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Thread: Past players - what are they up to?

  1. #217
    Quote Originally Posted by stevoswan View Post
    I see on Seven's 'Gameday' that Hanners was at the Swans/Tigers game last night sitting with Will Hayward and other Swans players. They didn't make anything of it as there wasn't anything in it but they had a Saint player there in the studio (not sure who it was) and he was just talking about how good Hanners is with his support of his team mates etc. Hanners did seem very comfortable sitting where he was, animatedly chatting with his old team mates.....

    No doubt he's happy with where his new team is at.....
    Alex Johnson & Hanners were in the stands with Will Hayward watching the game. Post match, they were seen in the rooms embracing Kieran Jack on his 250th. Heart warming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSAS View Post
    Alex Johnson & Hanners were in the stands with Will Hayward watching the game. Post match, they were seen in the rooms embracing Kieran Jack on his 250th. Heart warming.
    I missed that.....that's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieH View Post
    I STILL want to be young enough to dance naked on the table at your wedding.
    Yullah. Hurry up.

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    Don't you mean his bucks night, not this wedding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSAS View Post
    Chris Judd on Footy Classified tonight has already declared Gary Rohan as the recruit of year after his bag of 4 goals today! Hutchy suggesting he is a trade up for Geelong over Menzel, who hasn't played a game yet this year.
    Funny how players seem to thrive away from our club. Rohan, Mitchell, Nankervis, etc. That's pretty damning for our culture or coaching staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattW View Post
    They did bring in Johnson and Cox, but they are effectively doing an apprenticeship at the moment. A Ratten-type would be helpful.
    IMO Ratten is the best non-senior coach in the game. The Carlton management treated him like crap.

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    Another one who has done pretty well since leaving us is Membrey at St Kilda. We received absolutely nothing in return for him too.

    I think that the common thread with Nankervis, Membrey and Newman was lack of senior opportunities at the time at the Swans. I might add that Bruest at Hawthorn was on our rookie list at one point.

    I think that Rohan is getting many more opportunities and service at Geong than he received as a forward in recent times at the Swans. It's hard to get a look in as a forward at the Swans when it hardly gets down there and when it does it's just a rushed kick under pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilbr View Post
    Another one who has done pretty well since leaving us is Membrey at St Kilda. We received absolutely nothing in return for him too.
    I might add that Bruest at Hawthorn was on our rookie list at one point.

    Breust was never on our rookie list. He played as a regular top-up player with our reserves team (then in the Canberra league) and was a stand-out performer. His residence qualified him to be taken as a priority rookie selection and many of us were flabbergasted at the time that he wasn't selected.

    It is possible that he declined selection as a priority pick, as players were entitled to do. Matt Suckling was one player who I believe the Swans were keen to pick as a priority rookie but who declined, preferring instead to back his chances of being picked up by a Melbourne based club. I've never heard that Breust declined to be selected by the Swans. I recall the OTC team once quizzing Roos about why the club didn't select him, and him mumbling something about them thinking he was too small, or too slow, and then quickly changing the subject. If so (and Breust didn't decline), he was certainly a bad miss, and a surprising one given how much better he was than other top-ups we did then draft. It wasn't until Lloyd Perris came along that another top-up player looked quite as comfortable, and was such a strong contributor as an underaged top up.

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