Big Sammy Draper - #1 ruckman now #2 (from May 2024)

Ryder

BOCK

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It does make you wonder about selection this week;

Has Essendon freshened up Goldy for Gawn ?

Will Essendon trust Draper against Gawn solo?

Do we go two rucks?

Gawn is Gone

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Like injured ?

Out for 2-3 min

And dees have literally no decent back up option

2 to 3 weeks
Was on crutches and in a moon boot … hopes to get back sooner.
But not this week

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Well we certainly only go in with one ruck this week and after last week would have to be Draper or Bryan

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Sammy is one of us

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I don’t think it’s a problem what he chooses to do as long as it’s to our advantage. Hit outs are an overrated stat in my opinion.

Jon Ralph on the midweek tackle saying that Draper is as fit as he’s been in 18 months.

“We’re going to see the best football ahead of the next 7 weeks and finals”

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Well I hope so, because I’m SICK of Brad’s SICK obsession with two rucks and I hope we saw the last of it against Geelong.

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so how much criticism does draper get for tonight ?

been on the list since 2017, vfl development is equal to afl development and he’s been absolutely shown up by petty and van royen.

this is the guy the coaches are building the liste around, yikes.

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He’s ■■■■. Hasn’t developed an iota of craft since he came here.

Unfortunately he’s all we’ve got.

Bryans development is ■■■■■■.

I hate that we have wedded ourself to Draper. He simply isn’t up to it.

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Should cop a lot the bloke is barely sanfl level, I still maintain that we only hitched our wagon to him as a marketing tool hoping that he might become good.

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Spot on

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yep shave the mullet and what do you have ? absolutely a sanfl plodder who’s a “maverick”.
sums up essendon, all show, no substance

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Yep he can go and promote west end for all I care.
I don’t rate Bryan but I would be more comfortable to go with him going forward

Needs to be a bit more heat on this guy . His ruck craft is poor at best .
Either smashes it to no one or grabs it and blindly kicks it to the opposition
Melbourne obviously didn’t rate him as the didn’t even play a proper ruckman .

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He’s ■■■■■■■ ■■■■.

We literally have no-one else.

Ruck stocks are diabolically bad.