Welcome to Hawthorn - Tom Mitchell - 2018 Brownlow medalist

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Agent Smith

BigFooty Oracle
May 7, 2011
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Call me cynical, but AA selection in the past has typically appeared as though selectors begrudgingly included Hawks players in the team, though merely on a flank or as interchange (positions where our previous Mitchell found himself), so I was pleasantly surprised to see our Tom included as an actual onballer!! Will wonders never cease? I'm starting to get my hopes up for Rising Star now, which I'm hoping to win just to stick it up that flog Watson moreso than Burto to receive his due accolades (* flogs don't know how to play fair, hence their propaganda campaign). But I digress... congrats Tom, and thanks swines for giving us the pick of the crop.
 

cryptor

Brownlow Medallist
May 11, 2008
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Call me cynical, but AA selection in the past has typically appeared as though selectors begrudgingly included Hawks players in the team, though merely on a flank or as interchange (positions where our previous Mitchell found himself), so I was pleasantly surprised to see our Tom included as an actual onballer!! Will wonders never cease? I'm starting to get my hopes up for Rising Star now, which I'm hoping to win just to stick it up that flog Watson moreso than Burto to receive his due accolades (* flogs don't know how to play fair, hence their propaganda campaign). But I digress... congrats Tom, and thanks swines for giving us the pick of the crop.
Bit hard to deny the ball winning capabilities of the bloke that now holds the all-time record for most disposals in a H&A.
 

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rogiebear93

Norm Smith Medallist
May 17, 2017
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Call me cynical, but AA selection in the past has typically appeared as though selectors begrudgingly included Hawks players in the team, though merely on a flank or as interchange (positions where our previous Mitchell found himself), so I was pleasantly surprised to see our Tom included as an actual onballer!! Will wonders never cease? I'm starting to get my hopes up for Rising Star now, which I'm hoping to win just to stick it up that flog Watson moreso than Burto to receive his due accolades (* flogs don't know how to play fair, hence their propaganda campaign). But I digress... congrats Tom, and thanks swines for giving us the pick of the crop.
I agree to an extent but I also think it might be a symptom of our players just being so damn versatile. Like Hodge, where would have you put him at his best? He would have peeled off, taken a bunch of intercept marks at half back one game, got 40 touches in the clinches in another, then crept forward and kicked 3 or 4 goals in another. Bit hard to put them on the field in the squad because they were too good at multiple roles. Roughy is the same.
 

Jables

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Jun 16, 2008
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Grats Mitchell, easy selection.

I am half convinced they are still voting for Enright, so his votes go to the least deserving Geelong player. I think our period of success allowed me to realise it doesn't matter much though, we never filled the AA team like every other flag team did but individual awards don't mean much for the team.
 

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Bedi

Premiership Player
Mar 8, 2014
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just relieved Swans didn't win it for Mitchell's sake. Would have sucked to move here for success and then miss out.

Ps. still think he's a chance for the Brownlow.
 

Ned Ryerson

Future Captain
Sep 23, 2012
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just relieved Swans didn't win it for Mitchell's sake. Would have sucked to move here for success and then miss out.

Ps. still think he's a chance for the Brownlow.
A few of the games towards the end of the year he probably didn't pick up the 3 votes which I think will cost him. Would be great to see an upset though next week!
 

Lego23

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Aug 9, 2017
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This guy.

Came 3rd in the Brownlow last year, was All Australian, B&F winner.....and all the attention seems to be on JOM, Burton, Sicily.

Tipping another stellar year from a guy who is only 24 and hasn't played 100 games. As soon as he gets more support from the other mids, he will be so much more damaging.
But... But... He isn't damaging with the ball :rolleyes:
 

Argy

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 9, 2012
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This guy.

Came 3rd in the Brownlow last year, was All Australian, B&F winner.....and all the attention seems to be on JOM, Burton, Sicily.

Tipping another stellar year from a guy who is only 24 and hasn't played 100 games. As soon as he gets more support from the other mids, he will be so much more damaging.
Good point well made.
 

Orourke A Hawk

All Australian
Oct 12, 2014
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This guy.

Came 3rd in the Brownlow last year, was All Australian, B&F winner.....and all the attention seems to be on JOM, Burton, Sicily.

Tipping another stellar year from a guy who is only 24 and hasn't played 100 games. As soon as he gets more support from the other mids, he will be so much more damaging.
Actually he came 2nd in the Brownlow :rolleyes:
 

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