I'm more just looking at this year. With AFL lists being trimmed by upto 10 players a year, you're always going to lose a fair bit of talent each year.Also keep in mind we lost Marty Hore and Tom Jok,I really think these 2 players where worthy of being AFL listed.
To me though, if you go in with your talls including 2 Irishmen who have played about 4 games of footy in their life, and Kelly in about his 3rd senior game, then you're going to be in a bit of trouble to start with. Then if your midfield contains Woodward, Sier returning probably on limited minutes, and then a group of flankers to assist, you're in even more trouble. Pretty amazing to get within a point, especially when your decent ruckman gets injured early and you're left playing one of the Irishman in the ruck.