- Jun 9, 2018
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
Don't think any of us saw this one coming but he was far too good to pass up, well done Kall Burns and recruiting team.
Reckon you’re just about right. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him there round 1 personally. Maybe builds a bit of running fitness in the neafl first.prediction 2020 -
plays 12 games, he dominates neafl and comes to afl with some swagger averaging 12 touches and a goal a game as a forward pressure / macperhson type
“I was just trying to stay calm and back the year I have had and stay confident to know I have put in enough hard yards for a club to take an opportunity.
“I’m super excited to go to the Suns and cant wait to get up there (to Queensland).
“Honestly I had no idea. I thought coming in to the night I thought maybe it might be Swans or Freo and then they passed on me and then I was fortunate the Suns gave me the opportunity.”
Fortunately for Flanders, an 18-year-old from the Victorian country town of Fish Creek that has a population of less than 1000, was exactly what Gold Coast were after.
The Suns never imagined he would still be available outside the top 10 and traded picks 17 and 22 to get him at pick 11, a significant investment not lost on Flanders.
“They have given up two picks on me. I’m super fortunate they had the belief in me it does mean more because of it,” Flanders said.
Hoping he will turn into our Toby Greene a hybrid forward/mid that accumulates the footy, plays feisty, plays on the edge and with a streak of fire.He could turn out to be our new cult hero (now when Goober is gone). Needs just a couple of agro moments on the field.