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Oliver Gigacz

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Sam to follow in his Dad's and Grandfather's footsteps and win a premiership in his first season?

Luke played in a reverses premiership in his first season (1994 v Norf)
David played in a reserves premiership in his first season (1962 v Saints)
Footscray have won their last 18 H&A games so it's not out of the question.
 

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weltschmerz

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Will Bevo do a Jamarra and make Darcy wait? Sam has the answer…
https://www.afl.com.au/news/689480/...7FU32VZwQD80ERMdwl2-8JY5OE2Ppywl3pwviLuir7UTU
"They've got a really strong list at the moment and it'd definitely be a tough side to crack into," he said.

"I'd have to put in a lot of work over the pre-season. I've played a lot of defence for Oakleigh this year and that's potentially a position I could play if there's no spot up forward."
 

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Where do we see him playing? Ideally for us Sweet comes on and we’ve got the luxury of playing Timmy down forward and Darcy down back. Obviously a defender is one of our biggest needs and to have potential star quality there would be great. Imagine having a super athletic contested marking 205cm beast at either end of the ground?
With so much flexibility in the way that both can switch forward and back if things aren’t working out, plus the fact both are so athletic and we’re stacked with good smalls means we’re not top heavy.

There’s a swap for just about every game situation, Timmy on fire so you don’t want to move him to the ruck, Darcy can back up. Sweet getting smashed and we need more run in the game, sub him Tim into the ruck Darcy down forward etc

But then the other part of me wants Timmy to turn into the number one ruck we know he could be and us to put out one of the potentially greatest tall forward half set ups in history with peak Naughty/JUH the twin towers with English/Darcy the two mobile hybrid ruck/forwards chopping and changing. How the fu** does anyone stop that? It’d erase every bad memory we’ve ever had of not having a key forward at the dogs. Would need some improvement in our key defenders coming through, actually fu** it the ball won’t even go down there
 

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Dazb86

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Where do we see him playing? Ideally for us Sweet comes on and we’ve got the luxury of playing Timmy down forward and Darcy down back. Obviously a defender is one of our biggest needs and to have potential star quality there would be great. Imagine having a super athletic contested marking 205cm beast at either end of the ground?
With so much flexibility in the way that both can switch forward and back if things aren’t working out, plus the fact both are so athletic and we’re stacked with good smalls means we’re not top heavy.

There’s a swap for just about every game situation, Timmy on fire so you don’t want to move him to the ruck, Darcy can back up. Sweet getting smashed and we need more run in the game, sub him Tim into the ruck Darcy down forward etc

But then the other part of me wants Timmy to turn into the number one ruck we know he could be and us to put out one of the potentially greatest tall forward half set ups in history with peak Naughty/JUH the twin towers with English/Darcy the two mobile hybrid ruck/forwards chopping and changing. How the fu** does anyone stop that? It’d erase every bad memory we’ve ever had of not having a key forward at the dogs. Would need some improvement in our key defenders coming through, actually fu** it the ball won’t even go down there
It will be interesting to see how it pans out. Do we play English and Darcy at either end of the ground and play a full time ruck? Or do we split ruck duties between them?

I guess it really depends on how Darcy develops. He could be our main ruck in 3 years time. A 205cm defender is an odd thing. He'd be good for the King brothers.
 

Northernsoul74

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It will be interesting to see how it pans out. Do we play English and Darcy at either end of the ground and play a full time ruck? Or do we split ruck duties between them?

I guess it really depends on how Darcy develops. He could be our main ruck in 3 years time. A 205cm defender is an odd thing. He'd be good for the King brothers.
Yeah at 205 and growing the club must be very tempted to develop him as a ruck fwd/ruck.
 

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