News Where did they go? What has happened to delisted/retired players?

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Jul 29, 2020
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Sorry to intrude, just heard/seen that Sam Skinner will be training with the Roos over summer. Key fwd/back? Done 2 acls?
 

jackess

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Sorry to intrude, just heard/seen that Sam Skinner will be training with the Roos over summer. Key fwd/back? Done 2 acls?
Yes. 3 I think
 
Jul 29, 2020
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North Melbourne
Yes. 3 I think
We have an ok record of turning blokes into ok/goodish players after an acl
2 or 3 is worrying, paul ahern did 2 and had an amazing debut game and 2nd game disappeared off the face of the earth after that. Flynn Perez has been ok so far
 

Clarkythelion

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Sorry to intrude, just heard/seen that Sam Skinner will be training with the Roos over summer. Key fwd/back? Done 2 acls?
Sam did move out of his place in Brisbane and has been staying up on the Sunshine Coast I think its with his girlfriend and doing lots of fishing. He is a good bloke and I still think he can get a career going. Very hard at it for a big bloke just never got a run at it up here but had a great end of 2019 and a really good pre-season in 2020 but with no injuries just couldn't get a position and he is not a ruckman which is all we had for him when Steph Martin was injured.
 

Clarkythelion

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We have an ok record of turning blokes into ok/goodish players after an acl
2 or 3 is worrying, paul ahern did 2 and had an amazing debut game and 2nd game disappeared off the face of the earth after that. Flynn Perez has been ok so far
Sam has effectively played 2 full seasons on his knees now I don't think there is any lasting issue. He would have at least 30 to 40 full games under his belt now.
 

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X AE A12

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Jun 13, 2020
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Would we sign anyone?

We have an academy of 17, 18 and 19 year olds to fill out our reserves team if needed.

I would expect players like Allison, Hammelmann, and ex academy kids, who are too good for the QAFL to sign on with Aspley in the new East Coast VFL.
Allison is playing for Aspley VFL this year it appears

Edit: and Hammelmann
 

T Rick

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I think this VFL/East Coast competition is the best thing to happen to Qld footy for a long time. It will be great to have a genuine reserves competition and hopefully it will provide wonderful opportunities for player development comparable to the SANFL and WAFL. My guess is that the number of teams will reduce over time but for now all is good.
 

briztoon

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I think this VFL/East Coast competition is the best thing to happen to Qld footy for a long time. It will be great to have a genuine reserves competition and hopefully it will provide wonderful opportunities for player development comparable to the SANFL and WAFL. My guess is that the number of teams will reduce over time but for now all is good.
I wonder if any of the academy kids will play for Aspley, or if they’ll play strictly in the NAB League and Academy series, and for our reserves and at QAFL level?
 

Mr Ripper

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Dunno whether they will compete with the big boys, but it must be good for Qld footy to have the tier below playing agin the best. On paper, starting to look like the best we can put up.

Bit of a Hornets fan now, for Qld footy.
Will be at least another two ex-Lions at Graham Road this year.
 

caseman2

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Jacob Allison (delisted) –
Aspley (VFL and East Coast Second-Tier Competition)

Allen Christensen (retired) – Playing-assistant coach at Lauderdale (TSL)

Cedric Cox (delisted) – TBC, but has been linked to the West Coast Eagles (WAFL)

Matt Eagles (delisted) – TBC

Corey Lyons (delisted) – Aspley (VFL and East Coast Second-Tier Competition)

Sam Skinner (delisted) – Given permission to train with North Melbourne (AFL) over summer in the hope of being selected in the SSP

Toby Wooller (delisted) – Carlton (VFL and East Coast Second-Tier Competition)


Aaron Cornelius is also entering his 3rd year as an assistant coach with Box Hill in the VFL
 

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