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Ivan Soldo

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RFC has signed Ivan Soldo as a Category B Rookie. This Ivan is a cousin of Eeevan, 18yo, 204cms 106kgs. He will play out the rest of the season with the Northern Knights before joining the Tigers for the 2015 season. He has made the switch to AFL from basketball. Sounds like a good speculative move, perhaps he can learn his trade in the backyard with his cousin over the off season!
 

Tigers of Old

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Couldn't find a thread for him.
He's barely recognisable from the hulking basketballer we first first drafted a couple of years back.
Has worked very hard on his fitness and completely transformed his body shape. Also now has sufficient skills for a footballer.
Gets an opportunity to show off his imrovement against Sandilands in NAB 1.
Massive ask to start but reckon he will go ok. Liked what I saw in the scratch match..
Go Ivvy Mk2.
 

MB78

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His body shape is ideal to be our no 1 ruck. Should have learnt a lot last night against a bigger body (something he would not be used to). I also like how he was trying to lay a big tackle. Hampson should take note.
 

zippadeee

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Another wasted spot on the list. Trent Knoble part 2.
He will join the long list of dud ruckmen we have recruited.
 

CarnTheTiges

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MB78 said:
His body shape is ideal to be our no 1 ruck. Should have learnt a lot last night against a bigger body (something he would not be used to). I also like how he was trying to lay a big tackle. Hampson should take note.
Would have been a huge lesson and it's an enormous step up in class.
 

axlefoley

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Waste of time playing him. We are a joke of a football club if it's true that Ivan recommended the football department to go after someone who had very limited knowledge of the game let alone how to hold a football and kick it.

The Benny Hill Show continues at Richmond.
 

tigertim

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axlefoley said:
Waste of time playing him. We are a joke of a football club if it's true that Ivan recommended the football department to go after someone who had very limited knowledge of the game let alone how to hold a football and kick it.

The Benny Hill Show continues at Richmond.
Yeah, it's ridiculous. Same with Geelong recruiting Blicavs.
 

saigon tiger

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tigertim said:
Yeah, it's ridiculous. Same with Geelong recruiting Blicavs.
The problem with that argument is Geelong has been a much better and still probably are run club on field than Richmond for yonks! What they do works! My tip to finish top 4 this year and above us on the ladder!
 

mad_tiggy911

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The fact he's new to the sport may buy him some time but man he's slow and looks real awkward.

I'm not so sure there's much to work with to be honest. Not many athletic traits for mine.
 

sausage_meat69

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axlefoley said:
Waste of time playing him. We are a joke of a football club if it's true that Ivan recommended the football department to go after someone who had very limited knowledge of the game let alone how to hold a football and kick it.

The Benny Hill Show continues at Richmond.
He's a speculative rookie essentially off the list. What's the punch line? Someone didn't get a cuddle today?
 

yandb

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I umpired him in a practice match about two years ago and despite the onballers having to coach him as he played he dominated the ruck against experienced ruckmen and outmarked them.

Athletically he is very capable, just give him time and he will be a great asset to our club.
 
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fastin bulbous

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Can't believe the negativity. 1 practice game against the biggest, wiliest ruckman in the league in extremely windy conditions with very little relief in the second half.
 

FitenFitenWin

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fastin bulbous said:
Can't believe the negativity. 1 practice game against the biggest, wiliest ruckman in the league in extremely windy conditions with very little relief in the second half.
Spot on.
 
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