#14 Jordan Ridley - this AFL thing is pretty easy


#261

Yeah the stress on the vertebrae would be crazy with any loading.
You can get away with not doing squats/deads and still getting stronger + gaining size (there’s a % of pro-bodybulders that don’t squat or deadlift).
Still, 6kg in 2 months is pretty crazy unless he’d lost a lot of weight leading into that period.
It’d be mostly water weight or fat either way though


#262

Crow’s reputation = shot


#263

He possibly meant since Ridley joined the club.


#264

In full training. Available next week.

Great news.


#265

great news.


#266

I’ve heard he’s bulked up to 178 kg


#267

So that leaves us with one rookie elevation.

And gain another after the bye. For 5 weeks.


#268

Dats Begs …


#269

Great for Ridley.
I assume we’ll have to drop either McNernan or McNeice back to the rookie list, with only Lav on the LTI list.
Leaves Long and Draper with one of the above available for the mid season upgrade


#270

Ridley is back this week - We get another rookie upgrade after round 11.


#271


#272

I reckon we’ll end up packaging him with A Long, Redman and J Merrett, and trade them to Freo so we can get a champion full forward.


#273

First VFL game tomorrow for him at Windy Hill, 12pm!


#274

Thanks for pointing that out… I’d legitimately not realised it.

Good luck to the kid.


#275

My boy!!

**just in case he goes on to be a gun.


#276

Gotta get in early you so can lord it over everyone if they turn out ok.


#277

BRING. HIM. IN.


#278

The Riddler seems to be showing something.


#279

Good.
Langford. 3rd year Late 1st round draft pick: Not getting regular games at AFL level in 2017
Laverde. 3rd year Late 1st round draft pick: Not getting regular games at AFL level in 2017
Francis 2nd year early 1st round draft pick: Not getting regular games at AFL level in 2017

That is disappointing. Hopefully these guys will step up next year.


#280

Not really. I’m disappointed that Laverde has had injuries but no doubt not as disappointed as he is.

Not every player is going to come in and do well straight away particularly if they are a taller player. I think Francis and Langford are coming along ok.