You love Lachy Ash don't you! Haha. Have seen him a few times this year nowJust on Hanley, I'm of the opinion that he's pretty much cooked from an injury perspective. I said the same of Dayne Beams all of last season as well, though Dayne also had some significant off field occurrences and activities impacting his mental well being, that were impacting his on field play.
I'm happy to disagree with you. You do have some quality mature age players, I particularly rate Swallow, even though he's been hampered by injuries, Harbrow and Sexton.
If we're looking at next years 22 to 26 age group, the Lions list is significantly longer than the Suns group. I didn't ist any of our 2015 draftees in my previous post, and you've added in your 2016 draftees as well. That adds Archie Smith, Hipwood, Mathieson, McCluggage, Berry, Witherden, and fringe players like Cedric Cox, Jacob Allison and Sam Skinner to the list in my previous post. Can't mention Corey Lyons, Ben Keays or Mitchell Hinge as I believe they'll all be delisted.
We can only wait and see how the next couple of seasons play out to find out who is right and who's assessment was off. I'll be hanging around, because knowing the Suns, they'll keep drafting kids that I like.
In this years draft, from a Lions perspective (and before we traded our first pick and appeared to have outperformed my expectations of the team) I always like Lachlan Ash and Sam Flanders. Wouldn't be surprised if Flanders drifted out to the Lions pick that you lot hold, come draft night.
Hawks have one of the most difficult schedules - 7 of 9 against current top 8 sides and the other 2 are North and Suns. They only have this many wins because of their coach and the ability of the players to follow his increasingly dour gameplans.Just WOW how bad Hawks look. It almost looks like Clarko is tanking. Yes, Suns have 3 wins but at least players give it all and one can look forward to next year. Hawks have almost unwatchable game plan, oldest team, half don't have it and will be gone. Any quality player would be mad to join them.
We could actually play for wooden spoon with them round 22 if we win a couple of games before.
Yeah there’s something very boring about Hawthorn games. I rarely make it to quarter time when they play.Hawks have one of the most difficult schedules - 7 of 9 against current top 8 sides and the other 2 are North and Suns. They only have this many wins because of their coach and the ability of the players to follow his increasingly dour gameplans.
Saints looked cooked after China and Townsville travels. Why we did not get them next round after bye. I feel sorry for you, Swans. Suns are coming after youSaints are horrendeous. Being school by Lions.
I agree Seventeener, Hawks play a very boring I'm-falling-asleep type of game style.
Collingwood had one against them vs Freo a couple of weeks ago was probably the worst so far.GWS just got badly reamed by the biased Video Review System then
I noticed the umpires can’t rule touched when it goes against us quick enough but when it’s a previous big VFL team and it’s a big moment then you get the usual cheating
It’s a despicable organisation the VFL
It was as worse as I've ever seen them play. I've got no words to explain it. Sitting there at marvel last night... everyone was disgusted. North were good, yes, but pies were.. horrible.What happened to Pies? Even Suns score usually more than 37 points
Bulldogs were terrific today.
Next Fri game vs Hawks will be telling. I watched only 3-4 Pies games but I had you as a flag favourite. It's hard to believe that the contender would have such a big form slump. By all accounts North were harder at it.It was as worse as I've ever seen them play. I've got no words to explain it. Sitting there at marvel last night... everyone was disgusted. North were good, yes, but pies were.. horrible.
I'm hoping this is a turning point.