Recommitted Sam Sturt [signs 1 year deal to 2024]

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the Ziebull

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Nov 14, 2010
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The Victorian former first round pick is out of contract turns 22 next month

Only played 4 games but got a rising star nom, talented half forward that has had many injuries and I think will struggle to get games in that freo side this year in his contract year

Will he come home?
 

nurries

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Mar 11, 2003
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The Victorian former first round pick is out of contract turns 22 next month

Only played 4 games but got a rising star nom, talented half forward that has had many injuries and I think will struggle to get games in that freo side this year in his contract year

Will he come home?
He would be playing in the side if not for injuries. Kicked 5 in a practice match at Peel a couple of weeks ago and would of been considered but now has a sore knee. He is like a Fritsch type player that Freo are missing from their forward half due to him being such an awkward match up. If he gets a good run at it he will stay but time is ticking.
 

the Ziebull

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Nov 14, 2010
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He would be playing in the side if not for injuries. Kicked 5 in a practice match at Peel a couple of weeks ago and would of been considered but now has a sore knee. He is like a Fritsch type player that Freo are missing from their forward half due to him being such an awkward match up. If he gets a good run at it he will stay but time is ticking.
Is he likely playing wafl this weekend? Or sitting out with a sore knee
 

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Snuffaluphagus

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We'd obviously get jack squat for him if he left and he's someone I'd be going very very hard for as a Vic club. Would be an almost risk-free pick-up given the likely cost with a ridiculously high return on investment if he comes on.

He's every Freo supporters first choice to get into the forwardline asap, hopefully the club feels the same
 

Turbocat

TheBrownDog
Dec 10, 2003
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We'd obviously get jack squat for him if he left and he's someone I'd be going very very hard for as a Vic club. Would be an almost risk-free pick-up given the likely cost with a ridiculously high return on investment if he comes on.

He's every Freo supporters first choice to get into the forwardline asap, hopefully the club feels the same
Want to try to define Jack squat? Are we talking R3 ...?
 

dazzledavey36

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Nov 13, 2005
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I know Melbourne were heavily into Sam Sturt in his draft year.

Would like to see him trial at half back with his poise and kicking skills.
 

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freo_leo29

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Oct 20, 2010
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I know Melbourne were heavily into Sam Sturt in his draft year.

Would like to see him trial at half back with his poise and kicking skills.
You don't play someone this talented at half back, its like Fritsch, you had him in the backline and realised his talent and now he is one of the best medium forwards in the competition


We just have to get Sturt fit
 

La Dispute

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Wouldn't have thought so.

Too injury prone, plus we got Owies, Durdin and young Motlop rising in the ranks.
These guys aren’t really like for like.

Owies and Durdin are pressure forwards who are good for a goal a game. Motlop is a conventional creative crumbing small.

Sturt is more a mid-sized forward who can pinch hit in the midfield and fill other roles if needed. Nice leap, neat skills.

Hope Austin can get it over the line.
 

Warhorse

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Sep 23, 2017
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Good medium forwards are hard to find. He reminds me of Caddy at Richmond when he had a couple of good years in the forward half. I hope Geelong has a crack. Close to work further up the ground with Sturt and Dempsey the mediums in the forward half.
 

Taylor

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Jul 16, 2009
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Will is contracted until 2024 so Port will lose that top five pick if they want him.
 
Jun 12, 2018
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Sturt is the prototype Gunston fritsch
His rising nom highlighted his impact per possession.
Hope club keep him
Hope this time in the magoos/body conditioning has galvanised him not tainted him.
 

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