Welcome Welcome National Draft Pick #13 - Jordan Gallucci

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Put it out there
  1. Shaz2012

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    The point is that right now we are all hoping for this to be true. But with Lyons we know what we would get and while not exceptional still easily better than CEY up till now.
     
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  2. Shaz2012

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    Are you sure about that. What if he was the difference between top 4. A tight win or two while B Crouch eases into the first quarter of the season.
     
  3. deaneus

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    Holy shit I didn't even realize

    That's gold
     
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    That's how the club thinks too and it's ******.
    Play the kid= tanking :rolleyes:
    In reality, on what we saw last year, a kid would have more to offer in 2017 never mind the upside. Love thommo, but he shouldn't be playing.
     
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    And I have no doubt in 2 to 3 years there will be no complaints. My worry is that with Brad Crouch having limited pre season he wont be at his best until 5 to 6 weeks after the season starts. Our greatest weakness just got weaker. If we drop a winnable game because CEY or Hampton dont give enough output that might have been bankable with Lyons. Those dropped points could mean the difference between top 4 and that could be our shot at the flag this season.

    If we are 5-1 and B Crouch is flying at the end of R6 then no worries. Bullet dodged
     
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    Some serious over rating of Lyons going on here...

    Tell me one team that is seriously contending over the next couple of years that Lyons would get a gig in their midfield let alone a regular gig??


    My analysis...
    Bulldogs - No
    Swans - No
    GWS - No
    Cats - No
    WCE - No
    Hawks - No
    Dees - No

    Hence why Grigg and Lyons were let go, my guess Pyke is looking to inject more pace into our team, an area both are lacking IMO.

    Of the 3 mids we drafted Gallucci has express pace and excellent endurance, Signorello both excellent speed and excellent endurance, and Poholke reasonable pace, certainly superior to Lyons and Grigg.
    Personally I expect whilst Pyke is at the Crows there will be an emphasis on speed and fast ball movement.
     
  7. Shaz2012

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    Dont disagree with any of this. Just saying that without BCrouch for the first part of the season we may drop points and those points may cost us top 4. Even if Lyons wasnt best 22 at the end of the season he would have been handy at the beginning. Now we will have to rely on Thommo. Hopefully he is good for having a break and plays like he did in the first part of 2016 and not the last part.
     
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    Can't believe how hard this is to see.
     
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    Like last year when we finished 5-8th?
     
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    Achilles that's a worry....wonder how long he'll be out?:p
    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-02-11/swallow-steps-it-up-suns-draftee-firms-for-round-one
     
  11. DD#23

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    noooo we don't.
     

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    Barging in here as I have a passing interest in Eastern Ranges old boys and wondering how Looch is going so far.

    Also, as he's No. 7, that means he's a quarter of Kane Johnson's old number but will hopefully be 4 times the player Johnson was. (Johnno coming from the Ranges himself.)
     
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    Would be happy if he was as good as Sugar, as he was a gun.
     
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    I definitely think we will miss Lyons at some point this year

    He's proven AFL level 20 possessions and almost a goal a game on last year

    B Crouch injury makes it worse he is gone

    Sort of threw him away and I think he would be more than useful

    But in 2-3 years I don't think it will matter
     
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    I quite liked him during his career.

    Feel like he got everything out of him his whole career.
     
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    Smart & skilled footballer, who I admired enough to name part of my username after.
     
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    Appears to have settled in well and has completed most, if not all of the preseason asked of him, by the sounds is an absolute pro in terms of his profesionalism and application, which generally means he'll make the most of his talents. I suspect along with Poholke will be there abouts come round one, and likely get game time in the preseason, issue is finding back end mid and flanker spots is tights, it's our top end midfield that is weak.
     
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  18. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

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    Throw caution to the wind, AFC!
     
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    Yeah, not as if we're contending or anything .....hey lets experiment, maybe play Tex at CHB and Hartigan as the FF .......as you say, throw caution to the wind AFC
     
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  20. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

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    Josh Dunkley.

    Discuss.
     
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    For every one like Dunkley there's 10 who don't play a game year one .....and then there's potential elite talent like Milera that plays around 8 on average, which is more the norm

    Then there's Dangerfield who in his first full season (19 games) averaged 5 kicks and 7 handballs .....hardly game changing start by a young player

    I don't follow Bulldogs that closely, but assume some of Dunkleys opportunities came as a result of the big injury list

    Are you thinking a Gallucci or Poholke will have any real influence in comparison to a Milera, Knight, Hampton, Menzel or Greenwood ......cmon now
     
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    If we're in full on flag mode then we wouldn't have been sitting out the free agency period and trade week.

    We were hell bent on keeping our draft picks for the future so are obligated to play them. That's the path we have chosen.
     
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    A) some-one has to be available that meets our needs

    B) you don't sell the farm to secure that player, as has already been hotly debated ....we're simply not going to pay Fyfe $1.5M to play at the Crows, no matter how much of a need ....and risk player dis-enchantment at them effectively being paid less to fund a Fyfe

    That's proven to be one step forward and two steps back :thumbsdown:
     
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    Thats called 'flexibility'....it's what all premership teams have
     
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    That's sounding like a nothing year then.

    Didn't have the players available that we wanted for trades/FA so not enough ready talent to have a crack now.

    Can't give our early draftees games because we finished 6th last year and might again all going well.

    So not really going all out now or preparing for a future assault. Just rolling on as we tend to do.
     
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