AFL 2016 Gold Coast Suns footy stamps
The Gold Coast Suns 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Gold Coast Suns squad.Read more
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The Gold Coast Suns 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Gold Coast Suns squad.
Featured on the back of the pack is the full 2016 squad and some of the key milestones beckoning for some of the players.
There is no more important player to the Gold Coast SUNS than its captain Gary Ablett. The dual Brownlow medallist – one with the Geelong Cats and one with the SUNS – struggled to make an impact last season after his shoulder, injured in 2014, took longer to mend after an operation. Reports are that the newly married Ablett is back in full training and back to his best. While a fit Ablett is a welcome return, the club has quite a few ‘outs’ – 14 in fact, second only to Carlton’s 15 – headed by the classy Harley Bennell, who was traded to Fremantle after more than his fair share of off-field issues, and another with off-field worries, power forward Charlie Dixon, who was traded to Port Adelaide. Ruckman Zac Smith sought new opportunities with the Geelong Cats, while Greg Broughton and Andrew Raines retired. The SUNS have been relatively disappointing in comparison to fellow ‘newcomer’, GWS GIANTS, who won 11 games last season, whereas Gold Coast struggled to win four and finished 16th. Mature new players added are ex-Eagle Matt Rosa (168 games), Western Bulldog’s enigmatic Jarrad Grant ( 81 games) and former Sydney Swans and North Melbourne 201cm ruckman Daniel Currie (4 games). The club’s first round AFL Draft pick was Perth youngster Callum Ah Chee (pick 8 ), who has played at senior level in the west. For coach Rodney Eade, 2015 was a season to forget.
The club has some of the AFL’s most brilliant youngsters in Jack Martin (23 games) and Jaeger O’Meara (44 games), but both suffered badly from injury last season. Martin had ankle and hamstring troubles, but O’Meara severed a patella tendon in his only game in 2015 and returns after a knee reconstruction. Another returning from a ‘knee’ is talented midfielder David Swallow. Big Tom Lynch (43 goals in 2015) won the best and fairest and remains the main forward focus, although Sam Day will get more opportunities with Dixon gone.