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Post by Bloodntars Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:17 pm

Not sure if we can get 2. Kirk will take a 2nd or 3rd tall as long as he bulks up in the gym. Hartlett should play back, then we have Thompson, Hayes and Carter. 1 more key defender would be nice though.
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Post by Lachlan Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:24 pm

It's an absolute must that we sign another key defender. Both Kirk and Carter are a work in progress and need time to develop.


Hayes will play in the back pocket that's his best position. Therefore Hartlett should play CHB.


Mind you both these players are injury prone and Hartlett will miss the start of the season due to suspension.
Hartlett really needs to stand up next year. He can play but he needs to get his head and body right
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Post by Mark Beswick Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:38 pm

Ben Fisher returns
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Post by frenchy Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:38 am

wolves wrote:Ben Fisher returns
True? Great pick up if so. Could be enough to shift Caire onto the ball.
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Post by Bloodntars Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:23 am

What about Willits?
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Post by firstblood Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:40 am

Bloodntars wrote:What about Willits?
No, he's not coming back.
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Post by brodlach Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:42 am

firstblood wrote:
Bloodntars wrote:What about Willits?
No, he's not coming back.
Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad 
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Post by Second Team Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:41 pm

Can we get Jimmy Allan please. Shocked Shocked Shocked 
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Post by Mark Beswick Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:28 pm

Can we land ANYONE please!
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Post by scorpion Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:42 pm

OK your probably getting Piss off with my recruiting so here is our C/H/F can we GET him PLEASE

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-10-20/mitch-thorp
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Post by brodlach Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:56 pm

Can only get one more signing before Christmas, let it be Jimmy Allan
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Post by scorpion Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:04 pm

Here is something from Left Field

Does anybody think Middleton could handle C/H/B
He has the size, and isn't slow. We seen he was used,  as a R/Man  on occasions
last year in the 2,s so he must be willing to learn

Any Thoughts
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Post by scorpion Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:09 pm

Brodlach

I reckon we have enough M/Field players
WESTIES are Lacking a KEY FORWARD
THORP would  be the one how ever it would cost a BUNDLE to get him
By the way he has played M/Field
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Post by brodlach Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:17 pm

Reckon we could get Allan , a key forward and Cornelius with the salary cap room we would have available.
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Post by Lachlan Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:34 pm

I think Allan is already going to Glenelg 
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Post by Mark Beswick Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:21 pm

If Allan is about $$$ then we are in the race if we want him
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Post by Lachlan Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:27 am

Hope we have some positive news later this week on some quality recruits


As 'Aldo Russian' stated we can sign players but not register them with the SANFL until after the 31st.

We have the money  given the players we have lost.


I really want  us to sign at key forward and key defender ASAP
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Post by scorpion Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:27 pm

For those who are interested...... some MORE ABOUT Mitch Thorp

MITCH THORP
Height: 194cm, Weight: 94kg, DOB: 25/12/1988
Recruited from: South Launceston

Mitch Thorp comes right back into draft contention after being out of the AFL system for a few years. Thorp was a former number six draft pick who never lived up to his potential because of a lack of application.

That all seems to have changed now with extra responsibilities and a family and he’s turned in a fine season for the lowly South Launceston and led them to a premiership as captain/coach.
Thorp won the TSL best and fairest award averaging huge numbers through the season. He gathered 24 disposals, 11 marks and 4 goals a game showcasing outstanding consistency and leadership.

Despite his size Thorp is not a key forward, he’s a very tall flanker who can roll through the midfield. Having said that, he’s always had goal kicking ability and I think his role in the AFL would suit almost that of Matthew Richardson in his twilight years. He’s always struggled one on one but when you get him on the lead and on his bike, that’s where he’s most effective. He uses his good endurance to work up the ground and create separation that way and then his ball use and footy smarts going forward could provide a handful.

Thorp is a very nice kick, especially for goal and he can give it a good roost from outside 50.
He’s just got a very good football brain, and he generally does everything well. For whatever reason he didn’t fulfil that talent his first time around but it’s clear he’s too good not to be playing in the AFL and hopefully with his renewed attitude and previous experiences he can make the most of it.

He’d be a perfect fit for a lowly side struggling with forwards but I think he’d also slot right into a side that is a contender and he’d do just fine.
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Post by brodlach Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:31 pm

Would be a good get.
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Post by Second Team Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:17 pm

No matter who is up forward we still  have to get it to them. We have had good forwards and not been able to deliver it properly. We need to concentrate on our forward movement this year. Crap delivery into the forward 50 should no longer be tolerated. Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Post by Lachlan Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:41 pm

Mitch Thorpe would be a great get. He is the coach of South Launceston so you would think he has been 
Already been stitched up for next year 
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Post by Second Team Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:18 pm

Is Jimmy Allan coming to West? Shocked Shocked Shocked 

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Post by Lachlan Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:30 pm

I think Jimmy Allan would be a good get however not at the expense of a key forward and a key defender.


If we wanted him he would have to come at a reasonable price
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Post by hound dawg Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:25 pm

Jimmy Allen is a must get for us, ball winners like him don't grow on trees.
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Post by Wolf Pack Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:33 pm

I disagree with Allan, we have a good batch of midfielders - Schmidt, Mcreadie,Tuck. Ezard could run through and so could Silverlock and Birss.
We have to get a strong forward and defenders. I wouldn't want to rely on Hartlett and Hayes to fill the key defensive spots and Still up forward is still a question mark.
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