After this draft ,a dad whom had a son drafted to port Adelaide stated that Pattinson,Myer wouldn't make it and that Pattinson in his range wasn't top50 and Myer didn't have enough dedication.Deledio, Tambling, Meyer, Pattison and Polo were massively hyped, I suspect way more than this group
Strongly agree.I still maintain Tambling was a good pick and a good player and we stuffed him. That first game he played at Marvel in the Silvertop Taxi guernsey was electric. Something happened after that.
spot on, I know his host family & could tell some horror stories about the poor kidStrongly agree.
The kid could play.
It should be noted that player development was almost non existent at Richmond during that period.
Tambling, Delidio and others gifted games early and thrown to the wolves because we wanted to show off our shiny new toys to our members.
The club also lacked competition for spots, great role models and strong leadership when they arrived.
Meanwhile strong teams like Hawthorn and Geelong, made their young players complete apprenticeships in the twos until they demand their spots.
He should have told Port Adelaide because they went and got Meyer after he left us !!After this draft ,a dad whom had a son drafted to port Adelaide stated that Pattinson,Myer wouldn't make it and that Pattinson in his range wasn't top50 and Myer didn't have enough dedication.
Boy was he right.
This lot from Gibcus to Clarke all have huge talent.
spot on, I know his host family & could tell some horror stories about the poor kid
here's one, when his partner became pregnant, he confided in another indigenous player who told him not to tell anyone at the club because if he did he would likely be delisted !
No wonder he felt the club didnt have his back
Im just saying that that is what he was told.I'm not disputing our poor development at the time, but why would any club delist someone for getting his partner pregnant?
That sounds like him being paranoid and irrational, or were you implying a form of PTSD?
Doubt they'll be flash, pretty sure he did bugger all during the pre christmas stint ( injury rehab? ).What’s his fitness levels like I wonder.