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Mofra

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Data from footywire. To check the draft order see the thread here.

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Will be intereeting to see if they can retool enough with the old group really showing signs of slowing down last year.

Will Bolton take the next step to starhood.
 

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Simche

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Will be intereeting to see if they can retool enough with the old group really showing signs of slowing down last year.

Will Bolton take the next step to starhood.
Think there's enough quality in the list to go into September and cause some damage next year if players stay fit. To that end, having a proper pre-season should help given that most of the elder players didn't finish up last year until well into October. I largely put falling away after the bye down to that and some key injuries at bad times rather than a general degeneration which I think we're about one or two years away from.

I still don't think we've solved our central issue which is the midfield. Having a fit Martin and Prestia makes us far more competitive, but think the coaching staff are still banking on a turnover game-style which is turning a bit into yesterdays preferred gameplan given the sides that went deep last year are the better clearance sides. If they can fix that so that Richmond can break even with sides like the Dogs/Melbourne at the coalface I think they'd back themselves to beat them in the forward and back lines.

Having a look at the contract list, it's a year that could go quite badly in terms of losing a few players that are quality if things on field deteriorate. When contemplating how much money is locked up in Lynch, Martin and to a lesser extent blokes like Prestia and Bolton as they come into the back end of their contracts I could see someone important like Baker being poached to a Fremantle type if they have an exceptional season and success isn't on the horizon.
 

juss

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Way too early to say for sure but Sonsie looks like he could be one of the steals of the draft for Richmond
Wouldn't read much into these matches, but if he can crack a debut game this season that will be a win.
 

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