- Apr 19, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Spurs, Socceroos
I love this melt, cheers you made me laughI'm not sure you are doing this right.
We need to improve all the areas because we only have spuds! And we only recruit spuds! All the other clubs have SUPERSTARS!!!!
- McEvoy - SPUD
- Gunston - SPUD
- Bruest - SPUD & Wingard - SPUD
- Day - SPUD
And I forgot, Graham Wright - SPUD, and any coach that served under Clarko is a SUPERSTAR!!!! But Clarko is a SPUD.....
For me it shows that Hartley is considered a backup, and Kosi isn’t ready. If we thought they were locked in.
Pretty sure the match committee see Hartley as back up only and that was quite apparent late last year. Hartigan is definitely a direct replacement for Chip on the cheap. No way can Kosi play on the big gorilla key forwards at this stage of his career.
He was being dropped from Adelaide's side, and their fans think he's rubbish.Imagine having a big yard that needs mowing and all you have is a manual push mower and scissors. Your neighbour says to you look I got a pretty serviceable mower you can have for nothing. If you don’t want it though I’ll keep it and be happy to have. Every day of the week you taking the mower and using it. The amount of people in here that would say ummm that’s not a ride on why would I take it is actually amazing to me
Forgive me if I don’t worry when fans don’t rate a guy. Easy game in the stands.He was being dropped from Adelaide's side, and their fans think he's rubbish.
Though we aren't in a position to say no to a FA like him given we are desperate for KPD players in terms of both depth and quality.
If he can plug a hole and play a role then that's a small win for us.
How were things different when we 'were' a destination club?We have clearly lost our standing as a destination club so I think all the positive posters need to at least acknowledge first that if we could land the likes of Cameron or Lynch that we would be doing that instead of getting 29 year old battlers who are coming over for pension plans.
If he'll take the best KPF & do a solid job, bring toughness to the side & seems like a great bloke, and he's FREE, then why are you disappointed?I was quite disappointed when I found out we gave Hartigan 3 years, hopefully it’s not true and it’s only a 2 year deal. He is average but he’ll take the best key fwd and do a solid job, while Kosi develops. Plus we could use some toughness in this side and it seems like he has it. Best of luck to him, seems like a great bloke too.
Yeah I find that to be the scary thing, with a list profile we have you'd expect to be finishing top 6.We have clearly lost our standing as a destination club so I think all the positive posters need to at least acknowledge first that if we could land the likes of Cameron or Lynch that we would be doing that instead of getting 29 year old battlers who are coming over for pension plans. I heard in one of the radio chats Graham Wright say "Well we have the same age profile as Geelong in our list, but the difference is that they are winning"... Clearly He thinks the coaches and the players are underperforming and the list profile is good. This more than anything is a worrying sign that the Club thinks all is right and that this one was an odd year and we will be back competing next year. Hope they are right but the last thing we want is another year in denial pushing our rebuild even further back. Yes we are short on KPD and mature bodies after recent retirements, but surely the hawthorn fans will be more supportive of getting games into young players even if that means we finish bottom 2 for next few years rather than the top up model which might keep us at mediocrity levels for ages. Time goes fast, its already been 5 years since 2015.. Clarko previously said that he knew we were coming to an end but had to give it one more go in 2016.. fair enough... but what has he done to rebuild since then ? Pride and ego getting in the way of Club's progress at this stage.
Really? I don't see it that way.Yeah I find that to be the scary thing, with a list profile we have you'd expect to be finishing top 6.
Yeah that's a decent enough argument I suppose, it shows that our list is a bit of a disjointed mess at the minute.Really? I don't see it that way.
Someone posted a graph not sure what thread but it showed out list was split into 3 parts we had a big group of 21/22 year olds than a hole, than a group of 25/26 year olds than another hole. Finally we had third segment of 30+ year olds but that group has shrunk significantly this offseason.
Forecasting forward into next year our most populated segment will be the 18-23 year olds with a gap of 24/25 year olds. then a strong group of 26/27 year Olds. The reminder of the list will be filled out with players 27+.
For me the way the list is shaping it seems to be building around the middle segment who have 6+ years left. Once that middle core starts to approach 30 in 4 years time then I'd expect top 6.