd be tempted to keep Jacobs as the Angus Graham style SANFL injury insurance Ruckman if is he wants to go on a year for a minimal deal. Obrien has shown plenty and should stay in the side as the #1 ruck moving forward while he's fit and able.
We need to bring in another developing kid now, and that takes time. Assuming Hamish can conjure up a good one, he's still not going to be ready to plug in for injury for a while.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

hey shorty

Hall of Famer
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Posts
42,601
Likes
32,526
Location
Where the Hills have eyes
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
AUFC, Everton, Sturt
#12
Dougy started brightly, and was one of few who could hit a forward target. Faded really really badly though, he knows he's just about done too. Wouldn't be happy taking up a spot for the sake of it.

Jacobs has just had his career ender, was a warrior but now we have to back ROB all the way.
 

Interloperer

All Australian
Joined
Aug 5, 2013
Posts
711
Likes
648
AFL Club
Adelaide
#13
Reilly O'Brien guaranteed best 22 for life one game after playing so abysmally for 3 quarters that he turned Max Gawn into one of the most dangerous mobile midfielders in the competition.
 

hey shorty

Hall of Famer
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Posts
42,601
Likes
32,526
Location
Where the Hills have eyes
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
AUFC, Everton, Sturt
#14
Reilly O'Brien guaranteed best 22 for life one game after playing so abysmally for 3 quarters that he turned Max Gawn into one of the most dangerous mobile midfielders in the competition.
He wasn't that bad last week, but Maxy is a level above most.
 

treeman

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Aug 19, 2005
Posts
5,564
Likes
3,797
Location
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Adelaide Crows
#15
Reilly O'Brien guaranteed best 22 for life one game after playing so abysmally for 3 quarters that he turned Max Gawn into one of the most dangerous mobile midfielders in the competition.
He played well against Gawn I think.

He wasn't perfect but better than many have fared against him.

Sent from my MI PAD 4 using Tapatalk
 

Punchy Bassett

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Oct 1, 2003
Posts
13,669
Likes
8,495
Location
Adelaide, Australia
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
NFC AUFC MUFC Socceroos
Thread starter #16
Reilly O'Brien guaranteed best 22 for life one game after playing so abysmally for 3 quarters that he turned Max Gawn into one of the most dangerous mobile midfielders in the competition.
And did better against Gawn than Jacobs did. Twelve months and a back injury later
 
Joined
May 24, 2006
Posts
51,530
Likes
86,496
Location
Car 55
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Redbacks, Sturt, Liverpool, Arizona
Moderator #18
We'll give Douglas another chance unfortunately but it's kind of good in a way that we've got Richmond and Geelong.

Dougie won't be able to have a faux good game to extend his run. One more week, two tops then the club can move forward.

Our selectors won't be able to ignore what ROB did tonight. Coaches' votes will be interesting.
 

Troy87

Senior List
Joined
Oct 6, 2011
Posts
177
Likes
265
AFL Club
Adelaide
#19
I watched the SANFL today. Jacobs did some very good things, esoecially in the last qtr but he still looks slow around the ground. ROB must see out the year barring injury or fatigue.
 

WetCrow1991

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Jun 23, 2016
Posts
6,730
Likes
5,964
AFL Club
Adelaide
#22
A brilliant win like that and all you can focus on is the negatives. Good on ya.
I'm embarrassed for you. Jacobs being done is a positive not a negative as ROB is great. Besides that, improvement is always possible and it isn't found in a 32 year old fumbly cooked flanker.
 
Joined
May 24, 2006
Posts
51,530
Likes
86,496
Location
Car 55
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Redbacks, Sturt, Liverpool, Arizona
Moderator #23
A brilliant win like that and all you can focus on is the negatives. Good on ya.
ROB is a positive

Wouldn't have happened without the negative part (Jacobs kept in SANFL)

Same with Douglas. Someone new will come in and perform well.

Each negative is actually a positive for the club.
 

Punchy Bassett

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Oct 1, 2003
Posts
13,669
Likes
8,495
Location
Adelaide, Australia
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
NFC AUFC MUFC Socceroos
Thread starter #24
ROB is a positive

Wouldn't have happened without the negative part (Jacobs kept in SANFL)

Same with Douglas. Someone new will come in and perform well.

Each negative is actually a positive for the club.
Brilliant post. It's a major positive we have a very good developing ruckman and have figured it out before throwing away pick one on Grundy. But I don't expect some people to get that.
 
Top Bottom