Watched the replay last night for the first time properly and Soldo was enormous in that game, the best ruck game I have seen since, since ....................... griggaSo awesome. If it wasn’t for Pickett he was the story of the grand final. Development triumph for our club
Actually it seems that Mr and Mrs Soldo saved all the good stuff for Ivan when he was conceived. The others were all normal sized, unlike Brad Ottens sister Shelly who is pretty tall. She struck up a conversation with me in a pub one night by giving her name. I straight away asked if she was related to Brad Ottens (he'd just crossed to Geelong that summer). She said no, and i then proceeded to reel off his history ie time in NT, coming from SA and other stats and she goes "OMG, you're not one of those footy stalkers are you"?Could you see ok ?
He could be. Maybe that guy from Adelaide. Can’t think of his name ..O’Brien ? The guy who kept Jacobs out.Watched the replay last night for the first time properly and Soldo was enormous in that game, the best ruck game I have seen since, since ....................... grigga
Agree this storey has gone under the radar for sure. Question, is Soldo the best young developing ruck in the league at the moment?
Hats off to Soldo who came across and seemed interacted genuinely with everyone.
I didn’t think Soldo would get there either. I think he filled in for Nank once in 2017, we did win , but I said thank God Nank is coming back, because this bloke can’t do the job.The more I hear and see of Ivan the more I like him...... he appears totally invested in the club and how we operate. Don't know him from a bar of soap, but he comes across as such a humble and respectful fella.
I can only speak for myself in saying I never thought he'd make the grade. Probably proves that the majority of us supporters don't really have a clue what's going on behind the scenes.
It's a testament to both our development system and his personal drive to be where he's at right now and I'm looking forward to this year and beyond...
There are stories that when Ivan MKII first arrived at the club Mark Williams had to teach him how to kick, because he had no idea.I seem to remember that a few years ago only big Ivan thought that little Ivan would make it at AFL and he has been proven right. Now little Ivan has gone one better than his cousin and got himself a premiership medal.