Preview Hawthorn v North Melbourne AAMI Community series clash, Saturday March 6th 4.10pm at Arden Street

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Ned Ryerson

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I've watched that game back about 10 times. JPK put in probably the best non-Norm Smith effort i've ever seen for a losing grand final side. Single handedly brought Sydney back into the game in the second quarter.

Titch would have been close to their second best on the day though.
I think Titch and JPK were both better than JJ and either one of them would have been worthy winners on the day. One of the more bewildering NS winners I have seen.
 

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The only way forward is youth and them getting experince. On Clarkos recent interview he said Finn could play seniors, but his position is packed with old players like Shiels and Co
I'm all for having Finn and our next generation in the side, especially over Burgoyne and players like Ceglar, Howe and TOB.

But really the only older player potentially keeping Finn out of the side is Shiels. There is no one else that won't be around for a few years yet at least.
 

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It is interesting to me that Clarko is stating that JOM and Mitchell need to be multidimensional players.

We were absolutely smashed out of the middle and around the stoppages last year so I feel like our biggest need right at the moment is to get contested ball winners in the middle. If we continually lose the centre breaks and clearances we will be behind the 8 ball for most games this year.

Given this is basically Mitchell and JOM's bread and butter it might speak to how little confidence Clarko has in our current midfield to do this?

I can see how a team that has a quality midfield unit with multiple high possession winners might need to farm out their excess mids to other positions on the ground (i.e. like Collingwood did with Phillips last year) but we are definetly not in that position at the Hawks at this very moment.

We essentially need all hands on deck in the middle to try and at least break even in the clearances.
Ollie will play.
hard to knock back with three goals
 

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Good luck to you all getting tickets, sounds like there has been a few issues with the amount of traffic for tickets, hope to see a nice amount of Brown and Gold on TV!

Will be away over the weekend so decided to get my footy fix tomorrow night. (Had no issues getting tickets then for what it's worth)
 
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The only way forward is youth and them getting experince. On Clarkos recent interview he said Finn could play seniors, but his position is packed with old players like Shiels and Co
You are misrepresenting what Clarko said about Finn. He said he was physically ready but still had to develop in order to dislodge other players such as shiels. He mentioned that Finn needed another role than inside mid where he can contribute (wing and hbf) to the senior team. He also mentioned the need to adjust to AFL football and signalled his defensive side and understanding of defensive responsibilities was in need of development. Offensively he was a lot more advanced.
 

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The only way forward is youth and them getting experince. On Clarkos recent interview he said Finn could play seniors, but his position is packed with old players like Shiels and Co
it's literally only Shiels and he's not even that old

our key inside mid just turned 22
 

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The only way forward is youth and them getting experince. On Clarkos recent interview he said Finn could play seniors, but his position is packed with old players like Shiels and Co
You don't play players unless they replace someone else. You don't play them ahead of other players that are better than them. Hawthorn is still a football club and team. Its not just the future and Finn. He will get his chance once he is ready
 

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When are teams announced? Any news if wingard or scrim are fit?
From the reports would appear maybe Morris only chance to play as Finn and reeves seem unlikely.
 

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You don't play players unless they replace someone else. You don't play them ahead of other players that are better than them. Hawthorn is still a football club and team. Its not just the future and Finn. He will get his chance once he is ready
If were going to lose, i would rather it be due to the new generation learning. Not the oldies being played for the sake of playing. Listen to Clarkson on the coachs podcast.
 
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