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From Leader Groups Local Footy
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FOOTSCRAY coach Ashley Hansen says he plans to unleash Lauchlan Dalgleish in the VFL club’s midfield.

The 22-year-old former Essendon-listed player headlines five new signatures at the Dogs, who progressed to the semi-finals in 2015.

Dalgleish made three senior appearances during his three seasons with the Bombers, but was a key contributor for their VFL team as a defender.

“He’ll be a real asset and I think he has the flexibility to play across all three lines, which we need from our VFL-listed players and which we have a strong philosophy on,” Hansen said.

“He spent a fair bit of time at Essendon down back, but I think his primary role for us will be through the midfield, with his ability to connect inside 50 and use his athletic ability.

“I think he’ll complement what we’ve got already.

Pssst: The VFL team with Muslims and a Jew

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Have you heard the one about the Jew and the Muslim? At Coburg it's no joke. Already a club with a reputation for promoting multiculturalism, the Lions took things one step further last week when they signed forward Jake Lew from amateur club AJAX.

Lew is Jewish, and is set to line up next year in perhaps the most ethnically diverse forward line ever assembled. Lew's signature follows that of former St Kilda goalsneak Ahmed Saad, a Muslim, who returns to state ranks to play alongside mates Danny Younan and Ozgur Uysal. Younan was born in Australia to a Lebanese mother and Syrian father, while Uysal is a Turk. The Lions' forward line also includes Lech Featherstone, who as detailed last year in Pssst, was named after a Polish union leader of the 1980s.