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Thread: Welcome Tom Hickey to Swans

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    Just wanted to extend my welcome and best wishes to Tom. I'm hoping his best footy is yet to come and he'll thrive being the big man in the middle of the park. Let's hope our mids win more clearances off his tap work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Runner View Post
    Losing Aliir does create some uncertainty on second ruck options.
    The second ruck is either Hickey or Sinclair. Take your choice. We will only play one of them on a given day, so Reid becomes the relief ruckman during the game.

    Both Amartey and McLean are primarily forwards who can back up in the ruck. Amartey has shown a greater ability to play a decent undersized ruckman, but wouldn't expect that he will ever be a #1 choice. So if Amartey makes the senior team he will have to do it as a forward/relief ruckman.

    It's hard to project into the future for both Amartey and McLean, as well as many other young players, due to the lack of competitive game time they were afforded this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb4x View Post
    Does anyone know if the new one year deal for Amartey included an upgrade to the senior list. If it did it will mean an extra delisting will be needed but if not then it probably is curtains for McLean.
    And with the final list lodgement due in two weeks the AFL have announced list sizes for 2021 will be ................. oh wait, they haven't announced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    And with the final list lodgement due in two weeks the AFL have announced list sizes for 2021 will be ................. oh wait, they haven't announced!
    Absurd situation. I assume the AFLPA won’t accept what the AFL wants to do on list size and salary cap. I am not criticising the Association for that - but the AFL should have got a deal agreed before the trade period opened.

    Clubs are making decisions in a vacuum of information and players out of contract have no idea of their career future.

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    Welcome Tom. No pressure 😃.
    Will be cheering you on in 2021 and beyond.

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    Ruckman are late to mature, so providing his body holds together, he should be as good as he'll ever be over the next 2-3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg View Post
    Absurd situation. I assume the AFLPA won’t accept what the AFL wants to do on list size and salary cap. I am not criticising the Association for that - but the AFL should have got a deal agreed before the trade period opened.

    Clubs are making decisions in a vacuum of information and players out of contract have no idea of their career future.
    Exactly ... it was quite inept of the AFL to be going to a trading period with clubs having no idea about list sizes.
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