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    Game Day Round 17, 2021: Hawks v Dockers, 10 July 2021, 1.45pm @ York Park

    Hope Nash gets a run in the middle and shows us the rumours weren't mere hype and he's got a future. Even with Duke out we're playing 4 kids on 5 or fewer games. 7 on less than 25 games. Very young squad. Go Hawks.
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    2021 Injury thread

    Its good to have a dedicated injury thread. Bad luck for Impey, really feel for the bloke. Just found out and I'm pretty glum now. sh*te news.
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    Autopsy Round 13, 2021: Hawks sink the Swans

    But he's lost the players. Haven't you ever been online?
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    Oppo Camp General AFL and other clubs discussion thread. **Opposition fans not welcome** Part 6

    Likely unpopular opinion but I think that the hoops suit Smith.
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    Oppo Camp General AFL and other clubs discussion thread. **Opposition fans not welcome** Part 6

    Nice to see a high scoring game. Is it just me (cats getting thrashed bias) or is this quite watchable football? Small dataset but the game feels very fast this year.
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    Oppo Camp General AFL and other clubs discussion thread. **Opposition fans not welcome** Part 6

    This is delicious. They look so slow, it's almost like they're not going to be a contender any more. And their list is like an retirement village. So much for all the media circle jerk and backslapping. They're getting reamed by the spooners. Lapping it up.
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    Preview Round 1 Preview : Hawthorn v Essendon, 7.40pm Sat 20th March, Marvel Stadium

    So the late out is pretty likely to be Mitchell. Anyone else actually a candidate?
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    Preview Round 1 Preview : Hawthorn v Essendon, 7.40pm Sat 20th March, Marvel Stadium

    Was thinking exactly the same.
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    Welcome Kyle Hartigan joins the Hawks in a trade from the Crows

    Good astute recruitment. Welcome. Funny paradox that we'd love to offer a very late pick to make it a trade and thus keep any Smith compensation pick... And Adelaide would be wise to refuse such, to hope AFL house were instead generous with a robust compo pick to them. Gill's quite likely to...
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    List Mgmt. Should I stay or should I go now? End of season list management discussion (now continued for 2020)

    Seems right. I'd imagine that they'll likely have 2-4 33yo+ players hanging round. Probably someone will go another 5 years. There's little alternative and no real competition for spots, so they'll persist. Danger is fit and going strong, will probably still be amidst it all. He'll probably keep...
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    List Mgmt. Should I stay or should I go now? End of season list management discussion (now continued for 2020)

    Hoping to get some pleasure in other's pain, here's an hypothetical overview of Geelong's list in 2023: There will remain below age 32 a total of 20 current players who have ever played a game, assuming none go in the coming list size reductions. Defenders (7): Kolodashnij, Bews, Stewart...
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    Universal Love Welcome to Hawthorn pick 13: Will Day

    Let's also bear in mind that clubs don't trade picks without considering who they want to get in the draft that year - a club only trades a pick if it doesn't rate anyone it likely would get with that pick. They've done their due diligence and followed the draftees for years, have much more...
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    Oppo Camp General AFL and other clubs discussion thread. **Opposition fans not welcome** Part 5

    List is tracking well for a rebuild. Aiming at being quite well positioned by 2023 when Mitchell gets the reins. Will get some great picks over the next three drafts till then. Dip down, get some generational players, and head back up for another decade of glory. There's pain currently as age...
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    Autopsy Round 6: Hawks don’t leave lockdown. Pies play halfcourt.

    I'd agree, for a given definition of decent. I'd disagree, for a given definition of decent. The way I use it, decent = star. But to reiterate the main point, if we recruit like we have been recruiting, we'll be decent shortly :) So this year we retire Stratton, Puopolo, Burgoyne, Henderson...
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    Autopsy Round 6: Hawks don’t leave lockdown. Pies play halfcourt.

    I want to buck the trend and say I'm happy with where our list is going. We are building nicely. AFL is a game where having a bad bottom 6 means the whole group gets flogged. We may look trash but we're only 3-4 average players off being a good team again. Don't forget the depths of the...