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I remember the goal. I remember seeing it thinking 'This kid will be a star'
I'm pretty sure it's why the selectors persevere
You can't do that at AFL level unless you have X factor
Unfortunately we haven't seen him do it more than once a season
 

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I'm pretty sure it's why the selectors persevere
You can't do that at AFL level unless you have X factor
Unfortunately we haven't seen him do it more than once a season
he is nothing like the player in that clip now whether its confidence or he has tried to follow a different path in the way he runs and kicks he is simply not even close to that natural footballer anymore
 

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I'm pretty sure it's why the selectors persevere
You can't do that at AFL level unless you have X factor
Unfortunately we haven't seen him do it more than once a season
Liam Ryan and Willie Rioli done it numerous time .
 

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Let's keep things on the rails and appropriate thanks guys.

The rare "Actually is keen to come to GC" player, Hopefully he pans out because gun players for us that aren't a flight risk are worth their weight in gold.

Lucky for us that these 18 year olds haven't put on much muscle yet ;)
 

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McLennan, who played five games for Central Districts in the SANFL as well as winning under-18 All Australian honours this year, was courted by a number of clubs.

He said the contact between himself and manager John Meesen was constant.

"He kept me reasonably calm. I was freaking out a bit," McLennan said.

"I heard Gold Coast were talking to him and the Swans were keen as well.

"Sydney had pick 25 and the Suns had pick 27.

"Gold Coast rung my manager to ask if the Swans were keen and he said they were, so that's when they made the deal to move up. That's how it got done."
 

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I just read the article on afl.com about how stoked he is to be at your club and how GC were his first choice.

A nice reminder for BF buffoons that it's not all gloom and doom at GC.
Hopefully he play/perform better than Stocker in AFL next year .
 

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What wrong with hoping one player do better than the other ? Sense or no sense . Most peoplecompare Rayner (1) vs Stephenson (6) , I can't see why not stocker ( 19) vs McLennan ( 23)
I don’t recall us giving away our 2019 first rounder or anything remotely close


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I don’t recall us giving away our 2019 first rounder or anything remotely close


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They are not really giving up 2019 first rounder , they swap with Adelaide . The worst scenario Adelaide win the flag and Carlton finished last , Carlton still get 2019 pick 18 and Liam Stocker .

Sydney second Rd ( they might use to get McLennan) from Eagles actually originally came from GC through last year multiple second Rd pick . .
 
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Hoping his kick is as good as people saying here.
Jesse Joyce is pretty reliable with a 30m short pass but definitely not a 'playmaking' kick. - Jimmy Webster, Alex Witherden style.
Hoping McLennan can take it to the next level.
 

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Going on the record as loving JJ here. He would be a great asset in a better team.
Don't get me wrong , he could turn out to be great player for GC , but those swap pick with Brisbane second Rd -pick 28 look a bit like double handling pick .
IMO GC recruiters go in hoping to get
Xavier O'Halloran and Mc Lennan but end up desperate for Mclennan as O'Halloran was gone in the first Rd . ( A bit of surprised As he is not invited for the first night draft )
 
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