Nathan Krakouer, Gold Coast - $267,300
After Andrew Krakouer left the Tigers way back in late '07, we had all moved on to the Power's Nathan Krakouer, wondering if he would be the next big thing.
Co-incedently, both Krakouers start 2011 with a new club, and therefore they both get thier second 'Krak' (pardon the pun).
And so we begin In Profile with a double header - and first up is Nathan.
In 2009 he averaged a healthy 70, and with that he averaged nearly 20 disposals per match. He played only 7 games last season as the result of niggling injuries, but just remember this: He was the second player picked up by the Suns, so he will have an important and vital role to play.
2007 was Nathan's first AFL season, and also Andrew's last. That was until the former Tiger absolutely ripped up the WAFL last season, with a Sandover Medal (competition's best player), Club Best and Fairest, Simpson Medal (best on ground in the Grand Final) and of course the Premiership cup.
He kicked 39 goals for the season and averaged an elite 28 touches per game. He is so cheap and a dual position player, but my only concerns for Andrew are as follows:
- How will his off-field behaviours be controlled in 2011? Will he be able to withstand the media scrutiny?
- Is there room for him in the (very) settled Magpies line-up?
- At 28 years-old, will he be able to perform consistently after being out for so long?
Schon's Good-Buy Rating: Andrew: 4 and a half Sherrins
Nathan: 3 and a half Sherrins