No sh*t just a balanced view rather than the blatant hero worship that goes on around here.What a load of sh*t.
When Dimma started we were beyond trash. He cleared out 20-30 players in his first 2 years.
We lost our first 9 games under him by and average of 50 points.
He got us to 5th on the ladder in year 4 after staring from nothing.
And yet by the end of 2016 we we finished 13th losing 5 of the last six games by an average of 56.8 points which included absolute thrashings of 113 88 and 70 points.
At the end of that yr Hardwicks 7th yr we had a massive clean out of coaches and staff with only really Harwick surviving. Surviving id say by the skin of his teeth.
A new head of footy the demotion of the head recruiter the clean out of coaches and footy dept a significant board challenge demanding we focus on the footy dept.All on the back of an independent footy review bought on by massive discontent and poor onfield performances.
A total new way of playing in 2017 literally a total different way to the way we were going about it and you think it was all Hardwick lmfao.
For once and it is a rarity, i tend to agree with Rayzor. Hardwick was kept because he had the backing of the players. He also had the good sense to acknowledge that things had to change and what he was doing was not going to take us anywhere.
To me and it really is pretty easy to see what happened this is where figures like Caracella Balme and others came to the fore.
FFS give em the credit they deserve, as others have said it is not all down to one person but a collective but you can see the clear imprint in certain areas that was left by individuals.
You mention 2013 yr 4, we finished 5th home and away, 6th for the season and never looked capable of winning a final and it was proven by the insipid way they went in the elimination final getting rolled by the 9th placed team yet blokes like you were hanging their hat on losses like that.We wouldnt win a final until 2017 and did not look like it till then.