Forget about that ridiculous ‘Special Edition’ music that Lucas added unnecessarily…….I want that original Ewok ‘Yub Nub’ music! 😉
** Please note that these are based more on character traits than anything else. Any resemblance between footy player and Star Wars character is purely coincidental 😉 **
Han Solo – Robbie Gray (PTA)
A smooth mover and one of the greatest Space Smugglers of all time. Even Gray smuggled a bit of space against the Saints late last year for one of the more spectacular victories of 2017. Much like Solo, Gray always seems to find a way out of trouble. Might remain frozen in carbonite due to off-season surgery but will be given every chance of an early appearance………
Classy finisher that always finds a way out of trouble
R2-D2 – Cyril Rioli (HAW)
This tiny droid has plenty of tricks up his sleeve and is a very slippery customer. Has been the unassuming hero of many missions over the last decade. A crowd favorite that is getting on in years but there is still life in the old bolts yet………..
Still plenty of tricks left in this bucket of bolts
Rey – Charlie Curnow (CAR)
A mountain of talent & ability that is yet to be properly unleashed. With the right Master (Coach), has the potential to be a very powerful Jedi and bring Carlton into the Light once more (Finals footy)…….
The potential is there for something special
Kylo Ren – Toby Greene (GWS)
The ultimate villain of the modern era. Unlike heroes that are occasionally tempted by the Dark Side, this Padawan Learner has brief moments of weakness leaning towards the Light. One senses there was once good in him but he is constantly tortured by his demons and remains forever trapped in his conflicted state. If he can stay away from the Jedi Council (Tribunal), he’s in for a strong season…….
An almighty conflict rages behind those innocent, youthful faces
BB8 – Daniel Rioli (RIC)
What was first seen as a marketing gag has produced stunning results. Faster than R2D2, BB8 displays relentless pressure when placed in the action and is a classy finisher to boot. Still a long way to go before he reaches the accomplishments of R2D2 but started in the best possible way (already one Premiership medal).
Quick-thinking, fast, elusive and a classy finisher
Darth Maul – Jake Stringer (ESS)
Sporting some colorful body art, Stringer made an impressive entrance early in the piece and definitely has all the right moves about him. After a successful first campaign resulting in a Premiership Medal, The Package lost his spot in the starting line-up and was cut in two………I mean, dropped to the twos 😉
Impressive entrance but faded far too easily
Chewbacca – Max Gawn (MEL)
Height and a decent amount of facial hair……that’s all I got. If Big Max can give us a ‘Chewy war cry’ after kicking a goal then my inner fan-boy will dead-set joy-gasm 😉
Insert Chewy war cry 😉
K-2SO – Sam Jacobs (ADE)
Defected from the Dark Side (Carlton) to unleash his full potential in Adelaide. His blunt demeanour and battle-hardened attitude is a welcome change from the droids we’re used to in this series.
FUN FACT: K-2SO’s frame has replaced Sam Jacobs’ skeletal features
Thank you all for indulging me and my Sci-Fi fantasies…….I hope it was an enjoyable read for you! Back to regular programming next week 😉
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