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DOGS SNARE MCINTYRE, RETZLAFF
By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank
Central District has kicked off its recruiting campaign with the signatures of former Crows rookie Tim McIntyre and ex-Brisbane Lions forward Bryce Retzlaff.
Seeking to boost their midfield and attacking structure, the Dogs feel they have addressed both needs by enticing the former AFL-listed pair.
McIntyre, who will cross from SANFL club Sturt, is expected to spend more time in the centre square under premiership coach Roy Laird.
‘’We’re seeking to improve our midfield and Tim will assist us with that,’’ Central chief executive Kris Grant said of McIntyre, 176cm and 79kg.
‘’Whilst Tim hasn’t played a lot in the midfield at Sturt, for whatever reason, I’m led to believe the Crows wanted him to and he wanted to (play in the midfield).
‘’So that’s part of the issue as to why he has decided to move. We feel he can help us as he’s quick and has good endurance.
‘’And I think he just felt having been delisted (by the Crows), it was time to freshen up in a new environment.’’
The 24-year-old - who played just one AFL game for Adelaide against Port Adelaide in 2012 – will also add to the Bulldogs’ scoring power.
‘’That’s what he has done pretty well over recent years so he has got a few strings to his bow,’’ Grant said.
Retzlaff, 22, is a strong-marking key forward who played 11 AFL matches with the Lions before being delisted at the end of the 2012 season.
A nice size at 195cm and 95kg, Retzlaff spent this year playing in the VFL with Hawthorn affiliate Box Hill.
‘’He’s big and strong as he is very powerfully built,’’ Grant noted.
Central is still in the market for more recruits, with another delisted Crows rookie – ruckman Ben Dowdell – high on the agenda.
Dowdell’s presence at Elizabeth next year becomes critical considering this year’s lead ruckman, Seb Guilhaus, is likely to remain in Darwin where he is currently playing in the NTFL.
‘’We dearly want to keep Ben but employment is the big issue for him,’’ Grant explained.
‘’By his studies, he is a mechanical engineer so we are desperately seeing what we can find for him in that field. 
‘’If we can do that, we are pretty sure he would like to stay and we would want him to stay.’’

By ZAC MILBANK (SANFL) | Twitter @zacmilbank

Central District has kicked off its recruiting campaign with the signatures of former Crows rookie Tim McIntyre and ex-Brisbane Lions forward Bryce Retzlaff.

Seeking to boost their midfield and attacking structure, the Dogs feel they have addressed both needs by enticing the former AFL-listed pair.

McIntyre, who will cross from SANFL club Sturt, is expected to spend more time in the centre square under premiership coach Roy Laird.

‘’We’re seeking to improve our midfield and Tim will assist us with that,’’ Central chief executive Kris Grant said of McIntyre, 176cm and 79kg.

‘’Whilst Tim hasn’t played a lot in the midfield at Sturt, for whatever reason, I’m led to believe the Crows wanted him to and he wanted to (play in the midfield).

‘’So that’s part of the issue as to why he has decided to move. We feel he can help us as he’s quick and has good endurance.

‘’And I think he just felt having been delisted (by the Crows), it was time to freshen up in a new environment.’’

The 24-year-old - who played just one AFL game for Adelaide against Port Adelaide in 2012 – will also add to the Bulldogs’ scoring power.

‘’That’s what he has done pretty well over recent years so he has got a few strings to his bow,’’ Grant said.

Retzlaff, 22, is a strong-marking key forward who played 11 AFL matches with the Lions before being delisted at the end of the 2012 season.

A nice size at 195cm and 95kg, Retzlaff spent this year playing in the VFL with Hawthorn affiliate Box Hill.

‘’He’s big and strong as he is very powerfully built,’’ Grant noted.

Central is still in the market for more recruits, with another delisted Crows rookie – ruckman Ben Dowdell – high on the agenda.

Dowdell’s presence at Elizabeth next year becomes critical considering this year’s lead ruckman, Seb Guilhaus, is likely to remain in Darwin where he is currently playing in the NTFL.

‘’We dearly want to keep Ben but employment is the big issue for him,’’ Grant explained.

‘’By his studies, he is a mechanical engineer so we are desperately seeing what we can find for him in that field. 

‘’If we can do that, we are pretty sure he would like to stay and we would want him to stay.’’

   
 
Tim McIntyre, for Sturt, above and below at the Crows.  
 
   
Bryce Retzlaff, from the Brisbane Lions will play at Centrals in 2014  
 

 

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