#38 Sam Draper


#1306

Loking at a replay of Q4 against Geelong, I noticed in 15 minutes he played, Draper twice took the ball out of the centre bounce and handballed to a passing mid for a clearance. This is something TBell rarely tries, but Draper looked particularly slick; almost Grundy-like ! Maybe it was possible because the umps were not recalling the ball when the bounce was askew, distinctly favouring one ruckman or the other.


#1307

Did he pluck it out of the air? The new rules allow them to do that now without giving up prior opportunity.


#1308

Did he pluck it out of the air?

No I checked again, He just showed nice hands in close with a couple of ground balls.


#1309

That’s even better. Most rucks struggle with the ground balls. Hopefully this kids turns out to be something.


#1310

That’s not an outlier; he does like being a big-bodied midfielder if there isn’t an initial clearance.


#1311

Bring him in


#1312

Is he the Big Bodied Midfielder we have been waiting for? Is he our new messiah?


#1313

He does have a bit of Grundy in him in that he can follow up. It looks scrappy but it’s effective


#1314

BRING HIM THE FARK IN


#1315

I can be a vindictive ■■■■■■■ sometimes.

I’d drop TBC and Smack, and bring in Draper and Zlarke.

Why?

It couldn’t hurt.


#1316

Draper’s time surely has come.


#1317

Will only get a game when either Worsfold is gone, or we’ve hit St Essington day.


#1318

Tough first up gig if it’s against Gawn


#1319

Big game next week.

Dunno if we should drop him from the Frankston game.


#1320

Yep.

It won’t happen this week, unless it’s McKernan he comes in for.

But if McKernan goes out… We all know it’ll be Clark coming in.


#1321

Next 4 weeks is

Gawn
S Martin
Goldy
Grundy

That’s a brutal month for a rookie ruckman. But at the same time, sheesh if tbc can handle it.


#1322

We may need to drop smack and play both tbc and draper. But as peos says it will be zlarke


#1323

Great, thats a dream apprenticeship for him. Will get the best LEARNINGS playing on the best ruckmen


#1324

IS IT TIME???


#1325

NOPE.

Fark you, and the other three ruckman you rode in on.