Our ruck crisis...

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by bpdons » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:44 am

I’d rather give Roughead from Hawthorn more time if he believes he still has more to offer.
If not up to AFL standard then still a great leader teaching the young ones. Can ruck and go up forward.
He has the heart & desire to will teams across the line

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by Rover99 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:45 pm

bpdons wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:44 am
I’d rather give Roughead from Hawthorn more time if he believes he still has more to offer.
If not up to AFL standard then still a great leader teaching the young ones. Can ruck and go up forward.
He has the heart & desire to will teams across the line
I definitely agree but maybe he wants to go out in a burst of glory like yesterday, instead of down the toilet.

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by Windy_Hill » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:13 pm

nudder12 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:57 pm
s'dreams wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Bombers hope for Ryder return

By Jake Niall
August 19, 2019 — 8.18pm

Essendon has expressed strong interest in bringing Paddy Ryder back to the Dons, as the out-of-contract ruckman weighs up his future.

Ryder not yet made a decision on his future, but has attracted significant interest from his old club, despite Essendon having signed young ruckman Sam Draper to a four-year deal.

Ryder, who is 32 and has injury issues over the past couple of years, is understood to be seeking a two-year deal, with St Kilda also having shown some interest in Ryder, as the Saints look at options for a ruckman to support Rowan Marshall.

Port have offered Ryder only a one-year contract. The Power would prefer to keep the veteran ruck though Ryder has relinquished much of his rucking duties to former Eagle Scott Lycett, who joined the Power as a free agent at the end of last year and they have young follower Peter Ladhams, too.

A potential return to Essendon by Ryder would be a remarkable turn of events, given the All-Australian ruckman departed the club at the end of 2014 and was traded to Port Adelaide in the middle of the ASADA saga, signing a five-year deal with the Power.

While Ryder and his partner had cited welfare concerns about injection program back in 2014, there is no issue between the Dons and their former player.



Greater Western Sydney is another club in the market for a ruckman, but it seems unlikely that they could afford Ryder. The Giants have been considering Adelaide veteran Sam Jacobs, who is out of contract and has spent several weeks in the SANFL after the Crows preferred younger follower Reilly O'Brien.
Hmmmmmm...... my heart and my head say no

Apart form getting screwed over by Port a second time (he aint a free agent) - do we bring him back on good coin to keep Draper out of the side?

And it's about time that the club invested in another young ruck anyway.
The only way I'd see Ryder back here is to take Zac Clarke's place as a backup. And only on a one year deal.
I would rather Zac Clarke than a washed up, injury prone 32 year old back stabbing opportunist.

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by nudder12 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:21 pm

Windy_Hill wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:13 pm
nudder12 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:57 pm
s'dreams wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Bombers hope for Ryder return

By Jake Niall
August 19, 2019 — 8.18pm

Essendon has expressed strong interest in bringing Paddy Ryder back to the Dons, as the out-of-contract ruckman weighs up his future.

Ryder not yet made a decision on his future, but has attracted significant interest from his old club, despite Essendon having signed young ruckman Sam Draper to a four-year deal.

Ryder, who is 32 and has injury issues over the past couple of years, is understood to be seeking a two-year deal, with St Kilda also having shown some interest in Ryder, as the Saints look at options for a ruckman to support Rowan Marshall.

Port have offered Ryder only a one-year contract. The Power would prefer to keep the veteran ruck though Ryder has relinquished much of his rucking duties to former Eagle Scott Lycett, who joined the Power as a free agent at the end of last year and they have young follower Peter Ladhams, too.

A potential return to Essendon by Ryder would be a remarkable turn of events, given the All-Australian ruckman departed the club at the end of 2014 and was traded to Port Adelaide in the middle of the ASADA saga, signing a five-year deal with the Power.

While Ryder and his partner had cited welfare concerns about injection program back in 2014, there is no issue between the Dons and their former player.

Greater Western Sydney is another club in the market for a ruckman, but it seems unlikely that they could afford Ryder. The Giants have been considering Adelaide veteran Sam Jacobs, who is out of contract and has spent several weeks in the SANFL after the Crows preferred younger follower Reilly O'Brien.
Hmmmmmm...... my heart and my head say no

Apart form getting screwed over by Port a second time (he aint a free agent) - do we bring him back on good coin to keep Draper out of the side?

And it's about time that the club invested in another young ruck anyway.
The only way I'd see Ryder back here is to take Zac Clarke's place as a backup. And only on a one year deal.
I would rather Zac Clarke than a washed up, injury prone 32 year old back stabbing opportunist.
Funny you should say that - Zac looks like missing this week due to injury!! And, as much as I've defended Clarke this year, I'd say Ryder is still a better Ruck option.

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by Crazyman » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:55 pm

If forced to pick Z Clarke or Ryder, Ryder every time.

However, would rather not have either...

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by F111 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:00 am

Crazyman wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:55 pm
If forced to pick Z Clarke or Ryder, Ryder every time.

However, would rather not have either...
Z Clarke, thanks for coming.
P Ryder, yeah nah...NAH!

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by DC2 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:02 am

Crazyman wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:55 pm
If forced to pick Z Clarke or Ryder, Ryder every time.

However, would rather not have either...
this. ryder is cooked. last thing the club is another injury ruckmen. best ability is availability.

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by Windy_Hill » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:10 am

zac clarke listed on AFL site as 2-3 weeks with leg injury.

Gotta get TBC up and playing in time for Finals.

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by Rover99 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:02 am

Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:10 am
zac clarke listed on AFL site as 2-3 weeks with leg injury.

Gotta get TBC up and playing in time for Finals.
Windy your Avatar looks too damn happy about that news :D :D

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Re: Our ruck crisis...

Post by Windy_Hill » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:34 pm

Rover99 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:02 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:10 am
zac clarke listed on AFL site as 2-3 weeks with leg injury.

Gotta get TBC up and playing in time for Finals.
Windy your Avatar looks too damn happy about that news :D :D
Hahaha, entirely subconscious you understand...

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