The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

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The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Sainternist » Thu 14 Sep 2017 2:14am

Looks as though we may need him now.

If so, hopefully he won't take up too much of the war chest. He'll be 28 in 2018, so he's not exactly a long-term investment.

Time to get the Rocky rumour mill in full swing!

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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby carn_sainter » Thu 14 Sep 2017 7:08am

Rockliff, not that I've watched him much, really strikes me as a B grade player. Maybe my opinion of him is swayed by his demeanour, which is unimpressive. I really think paying this guy what he'll want will be clutching at straws. If we were to get him, the marketing department would try and present him as a franchise player, a star, but I've never seen the evidence.

I guess he'd be in our best 22, but he'd also be an expensive twat and I feel like it's not the right way to go. We should try and import genuine guns who will be around for a while, not plug leaks with guys that cost too much. There's nothing wrong with growing your own and I would like to think the club has the faith in its players and itself to be able to do so without paying too much for a guy like this.

Playing him for 3 years at the expense of Gresham, Acres, Sinclair, Long et al, who could be around for another 10+, is too short-sighted.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby stonecold » Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:25am

carn_sainter wrote:Rockliff, not that I've watched him much, really strikes me as a B grade player. Maybe my opinion of him is swayed by his demeanour, which is unimpressive. I really think paying this guy what he'll want will be clutching at straws. If we were to get him, the marketing department would try and present him as a franchise player, a star, but I've never seen the evidence.

I guess he'd be in our best 22, but he'd also be an expensive twat and I feel like it's not the right way to go. We should try and import genuine guns who will be around for a while, not plug leaks with guys that cost too much. There's nothing wrong with growing your own and I would like to think the club has the faith in its players and itself to be able to do so without paying too much for a guy like this.

Playing him for 3 years at the expense of Gresham, Acres, Sinclair, Long et al, who could be around for another 10+, is too short-sighted.


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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby parkeysainter » Thu 14 Sep 2017 2:07pm

Not worth it at 27-28. We have enough players like him already. Steele, Dunstan, Stevens and Armitage.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby bigcarl » Thu 14 Sep 2017 2:10pm

parkeysainter wrote:Not worth it at 27-28. We have enough players like him already. Steele, Dunstan, Stevens and Armitage.


My thoughts also. He'd stop players such as Gresham, Acres, Billings and Sinclair getting midfield time.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Sainternist » Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:34pm

Come on down, Jaxons!

Tell us about Rocky!
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby kazonte13 » Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:50pm

if Armo lonie and Weller are trarded then Rocky will fit in nicely and i would go after Trengrove and Matera as well otherwise we will still have a war chest full of money then offer Acres a new contract extension with a few more dollars thrown in .Pick 7 and 8 to the draft for speedy midfielders.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby 1965 Saint » Fri 15 Sep 2017 12:22am

I went to the wce v bris game in Perth this year and was keen to see how he went (given there was speculation about him even then). No one stood out for Brisbane so I had to check the Record to see what number he was. When I realised which one was Rockliff I was very disappointed. Didn't strike me as a gun and you could see bad vibe written all over him
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby MickThomas » Fri 15 Sep 2017 1:00am

1965 Saint wrote:I went to the wce v bris game in Perth this year and was keen to see how he went (given there was speculation about him even then). No one stood out for Brisbane so I had to check the Record to see what number he was. When I realised which one was Rockliff I was very disappointed. Didn't strike me as a gun and you could see bad vibe written all over him


Geez I hope the club doesn't classify him as a 'gun', or they've lost the plot big-time
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Sainternist » Fri 15 Sep 2017 1:13am

MickThomas wrote:
1965 Saint wrote:I went to the wce v bris game in Perth this year and was keen to see how he went (given there was speculation about him even then). No one stood out for Brisbane so I had to check the Record to see what number he was. When I realised which one was Rockliff I was very disappointed. Didn't strike me as a gun and you could see bad vibe written all over him


Geez I hope the club doesn't classify him as a 'gun', or they've lost the plot big-time


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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Gershwin » Mon 18 Sep 2017 1:13pm

I think we would be mad not to go after him.
At 28 next season he has at least a couple of good seasons left and we will not have to trade for him! We have the room in the salary cap. He is capable of playing very good games and kicks goals. I think playing with us would give him a new lease on life.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Impatient Sainter » Mon 18 Sep 2017 3:51pm

Too much like Armitage and too old - no thanks.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby howlinwolf » Mon 18 Sep 2017 5:03pm

Impatient Sainter wrote:Too much like Armitage and too old - no thanks.



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Throw cash at someone younger please.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Sainternist » Mon 18 Sep 2017 5:17pm

howlinwolf wrote:
Impatient Sainter wrote:Too much like Armitage and too old - no thanks.



Argee 100%

Throw cash at someone younger please.


I have also come to this realisation. If we were looking primed to be in the running for a flag next year, it would seem logical to pursue Rockcliff, but I think we're far better to be looking for more long-term acquisitions at this stage.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby howlinwolf » Mon 18 Sep 2017 6:34pm

Why not keep Armo !
I think there's just as much there in the bank as Rockliff.

He's not the one to chuck a bucket of money at.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Bernard Shakey » Mon 18 Sep 2017 8:49pm

howlinwolf wrote:Why not keep Armo !
I think there's just as much there in the bank as Rockliff.

He's not the one to chuck a bucket of money at.


Armo's body is shot.

Rocky won't cost a bucket of money!
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby howlinwolf » Tue 19 Sep 2017 3:06pm

Bernard Shakey wrote:
howlinwolf wrote:Why not keep Armo !
I think there's just as much there in the bank as Rockliff.

He's not the one to chuck a bucket of money at.


Armo's body is shot.

Rocky won't cost a bucket of money!


If Armo's body is shot we aren't going to be able to trade him. He's contracted for next year so we may as well see what we get from him. Anything is a bonus.

I would have thought Rockliff would be around the 600k mark ?

I'd prefer a younger player for that or go to the draft.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Gordo' » Tue 19 Sep 2017 11:57pm

rocky??? originally he was great, but way flowering too many movies in the end.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby SaintPav » Wed 20 Sep 2017 8:24am

I had the Rockliffe Third Reef Shiraz from Scotsdale WA on Saturday night. Good drop
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby saintspremiers » Wed 20 Sep 2017 8:57am

Hasn't he played his whole career for a Loser club?

He doesn't know how to win and play in winning sides.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Gershwin » Wed 20 Sep 2017 1:33pm

saintspremiers wrote:Hasn't he played his whole career for a Loser club?

He doesn't know how to win and play in winning sides.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby The_Merchant » Thu 21 Sep 2017 6:34pm

Rocky is a gun, had some injury problems this year but would be an awesome addition to our midfield.
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Re: The Official Tom Rockcliff Rumour Thread

Postby Con Gorozidis » Sat 23 Sep 2017 10:53pm

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