Preview Round 3, 2021 : Hawks v Cats, Easter Monday 3:20pm @MCG

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Zack

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I get the impression Lewis and Kozi are expected to carve up the Cats or they'll be considered not good enough, despite only playing a few games.

Supporters forget how average Buddy and Roughy were in their early development. But we persevered and they improved.
I don't expect them 2 carve up geelong at all. If they play their roles and do the team thing everything else is a bonus.

However Lewis is in his 5th year, Kosi an injury interrupted career but now 3rd year. Comparing them 2 Bud and Roughy in those years would not bode well for them.
 

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I get the impression Lewis and Kozi are expected to carve up the Cats or they'll be considered not good enough, despite only playing a few games.

Supporters forget how average Buddy and Roughy were in their early development. But we persevered and they improved.
Buddy kicked 75 goals and won a final off his own boot in his third year. In his fourth year he was the best player in the game.

Agree with you RE perseverance but there’s no benefit in comparing them to future Hall of Famers
 

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I don't expect them 2 carve up geelong at all. If they play their roles and do the team thing everything else is a bonus.

However Lewis is in his 5th year, Kosi an injury interrupted career but now 3rd year. Comparing them 2 Bud and Roughy in those years would not bode well for them.
100% people need to be patient. Two blokes coming in and learning the system. Play there role provide a aerial threat, 2nd efforts. The Great thing about Lewis,Kosi,Jeka they are mobile.

We actually have some quality smaller players around them if our tall timber can develop this season.
 

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I get the impression Lewis and Kozi are expected to carve up the Cats or they'll be considered not good enough, despite only playing a few games.

Supporters forget how average Buddy and Roughy were in their early development. But we persevered and they improved.
Kicked 188 between them at 21 years of age.

Lets just not compare future players to those two, it's unlikely we'll get a combination as good as that again.
 

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Rightly or wrongly regarding the comments on TOB, I think we should all respectfuly agree he isn't going to be part of the next successful Hawthorn team. Just not good enough.

Hopefully we pump games into Lewis Kozzie and Jeka and work out if they can offer what we need going forward.

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suppose sydney had decided Joey Kennedy wasn’t in their next successful team.Outside 2008 only barely having 22 players won’t cut it
 

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I get the impression Lewis and Kozi are expected to carve up the Cats or they'll be considered not good enough, despite only playing a few games.

Supporters forget how average Buddy and Roughy were in their early development. But we persevered and they improved.
If Obrien can get 9 years and 100 games Lewis and kosi can at least get a fair chance this season. Jeka too.

I'm not trying to suggest that they will give instantly better output than Obrien just that by now it doesn't appear like Obrien is going to get the job done for us.

The other 3 need to be given the opportunity this year to develop and for us to judge them. I have high hopes for the 3 of them as I did Obrien years ago.

We may find after this year that none will make it and we need to draft/trade/fa another tall but we may end up finding out which will be the next premiership forwards.

Imagine if we didn't play Roughead, Franklin and Boyle in 05,06,07.
 
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