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turk-d-tiger

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Had the conversation with Tooheys at Club80 last night about our young mids , I like what weve got coming through in RCD, Dow, Ross, Bolton and co , however imho they are not going to be close to the mids we have now, this is one hell of a midfield and I’d say it’s underrated if anything , Martin, Cotchin, Prestia and Edwards rivals any great midfield , hopefully a couple of the boys become A Graders as well as adding a couple more
They are all great players and its always hard to replace them (specially Martin as he is generational player) but lets be honest
Edwards has brilliant hands and is a gem but can be replaced with perhaps - Bolton / Dow in the future
Cotchin is all grunt these days and Graham / Martyn / Ross are all showing they are headed in the right direction
X- Factor types are the RCD/Bolton/Ralphsmith types

Im sure when they are retired we will get just as excited about the next crop with the following players all having 3-4 years under their belts

Dow , Martyn , Bolton , Stack , RCD , Cumberland , Ross , Graham and maybe 2-3 more to come this years draft

And the option of free agency is always a possibility
 

Letsroar

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Dimma said in an interview recently that if you keep playing kids in the twos you develop a reserve’s player
IMO we need to give him a few games early in the year and see if he is going to make it
Otherwise why have him on the list
 
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craig

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They are all great players and its always hard to replace them (specially Martin as he is generational player) but lets be honest
Edwards has brilliant hands and is a gem but can be replaced with perhaps - Bolton / Dow in the future
Cotchin is all grunt these days and Graham / Martyn / Ross are all showing they are headed in the right direction
X- Factor types are the RCD/Bolton/Ralphsmith types

Im sure when they are retired we will get just as excited about the next crop with the following players all having 3-4 years under their belts

Dow , Martyn , Bolton , Stack , RCD , Cumberland , Ross , Graham and maybe 2-3 more to come this years draft

And the option of free agency is always a possibility
Maybe a top ender via trade or FA also.

I think we have positioned ourselves to go after one.
 

turk-d-tiger

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Maybe a top ender via trade or FA also.

I think we have positioned ourselves to go after one.
Agree

We will most likely be without Jack , Trent , Bachar , Astbury & Edwards in 2 years
thats $3 mil or there abouts to look for 1-2 top liners
 
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craig

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Agree

We will most likely be without Jack , Trent , Bachar , Astbury & Edwards in 2 years
thats $3 mil or there abouts to look for 1-2 top liners
Spot on Turkish!

Also have a raft of draft picks in case we need to trade for a younger one.
 
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tigerdell

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Agree

We will most likely be without Jack , Trent , Bachar , Astbury & Edwards in 2 years
thats $3 mil or there abouts to look for 1-2 top liners
IF we can get the younguns to fill a couple of those slots, eg Dow for Shedda, Bigsy for Dave, your boy Hugo for Bach, then we scoop in 2 big fish to play alongside Dusty, Dion, Grimes, Lynch and keep the window jammed open.
 
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St Kevin

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Agree

We will most likely be without Jack , Trent , Bachar , Astbury & Edwards in 2 years
thats $3 mil or there abouts to look for 1-2 top liners

Reckon you're right re Jack, Bachar and Astbury, but Shedda is getting better with age. Could go well beyond 300 games imo.
 
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TigerPort

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IF we can get the younguns to fill a couple of those slots, eg Dow for Shedda, Bigsy for Dave, your boy Hugo for Bach, then we scoop in 2 big fish to play alongside Dusty, Dion, Grimes, Lynch and keep the window jammed open.
Sounds like a plan
 
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craig

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IF we can get the younguns to fill a couple of those slots, eg Dow for Shedda, Bigsy for Dave, your boy Hugo for Bach, then we scoop in 2 big fish to play alongside Dusty, Dion, Grimes, Lynch and keep the window jammed open.
Will be hard to cover the loss of Cotch and Bash and Jack they are all core leaders and Dave also is too.
 
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Dont Argue

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Hard to replace the irreplaceable,
Thats why you can’t stay on top forever.
Let’s win another and sit back and smoke a fat one
 
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DavidSSS

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Hard to replace the irreplaceable,
Thats why you can’t stay on top forever.
Let’s win another and sit back and smoke a fat one

Yeah, I would be pretty happy with one more . . . but . . . 2 more puts us level with the scum North of Victoria St so, really, I want at least 2 more.

DS
 
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TigerPort

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Hard to replace the irreplaceable,
Thats why you can’t stay on top forever.
Let’s win another and sit back and smoke a fat one

The only one that is irreplaceable is Dusty, a once in 50 year player. And you don't replace Cotchin, Riewoldt for exact replicas. However we can find different types that can be top line players.

Balta has taken Rance's role and looks the goods. But he is not Rance. Rance would not ruck as example. Then we already have Bolton and Baker looking likely as top line players and they are not replacing anyone but offering different skills.

So to continue our time at the top we need at least half the current crop of Ross, RCD, Dow, Naish, Martyn, Ralphsmith and Cumberland to step up. So need to give them game time while still going all out for the premiership this year.

Then use the 6 draft picks wisely at the trade and draft this year
 
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waiting

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The only one that is irreplaceable is Dusty, a once in 50 year player. And you don't replace Cotchin, Riewoldt for exact replicas. However we can find different types that can be top line players.

Balta has taken Rance's role and looks the goods. But he is not Rance. Rance would not ruck as example. Then we already have Bolton and Baker looking likely as top line players and they are not replacing anyone but offering different skills.

So to continue our time at the top we need at least half the current crop of Ross, RCD, Dow, Naish, Martyn, Ralphsmith and Cumberland to step up. So need to give them game time while still going all out for the premiership this year.

Then use the 6 draft picks wisely at the trade and draft this year
We will never know if we don’t give the next crop of kids a look in while they are surrounded by champs on every line to learn the Richmond way’ and to know how hard you have to work to play in this great team of the modern era.

As we know nothing lasts forever.

That’s why managing your players, rotating them with young deserving types , who we are not looking to replace like for like , but play their role within our system.

Confidence to a group of young ‘potentials’ is sometimes all they need to feel ‘they belong’.
 

Dont Argue

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The only one that is irreplaceable is Dusty, a once in 50 year player. And you don't replace Cotchin, Riewoldt for exact replicas. However we can find different types that can be top line players.

Balta has taken Rance's role and looks the goods. But he is not Rance. Rance would not ruck as example. Then we already have Bolton and Baker looking likely as top line players and they are not replacing anyone but offering different skills.

So to continue our time at the top we need at least half the current crop of Ross, RCD, Dow, Naish, Martyn, Ralphsmith and Cumberland to step up. So need to give them game time while still going all out for the premiership this year.

Then use the 6 draft picks wisely at the trade and draft this year
Think Riewoldt is a player that will be very hard to replace.
Dominant key position forwards are rare.
A multiple leading club goal kicker, best and fairest winner, AA member and multiple Coleman medalist who also possesses an immense football brain and and is a strong on field leader displays his worth and uniqueness for all to see.
Players like Jack don’t grow on trees.
 
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yandb

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Will be hard to cover the loss of Cotch and Bash and Jack they are all core leaders and Dave also is too.
Bashar's role has already been replaced by Short but Cotch and Jack that will be a little bit harder.
 
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waiting

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why don’t we win 2 more and then smoke 2 fat ones

I am not greedy - just realistic with the talent we have
Love the sound of that!

Oh the media ferals, opposition supporters and the AFL would lose their marbles at the thought of us dominating another 2 years.

Bring on our exciting next wave of kids through.

Can’t wait to watch the VFL again. Love it.
 
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UKTiger

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Will be hard to cover the loss of Cotch and Bash and Jack they are all core leaders and Dave also is too.
The club know this which is why they are nurturing some of our kids who already show signs of leadership. I have confidence that when our stars finally retire there will be someone to take their place reasonably seamlessly. The only problem one is Dusty
 
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