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They're really at way different stages of their development. Not suggesting clubs wouldn't want English but he looks like he needs a couple of years developing his body and his ruck craft before he's ready to lead the ruck for a club.
Lobb is entering his prime and seems over his groin soreness and back problems.
Do you want a guy to ruck year or a great prospect to develop I think.
Agreed - Instead of having to get into a bid war with WC as we are both chasing him there is now another viable option potentially on the market where we won't have to pay overs to attain, and either player would fit a similar role at Freo. I'd be happy to wait a couple of years for English to develop as we already have tall options on the list, albeit missing out on the immediate impact Lobb would give.
 

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I know this post is just rumour-mongering, but I would swap Sean Darcy for English, and think both clubs could be satisfied. Darcy the stronger ruck and more "ready to go", English more mobility and around the ground skills.
 

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I know this post is just rumour-mongering, but I would swap Sean Darcy for English, and think both clubs could be satisfied. Darcy the stronger ruck and more "ready to go", English more mobility and around the ground skills.
The “around the ground mobility” is what Luke Beveridge wants in a ruckman so no chance I’d say!

But I do think you have a ripper in Darcy.
 

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The “around the ground mobility” is what Luke Beveridge wants in a ruckman so no chance I’d say!

But I do think you have a ripper in Darcy.
I don't think either club would be keen on losing these two ruckmen, but at the same time, they could be inclined to look for moves home.
 

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I know this post is just rumour-mongering, but I would swap Sean Darcy for English, and think both clubs could be satisfied. Darcy the stronger ruck and more "ready to go", English more mobility and around the ground skills.
WHAT? You'd trade a slug like Sean Darcy for one of the most high-potential mobile rucks in the comp? WOWEE!

If the Doggies cared about strength so much, they never would've gotten rid of Minson!
 

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WHAT? You'd trade a slug like Sean Darcy for one of the most high-potential mobile rucks in the comp? WOWEE!

If the Doggies cared about strength so much, they never would've gotten rid of Minson!
Oooh lookee 'ere, a Brisbane poster so invested that he posted a really mature response. What a guy! Even went with some capital letters and an exclamation mark!!!

English has potential, Darcy has production. Both are destined to be very good rucks.
 

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Oooh lookee 'ere, a Brisbane poster so invested that he posted a really mature response. What a guy! Even went with some capital letters and an exclamation mark!!!

English has potential, Darcy has production. Both are destined to be very good rucks.
Because you made an absolutely ridiculous post. Sean Darcy looks like a professional hot dog eater, and was absolutely terrible in the Fremantle games I watched this year. What a joke that you'd suggest he's of equal value to English; every single club in the competition would take English in an attosecond.

At least the joke is funny :D
 

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Because you made an absolutely ridiculous post. Sean Darcy looks like a professional hot dog eater, and was absolutely terrible in the Fremantle games I watched this year. What a joke that you'd suggest he's of equal value to English; every single club in the competition would take English in an attosecond.

At least the joke is funny :D
You are such a tough guy and I am sure the other kids in the playground are scared of you stealing their lunch money. In the adult world we discuss things.

Which game was he absolutely terrible in?

Again, as a ruckman English is projecting as potential, which he has heaps of. Darcy, as a 19 year old, averaging 33 hit outs per game this year, and named as the ruck in the AFLs under 22 team of the year, is doing just fine, right now.
 

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English is rated on about par with Naughton/Richards levels internally. If we were to pick 5 untouchable players on our list English would likely be on it. I doubt either WA club could satisfy a trade demand even if English was on the table.
 

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You'd hate to lose this guy after 2-3 years. Pick 19 in the draft and is going to take at least a few years to be physically ready. Has played a bit already but was always going to be someone who occupies a list spot for a few years before they come good.
 
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Id happy give up pick 20 + 21 (or whatever the picks end up being) or one of those plus next years first for him. The bulldogs wont do that though. He will be a star.
 

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Id happy give up pick 20 + 21 (or whatever the picks end up being) or one of those plus next years first for him. The bulldogs wont do that though. He will be a star.
Thats terrific cheers. So generous of you. :rolleyes:

We'd be happy to trade Dean Towers, Nic Newman, Dan Robinson, Jordan Dawson, picks 34, 41 and 30 minutes alone with Isaac Heeney's mum....but i dont think they'd do that either

The kid has gun written across his forehead.
 
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