i think wines could improve a lot if he stripped 5 kgs, i think he's too big and it hinders his running capacity,No interest in trading Wines. We need players in the right age bracket and he's still a great player. The issue seems to be development more than anything and I think having him learn from Voss has left him as a purely oldschool footballer without extra strings to his bow.
Would love it if he focused on getting stronger overhead and a better set shot kick. He'd be the perfect swap with Robbie in the forward line if he can do that - play the jack steven role of bulky strong contested forward + his time in the middle.
But Wines rarely matches it with the best in the comp.I would see losing Wines as disastrous.
We have a few good young midfielders coming through, but in a few years we will be down Gray, Boak and Rockliff on our current rotation so we are already up against it to replace all 3 of them, let alone having to replace Wines as well.
Houston gives me some hope but other than him who do we have who is likely to be a genuine A grader in 3-4 years time?
SPP has been OK but would need a big step up and is apparently on the outer anyway.
Atley and Drew have potential as well, but I haven’t seen enough to be confident.
Rozee, Butters and Duursma are all fantastic prospects but I’m not sure they’ll be ready to carry our midfield in 3-4 years.
Maybe we are planning to just bottom out around 2024 but I would really prefer we hang onto Wines and try and find someone to help him out rather than hoping a bunch of 22 to 24 year olds can match it with the best midfielders in the competition.
This, times 1,000,000
He is older than Charlie Dixon, so if the club is worried about Charlie getting old they won't be replacing him with someone older.
OneHow many years did Ryan Griffen have left on his deal?
THE Western Bulldogs have safeguarded Ryan Griffen from a free agency raid after re-signing the midfield star to a long-term contract extension.
The silky ball-winner has recommitted to the club for a further three years, tying the deadly right-footer to the kennel until the end of 2015.
Duursma, Rozee, Garner, Frampton, Butters, Woodcock, Marshall, Drew, Fredericks, Cox, Ladhams, Farrell, Howard to go with Wines, Byrne- Jones, Clurey, Amon, Houston, Burton, Lycett, Powell- Pepper, Lienert is a pretty sound foundation for the future, not many of those guys would be over 25. On top of those players we have a group of 28- 29 year olds like Ebert, Hartlett, Watts and Dixon to add experience. In fact we could field a pretty competitive under 26 side. I have not included the likes of Boak, Gray, Westhoff, Ryder as they are probably not in our next Premiership window.You must be comfortable with mediocrity as we are a mid table team with a mid table list.
https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/port-adelaide-announces-co-captains-ollie-wines-and-tom-jonas.1209669/page-149#post-62297875where did this Wines talk start from??
Might have been the reason why Hinkley and Voss were smiling at the end of the GWS game.Jeremy, (Jeremy Cameron)was a stretch
Know Port have been keen on him in the past