Norm Smith Medallist
- Oct 29, 2017
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Looking at the quality of our older players, you can sort of see why that would be the case. Trengove, Dickson, Suckling, Wood, Lloyd and Duryea are our 6 oldest.Also strikes me that when Hawthorn were older than their opponent they won 8 out of 9 times. We've been older than our opponents 4 times over the past two years for 1 win 3 losses. Very very weird. Maybe it's just too small a sample and we'll need to wait to get a good sized sample across a single season like Hawthorn that year.
Trengove, Dickson and Lloyd are no longer AFL quality. Duryea is a decent player, but he fits into the 16-22 category, not the kind of guy who carries a team on his back. Wood is inconsistent the last couple of years, and Suckling is going downhill. None of the 6 oldest players on our list can be considered best 22.