#20 Zac Clarke


#701

I wouldn’t be nearly as nonplussed about two rucks if one of them was Draper.

Both Belly and Clarke have been below average so far.


#702

50 years ago ? Don’t they teach simple arithmetic at your school ?


#703

Fark that cheating diver


#704

His debut was in 74. 45 years ago.

Not a bad guess by me!


#705

He kicked the last of his goals just two decades ago.


#706

I’m just stirring the old timers up.


#707

Belly will come good. He had a slow start last season and went on to find career best form.


#708

Is it a coincidence that both Brown and Smack played monster games alongside him?


#709

It’s possible but I wouldn’t say probable.

Belly’s career to date would have to be described as underwhelming. He’s good when he’s on though.

I would like to see Draper have a go.
Woosha tends to hold younger players to a different standard though so we may need to wait a while.


#710

Man you repeat this waaaaaay too much. Word from a lot of people is that Draper is still working on some things. He’ll probably need one of the big guys to get an injury or need a rest to get game this early in the season.


#711

Isn’t Belly working on a few things?


#712

Yes it is pure coincidence.

But Clarke was actually okay on Saturday. With all the dropped marks, missed shots at goal, etc., far from being a positively good player, but he did some nice things and got himself involved in play. I’ve been a big fan of Tom Bellchambers, but if I have to choose one of the two to drop to bring in Draper, it would be Tom, I’m afraid.


#713

I think the main thing is satisfying @Reboot. No one gets anywhere without that stamp of approval.


#714

Not ruck craft though. Maybe a bit of fitness.


#715

There is no doubt we are a better side with belly up and running but he is miles off it at the moment.

If he is carrying an injury then a rest will be the best thing for him.

For the record Draper dominates at VFL so the best thing for him would’ve a new challenge.


#716

You had to have watched the 1970-71 season to be qualified to comment.


#717

I want to see Draper too. But for the record, last week he dominated another category b rookie that’s hasn’t been playing the game for long. They’ll play him when he’s ready. He’s got a very long career ahead. Rucks just take a little longer to get going.


#718

Draper was dominating all last year also.

He’s the best ruck prospect I have seen at our club for a very long time.

I’m not sure what’s holding him back but it’s not form.


#719

Ruck craft. It’s been stated by the club. He’s still learning. And learning very quickly. Apparently physically and athletically he’s in very good shape.


#720