Can't find the article online, but the HS last Saturday were claiming we were one of three or four clubs interested in Luke Ryan from Coburg and also mentioned we were interested in Casey ruck Oscar McInerney (21y/o, 203cm, 100kg) who won the VFL reserves B&F medal this season.
Wow that is interesting actually. It makes sense that we are after a physically developed ruckman but one who played VFL Dev league? That is surprising. You'd think they'd prefer someone who is youngish but playing very good footy for state league seniors (VFL, WAFL, SANFL etc). Might have a lot of development left in him.
McInerney is raw, has a lot of upside and showed an immense amount of promise in the few senior games he played. He also didn't come through the usual TAC pathway and those are the types of state league guys recruiters tend to take notice of, as they can be typical examples of late bloomers, especially talls. I can't see us taking him though as he's a rookie prospect (maybe very late ND prospect) and I'm not sure from a list structure view they'd have 2 developing rucks on the rookie A list.
Do people just see someone is available, remember they saw him play good footy five years ago, and think we've got to have him.
C'mon Noonan you already know the answer to that: yes.