Anonymous
Two years ago

Wildcat busts - what happened to some of them?

What happened to some of the Wildcats big signings that never lived up to their hype?

Steven Leven - played maybe a couple pre-season games and then was cut for Brad Robbins. By all accounts was talented but lacked the work ethic. Did he ever play pro ball again?

Hugh Greenwood - quit to pursue Australian football, did he ever make it to a team?

Emmanuel D'Cress - played a couple games for the Cannon's then jumped over coke cartoons at half time.

Sunday Adebayo - A role playing import before role playing imports were cool.

Mike Spears - Another role playing import

Chris Goulding - Development player, went on to play for Melbourne, had a couple good years but hasn't been doing much lately

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

Hugh Greenwood was picked up by the Adelaide Crows in the draft and became a regular by the end of the season. Played in the Grand Final this year.

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Yinka Dare  
Two years ago

Leven played in England for a few years. Don't think he had the mental capacity to play. Very talented but trouble seemed to follow him

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Did Greenwood play significant minutes in the AFl?

Leven seemed all sorts of talented. Such a shame he was a headcase.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Leven made Geordie Cullen look calm and collected.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Geordie Cullen - Perth guy, did he ever play for the Wildcats?

I knew he played in the SBL for a few seasons.

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Isaac  
Two years ago

I'd say this topic is purely a vehicle to talk trash about Chris Goulding, but for anyone else curious, it looks like Leven played a season in the UK, a little bit in Europe and then retired shortly after:

2007-2008: Newcastle Eagles (United Kingdom-BBL): 17 games: 16.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 76.1%
2008–2009: Unicaja Málaga (Spain-ACB) 5 games: 7.1ppg, 2.0apg, 2reb, left in Jan.'09, then moved to AB Cosmetics Pezinok (Slovakia-Extraliga)
2010: SEFA Arkadikos (Greece-Greek A2 League)

Made me think of Aaron Bruce who came out of college as a bit of a prospect (even getting NBA draft talk), was NBL ROTY in Adelaide, played another season here, then two seasons in Sydney and then that was it. Tough final career quote from Wikipedia:
Following the 2012–13 season, Bruce quit the league after failing to negotiate a pay raise with the Kings; the club wanted Bruce to instead take a pay cut.

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Hogwash  
Two years ago


Joe Shipp? was another bust bought in when Redhage injured his hip. Perth could have just given those minutes to a dp.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This was about genuine busts, but the opportunity to throw a little shade at an under-performing Goulding was too irresistible

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Joe Shipp was an injury replacement? I thought he was here pre-redhage.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Greenwood just played in an AFL Grand Final!

Rubbish post.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Greenwood never played an Nbl game, played afl this year though, was ok but not great.

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

If you don't follow AFL, it’s reasonable to not know who he plays for or was involved in the championship game.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

No it isn't. It's the biggest sport in the country and someone from WA doesn't even have the QLD/NSW excuse of their state not being an AFL mad city.

This person knows damn well Greenwood 'made it' because he went straight from the Wildcats onto the Crows list, there were numerous threads on here about it and how well he had been doing too not just in some run of the mill of the team but the team that finished top of the AFL ladder and made it to the GF.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Geordie Cullen - Perth guy, did he ever play for the Wildcats?

I knew he played in the SBL for a few seasons."

Correct on both counts. Wildcats wouldn't touch him as he was way too erratic. His SBL team could barely get him to show up for training sessions, had to be minded at all times.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'm in WA and can't stand AFL and block it completely out. So, no, you can't assume everyone should know.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not everyone in WA follows AFL.

With social media these days you can block all content you don't like.

I block all AFL related stuff, so I have no clue what's happening. It's amazing!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I vaguely remember a story of Cullen bringing out a knife in the car park after a SBL game?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hey Anon #658976 *fist pump* to you my brother for ignoring AFL in WA like I do. Horrible sport.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

first bump*

Oh and very nicely done OP with the Goulding line at the end. Ouch.

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Ricky  
Two years ago

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Anonomouse  
Two years ago

AFL is much too wuff for some of the petals on here.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

AFL is much too bogan for some on here.

Correct.

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

It's not about what you think AFL is. It's the ability to ignore what you are not interested in and for people not to assume that just because is "popular" people know what they are talking about.

This is a Hoops forum, don't assume people know what you are talking about when you mention AFL stuff.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think in the time it took him to write the bit about Greenwood asking 'did he ever make a team?' He could have quickly googled ‘Hugh Greenwood AFL’ and got the answer immediately and found out his transition to footy was very successful.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Trolling at its best and people fell for it.

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Bol  
Two years ago

Demetrius Calip was signed but never played a game. He was supposed to be another ricky grace but they cut him to bring in a guy called scott fisher.

Sunday brought the pain for only a few minutes a game in a star studded line up.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I love how AFL fans are so worried when a few of us non-mass media sheep speak out about not following it. Why are they so enraged that someone doesn't follow it is beyond me. If you enjoy it fine. I don't. Just relax how does that change your enjoyment of it? Exactly.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

You wouldn't expect much from a guy named Steven Leven

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

After he played once i knew steven was leven

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sunday wasn't an import, was a local boy development player

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

or was that a different Sunday

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

That was a different Sunday.

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anon  
Two years ago

No one talking about A"terror" Majok? Come on now...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Majok was that forgettable that he's been completely forgotten.

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anon  
Two years ago

Funny post

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D2.0  
Two years ago

Greenwood was signed under the AFL's special rules, that basically made him a freebie for the Crows (rather than taking a draft pick and a place on the list.) They are called "Category B Rookies."
And yes, you'd have to say it was successful. After a season (or 2?) as a rookie, he made it onto the main list, played 15 games this year, and was good enough to make the GF.
(Oh, and got paid a LOT more money for doing it.)

PS: Worthington actually tried out for the Eagles under the same scheme, but was too old and battered by that stage as he left it rather late in his career.

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