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Paul
29-07-09, 08:33 AM
AFL team!!! hahahahaha

that was the news just on the radio 5 mins ago.The afl team has announced a press conference for this morning

Surely it's a gimmick or a promotional role,Imagine him playing afl? lol

titanstattman
29-07-09, 08:44 AM
AFL team!!! hahahahaha

that was the news just on the radio 5 mins ago.The afl team has announced a press conference for this morning

Surely it's a gimmick or a promotional role,Imagine him playing afl? lol

Yes heard the same thing haha its gotta be a joke...... But than again...

amaline
29-07-09, 08:45 AM
Yeah this is crazy news. They don't enter the comp til 2011 so he can spend all of 2010 learning how to play I guess.

titanstattman
29-07-09, 08:50 AM
July 29th, 2009

KARMICHAEL Hunt, star of the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team, is set to announce his signing with the Gold Coast AFL club, according to early reports on Channel Nine.

On the Today Show this morning, reports said Hunt, a State of Origin and Kangaroos sensation, will announce his switch to the Aussie rules code with the fledgling Gold Coast club.

It has been confirmed that there will be a press conference at the Gold Coast Arts Centre at 10.30am today at which it is believed Hunt will make the shock announcement.

More details as they become available

www.goldcoast.com.au

Nathalie
29-07-09, 08:52 AM
Damn Dougie, you beat me to it :laugh:

Oh well. At least he's not playing for the Broncos. I'd say it's not a very smart move.. but, each to their own..

Dummy Half
29-07-09, 09:39 AM
It has been confirmed that there will be a press conference at the Gold Coast Arts Centre at 10.30am today at which it is believed Hunt will make the shock announcement.

I hate how they say SHOCK announcement when everyone already knows what it is.
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Paul
29-07-09, 09:51 AM
I just read he played afl at high school and had afl scouts after him then so maybe it'll be a good move for him. He's tall,can jump,can catch a ball well

he'll just have to learn to bump chests and slap others like real afl players LOL

titanstattman
29-07-09, 10:28 AM
BRISBANE Broncos NRL star Karmichael Hunt has shocked the football world by crossing codes to AFL to sign with the Gold Coast Football Club.

In an unprecedented cross-code switch, Hunt will be on the Coast this morning to announce that he is signing with the GCFC, which will join the AFL in 2011.

Hunt is expected to hone his trade by playing with the club in VFL next year before the club's entrance into the big league a year later.

It is the first time a rugby league international has switched to play Australian Rules. The move will intensify the fierce turf war between the strongest football codes in Australia, with rugby league in danger of suffering further raids on its most talented players, especially if Hunt makes a successful transition.



Fellow Test players Greg Inglis, Billy Slater and Israel Folau are other obvious targets for AFL clubs.

Hunt played some Australian Rules as a schoolboy in Brisbane, attracting the attention of Queensland AFL scouts, before joining the Broncos as a 17-year-old in 2004.

The Auckland-born fullback has since played 10 State of Origin matches for Queensland and 11 Tests for Australia.

With Hunt's contract with the Broncos up at the end of the 2009 NRL season, the 22-year-old's future has been a hot topic in recent months.

He knocked back a $1.2 million three-year deal from the Broncos earlier this year and his manager David Riolo has been overseas looking at his options.

There had been speculation he could move to Japan to play rugby, but Hunt will make his shock code-switch announcement at media conference at the Gold Coast Arts Centre at 10.30am today.

He will be joined at the media conference by GCFC hierarchy, including coach Guy McKenna, chief executive Travis Auld and recruiting manager Scott Clayton.



www.goldcoast.com.au

DIEHARD
29-07-09, 11:43 AM
It sounds like a deadset April Fool's joke. I just find it hard to fathom how a rugby league player would enjoy playing AFL.

But they will spin this into a spear and attempt to throw it at our heart. That even rugby league players are jumping ship and that their grand game is of such overwhelming national signifigance that all elite quality Australian....sorry Kiwi athletes are attracted.

It'll even fuel more ridiculous poaching rumours.

But it does give our game a bloody nose. We are losing a Premiership winning Maroon and Kangaroo. And he is at the top of the game. Also it actually gives GCAFL some profile.

AFL are playing for keeps.

OMG footage from the press conference, I can not believe this is real. :ugh: Broncos fans would be spewing! Especially as their Finals campaign is nearly on the rocks.

But rugby league, will as always, weather the storm.

karnage
29-07-09, 12:29 PM
Look at this from the prespective of a real AFL fan from the Gold Coast. Surely they won't be too happy. They hate RL and we hate Aussie Rules - it is a 2 way street so they won't want a leaguie running around. I remember my old man being furious when we signed Rogers cos he was a Union player then - he has obviously softened his stance since but that is for a guy that grew up in our code, not an out and out interloper.

This is a dead set publicity stunt similar to what Rugby Union did around the time of their World Cup. There would be less than 5 players who could realistically be seen as possible AFL players and there are so many young kids coming through the AFL system that Karmichael will be forgotten long before the GCFC kick a ball in the top flight.

Enjoy kicking your Sherrin next year K while ALL the talk in QLD is about Rugby League and State of Origin.

This just gives me another reason to deathride the Gold Coast no-namers and I will be doing it full-throttle now!!

DIEHARD
29-07-09, 12:38 PM
You are bang on karnage, I was coming on here jsut to say the very thing.

It is an almighty publicity stunt. Just like union did during their World Cup. People are going to be watching GCAFL's first matches, just out of curiousity in the least. Obviously the AFL would like these viewers and atendees to stick.

I don't think they will, much like the union example. Back then you had the ARU saying rugby league would be dead and union would be the 2nd sport in Australia.

But they will get their money's worth in publicity, even if he flops. And with them getting underwritten by HQ to such an extent, they can afford to have money fights ala Mr Burns and Smithers. But there is a difference between having the money and having a model tha makes money. And I doubt their business model wholeheartedly.

Hey maybe Hunt can captain the New Zealand AFL international team? :D

Cowboy Titan
29-07-09, 01:28 PM
Very surprising but I think he can make a go of it. I know a young player GCFC have on contract who was recruited from Rugby Union.

I guess now they'll be chasing people like Mark Viduka, Shane Heal, Craig Lowndes etc. so they can have all sports covered.

TITAN PETE
29-07-09, 01:41 PM
I say it was probably the thought of having to deal with Moi Moi & the likes thats turned him to the Chicks game but he could only be signed with the hope that they may steal a few RL Fans as i doubt other than watching a 5 minute highlight package that too many people would go out of their way to watch him :nope:
I honestly couldn't name 3 AFL Players if i tried so i'm curious if many AFL supporters know who he is :ugh:

Well atleast he'll still be close to his Bonco/Origin drinking Buddys :laugh:

Coaster
29-07-09, 02:09 PM
I think the AFL have shot themselves in the foot.

They must believe this will attract RL supporters and in my case it is exactly the opposite. There credibility just smashed into 0, if a half kiwi inbred can walk into there sport with little to no background, it shows me how little skill is involved in the game.

Hunt should #### off now, and should be shunned from the whole RL community, to go to Union for the cash is one thing, to be used as a vessel to try and hurt the game itself for no other reason then his own self interests is pitiful and disgusting, and the scumbag should do himself a favor and go to Melbourne, because if i see the weak pr*ck on the street i will spit in his face.

titanstattman
29-07-09, 02:36 PM
Brisbane Broncos rugby league star Karmichael Hunt is switching codes to play Australian rules after joining the Gold Coast Football Club, which joins the AFL competition in 2011.

He is expected to play rugby union and return to the Gold Coast in May 2010 to commence his development program with the Club.

It is the first time a rugby league international has switched to play Australian Rules.

Hunt said he wanted to stay playing sport at the highest level in Queensland.

?If I had to leave Brisbane then I preferred to change codes rather than change teams as I did not want to play against the Brisbane Broncos,? he said.

?For me this is about the challenge of playing AFL at the highest level. The Gold Coast Football Club has given me a great opportunity to be part of its journey to AFL in 2011.'

Hunt also said he isn't expecting any backlash from Broncos teammates and agreed his decision would shock many people.

"They'll be surprised, everyone will be surprised, even I was surprised," said Hunt.

Hunt sent text messages to his Broncos teammates and coach Ivan Henjak before dropping the bombshell news at a Gold Coast media conference on Wednesday. The 22-year-old also sent a text to former Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

"I don't think there will be any backlash," said Hunt.

"They are all my mates and they'll still be my mates.

"I haven't done everything in rugby league but I've done everything I've wanted to do in the game, including playing 11 Tests, Origins and winning a grand final."




Gold Coast Football Club Chief Executive Officer Travis Auld said the recruitment of Hunt is a great coup for the football club.

?Karmichael Hunt is one of the most exciting sportsmen in Australian sport and a natural-born AFL footballer. We think he can be one of the elite players of the AFL. His potential to play the game has been confirmed by our recruiting staff led by Scott Clayton and the AFL?s talent division,? Auld said.

Hunt played some Australian Rules as a schoolboy in Brisbane, attracting the attention of Queensland AFL scouts, before joining the Broncos as a 17-year-old in 2004.

GCFC Coach Guy McKenna said he was very excited and impressed with what he has seen of Hunt.

?I?ve followed State of Origin, I know it?s not AFL football, but seeing how he moves, seeing how he hits, he?s going to bring another dimension to an AFL football team,? he said.

?Powerful, strong, quick and probably averages 23 tackles in a game. We?re lucky to average 40 in a whole side. He?s built for that, built for the physical demands of AFL football.

?Technically we are going to have do some work with him but that?s no different to some of the Irish players who have crossed over. We are probably at an advantage given he played competitive AFL football as a teenager, so he?s someone with a history in the game," McKenna said.



The move will intensify the fierce turf war between the strongest football codes in Australia, with rugby league in danger of suffering further raids on its most talented players, especially if Hunt makes a successful transition.

Fellow Test players Greg Inglis, Billy Slater and Israel Folau are other obvious targets for AFL clubs.

The Auckland-born fullback has since played 10 State of Origin matches for Queensland and 11 Tests for Australia.

With Hunt's contract with the Broncos up at the end of the 2009 NRL season, the 22-year-old's future has been a hot topic in recent months.

He knocked back a $1.2 million three-year deal from the Broncos earlier this year and his manager David Riolo has been overseas looking at his options.

Brisbane Broncos chief executive Bruno Cullen says he's shocked to hear of star player Hunt's switch.

Cullen told ABC radio he had only heard media reports of the switch and Hunt's management had not been on touch with him.

"I was quite shocked," he said.

"We've had him since he was 15 and he's been playing with the club for the last five seasons.

"He's a 100-game player now. He's played Origin, he played for Australia, so he's been a success story in a very short period of time."

Cullen said it was a "coup" for the AFL.

"Good luck to them - they've snared a fine athlete," he said.

Cullen said he did not believe it would take fans away from league in Brisbane.

"With all due respect, someone will come along and take his place - they may not be immediately as good, but it's two different codes and I think (the fans) will stick with the codes," he said.

"He's someone who will be very attractive."

Cullen said there would be a Broncos position available for Hunt if the AFL did not work out.

with AAP

www.foxsports.com.au

karnage
29-07-09, 03:22 PM
The most embarrasing aspect is his quote that he is 'looking to challenge himself'. Yeah right.

Just be honest and say that this is a quick money grab.

Steve
29-07-09, 03:59 PM
Remember the gf he cheated on in the toilets of a club was the sister of an AFL player he went to school with. Most sports people these days would have played a number of different sports at school.

I don't care where he goes, rugby league is the richer without him.

shamus
29-07-09, 04:04 PM
Hey Karnage.....What's the chances of you letting me change my 'Top 8 Challenge' tips......The amount of disharmony within the club now I doubt the Broncos will win another game...


Yeah, I already know the answer....

GCT_07
29-07-09, 04:33 PM
At least he s gone from NRL and I dont have to watch him play again after the end of the year.......now if only Thaiday and Boyde would join him, I might hate Donkeys less........naaaaaa .... who am I kidding, I ll still hate them for letting the disgusting ********** get away with it in the first place just so they could make last years finals...........

I still cant get over how Donkeys are the only team NRL didint step up to and inforce a punishment......... oh well.......

Anyway...... good ridance to rubbish:D

dee13
29-07-09, 04:57 PM
He is probably joining the Gold Coast Aerial Pingpong team so he can be closer to the niteclubs that he loves being thrown out of for drunk and disorderly conduct.

AFL can have him, he is someone elses problem now, not the NRLs.

titanstattman
29-07-09, 05:12 PM
He is probably joining the Gold Coast Aerial Pingpong team so he can be closer to the niteclubs that he loves being thrown out of for drunk and disorderly conduct.

AFL can have him, he is someone elses problem now, not the NRLs.

He'll join old mate from the loins who glassed that chick on the weekend....

Steve
29-07-09, 05:31 PM
He'll join old mate from the loins who glassed that chick on the weekend....

Does this not make the news like an NRL player sneezing does? Or I just never see it because I couldn't give a crap about AFL?

titanstattman
29-07-09, 05:45 PM
Does this not make the news like an NRL player sneezing does? Or I just never see it because I couldn't give a crap about AFL?

Just for u steve-o...

http://forum.titans.com.au/showthread.php?p=255050#post255050

titanstattman
29-07-09, 05:46 PM
Karmichael Hunt's switch to Australian Rules "doesn't mean the sky is falling" on rugby league, says NRL boss David Gallop.

Gallop says Hunt's decision to switch codes with new AFL franchise Gold Coast was not a reflection on any deep problems within rugby league.

?Karmichael has been looking for a change for some time and we wish him luck in finding what he is looking for,'' said Gallop in a statement as he headed to Singapore for a three-day meeting of international rugby league powerbrokers.

?This is an individual decision, the sky is not falling - only a week ago we had (Wallaby centre) Timana Tahu coming back to rugby league.''

He contrasted Hunt's exit from the game with the sensational sudden departure of Bulldogs star Sonny Bill Williams last season early in his contract for a lucrative offer in French rugby union.

And he played down the obvious PR benefit the AFL will glean as it hones on the fiercely contested Gold Coast sporting market where the NRL's Gold Coast Titans currently reign.

?Karmichael hasn't walked out on a contract,'' Gallop said.

?He hasn't deserted teammates and we would welcome him back in the future.

?Rugby league is in a very strong position in many areas, Queensland and the Gold Coast in particular, and I am sure that we will maintain and grow that strength regardless of this announcement.''

DIEHARD
29-07-09, 05:55 PM
I have total faith in our game to meet any challenge. The Gold Coast is the front line and I am happy to be in the trenches with the rest of you and delighted that the Gold Coast Titans are the champion of rugby league, charged with directly meeting this threat. But we also need the help of the rest of the league because we are up agains the AFL directly and a billionaire who owns the soccer club.

But tremendous concepts such as the NRL All-Stars and Dreamtime Team will really help rugby league in SEQLD.

daveyk
29-07-09, 05:57 PM
nar nar nar naaah
nar na nar naah
hey hey
goooodbye

DIEHARD
29-07-09, 06:05 PM
I think this might just be the cannonball that sinks Brisbane's season.

bigjim
29-07-09, 06:15 PM
Didn't see that coming.:ugh:

Bad luck Broncasses.
Mind you, I haven't liked his attitude for a while.
His mind seemed to be elsewhere. Now we know where.:nope:

DIEHARD
29-07-09, 06:19 PM
I remember comments from him in the past saying he didn't really watch NRL. He didn't seem to be a great fan of the game of rugby league.

DIEHARD
29-07-09, 06:32 PM
League legend Wally Lewis slams Karmichael Hunt AFL defection


RUGBY league great Wally Lewis says the defection of star Karmichael Hunt to the AFL's new Gold Coast franchise smacks of disloyalty and greed. The legendary player, coach and commentator said he believed the 22-year-old Brisbane Broncos star, who reportedly knocked back a $1.2m three-year deal to stay, was just ?doing it for the money?.

Hunt said today he was doing it for the challenge and did not want to play against his old team.

Lewis said Hunt?s loss would be a body blow for the sport but would not damage it in the long-term.

?The Broncos will be (the losers) and I guess rugby league is, in a way, and so is the trust, faith and club loyalty that used to exist once upon a time," he said.

?It?s a very sad indictment on professional sport."

The AFL on the other hand is celebrating snapping up the talented Auckland-born fullback.

Hunt has played 10 State of Origin matches for Queensland and 11 Tests for Australia and last year was the youngest person in NRL history to play 100 first-grade games.

But the man widely considered rugby league?s greatest said he believed Hunt would be seen by many as a traitor to the sport.

?The current day blokes couldn?t give a rat?s **** about what happens at the club or where they go,? Lewis said.

?They?re in it for the money.?

Hunt?s unprecedented switch was indicative of the blight throughout NRL, and other footy codes, Lewis fumed.

?The way that the professionalism and the role that it plays in sport now, loyalty is just a thing of the past," he said.

But Lewis warned Hunt could face a tough ride if he tried to switch back.

?He?s obviously going to be paid fairly well for the initial move, because if it doesn?t work, I?d be very surprised if he was invited back," he told heraldsun.com.au

While Hunt had shown he was up for the tough contact that is critical for rugby league, it was impossible to predict how he would perform in the new Gold Coast team.

?I don?t think anybody does. I don?t think Karmichael does,? Lewis said.

Lewis scoffed at suggestions the move would trigger a flood of other players moving to the AFL, including tempting Melbourne Storm prospects Greg Inglis or Billy Slater.

?The possibility of this starting players moving to the AFL is about a million-to-one ? and that?s a good price,? he said.

?Anybody that suggests that it will continue honestly needs to see a doctor, because common sense would indicate that there are absolutely opposite skills in the game.

?If that does start, some time in the future, 10 or 20 years time, then you?ve probably got to question the toughness of each individual sport, and you could probably get blokes playing tennis move across to it.?

But he couldn?t nominate any AFL players who could switch, because as he put it: ?I never watch it (AFL)?.

And he played down the prospect the coup would give the AFL a boost in the northern states.

?Without being rude, I don?t think a lot of Brisbane Broncos supporters are going to start following the Gold Coast in the AFL, just because Karmichael?s gone there. I don?t think too many at all.

?I quite like Karmichael as a bloke, I?ve always enjoyed watching him play.

?If he wants to go, he goes, and it?s up to rugby league to replace him and start again.

?I hardly think the AFL would be crying over spilt milk if one of their players decided to try and test his skills in another sport."

Source: The Courier Mail

Coaster
29-07-09, 06:38 PM
Lewis is a legend, slam him Wally!!!!

helcam4
29-07-09, 06:59 PM
how long before kellogs give him a sponsership after bruce macavaney pulls off his famous line,`that was special, K `

Adelaide Titan
29-07-09, 10:12 PM
this was pretty much the first bit of news a saw this morning and couldnt believe it. He's certaintly got the build for the AFL but lets see how his skill levels will be in less than 2 years time. It's an alert for the NRL for the future but i think this is just a rare case of a player switching from the NRL to the AFL. He's gonna have to behave though coz the umpires in the AFL are a bunch of pussies so he'll have to ease up on the tackling and not touch them at all. Good luck to him though and at least we'll be seeing a bit of rugby league in Adelaide....kinda :p

karnage
30-07-09, 09:05 PM
I ask myself what sort of message it sends to prospective players for the Gold Coast no-names.

They couldn't sign Riewoldt, Roughhead or a couple of other locals who would rather stay in the AFL heartland so they sign a Rugby League player. Could anybody take them seriously after all that??

Do established players now say 'you can give $1M to Hunt, so you can pay me 50% more than what I am worth in the regular market'??

When the Titans entered the NRL in 2007 their first signings were Preston Campbell, Luke Bailey and Scott Prince. Those names will mean nothing to people outside QLD or NSW but they are serious players who command respect and made players sit up and say that the Titans were a feasible club to sign with.

Compare that to the No-Names who have a bunch of kids playing some under-18 comp and a Rugby League player with a chequered disiplinary past!! Where is the credibility!?

How does Chris Judd or Riewoldt or Franklin or Ablett feel in 2010 knowing that they are the superstars of the game and getting paid less than a Rugby League player running around in front of friends and families in the second tier VFL.

Yes, this is a media stunt and yes the Gold Coast No-Names are getting their moment in the sun now but this whole stunt has the potential to go sour very quick.

I hope with all my heart that it does...

Adelaide Titan
30-07-09, 10:18 PM
they'll be picking up plenty of wooden spoons, and perhaps be worse than Fremantle...if thats possible.

Franklin and especially Ablett will remain loyal to their respective clubs and not make a move to GC for some extra cash. I dont think Roughead or Riewoldt will move either. Kurt Tippet...maybe.

Paul
30-07-09, 10:36 PM
I'm enjoying this

all this "QLD stick together no matter what" crap we've been hearing lately is being shown up during this thread/discussion in general.he decided to leave and all the Queenslanders on here are now calling him a Kiwi all of a sudden and slagging him off and disowning him,funny you didnt think that when he was in this winning origin side. What happened to this "mentality that NSW people don't and will never understand" crap? lol

It's not going to hurt RL one bit and in fairness to KHunt he has served his full contract with Brisbane and didn't do a runner mid contract like sonny Bill. Also while I think he obviously did it for the money when you think about it he has accomplished most things in RL already from playing internationals/winning state or origins,winning a grand final,winning a dally M rookie of the year.If the kid wants a new challenge then let him go without a fuss,he's done nothing wrong except choose to play the most pathetic,sh*tty sport on the planet

DIEHARD
30-07-09, 10:48 PM
I have been calling him a kiwi and disowning him since day dot. And I never wanted him selected for QLD or OZ over Matt Bowen or Billy Slater. On personal preference or form.

DIEHARD
30-07-09, 10:50 PM
I am also not attacking him for leaving. He can do what he wants, he was a free agent and he was lost to the game nearly certainly anyway. Doesn't mean I have to like it though.

Hunt is merely a chess piece. What I am concerned about is the hand that moved that piece into play and their overall strategy and intentions.

Adelaide Titan
31-07-09, 12:53 AM
I have nothing against Hunt, he's doing what he wants to do. It's the fact the the GC17 team are luring him with 700k a year and are posing a threat for NRL clubs. It's funny to see NRL players and coaches havin a joke about it and take the piss.

titanstattman
31-07-09, 12:36 PM
I stayed up to watch the start of the afl footy show just too see wat they said about it..... JOKE thats wat they all had to stay they not very happy about it... Funny ay......

TitansFan
02-08-09, 09:15 PM
It's a publicity stunt for sure.
I bet that Hunt will never play a single premiership game of AFL. When you think about it, by the time their first game comes around, they'll have a full roster of experienced AFL players and promising young players. How could a guy who's only played a few games at high school force his way into the team?
One thing really annoys me though.... some morons are suggesting that Hunt will have to improve his fitness to get through a game of AFL... what a joke!
This guy has played Origin games, getting smashed in tackles, putting his body on the line making tackles, constantly running up and back in defence and attack etc... for 40 minutes, then half time, then another 40 minutes.
In the AFL, the only thing that might test his fitness is constantly running on and off the field at the beginning and end of each tedious quarter. He'll never be on the recieving end of any serious physical collision, and most of the running he does on the field will probably be to keep warm while waiting for someone to kick the ball into his part of the cricket fields that they play on.
I don't see how a former NRL and Origin player would have to improve his fitness for that? Maybe I'm missing something?
Anyway, if that's what he wants, who cares? Rugby League will still be the greatest game without him.
AFL can go to hell. I wouldn't even turn my head to watch that garbage.

DIEHARD
02-08-09, 09:42 PM
One thing I absolutely do not want to see in rugby league is any type of ban against players defecting to other codes. Just as long as they were a free agent. I would support it for breaking contracts and behaviour issues.

I know this has been mooted around the place atm. But it would break my heart, for 100 years rugby league has had to put up with all types of bans by union on players giving our sport a go.

Adelaide Titan
03-08-09, 07:47 PM
Just watching One Week At A Time on One and Robert Walls is not happy with Karmichael Hunt going to GC17 and says he shouldnt be going to Japan while the rest of the team are in training basically saying he should be a part of it. And he says he'll be suprised when he does play.

Steven Quartermain however, says he cant wait to see him play and also gave the Titans a mention that they are doing well :D

DIEHARD
03-08-09, 08:00 PM
It's weird. In a lot of other situations, a club might loan a player to another team. But they can't let him play a year for any other AFL club, because it would ruin the impact of his 2011 debut.

On the other hand, what serious rugby union club would sign him for one year? It'd take that long to learn the game, let alone be good at it. And I'm sure GCAFL training and duties would further interfere.

Adelaide Titan
03-08-09, 10:23 PM
I would train with my AFL team over playing Union to develop and perfect basic skills before his first season on the AFL so he does have an impact and not look lost when he's playing in front of 50k at the MCG.

mupk87
03-08-09, 11:01 PM
I think he's going to love union and regret defecting to AFL

DIEHARD
03-08-09, 11:11 PM
I think he's going to love union and regret defecting to AFL

I was thinking the same thing mupk87, there is a chance he'll feel comfortable in it, then be overwhelmed by the magnitude of what lays ahead in AFL.

I was genuinely shocked by this announcement and nothing often surprises me in this world. What is stranger is how everyone kept a lid on it, here were no leaks.

Adelaide Titan
04-08-09, 12:09 AM
it was definately a well kept secret thats for sure!

DIEHARD
04-08-09, 12:36 AM
it was definately a well kept secret thats for sure!

Especially against the rugby league AND AFL media.