Whatever it takes! But do we really need to be worried?
Their good players either came from us (Goddard), have come to us anyway (Carlisle), are only really good when on drugs (Watson, TBC), gone somewhere else (Crameri, Ryder, Monfries, Melksham, Hibbard, Jenkins) or are overrated seagulls (Heppell).
I am sure our coaching staff aren't fearful of cloned versions of Craig Bird and Brent Stanton, and the versions of Cooney, Kelly and Goddard they got to clone were cheap imported rubbish that had nothing on the originals.
So the best genes they have to clone are an Ellen Degeneres lookalike, a 200cm giraffe forward that cant kick, a ginger VFL superstar and Forrest Gump's body-double.
Knowing what they are like with paperwork means that they are just as likely to clone Jackson Merrett and Darcy Daniher instead of Zach Merrett and Joe Daniher.
So unless somebody believes that 22 Orazio Fantasia's or Alex Morgan's are a threat to the premiership I say let them carry on with the experiment.
Their president already looks like Emperor Palpetine and just for laughs the Golden Child can be coach. Call it the Clone Wars starring Steven Dank, the Russian scientists from Rocky IV and the cast from Underbelly
I didn't realise Buckets had a son until that post.
I know about little Kozi, Tyson Milne, Connor Harvey and I'm sure Frankie Peckett has at least half a dozen kids... Have to be some lads in there somewhere.
Liam Jones of the Bulldogs was only 80 of his father's games away from being a Saint...
On a related note, Shane Crawford has 4 boys, two of which are twins (let's say, with lack of research, they are called Mick and Nick) Hawthorn would be pretty happy with 4 Crawfords running around in 18 years. But how would the drafting of the twins work?
In this hypothetical situation in 2029, Brisbane have the first pick followed by Collingwood and then Hawthorn (St Kilda obvioulsy just won the premiership and under new AFL rules that applies to the premiers, signed the 14 year old Hayes triplets on twenty year deals)
Let's say Brisbane nominate that they want to take Mick Crawford at pick one, so Hawthorn is forced to use pick 3 to take him. Then Collingwood nominate that they want Nick Crawford at pick 2. Do Hawthorn now have to choose which Crawford they take at pick 3 letting the other go? Or can they then use their second pick after already agreeing to use their first pick?
I think most of us following this thread are looking and hoping for someone to come through before Big Footy disappears along with the internet, once the internet is replaced by whatever replaces the internet