Universal Love Welcome to Hawthorn - Connor Downie - #35 2020 National Draft

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CHUBBSS

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He literally trained like rocky every day and stuck to his plan and came back in ripping fitness...all by his own doing. He will play minimum 200 games for us, what a kid!

I think we got incredibly lucky that he didn’t get a chance to play last year and his off field leadership skills are a real surprise.
 

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Loved that vid. His parents seem like nerdy academic types (like my parents). Not your typical footy family and I like how his dad says that this shows how determined he is - this is “his thing”.

Shows pretty huge dedication to footy and improvement and his leadership skills are very impressive

Got a good one here I feel
 

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Mitchell Madness

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I honestly think his mum will do more for attracting Asian people (and particularly chinese) to footy than Connor will.
I grew up in a very multicultural community. The Asian kids that liked footy stopped playing because their parents stopped them. Having a parent support the desire to play will do more keeping them in the game.
My wife (a teacher) has seen more students at her school in springvale wearing hawks stuff since Connor was recruited, so just having an Asian (even though they are vietnamese) has given them something to attach themselves to.


I do like the idea of her lining up dangerfield though.
 

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Made sub on debut and now managed after not getting on the park!! Terribly handled so far.
Yep, some absolutely baffling decisions from the club over the last few weeks.

Imagine being "managed" after the let down of riding the pine as an unused sub, after having the fanfare of a "debut" video released. Laughable.

But he needed to play this week so at least there's that.
 

CHUBBSS

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Really think not playing him sooner is to our disadvantage, more run and attack increasing our score would be important.

His debut as sub and now the drop, well the less said the better, fairly perplexing now.
 

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Yep, some absolutely baffling decisions from the club over the last few weeks.

Imagine being "managed" after the let down of riding the pine as an unused sub, after having the fanfare of a "debut" video released. Laughable.

But he needed to play this week so at least there's that.
Pretty sure a ruckman was going to come off and Downie would have got a quarter and a bit if the game wasnt so tight
 

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Yep and he was ordinary against the Dogs. Had good hit outs against North and the Bombers who will battle for the spoon. Form line yet to be proven.
Was he awful againist the Dogs? Best performer on the track over the pre season has killed it in every intraclub match. This isn't the 2020 CJ he's performed and deserves his spot, Downie shouldn't get a game just for being young.
 

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