Welcome Welcome National Draft Pick #13 - Jordan Gallucci

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  1. marty36

    marty36 Brownlow Medallist

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    Agree which is why I said comes down to timing and injury, we see some posters predictions are Cheney out and Brown out, I seriously cant see that happening, doedee will have to put in some seriously good efforts to displace Brown, Seedsman, Hampton, Laird, Smith, Mackay even Wigg which all efectively can play HBF, BP he may be a better chance to play taller and hope for Hartigan, Lever or Talia to get injured but I would think they would use Ottens in those positions

    Galluci needs to be given a crack at an earlier stage to fast track his development, Midfield is our achilles heal.
     
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  2. Jarman3

    Jarman3 Club Legend

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    To be fair, we had something of a charmed run with injuries last year. That's part good management, but also good luck. I wouldn't expect our luck to be that good two years in a row. There will be more opportunities for players on the fringes this year, I'd expect..
     
  3. ad victoriam

    ad victoriam Premiership Player

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    I was one who mentioned Doedee due to Both Brown and Cheney still not training with the main group due to groin surgery and recovery.
    Gallucci definite chance to play the first game as he has been tearing it up. He's like VB and young Thommo with his training attitude. The question is for who, Because I will put money on Hampton playing the first game, Barring injury.
     
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  4. DD#23

    DD#23 Norm Smith Medallist

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    nah, there are heaps of spots, surely.

    here's our team from the Sydney final last year:

    FB Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Rory Laird
    HB Brodie Smith, Kyle Hartigan, Jake Lever
    C Rory Atkins, Rory Sloane, David Mackay
    HF Brad Crouch, Taylor Walker, Charlie Cameron
    F Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Tom Lynch

    FOL Sam Jacobs, Scott Thompson, Richard Douglas
    I/C Kyle Cheney, Jarryd Lyons, Mitch McGovern, Matt Crouch

    So we have Brown, Cheney and Brad who have question marks over their fitness, Lyons is gone, Thompson is cooked and Douglas and Mackay did nothing last year to deserve a "first crack" at this season. So that's up to 7 spots available by my reckoning.

    HOPEFULLY one of Cheney and Brown are fit and Doedee can take the other's spot. If they're both fit I'd be tempted to play Doedee anyway. Similarly I hope Brad will be fit too, so lets leave him in for now.

    Then we have two mid spots to replace Lyons and Thompson, so lets say Hampton and Gallucci get those if they're both tearing up. Not exactly like for likes, but we add a tonne of pace and quality.

    then you're left with deciding if Douglas and Mackay can hold out two of Milera, Knight, Seedsman, Menzel, CEY, Wigg, Greenwood or Poholke to which I would say I bloody hope not!
     
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  5. 1990crow

    1990crow Brownlow Medallist

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    Argument sake these guys will be out for variety of reasons:
    Brown, Thompson, Lever, Mackay, Lyons, b.Crouch, Douglas

    In: Milera, Doedee, Galluci, Hampton, Menzel, Knight, Seedsman

    Doedee Hartigan Cheney
    Laird Talia Smith
    Seedsman Sloane Atkins
    Jacobs M.Crouch Hampton
    Lynch Walker Cameron
    Betts Jenkins McGovern
    Knight Milera Galluci Menzel

    Depth looks tested if B.Crouch, Lever, Brown, Lyons, Thompson and Douglas out. Id put Douglas in for someoje for a senior body looking at this lineup. Douglas in for Galluci unless he is that good. Otherwise in for Menzel.
     
  6. DD#23

    DD#23 Norm Smith Medallist

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    yeah, like I said ideally Brad is there... if not Douglas would definitely be in the frame and would almost have to be included.

    Giants at home is a massive first game.
     
  7. Cleric

    Cleric Brownlow Medallist

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    People think Thommo is going to be used in the SANFL team and only brought in for depth.
    He will play round 1.
     
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  8. GrommoT

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    Well, look on the bright side ... Thommo wont (probably) be playing in 2018.



    [will he?]
     
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  9. Elite Crow

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    I have no doubt about it
     
  10. Scorpus

    Scorpus Bamboozler

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    You try tell Thommo he's not playing in 2018
     
  11. GrommoT

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  12. BRL121

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    The only way it won't happen is if he can't tackle because of his shoulder.
     
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  13. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

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    Has anyone heard if Gallucci (or any of the other new draftees for that matter) is in line for a game in the first preseason match?

    With players ripping hamstrings off the bone every second day they might be edging closer to a hit
     
  14. Elite Crow

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    Thinker?
     
  15. Kane McGoodwin

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    Only heard his preparation is ultra professional, so doing everything possible. Club have had to hold him back a little from wanting to do too much.

    Reckon we will get a good look at him in the JLT games.
     
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  16. Thetrader15

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  17. Thetrader15

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    Thommo only needs one arm to tackle
     
  18. dogs105

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    If he can't lift his arm above shoulder height, he may even tackle legally
     
  19. BRL121

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    A leg-arm?
     
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  20. Thinker

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    There's certainly spots up for grabs. If Gooch and Poholke stay fit they may get a look. And if their Hammies hold together...
     
  21. GreyCrow

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    Why would'nt you? Nothing to lose and you find out where they are at. They may surprise you
     
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  22. DD#23

    DD#23 Norm Smith Medallist

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    this 100%

    don't know why we'd be hesitant to play anyone in a Mickey Mouse game, especially when guys we'd otherwise want to be preparing for Round 1 are injured.
     
  23. Samcro24

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    He will need 10,000 runs in the Sheffield shield first, just like all our midfield prospects.
     
  24. 1970crow

    1970crow Brownlow Medallist

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    Can't see Douglas missing early in the year. Will be back in the midfield for sure.
     
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  25. Anzacpaul

    Anzacpaul Premiership Player

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    Galluci named emergency. Any chance of a game this year?? Saw him against Geelong in the JLT and thought he looked pretty good.
     
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