Grant Birchall has his knee tidied up .. again .. and again!

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AFL.com states his surgury was prior to the Mooloolaba training camp, but I'm sure I saw him on the track there. I didn't take a lot of notice and he was some distance away but it was him I'm sure.
 

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That might be all she wrote for Birch...... sucks to say, he had a great run and there would be no face lost if he decided to hang them up.
 

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Unfortunately a gun is nearing the end. Four flags and all. Great career. Great player. However he’s played his last game and he knows it. All these injury updates and surgeries is just Birch going through the motions. See out the contract, earn the money and then disappear into the sunset. I don’t begrudge the champ but it is what it is.
 

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Unfortunately a gun is nearing the end. Four flags and all. Great career. Great player. However he’s played his last game and he knows it. All these injury updates and surgeries is just Birch going through the motions. See out the contract, earn the money and then disappear into the sunset. I don’t begrudge the champ but it is what it is.
Yes the surgeries and rehab are clear signs of someone going through the motions........
 

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It’s December, and he’s being managed....


I guess the sky is falling.
"Managed" typically doesn't involve surgery.



Why is everyone writing him off?

I don't get it. Even got messages from friends and stuff saying the same thing.
30 year old who's barely played in two years - if he was an opposition player we'd all have no hesitation declaring him cooked.

I recall some of the same posters here continuously telling us they were certain Trent Croad would make it back from his foot injury too. Helps to open the other eye occasionally if you want to see straight regarding your football team, though some would argue footy's become more entertainment than sport and its simply more fun to pretend everything Hawthorn does is right, and everything Hawthorn says is true. ;)
 
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It's a pretty minor surgery. I guess the concern is that he is needing these type of surgeries after so long off.

Fingers crossed we can manage this better than we have the last two years and he can play footy.

Andrew McLeod had these type of surgeries every off season at the back end of his career, but he still produced high quality footy.

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"Managed" typically doesn't involve surgery.




30 year old who's barely played in two years - if he was an opposition player we'd all have no hesitation declaring him cooked.

I recall some of the same posters here continuously telling us they were certain Trent Croad would make it back from his foot injury too. Helps to open the other eye occasionally if you want to see straight regarding your football team, though some would argue footy's become more entertainment than sport and its simply more fun to pretend everything Hawthorn does is right, and everything Hawthorn says is true. ;)
Hey I’m allowed to be an optimist it comes with being a Hawk.

In all seriousness though this is a minor cleanup and non event.

So much drama.
 
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