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jd2010

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We arent a big club and dont play big games on the G. Its our lot in life.
Lack of ingenious players being cited for a reason. Might be putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5 but the links with missing out on Impey and Wingard in recent years
 

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Lack of ingenious players being cited for a reason. Might be putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5 but the links with missing out on Impey and Wingard in recent years
Yep. That too, we struggle to get and/or develop indigenous footballers. Brett Goodes is/was employed for that but its doesn't seem to be working.

Sounds like we are throwing all our massive cap room at Keath and Bruce.
 

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He was good mates with Cripps through their WA underage carnival years
Pinched this from another forum from someone who coaches under age in WA....

"The lack of indigenous players would 100% be an issue.

The thing with Cripps? I'm not saying that isn't a thing, but apart from playing state schoolboys together as 15 year olds, they wouldn't be super close. Cripps didn't make the 16's or the 18's as a 17yo. Martin played 16's and 18's as a bottom-ager - then was a pre-draft selection...so even though they are the same age by the time Cripps played 18's Martin had already been drafted.

Cripps is from North Hampton. Martin is from Broome.

Cripps is from East Fremantle. Martin is from Claremont.

Look - they would 'know' each other but a story suggesting they are long lost best buds? Yeah - nah".
 

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Lack of ingenious players being cited for a reason. Might be putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5 but the links with missing out on Impey and Wingard in recent years
Hopefully we'll see a change to all that though when Jamarra Ugle-Hagan joins us in 12 months time. Looks a likely type.
 

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or maybe he's just going to the club that is offering him the most money and the afl media for some reason wants to make up another story to romance it up.
 

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Laird was the last straw, Pyke gone.

Hope this doesn't kill the Keath deal.
Just saw Laird is linked with Geelong. Maybe if they get Jack Steven as well they can sit on each other's shoulders to be an effective ruckman
 

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