1. The ASADA, AFL and drugs in sport Hot Topic board

    Media links, the facts, the statements, the allegations, the charges, the court actions, the notices and the clubs mentioned so far. Hundreds of threads, 240,000+ posts.

Who is our midfield dynamic duo?

Discussion in 'Hawthorn' started by Gene Simmons, Apr 13, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. Gene Simmons

    Gene Simmons Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 07
    Posts:
    1,571
    Location:
    Melbourne Rock City
    Was listening to SEN this morning and they were talking about tonites game, asking which duo is better:
    PENDLES/SWAN vs JUDD/MURPHY

    It got me thinking...

    Who would you say are the Hawks equivalents...

    MITCHELL & ????

    Naturally I thought Hodge, but I really don't think he can be considered to be a midfielder..

    (Log in to remove this ad.)

  2. Phil McCreviss

    Phil McCreviss All Australian

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Yankees, Cavaliers
    Joined:
    Jan 07
    Posts:
    6,600
    Location:
    Victoria
    Don't need one. Franklin and Rioli are our wet dream team
  3. blackhead&boil

    blackhead&boil Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Jun 07
    Posts:
    1,797
    Location:
    melbourne
    it would be lewis or sewell, wouldn't it??
  4. Yuley95

    Yuley95 All Australian

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 09
    Posts:
    349
    Location:
    Behind you
    Would be great if it was Rioli but he's just not at that stage yet. I would say the reality is Sewell. Maybe by ht end of the year it will be Whitecross?
  5. ACTion Hawks

    ACTion Hawks BFSC Gold

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Leeds
    Joined:
    Mar 08
    Posts:
    782
    Location:
    ACT
    Its interesting that they go that way, when in general people talk about midfield groups. It is generally not the strength of just the top two, but overall effect of the group.

    I figure we match up pretty well on everyone in this regard.
  6. xellis

    xellis Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Dec 06
    Posts:
    1,902
    Location:
    Injury Room
    Mitchell and Kenne.. oh wait
  7. Goody1971

    Goody1971 Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 09
    Posts:
    654
    Location:
    Hawksville
    Have to say Mitchell + Sewell at this point
  8. Leather Poisoning

    Leather Poisoning Moderator

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    nil
    Joined:
    Jun 07
    Posts:
    22,652
    Location:
    On the south side now
    Should be Hodge. We have used him to plug gaps at both ends of the ground but now we have Gunston as an extra forward and Stratton as the third defender Hodge should come back into the side as a clearance winning midfield captain.
  9. jpzhawk

    jpzhawk Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    May 11
    Posts:
    706
    Location:
    mornington peninsula
    Well, given the job Lewis did shutting down Judd last time we played Carlton, I'd go with Mitch and Lewis.
    Hoping that by seasons end we could add Sheils to make it a trio of trouble for other clubs.
  10. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith BigFooty Oracle

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    May 11
    Posts:
    3,125
    Location:
    The Matrix
    In a couple of years I'm hoping they'll be taking about Lewis and Shiels in that fashion, but atm it's probably Mitchell and Hodge.
  11. mickmaster

    mickmaster Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Oct 07
    Posts:
    276
    Location:
    Glen Waverley
    BATeMAN would be one of them.[​IMG]

    (Log in to remove this ad.)

  12. selkan hawks

    selkan hawks All Australian

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Box Hill Hawks, Norwood Redlegs
    Joined:
    May 11
    Posts:
    3,145
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Mitchell + Sewell - But thats where we are fortunate. Could be Mitchell + Lewis or Mitchell + Hodge just as easily. As a midfield team we stack up fine with any in the comp.
  13. Collins-Langford-Ayres

    Collins-Langford-Ayres Club Legend

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Man U, Canucks and 49ers
    Joined:
    Mar 07
    Posts:
    18,139
    Location:
    Where Premiership dreams are made...
    Yep. Both do it every week yet don't get the plaudits Hodge and Rioli do.
  14. Hawks1994

    Hawks1994 Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Arsenal, Arizona Cardinals
    Joined:
    Aug 10
    Posts:
    1,089
    Location:
    Melbourne
    I don't think we need one. By saying you have two players better than the rest is just an excuse to say the rest are shit...
  15. Rioli magic

    Rioli magic All Australian

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Boston Celtics, Milan Lucic
    Joined:
    Jul 09
    Posts:
    5,962
    If you ain't first, you're last.
  16. grizzlym

    grizzlym Admin

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    ┼Źllamaliztli
    Joined:
    Sep 08
    Posts:
    56,494
    Location:
    Witness Protection
    I dunno. I do know I'd love any of those four players to partner Mitchell though.
  17. Roddy27

    Roddy27 Big Footy Padawan

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Sep 09
    Posts:
    2,214
    Location:
    Rosebery
    Rioli and whitecross.
  18. savagelunchbox

    savagelunchbox BFSC Gold

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Jan 11
    Posts:
    4,582
    Location:
    in the corner of a circle
    When you look at the Carlton and Collingwood due you got a quality midfielder with top skills (murphy and Pendles); then you have an overrated player with over-hyped skills and in the case of judd, no defensive side.

    So for Hawthorn you need to work out which he is, the overrated player with over-hyped skills or quality mid with top skills, and then work out who best fits the other.
  19. Hodgepodge

    Hodgepodge Brownlow Medallist

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Apr 08
    Posts:
    43,958
    Location:
    Where the blood is
    I don't think we have two standouts like those other clubs do.

    But for the future, Shiels and Whitecross look like they'll lead the midfield and the side.
  20. Mervyn Beasley

    Mervyn Beasley All Australian

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Hibs FC, Blackburn Rovers
    Joined:
    Mar 07
    Posts:
    6,918
    Location:
    Yarraville
    Yep, Judd/Murphy, Swan/Pend will generally equalise themselves. Its the next level and how deep it runs that matters.

    Insofar as the Hawks go, we do not have a dynamic duo.
    We have a solid quartet with competent sidekicks.
    (Dynamic duos kick goals btw)
  21. KOLOKOTRONIS

    KOLOKOTRONIS BFSC Platinum

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Sep 10
    Posts:
    601
    Location:
    South Yarra
    It actually must be Hodge. He is falling behind again and we desperately need his influence for a FULL game where it matters most. No more excuses for the coaching staff. He simply cannot play anywhere else this season.

    Rioli although brilliant has not really delivered what we all want. Four quarters of midfield dominance in a selwood, Murphy, swan manner is required. We have the talent, just really need the execution.

    KOLOKOTRONIS
  22. Ilovethehawks

    Ilovethehawks Team Captain

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Jul 10
    Posts:
    532
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Mitchelle + Hodge, ideally.

    The amount of times ive seen hodge rip through an opposition midfield in the past, when hes ACTUALLY played there... well, too many to count.

    Problem is we've used hodge to plug holes too many times.

    I see big things in Shiels and Whitecross within the next few years.
  23. Bosk

    Bosk Essendon = Cheats

    Hawthorn Hawthorn - 2013 Premiers
    Other teams:
    GeeLOL sucks, so does $hitney
    Joined:
    Feb 09
    Posts:
    19,619
    Location:
    LOL @ Norf
    It's Mitchell & Hodge, they're our two best midfielders by a mile.
    Midfield is Hodge's best position, he's only been used in defense because it's been our team's Achilles since Clarkson took the job.

    I don't think our midfield is quite as good as Carlton's, Geelong's or Collingwood's. It's certainly slower than all three. That said our midfield is physically one of the toughest, maybe the toughest of all four.

    We really need to give Shiels, Savage & Smith as much gametime as possible and hope they improve (which I'm confident they will) because the pace they inject is critical. Blokes who can break the lines and give us run & carry are especially important now that Bateman is not the player he was, and Young hasn't fulfilled his potential.