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New Captain

Who should be our next Captain

  • Jack Reiwoldt

  • Jack Graham

  • Nick Vlastuin

  • Dylan Grimes

  • Dustin Martin

  • Toby Nankervis

  • Tom Lynch

  • Shane Edwards

  • Dion Prestia

  • Cheese toasty


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Eddie from Elwood

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As much as the Flying V is my fave, I think Jacky Graham is the best choice........................get a young guy in that can take the reins for 10 years! He already shown he can be inspiring and shoulder a load!!! :sneaky: Pun intended!
 
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Carter

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I think it’ll be Grimes.

Graham isn’t cement best 22. Not in my book anyway.
 
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French Tiger

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Vlaustin would be a good choice if only he didn't have brain fades giving away arrogant frees/50's all the time.
 
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Mr T.

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We start fresh and young, Jack Graham for me. At least he will have mentors at the clubs.
 
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Mr T.

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Vlaustin would be a good choice if only he didn't have brain fades giving away arrogant frees/50's all the time.
I was thinking the same. He’s let himself down with his temper these past few seasons but was close to voting him.
 
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Carter

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Floss would almost make a good captain, but I’m not sure he wants it
 

French Tiger

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I read somewhere recently that Apparently Jack & another player were asked at a function who they thought would be the best candidate to take over from Cotch when he handed down the Captaincy, they both replied Lynch.
 

Sintiger

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Grimes for sure imo. Deserves it and would be a great leader and ambassador for the club even for a couple of years.
As an aside can we please spell Nick Vlastuin correctly ? ( I know it’s a small issue :))
 

The_General

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Grimes for sure imo. Deserves it and would be a great leader and ambassador for the club even for a couple of years.
As an aside can we please spell Nick Vlastuin correctly ? ( I know it’s a small issue :))
Not sure what you're talking about.
Edit: so I put an embarrassed whistling emoji in, but it's not showing up. I wonder how long I've been doing that. His name is in my phone dictionary so now it auto-fills. Probably been 2 years plus lol.
 

The Big Richo

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I voted for Grimes, assuming Dustin didn't want to do it.

Vlastuin needs to show he can set standards around discipline, I don't think Graham is established enough as a player yet, and Riewoldt may not hold his place.

I'd love Nankervis but think he would fall into the Dustin scenario, Lynch might be a wildcard, Prestia hasn't played enough and Edwards would be a great second choice.
 
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Sintiger

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Not sure what you're talking about.
Edit: so I put an embarrassed whistling emoji in, but it's not showing up. I wonder how long I've been doing that. His name is in my phone dictionary so now it auto-fills. Probably been 2 years plus lol.
I reckon 50% of the time on social media his name gets spelled incorrectly.

I have a Dutch connection so I know that his name is also pronounced incorrectly by most. The correct pronunciation is “Flosstown” but like a lot of European names I suspect it has been adapted to an Aussie pronunciation.
 

The Big Richo

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I have a Dutch connection so I know that his name is also pronounced incorrectly by most. The correct pronunciation is “Flosstown” but like a lot of European names I suspect it has been adapted to an Aussie pronunciation.

He pronounces it Floss-tone doesn't he?
 
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AngryAnt

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Takes a pretty special character to be an effective captain at a young age. Cotch was (and remains) a born leader capable of and willing to drive cultural change in an environment that is traditionally resistant to cultural change. And he went about it from day one. That's once in a generation stuff, and we should be wary about appointing another youngster and hoping lightning will strike twice (sorry J Graham).

I don't see another young Cotch waiting in the wings. The next-best candidates are predominantly his contemporaries, and even then there's no obvious standout.

Head says Grimes. Heart says Martin. Either way, I expect the tenure of our next captain to be shorter.

They need to back a young leader in. Jack Graham.
 

graystar1

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Vlaustin would be a good choice if only he didn't have brain fades giving away arrogant frees/50's all the time.
Not so good to have a backman as captain. Probably need someone like Graham who covers the field not just the backline.
 

graystar1

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Jack R said something on 360 about how the older crew being around the club for the next 1,2,3 years it will be helpful for the next person coming through. Does that allude to it being someone younger then?
Don't forget the Trent was only 22 when he became captain
 
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Bernie

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My view is that Grimes will have his hands full steering a backline with two new components, together with a re emerging Balta and a re modelled Rioli.

So Jack Graham for mine. with Baker as the each way bet.

Unless of course if we recruit Tex Walker!!!
 
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