News Hawkins a Cat for life - 2 year extension

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cats_09

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Geelong’s Coleman medal winning full forward Tom Hawkins has signed a new two year contract that will see him extend his stay in the navy and white hoops to 16 years.

Hawkins, who debuted for the Cats in 2007, has booted 603 goals, third most in club history, in his 277 games. He led the AFL in both goals and goal assists in 2020, en route to his first Coleman medal and third All Australian selection.

“Tom’s form line is ascending, and we believe he will continue to improve as a player,” Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.



 

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catscollector

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Not sure why we couldn't offer him the one year as big guys are notoriously prone to succumbing to niggling injuries at the end of their careers.
There's no reason why he can't manage another 45+ games but it will be a tough ask considering his continual back management and playing at 33-34 years of age.
 

Sttew

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Not sure why we couldn't offer him the one year as big guys are notoriously prone to succumbing to niggling injuries at the end of their careers.
There's no reason why he can't manage another 45+ games but it will be a tough ask considering his continual back management and playing at 33-34 years of age.
Why such negativity? How many games did Tom miss in 2019 and 2020 due to injury?
 

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Mad_Hatter

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How many big key forwards make it to 300 games?!
Especially considering during 2013 many were calling the end of his career with back issues, he's been amazingly durable.
Absolute Champion, love the big fella.
 

cats_09

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But i thought he was going to Essendon? :huh:
Guess the family connection of the 'fifth cousin who married into the family & twice removed'*, and worked at Essendon wasn't a strong for Tom to move from the family farm to play in the big city


*I can't remember the actually family connection but that's good enough
 

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showed what using your brains out there can do. too many look like all they are trying to do is get a hand to the ball. they good ones are playing like basketballers. it is so great to watch vets with a ton of experience play with a body that can still go nearly full out. that brief overlap of strength/speed and wisdom is just a joy. :thumbsu:
and please no, don't put him into center square bounces. :)
 

BIGANT

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showed what using your brains out there can do. too many look like all they are trying to do is get a hand to the ball. they good ones are playing like basketballers. it is so great to watch vets with a ton of experience play with a body that can still go nearly full out. that brief overlap of strength/speed and wisdom is just a joy. :thumbsu:
and please no, don't put him into center square bounces. :)
Tomahawk just needs to get back his confidence in kicking snags again. Especially the boundary shots around the corner.

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