Next Generation Academies


#122

Who says?


#123

It’s a long way to them, though.


#124


#125

Does anybody know much about Lachlan Johnson and if he is keen to actually come to us?
He was linked to us again yesterday.


#126

Sick of seeing this come up, it was discussed earlier in the year and nothing has changed

He is a rookie prospect at best and the only reason it’s being brought up is because he is in our academy.


#127

Agree, is barley a rookie pick if at all.


#128

Not sure that’s really wheat you meant to say there, … :wink:


#129

Written with a rye smile, no matter how corny.


#130

Going against the grain of media commentary on the kid.


#131

4th rounder for mine. Can play. Improved from last year. Will become elite.


#132

And now we play the waiting game…


#133

Not so much about NGA, but looking at the success West Coast are getting from their freakishly talented indigenous forwards Rioli, Ryan and now Cameron, these players are out there and can be recruited on the cheap. We’ve been pretty dormant when recruiting indigenous talent outside Walla and Mozzie last year. We used to be active when recruiting indigenous players in years gone by with the likes of Long, Kickett x 2, Cockatoo Collins, NLM, Lovett, Dempsey, Ryder added to others we gave opportunity to like Dickk Russell Williams etc I wonder why?


#134

cough @benfti cough


#135

Tigers got Stack and Pickett for nothing essentially also


#136

Here are 3 names for you that could be in our range

Elijah Taylor

Kysiah Pickett

Adam ‘Jabba’ Tipungwuti


#137

Exactly! And we used to mock Richmond around dream time for only having the token figure of Shane Edwards to do the promo when we had Davey, Ryder, Dempsey, NLM & Lovett. No we play the tokenism Walla. These players are out there and I’m wondering why we’re not more active. I was a fan of Stack at the draft and felt we should’ve rolled the dice with the Dea pick but good on Richmond for backing themselves to fix whatever the perceived issues were with Stack.


#138

“Tokenism Walla” ???


#139

Maybe it’s the wrong word but I mean for all those promos prior to Dreamtime, he’s our only representative right now (since Mozzie isn’t a senior player yet). Don’t get me wrong, I love Walla and he’s been a terrific recruit for us but we used to have a strong contingent of indigenous players and now we don’t while other clubs invest heavily in indigenous players. Richmond are one of many clubs leaving us behind in this regard IMO.


#140

We obviously tried with Eades and it backfired.

We do however have our academy now lining up players as well as father son crop coming.


#141

Also tried to develop shaun Edwards and a couple of longs during this period.