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I like lunch.Dixon is an enigma, was he a super forward at GC? He’s a fit tall guy that provides a dream. Look at his patterns compared to Lunch today.
People can get sucked in all they like about Gray and Boak. But facts are our history connected with them sucks, they are part of our culture of s**tness. Are they good players? Maybe, but maybe they need to be good players elsewhere!
No goal kicking forward exists, who can kick a bag of goals over a season, with the supply from our mid field.If we get one thing this year's trade period it will hopefully be an established goal kicking forward. I know they do not grow on trees but we need a Cameron, Walters or Betts type who can kick 50+ goals a season. As it is we have only three players in the top 70 AFL goal kickers and our highest ranked player is Connor Rozee with just 20 goals from 17 matches.
I have no doubt that we have potential on our list in Rozee, Farrell, Butters and Woodcock but an established goal kicker would be useful while we wait to see if these players develop.
If that is our outlook we may as well shut up shop until Ken is gone. We all know Ken and Bassett's game plan is f’ed but we have to try and work with it.No goal kicking forward exists, who can kick a bag of goals over a season, with the supply from our mid field.
Rockliff is our best mid, kicking the ball forward> That is how bad the rest are...........
I've come to the conclusion our list isn't very good, using the past 5 years ladder results as proof. A good side/list doesn't finish where we have the past 5 seasons. So for me we are just a average side at best, no different to the St.Kilda's etc. We will have a good win here or there but as a whole we are a middle of the rung side. The evidence points that way.Times have changed and we need to accept it and move on, however this is one thread that would have worked better years back when boards weren't so insular and opposition posters would add their opinions, good bad or otherwise.
I'd love to see a similar thread on the main board as right now I have no idea if our list is anywhere as good as my rose coloured glasses tell me it is.
Will a new coach make all the difference or have we got our recruiting wrong all along.
Frankly I have no idea.
Something isn't working and the annoying part is that the thing that has taken the biggest hit has been the care factor, and that is just ... wrong.
Absolutely, without those two I hate to imagine how bad we’d of been over the Hinkley era. More times than everyone else combined one of those two have won games we’d otherwise of lost.The amount of games over Hinkley's tenure where Robbie Gray or Travis Boak has grabbed our flailing side by the scruff of the neck and dragged us over the line.
"Coach killers" I couldn't disagree more regarding Gray and Boak.
Don't disagree about Westhoff. Hartlett and Broadbent go missing but they don't exactly cost us games through a lack of effort or obvious mistakes.
I don't think moving Dixon on is a good idea if the coach is going because under a decent forward structure he'll find his mojo again. It's really difficult to rate any of our forwards when the structure and setups have been so bad for so long. If we traded Charlie to say, Geelong, he'd probably win the Coleman next year.
I recall when people in here used to say that Williams should have concentrated on coaching and leave the recruiting to the people who were paid to do it.No. He is the architect of it. The club got the type of player in he wanted, he failed miserably with what he asked for.
It'd be both really.I recall when people in here used to say that Williams should have concentrated on coaching and leave the recruiting to the people who were paid to do it.
If we really did trade for players that Hinkley identified is Hinkley at fault or the club?
Input is one thing, too much influence is another.
What is the solution? We aren't in any better position financially really, and if we lose members we will be in the same spot financially as we would by keeping Hinkley. If we lost 10,000 members for arguments sake where does that stack up financially with paying Hinkley out, our crowds are dwindling so that affects the bottom line as well. It is the wrong thread for this discussion I admit to.Yeah and IMO going back to having serious financial difficulties by sacking Hinkley whilst ignoring the rest of the pie is not the best solution.
I figure its:
- Hinkley blueprint for team
- Board/CEO approve it
- Recruiters work out how to adress it
- Fans notice something is wrong
- Assess cause of failure
- Turns out blueprint was f’ed
- Club all have a laugh
IMO the solution has to be more than just change coaches as we seem to have multiple issues.What is the solution? We aren't in any better position financially really, and if we lose members we will be in the same spot financially as we would by keeping Hinkley. If we lost 10,000 members for arguments sake where does that stack up financially with paying Hinkley out, our crowds are dwindling so that affects the bottom line as well. It is the wrong thread for this discussion I admit to.