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    Losing Ally would be a serious blow on two fronts.
    She was probably the best ruck in the AFLW this season, and certainly the best young ruck - averaging almost 30 hitouts and over 5 clearances per game. Leaving aside her play for a moment, which I think justifies a sustainable contract.

    But I also think she'd be a pretty useful marketing tool.
    I wonder whether being blonde and 6ft2 tall means she sticks out in a manner that is easier for someone new to the game to grasp. A true marquee player, much as Warwick was in 86/7. Perhaps even if the salary cap is an issue, there could be AFL marketing funding, or a local sponsor to assit with an Additional Services Agreement?
    Loose translation from the Latin is - I am tall, so I hit out.

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    Ally Morphett to sign a four year deal with the Swans. Phew!

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    Great news if true. I could only find it in the Oz, and now the Tele - did you see it anywhere reputable?
    Loose translation from the Latin is - I am tall, so I hit out.

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    And now confirmed Morphett makes it long-term in the red and white
    Good move both on and off field. Very very happy.
    Loose translation from the Latin is - I am tall, so I hit out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    Ally Morphett to sign a four year deal with the Swans. Phew!
    So happy about this 😀. We are building something special!

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    OMG. I am so happy to read that. I just did a little jig around the lounge.

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    So happy about this . We are building something special!
    Ditto; this is great news!!


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    So we have Morph for 4 seasons, and Chloe Molloy, Cynthia Hamilton, Lucy McEvoy, Montana Ham and Sofia Hurley are on "long-term deals."

    Hopefully other youngsters like Laura Gardner, Brenna Tarrant and Ella Heads are also safe.
    Loose translation from the Latin is - I am tall, so I hit out.

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    Have there been any retirements or delistings announced yet?


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    Beesley had a terrible run, doing 2 ACL's and an MCL.

    No real surprises.

    In terms of numbers that's 5 out. Presumably Bullas comes back on to the list if she's recovered from her ACL, and Holly Cooper has beeen added.
    So I think that only leaves 2 spots (I believe our new team expanded list drops by 1 from this season to the next) - but I may be wrong and the AFL may simply change their mnd.

    Kate Reynolds' delisting means one of those will definitely need to be a second ruck. Morphett is coming back from a busted wrist and neither Lexi Hamilton nor Bella Smith is a viable first ruck option.
    All Australian Ally (or AAA for short) casts a considerable shadow, and if she's fit has the ruck posi locked up. So whoever we get, they'll need to be OK with being the second fiddle and playing only rarely.
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    Loose translation from the Latin is - I am tall, so I hit out.

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    Trade week (and DFA period) has started, will we bring someone in before the draft in 10 days time?
    Loose translation from the Latin is - I am tall, so I hit out.

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