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Discussion in 'Hawthorn' started by Aramis, Jul 13, 2017.
If Clarko has a burning desire for a flag within the next 4 years, watch it happen.
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I wouldnt count on it. We get screwed every year without fail.
There's always exceptions...
I'm sure we'll still get the Cats and Swans twice even if they are both top 6 and we are bottom 6
Call me cynical, but I reckon we'll get shafted in that respect somehow
We don't need a soft draw.
We then added Ellis, Birchall, Dowler, Thorp, Rioli and Muston to the list during 2005-2007 and yet apart from Ellis and Rioli none of them were even required to play a part in the 2008 flag. So that's just 2 players in the previous 3 drafts. Don't forget Birchall!
We don't really want one either, In what I believe will be a development year you want to be playing the very best, will assist in developing our youngsters with more exposure to the top teams.
Bring on a tough draw, I say. The tougher the games are, the more we develop.
I think its impossible, I think if we are bottom 6 we can only get one top 6 team twice.
I believe we will be finals competitive as early as next year.
I believe that Clarko can convert water into wine.
I believe that Clarko can walk on hot coals without breaking a sweat.
So I believe that Clarko will deliver us another cup within 4 years.
4 years is a long period in AFL, probably even more so at Hawthorn; we've successfully built/re-built premiership contending teams twice within the previous two 4-year-windows!
I'm very optimistic about what Clarkson can achieve again with Hawthorn. However, I survey and scrutinise our current list and I don't think there's enough top-end talent ATM. Competitive, yes, but certainly not the same recipe we were so lucky to create back in the 2001 draft.
We are spoiled though. We expect to build another all conquering threepeat list
Is the build to a potential premier much less?
That has to be factored in
Does this mean that Clarko is not leaving to coach Collingwood or the Gold Coast
I think Clarko is big on legacy. Unless the Board and he have a big disagreement, he will want to do something like be a single club coach, break all records and show he can rebuild and go for two separate tilts...
There was a subtle hint of "stick that up your arse Tony Greig" in my comment
2013 flag seemed like yesterday.
Even Chuck Norris bows his hat to Clarko.
I reckon Birchall will be our next 300 gamer. Even though Rough is just ahead of him.
I think people need to get there head around another trade period where we move players on while they still have currency.
If you think that its impossible for us to get 2 top 6 teams if we are in the bottom 6
Goodbye Langford and Shoenmakers!!
One thing is certain with our fixture:
Our Tassie games will be in off-peak time slots against unattractive opposition.
Meanwhile, down in Hobart, North will get prime time and high-profile games.
Just coincidence, of course...
And it should be no surprise that we trade out people where there is excess/from positions where young players are ready and have stepped up ....(small forwards and the backline)
Now I know the AFL **** us over where possible but I think this one is a rule that any bottom 6 team may receive no more than 1 return match against a top 6 team. The problem is it does not matter much, they will just give us Geelong x 2 and we will lose twice. Our record is pretty reasonable against the other top 6 sides.