- May 12, 2018
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
Don’t get me wrong - I actually think we’ll finish 12th this year - just over media reports that talk about how much they love it up here, then leave. Actions speak louder than words - sign em up.I don't think one can really compare Lynch/May situation with draftees one. Lynch went through shit for 7 years, every year told that Suns will rise. Lynch and May body language was terrible the last year. They should never be captains but that's another story. Suns really did not lose any draftees except Caddy. Young players seem to buy into Dew's system. Even last year, Ballard and Powell extended happily.
Suns just need to show improvement and go home factor will be gone. Quite opposite, GC will be attractive place for many players once we start winning. Regular schedule, new coaches and Cordy (big hope) should make a difference. Richmond played 5 away games and won only one (against Suns). I would love to see how they would go playing 9 away games in a row. Or look at Port after China game last year. No wonder they moved China game to round 11 this year despite risking playing in 30+ degrees.
My only worry is it takes time to integrate so many new players. But then I expect only 3-5 new players play round 1 (Rankine, Lukosius, Miles, Hombsh, Murdoch).
Another issue is age but again my best 35 list average age is still not bad - 23yr 10mth.