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Who needs a big pre-season? ... (afl site)
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:23:55 PM »
Boys of summer: Who needs a big pre-season?

Nathan Schmook
afl.com.au
11 November 2017


WHETHER they are stars or fringe players, there are plenty of AFL footballers who need to have a big pre-season – and to follow that up with an even bigger season proper – either to preserve or enhance their reputations, or to simply press a case for remaining on a club list.

AFL.com.au reporters take a look at each club and nominate the players who have the most at stake over the summer and beyond.

RICHMOND

The challenge has been set for premiership defender Nathan Broad, who must now fight to regain his spot after missing the first three matches of next season. A club-imposed suspension for distributing a photograph of a topless woman without her permission will give others an opportunity to settle themselves in Richmond's back six. Oleg Markov, Reece Conca, Jayden Short and Corey Ellis are smaller running options, but all will be pushing for selection in half-back roles, putting pressure on Broad. A big summer would send the right message to the match committee that he will be ready to fill the role he made his own in the second half of 2017 when his suspension is served. Putting his head down and working hard is the best way to repay his club.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-11/who-needs-a-big-preseason

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Re: Who needs a big pre-season? ... (afl site)
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 09:16:25 AM »
Me, after the last couple of months! :rollin

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Re: Who needs a big pre-season? ... (afl site)
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 10:17:48 AM »
Conca. haha fat little stuff shouldnt even be mentioned in the same breath as broad.

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Re: Who needs a big pre-season? ... (afl site)
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 11:08:48 AM »
Corey Ellis definitely needs a preseason let alone a big one. He hasn't had a good one since drafted.
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Re: Who needs a big pre-season? ... (afl site)
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 03:12:04 PM »
It'd be good to see Markov improve this year. He ought to be ready now it's his 3rd year to play a lot of games.

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Re: Who needs a big pre-season? ... (afl site)
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 03:31:48 PM »
Trade table for Markov, Menadue & CEllis if they don't take the next step.....


...Bolton goes back to Perth......retire Grigg , delist Hamspud, Conca & Griffiths....then bring in Lynch, Jack Martin & Whitflield on backended contracts.... :shh
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