Hawkins off the ball hit, weeks or finals discount?

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Shadow89

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Unless Geelong appeal.
They won't. This was always a long shot, but now we need to move on. If it was 2 weeks, then I would say we should appeal. As it stands, we accept it, and we try to come up with a decent plan to replace him.

Slight tinge of disappointment, but only because Nic Nat and Greene got off last week. Hawk still deserved a week, and I was only going to change that opinion if behind the goal evidence disproved the original footage. It appears it hasn't.

Main thing out of this, is that Chris needs to keep his mouth shut and focus on the game and not the distraction. It's done, we move on.
 

Jeff76

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I've been enjoying the Cats fans melts, tbh. Been great reading. FWIW I hope Hawkins gets off, purely to make the prelim somewhat interesting. I fear the Tigers are gonna walk it in.
He was never getting off and we are never beating the Tigers.
 

The 747

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Well I guess we had to try but that was a bit of a farce. Tommy should know better by now.

I don't mind it because it should make us change the forward line up but if Chris Scott has us playing slow football and bombing it in to a forward line without Hawkins I am going to go full Chris Scott.
 

Shadow89

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Fully expect Chris Scott to be on the complain train on 360 tonight.
I really hope not. Does us no favours. Complete contrast in how we played last week vs the QF. If we focus on what we can control, rather than what we can't, we'll have a much better chance of success on the field - where it matters
 

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There should be more scrutiny around the weagles medical team. It was a disgrace that Schofield didn't have a concussion test immediately after the incident
 

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Geelong should appeal.

Greatest miscarriage of justice since Lindy was blamed instead of the dingo

Geelong should appeal, and get a court injunction to ensure Hawkins is allowed to play if necessary.

If players know they can knock themselves out by diving into the natural running motion of a guys arm, we will see this happen every single week.
 

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Oh well we move on, no more appeals and hopefully it galvanises the group.
It’s gonna be tough but I think Geelong will be focussed on the job at hand and be competitive.

This game reminds me of the 2013 PF vs red hot favourites Hawks where Chapman got suspended and Enright was injured.
This time it’s Hawkins and Duncan.

I’m not as annoyed with the suspension as I’ve basically been with every other suspension we’ve ever copped. I must be in agreeance with the MRO/tribunal for the 1st time in my life.
I don’t like it but our club must move on.
Another preliminary final - I love the cats being involved again this time of year.
Nerves are up, tigers are a big challenge- bring it on!
 

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