Potential Port Adelaide father son players

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Ford Fairlane

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Dudley is linked to Centrals who is part of Adelaides NGA zone
That is just bizarre. He is from Port Lincoln which should be aligned to Port Adelaide. Your origin just means nothing in the virtual world of the AFL.

No wonder we continue to dissociate more and more from their brand.
 

Tibbs

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Mead yes with our 3rd pick.

Burgoyne as a rookie.

Pickett likely to be gone by our pick in the 60s AND we have enough small forwards on our list already.
I keep thinking that about the W Eagles ... yet they keep picking up these small Aboriginal forwards .... and nailing it.

Its how we use (misuse) them is Ports issue!
 

TeeKray

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I keep thinking that about the W Eagles ... yet they keep picking up these small Aboriginal forwards .... and nailing it.

Its how we use (misuse) them is Ports issue!
Ryan and Rioli were well known state league players with question marks surrounding off field/professionalism. WCE took a punt and it paid off, but we haven't had small forwards of that quality on our list for some time.

IIRC we were interested in Ryan but didn't have a pick until 47 in his draft because we traded out of 2017 to get all those picks in 2016.
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Ryan and Rioli were well known state league players with question marks surrounding off field/professionalism. WCE took a punt and it paid off, but we haven't had small forwards of that quality on our list for some time.

IIRC we were interested in Ryan but didn't have a pick until 47 in his draft because we traded out of 2017 to get all those picks in 2016.
The way we deliver the ball to our forward line, Ryan would have been almost perfect for us. Good at ground level, can do the tricky dicky stuff and when he is forced to play on guys 20-25 cms taller than him, ala Jake Neade and Sam Gray at FF, he can jump on top of their head and take a big grab.
 

Andre

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I keep thinking that about the W Eagles ... yet they keep picking up these small Aboriginal forwards .... and nailing it.

Its how we use (misuse) them is Ports issue!
They sit at the feet of 2 KPF's. We're lucky to have any small forwards having 1 KPF within 80 metres of goal at any time.
 

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Spadge

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Ryan and Rioli were well known state league players with question marks surrounding off field/professionalism. WCE took a punt and it paid off, but we haven't had small forwards of that quality on our list for some time.

IIRC we were interested in Ryan but didn't have a pick until 47 in his draft because we traded out of 2017 to get all those picks in 2016.
Not sure you can say "paid off" when it comes to Rioli
 

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