Hawthorn Team of the 21st Century

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curnow inferno

Senior List
Nov 22, 2017
178
232
AFL Club
Carlton
CHANGES AT END OF 2020:
IN: T.MITCHELL
OUT: B.STRATTON


FBJ.GIBSONJ.HAYC.BROWN
HBL.HODGE (c)T.CROADG.BIRCHALL
CB.SEWELLS.MITCHELL (vc)S.BURGOYNE*
HFC.RIOLI J.ROUGHEADD.CHICK
FFL.BREUST*L.FRANKLINJ.GUNSTON*
RRP.EVERITTJ.LEWISS.CRAWFORD
INTT.MITCHELL*J.SMITHI.SMITH* A.LEKKAS
COACH:ALASTAIR CLARKSON*

Minimum 50 games qualification.

Thoughts?
 
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Caesarr

Debutant
May 13, 2018
119
205
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Who does he displace though? That's a tough backline to crack. Guerra probably just ahead of Stratts who is just ahead of Brown.

Edit: He's on the interchange anyways
Stratton gets in ahead of the Browndog, no? or maybe even ahead of Hay. He has had an immense 10 seasons at the club for me.
 

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Guardian Hawk

Premiership Player
Oct 16, 2003
3,197
4,229
Murrumbeena
AFL Club
Hawthorn
It has been requested that i point out that Lake in fact played 54 games for the hawks and thus qualifies.

Aside from Hay's 2001, Lake was easily better and gets in ahead. Now to undo all my good work but i reckon that another couple of seasons like Frawleys last and i think he is in the conversation too (premiership, 100+ games and underrated as a stopper holding our backline together)
 

Jables

Club Legend
Jun 16, 2008
2,440
3,201
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
NY Giants, Hornets, Bulls
Hay and Brown both AA and Stratts not though...
Brown had one great year then a few solid ones. Not really a difference maker once we were good, I do remember we were blaming rule changes on him not being good enough in the backline anymore and then he became a forward that was easily replaced by Puopolo. In 2010 fans really didn't care when he left he was that bad in the finals, after making a big deal about not trading him for Burgoyne in 09 (I was one of them and far from alone!).

Can't ignore what he did, but I can't help but feel the comparison is more offensive to Stratts, AA be damned. Joel Smith was great every year, Brown really wasn't.
 

A Diakos

All Australian
Apr 17, 2012
943
1,189
AFL Club
Hawthorn
FBJ.GIBSONB. LAKEB. STRATTON
HBL.HODGE (c)J. FRAWLEYG.BIRCHALL*
CT. MITCHELLS.MITCHELL (vc)I. SMITH*
HFC.RIOLIJ.ROUGHEADS. BURGOYNE
FFL.BREUST*L.FRANKLINJ.GUNSTON*
RRP.EVERITTJ.LEWISS.CRAWFORD
INTJ.SMITHJ. WORPEL*B. MCCEVOY
COACH:ALASTAIR CLARKSON* J. SICILY*

EMERGENCIES C BATEMAN B SEWELL D HALE M WILLIAMS T CROAD B GUERRA C BROWN P PUOPOLO ..........pending to come in Wingard, Omeara, M Lewis
 

curnow inferno

Senior List
Nov 22, 2017
178
232
AFL Club
Carlton
CHANGES AT END OF 2020:
IN: T.MITCHELL
OUT: B.STRATTON


FBJ.GIBSONJ.HAYC.BROWN
HBL.HODGE (c)T.CROADG.BIRCHALL
CB.SEWELLS.MITCHELL (vc)S.BURGOYNE*
HFC.RIOLI J.ROUGHEADD.CHICK
FFJ.GUNSTON*L.FRANKLINL.BREUST*
RRP.EVERITTJ.LEWISS.CRAWFORD
INTT.MITCHELL*J.SMITHI.SMITH* --- A.LEKKAS
COACH:ALASTAIR CLARKSON*
 
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Cyril says

Team Captain
Jun 8, 2015
516
637
AFL Club
Hawthorn
If Brian Lake isn’t in the team then the selection criteria is all wrong.

We recruited him to do exactly what he did and 3 premierships ensued. Norm Smith medal for the win.

More controversially Stuie Dew and David Hale deserve time be on the bench - best swingmen we’ve had (outside S Burgoyne).
 

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