Ryan 'Tank' Pantic
Desperate to be known as Tank, R-Pants came across to Broadbeach with brother J-Pants in 2010. Having debuted at 16 yo and with 49 senior games at Redlands, Ryan's experience was expected to provide some field generalship and some bite around the packs. If not for injury he would have played all 18 games (played 17), and as it was he provided all that expected of him. As part of a mid field rotation or as a small forward, the Tank lived up to his nickname in the packs, and also showed a talent to get off the deck and surprise in the air, and what's more in the front of packs, not using front players as step ladders which smaller players so often do. Very pacy and not afraid to run the lines to take the game on, he is a dangerous player who demands some attention from opposition coaches.He did so when 16 in his 10th game for Redlands when he picked up 41 possessions and slippered one in the wet against Broadbeach.
His upper lip showed signs of a new body language for season 2011, and we were set for him to be part of a productive bunch of pace setters rotating around the flanks delivering the sherrin front and centre. Put in a great 2011 but would possibly swap them all for straight kick after a certain ACT based game. He continued to amaze with his aerial work and was as dangerous as any and better than most around the goals. Throw in his remarkable clearance work in the middle and it was no wonder 2013 Pants finished off a great year with the Club B&F. In 2014 he took off to the big smoke at Port Melbourne where he dominated their development side week after week but was treated quite shabbily by the selectors and chose to finish off the season at Port Colts. Do not let that moniker confuse you folks, they play in one of the toughest district leagues in Melbourne. We believe our man Pants came home with a B&F for the Port development side anyway, or was it the Colts? Either way hald a season's work is not bad for that sort of reward. Thank goodness for brother Jazz, otherwise we might have lost him to that mob down the road in the NEAFL comp. Welcome home Pants.
Played 15 in 2015 and polled 42 votes to finish 7th in the B&F. Has led the side in pre season Aplpha Cup games and looks good for the leadership group.
Ryan says his most treasured possession, is the family jewells, but Ray reckons there are none? Blind mice could see that.
A keen surfer, camper (in the traditional sense of the word), and traveller, Tank harbors ambitions of joining with his brother and making a massive quid following blokes like Julian Wilson around with a camera in hand. Away from sport and dreams of success, Tank loves fist pumping and gherkins and we wonder what he does when engaging in both at the same time. Ryan drinks nuclear laxative as an aperitif in between tending golf courses as greenkeeper and appearing on telly during the Aust Ladies Open.
- Number: 9
- Born: 1990
- Weight: 74
- Height: 174
- Senior games played prior to this season: 91
- # of career games: 91
- Years Played.2010 -
- Position.Engine room