Contracted Sam Day [signs two year contract extension]

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Lore

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Former pick 3 KPP who can play either end.
Can’t get a game atm

A free agent so could see clubs taking a free hit here
 

Tulip

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Would be a good moneyball type pick up, but i’m not sure he’s got the consistency in him to really thrive
 

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PAFC_1870

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SA Media pumped him up as the next Carey in his draft....

How'd that work out?

I wouldn't be opposed to picking him up, nothing to lose.
 

kreglze

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Stuck in the 2's at the moment, as we have decided to go with a smaller forward line with Wright and a mid sized Corbett as our 2 key forwards. I love big Sammy, but while Wright is getting his 2 goals a game he won't be dropped.

Dew has tried to get him to be more aggressive and own the pill.

If we don't retain him, would love to see him get picked up somewhere else. I just worry that dislocated hip injury he got a few years ago has really hurt him.
 

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Stuck in the 2's at the moment, as we have decided to go with a smaller forward line with Wright and a mid sized Corbett as our 2 key forwards. I love big Sammy, but while Wright is getting his 2 goals a game he won't be dropped.

Dew has tried to get him to be more aggressive and own the pill.

If we don't retain him, would love to see him get picked up somewhere else. I just worry that dislocated hip injury he got a few years ago has really hurt him.
As in his development ? Or has it affected his ability to play ..
 

kreglze

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As in his development ? Or has it affected his ability to play ..
I have 0 in sight into the injury or the club.

But I can't imagine having an injury that was described as the type car crash victims go through, being able to go back being to 100% of the athlete you were supposed to be.
 

Turbocat

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I have 0 in sight into the injury or the club.

But I can't imagine having an injury that was described as the type car crash victims go through, being able to go back being to 100% of the athlete you were supposed to be.
Very difficult for the guys who built their chance of success on athleticism.
 

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Corkie

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Career has definitely stagnated since returning from his massive injury. Seems he is just injury cover now behind Wright & Corbett.

And the club is now training Ben King as a key forward.

I think Sam would love to stay at the Suns, extremely settled on the GC but I’m not sure he will even be offered a contract renewal?

He may need to look elsewhere.

Versatile big fella though, fwd/back/pinch hit in the ruck but has never matured into a consistent player.
 

Virgin Dog

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Career has definitely stagnated since returning from his massive injury. Seems he is just injury cover now behind Wright & Corbett.

And the club is now training Ben King as a key forward.

I think Sam would love to stay at the Suns, extremely settled on the GC but I’m not sure he will even be offered a contract renewal?

He may need to look elsewhere.

Versatile big fella though, fwd/back/pinch hit in the ruck but has never matured into a consistent player.
If he comes cheap, I wouldn't mind the Dogs having a look. Hard to find big men that athletic, and we are desperate for mature KPPs, and I'm sure Bevo would love the combination of his speed and versatility
 

HBFlanker

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GCS Club doctor said his dislocated hip was worse than any injury he had ever seen and was 5x worse than a recent similar injury he had seen from a car accident.

This bloke will take time but needs a fresh start.

Would take him at North as he fills an obvious need if he is fit and firing.
 

the Ziebull

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GCS Club doctor said his dislocated hip was worse than any injury he had ever seen and was 5x worse than a recent similar injury he had seen from a car accident.

This bloke will take time but needs a fresh start.

Would take him at North as he fills an obvious need if he is fit and firing.
Think he would be a decent moneyball pickup
And if it doesn’t work out at least nothing was traded to make it happen
 

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Being and ex Sturt lad from way back when in his draft year - he was likened to a young Wayne Carey..guess he never quite came along. I think his time has passed but maybe in a different structure he might be able to find his game and play some good footy
 

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