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Postby Con Gorozidis » Thu 14 Dec 2017 12:07am

I have genuinely high hopes at least one of these two lads will become a star.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby parkeysainter » Thu 14 Dec 2017 12:43am

Whisper is Connellan will play this year. He has lots of speed and wheels mixed in with decent skills.

Possibly a forward role is on offer.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby WellardSaint » Thu 14 Dec 2017 1:15am

Wot position would he play,
and who would he replace/force out?
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Re: Irish lads

Postby cwrcyn » Thu 14 Dec 2017 6:18am

Connellan is the quickest player I've ever seen at St Kilda. If he can develop sufficiently, he'll be a nightmare for the opposition.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby stkfc1 » Thu 14 Dec 2017 6:54am

The coaching staff are obviously liking what they're seeing,enough for the media boys to do a fluff piece on them. Connellan has the tools to make it and his speed is exactly what we need. Really these 'project players' are just a shot in the dark so even if they get one game its an amazing effort by them and the coaching staff to get them there.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby Con Gorozidis » Thu 14 Dec 2017 10:03am

If you look around the AFL clubs and see how some of the other Irish boys are going I think it is more than a shot in the dark.
I think they have a genuine shot at it.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby magnifisaint » Thu 14 Dec 2017 11:21am

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Re: Irish lads

Postby santazzi » Thu 14 Dec 2017 12:20pm

STKFC1....is there a link to the media piece on the lads?
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Re: Irish lads

Postby Vazelos » Thu 14 Dec 2017 2:42pm

I have been excited several times in the past with the Irish experiment being hyped up over the years, prime example Mc Nicholl in the late 80s and Walsh a few years ago touted as mega talents that went no where. I will temper my expectations and hope that we can get lucky somewhere because to be honest father son opportunities have not been kind to us either.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby Drake Huggins » Thu 14 Dec 2017 5:10pm

Connellan is seriously quick in terms of leg speed. The only question that remains is, can he get the footy and actually play the game? If not, we've got an early favourite for the GF sprint.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby stonecold » Thu 14 Dec 2017 5:49pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:If you look around the AFL clubs and see how some of the other Irish boys are going I think it is more than a shot in the dark.
I think they have a genuine shot at it.


Let's hope they don't play with any niggles, otherwise you'll be off the bandwagon and in to them!!!!!

All the best to them though, all jokes aside, hope they go we'll and Con can continue to be positive about something!!!!!
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Re: Irish lads

Postby WellardSaint » Thu 14 Dec 2017 9:44pm

Drake Huggins wrote:Connellan is seriously quick in terms of leg speed. The only question that remains is, can he get the footy and actually play the game? If not, we've got an early favourite for the GF sprint.


Speed is great.
But need more than speed.
Rhys Stanley did well in one GF sprint...
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Re: Irish lads

Postby Psychosaint66 » Fri 15 Dec 2017 3:12am

No risk taking Saints. In 2018 we must play both of our Irish lads. :mrgreen:
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Re: Irish lads

Postby magnifisaint » Fri 15 Dec 2017 9:01am

WellardSaint wrote:
Drake Huggins wrote:Connellan is seriously quick in terms of leg speed. The only question that remains is, can he get the footy and actually play the game? If not, we've got an early favourite for the GF sprint.


Speed is great.
But need more than speed.
Rhys Stanley did well in one GF sprint...

Problem with Stanley is that he's got no ticker. Could be a great player but is scared to throw himself in there and is injury prone.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby saynta » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:21am

magnifisaint wrote:
WellardSaint wrote:
Drake Huggins wrote:Connellan is seriously quick in terms of leg speed. The only question that remains is, can he get the footy and actually play the game? If not, we've got an early favourite for the GF sprint.


Speed is great.
But need more than speed.
Rhys Stanley did well in one GF sprint...

Problem with Stanley is that he's got no ticker. Could be a great player but is scared to throw himself in there and is injury prone.



Good nick name for Rhys would be the Tinman.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby Bernard Shakey » Fri 15 Dec 2017 1:39pm

Drake Huggins wrote:Connellan is seriously quick in terms of leg speed. The only question that remains is, can he get the footy and actually play the game? If not, we've got an early favourite for the GF sprint.


He gets plenty of the footy at Sandy, and generally uses it well!
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Re: Irish lads

Postby saintsRrising » Fri 15 Dec 2017 6:31pm

While Connelan is 187cm he could end up as our "small" forward.

With his pace he is capable of applying great defensive pressure, while being able to also get to and create offensive opportunities. He may well be the player that the Saints hope Long can be.

From what I saw this season his ability to read the play well came on in leaps and bounds (and that is what held Holmes back, and has help many internationals back).
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Re: Irish lads

Postby Con Gorozidis » Sat 16 Dec 2017 4:09am

Bring em on.


Lomie, Wright, Minch and Pierce are write-offs......

Admit it.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby saintspremiers » Sat 16 Dec 2017 10:47am

Con Gorozidis wrote:Bring em on.


Lomie, Wright, Minch and Pierce are write-offs......

Admit it.


Correct and most likely Freeman and Goddard.

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Re: Irish lads

Postby Drake Huggins » Sat 16 Dec 2017 1:15pm

Bernard Shakey wrote:
Drake Huggins wrote:Connellan is seriously quick in terms of leg speed. The only question that remains is, can he get the footy and actually play the game? If not, we've got an early favourite for the GF sprint.


He gets plenty of the footy at Sandy, and generally uses it well!

That's music (Irish) to my ears BS. Didn't see much of Sandy this year, but saw a few flashes of excellence from him. Our perceived speed problem could be solved in one fell swoop. Clark, Connellan and the longshot, Freeman.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby Con Gorozidis » Sat 16 Dec 2017 5:22pm

If Clark, Connellan and Coffield all beome regulars my god we will be exciting to watch.
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Re: Irish lads

Postby skeptic » Sat 16 Dec 2017 7:38pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:If Clark, Connellan and Coffield all beome regulars my god we will be exciting to watch.


Throw in Freeman too
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