Welcome Pick 47 - Sam Hayes

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Ah **** it. I have enjoyed watching Sam take on much more experienced ruckmen during his first season of league football and look right at home.

Just a ****ty thing to happen to a promising young player.

Here's to Sam doing a Doogie, smashing through his rehab and bouncing back halfway through next season.

Looks like we will be raking over the leftover rucks this off season.
 

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The reason we need to sign or trade for a mature body ruckman who could step into the side in 2019.
Unbelievable we didn't last year.. absolute incompetence
There weren't any ruckman trades made in 2017 but in 2016 there were multiple trades made for experienced ruckmen, two of whom are doing very well now. Nathan Vardy went from Geelong to West Coast for pick 72. His injury history may have put us off and he is not doing much now as they have both Naitanui and Lycett fit. Witts went from Collingwood to Gold Coast for 44 and 62 and is carrying their rucks well. He won the rucks against us in Shanghai. Nankervis went from Sydney to Richmond for 46. That was the year we took Powell-Pepper and Marshall but we also had picks 32 and 33 that we used on Atley and Drew. We should have had no problem trading for a ruckman with one of those picks. We could even have traded a pick in the 30s for two later picks and used one of them on a ruckman and one on another player. There were some good late picks in the 2016 draft.

So we could quite possibly have traded for a ruckman in the 2016 draft and still had four picks as we did.
 

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**** terrible news for Sam. Bloody hell we have signed him up for 4 years and half way thru the first one he has to write off 12 months. Had some good games and showed he has enough talent to progress to play AFL.
 
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It is what it is. Did not brendon lad have 2 leg/knee injuries one where a team mate jumped into him. Which i always thought was crap when playing. So gymn time for upper body etc and can have a career like lade. Overcast and drizzling in carsacone.
 

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All the best to the great man, horrible news.

I walked past him on Morphett St a few weeks ago, he is going to be a big boy when fully mature (already is a nice size). I was impressed with him at family day.
 

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It is what it is. Did not brendon lad have 2 leg/knee injuries one where a team mate jumped into him. Which i always thought was crap when playing. So gymn time for upper body etc and can have a career like lade. Overcast and drizzling in carsacone.
Matthew Lade broke his leg twice. The second time he had a titanium rod implanted to assist the healing. How times have changed, in 2000 when Ladey broke his leg we had Matthew Primus to carry the rucks and Dean Brogan on the Rookie List.

All the best to young Hayes hope he is back early next year.
 
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Matthew Lade broke his leg twice. The second time he had a titanium rod implanted to assist the healing. How times have changed, in 2000 when Ladey broke his leg we had Matthew Primus to carry the rucks and Dean Brogan on the Rookie List.

All the best to young Hayes hope he is back early next year.
Coincidentally so did Brendon ;)
 

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Matthew Lade broke his leg twice. The second time he had a titanium rod implanted to assist the healing. How times have changed, in 2000 when Ladey broke his leg we had Matthew Primus to carry the rucks and Dean Brogan on the Rookie List.
In 2000 we also had French who played almost every game, Ackland on the senior list as well as Darren Burton on the rookie list.
 

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The only possible plus to Sam Haye's injury is it SHOULD wake the club up to the fact it has to recruit a break glass type ruckman ( or better if available ) as back up for Ryder for next season, and if Paddy succumbs to injury again this season we know we are basically f***** anyway. :(
 

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The only possible plus to Sam Haye's injury is it SHOULD wake the club up to the fact it has to recruit a break glass type ruckman ( or better if available ) as back up for Ryder for next season, and if Paddy succumbs to injury again this season we know we are basically f***** anyway. :(
Great minds think alike.
 

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Matthew Lade broke his leg twice. The second time he had a titanium rod implanted to assist the healing. How times have changed, in 2000 when Ladey broke his leg we had Matthew Primus to carry the rucks and Dean Brogan on the Rookie List.

All the best to young Hayes hope he is back early next year.
2001 we had 5 on the list

Primus 2nd year back from his ACL, Lade 2nd broken leg, French broken arm, Ackland played first 12 games, Brogan not really ready yet and played a few games at end of season.

end of 2001 we recruited Brooks and had 6 on the list for 2002. Brogan had injuries, Lade played 2nd half of the year but struggled as his leg wasn't right yet and French played a lot of games.

End of 2002 we trade out Brooks and French and down to Primus, Lade, Brogan and Ackland. All 4 had played AFL footy at the start of 2003. 3 had an history of serious injuries.

At start of 2018 we had 4 rucks on the list, only 1 had played AFL and 3 had history of injuries concerns.
 
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