That's the issue. You were 13th and Hardwick had been at the helm forever. Yes you made finals before that but were uncompetitive against bad finalists. Port and North. 9th placed Carlton prior to that. Hardwick has had 1 fantastic year out of 8. 7 bad ones, no one usually survives that long but with a major overhaul in the way he and the club went about things with no major injuries has won a flag. Let's see if he can back it up, by backing up I'm talking finishing comfortably in the 8.