Rumour Whispers from the Esplanade - 2021/2022 Rumours (SUNS Posters ONLY!*)

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The Kings Ransom

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I'm not so certain on how many games we may win next year but with King and Campbell coming in, this is HUGE imo, and I think the players, being another year older, and with another years experience, and another pre-season, will respond accordingly.
If we can get an uninterrupted VFL season next year, I think our young players will greatly benefit from that, and with Rhyce Shaw in his 2nd yr, along with Kaesler in charge of development, then I reckon the Club starts its upward journey, finally.
Drummond has the defence looking good, and with King and Clarke joining forces to get the mid/fwd lines clicking, we should see improvement.

And if the improvement doesn't materialise, then I don't think Dew continues into 2023.
Yeah but even if there is this intangible improvement but we still finish bottom 4 is this enough to hold onto the young stars?
 

eppo67

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I'm not so certain on how many games we may win next year but with King and Campbell coming in, this is HUGE imo, and I think the players, being another year older, and with another years experience, and another pre-season, will respond accordingly.
If we can get an uninterrupted VFL season next year, I think our young players will greatly benefit from that, and with Rhyce Shaw in his 2nd yr, along with Kaesler in charge of development, then I reckon the Club starts its upward journey, finally.
Drummond has the defence looking good, and with King and Clarke joining forces to get the mid/fwd lines clicking, we should see improvement.

And if the improvement doesn't materialise, then I don't think Dew continues into 2023.
Yes Dew will be far more accountable now with King and Campbell in and his slimy henchmen gone.
I think you will see a different Dew he will have no choice he doesn't have his used car salesman buddy feeding the Board BS on his behalf.
Should be very interesting friends.
 

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Ben Drever

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The problem we have… if Dew fails to get the 8+ wins or makes finals whichever is our minimum

by the end of the season King would of already made up his mind and his manager would of already been in the vic clubs ears.

If not he hasn’t already.
As someone will need to hand over atleast 2x top 10 picks for King next year.

even if Clarkson got announced as coach of the suns post 2022
Kings bags would already be packed

Every big name player who moves clubs ends up saying.. the move has being orchestrated for the best part of 12months
 

Sassermon

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It makes me uneasy that Bens management has told clubs not to bother with talking to him this year as he wants to focus on footy and that includes them telling the Suns that. Never bodes well
 

GC2015

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There's a whisper that Levi Casboult has bought and moved into a house in the Tweed Shire near Pottsville. I guess that means we're probably good chance to land him considering it's only a 50 minute drive between Pottsville and Metricon Stadium vs a more than 90 minutes drive from Pottsville to the Gabba and that's in good traffic. I know some aren't particularly fond of the Casboult idea but just consider what it could mean for Ben King if he gets that kind of support from a big bodied key forward. It could make all the difference for us.
 

The Victorian

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There's a whisper that Levi Casboult has bought and moved into a house in the Tweed Shire near Pottsville. I guess that means we're probably good chance to land him considering it's only a 50 minute drive between Pottsville and Metricon Stadium vs a more than 90 minutes drive from Pottsville to the Gabba and that's in good traffic. I know some aren't particularly fond of the Casboult idea but just consider what it could mean for Ben King if he gets that kind of support from a big bodied key forward. It could make all the difference for us.
How are we going to fit him into our list though?
 

Jirik13

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There's a whisper that Levi Casboult has bought and moved into a house in the Tweed Shire near Pottsville. I guess that means we're probably good chance to land him considering it's only a 50 minute drive between Pottsville and Metricon Stadium vs a more than 90 minutes drive from Pottsville to the Gabba and that's in good traffic. I know some aren't particularly fond of the Casboult idea but just consider what it could mean for Ben King if he gets that kind of support from a big bodied key forward. It could make all the difference for us.
Casboult would be just emergency depth. BTW, his wife is anti-vaccination. It could get interesting with expected compulsory vaccination requirement to access stadium and facilities.
 
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GC2015

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Nice to see we were discussing the Casboult rumour in this thread two and a half weeks ago and it was confirmed this week.

The latest rumour is Jacob Townsend has been spotted at the Broadbeach Cats. Perhaps he's been told privately that we're not retaining him and is gearing up to play QAFL footy with the reigning premiers next season? Big get for Broady if it's true.
 

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