Opinion Which Hawthorn players are set for a breakout season in 2022?

Which players are set for a breakout season in 2022?

  • Will Day

    Votes: 54 51.9%
  • Mitchell Lewis

    Votes: 20 19.2%
  • Ned Reeves

    Votes: 32 30.8%
  • Emerson Jeka

    Votes: 23 22.1%
  • Josh Morris

    Votes: 9 8.7%
  • Conor Nash

    Votes: 37 35.6%
  • Finn Maginness

    Votes: 17 16.3%
  • Max Lynch

    Votes: 15 14.4%
  • Other (Please specify)

    Votes: 11 10.6%

  • Total voters
    104

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Flukey!

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Will Day leading on 52.4%
Everyone else totalling 163%

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Hawker55

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I know Kosi had a decent season this year, but I think he's ready to go to another level, especially with Gunston there to help out.
 

Billyc

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I know Kosi had a decent season this year, but I think he's ready to go to another level, especially with Gunston there to help out.

I agree he can go to another level. Has amazing athletic tools.

I am hopeful one of Day or CJ (or both) can take their skills to the midfield and develop there. One or more of our talented half backs developing into damaging midfielders is the most important development challenge for the club.
 

RoughysMullet

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Will Day if he is able to stay fit and get a full season in- durability is the concern with his light frame…
Reeves the other one if he is able to build up his tank and ruck for a full season..
Rest of the options are very speculative IMO… not sure you can be fully confident in any of them at this stage…
 

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Brant

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Will Day if he is able to stay fit and get a full season in- durability is the concern with his light frame…
Reeves the other one if he is able to build up his tank and ruck for a full season..
Rest of the options are very speculative IMO… not sure you can be fully confident in any of them at this stage…
Is that really an issue though?
 

Simon Crawshay

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I reckon Mitch Lewis might go allright next year.

If he gets a clear run with injury (and stays away from the 🥊) I feel he could surprise with his performances

He is a big unit and often those big Lumos of lads need a bit of time to develop (like Hawkins) so this could be his year it all clicks.
 

becalm

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Kosi probably had a breakout season in 2021 but he is my selection for a further breakout season in 2022.
He only has to stay fit and the sky is the limit.
Fionn is one to watch also.
 
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Kosi probably had a breakout season in 2021 but he is my selection for a further breakout season in 2022.
He only has to stay fit and the sky is the limit.
Fionn is one to watch also.
Fionn will probably spend a fair chunk of 2022 getting up to speed with the game at VFL level. He has a lot to learn, and unlike Nash, can’t spend time in a development league learning against younger bodies.
 

Baz_hawk

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Didn't vote Day as he's already a star in my eyes.

Would like to see Jeka have a breakout year, Mitch has coached him and seen what he brings to the table. I think that'll give him the best chance to make it and be used in a way that utilises his strengths.

Reeves and Lynch both have a great opportunity to have a breakout season.

Nash has found a position and I think given a chance, he'll make it his own. A solid preseason in the midfield group will be hugely beneficial to his development.

Also voted for Finn, not convinced on him but hopeful he'll excel under Mitch and co.
 

toomanysquibs

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Hoping DGB & Day can have a good run with injuries this year.

That's the only worry for both of these guys, they're supremely talented, but just not there in the body strength department to avoid getting hurt badly enough to lose weeks. The upside to that is that if the weight goes onto their frames right, the added strength will allow them to become even better players.