You’re talking like this is a single handed decision by Clarko. It was the players that voted him in, a process facilitated by Leading Teams and then ratified by those in charge. To go through that then overrule it and flick it on to someone you prefer is the sh*t that happens at clubs that are going nowhere. Not the hawks.I didn't piss & moan about Stratton because of his personality. I pissed & moaned because he was no longer part of our best 22 and would have been dropped if he wasn't captain EXACTLY LIKE THE CAPTAIN BEFORE HIM.
We're about to repeat that exact mistake for a third time in a row.
You're right, McEvoy isn't going anywhere and neither are we with a has-been captain. The club needed to grow a collective nutsack and hand the job to someone who represents the future - even if that means taking a risk. You don't win Premierships without taking risks - who at the club has stomach for them??
McEvoy was my choice for captain - YEARS AGO when that choice made sense. It doesn't now. Don't bother telling me "oh he's a temporary choice while the next generation of leaders emerges" BECAUSE THAT'S WHY THE LAST TWO CAPTAINS WERE CHOSEN, they were nothing but stop-gap choices too.
Which I guess means the Hawthorn Football Club is going absolutely nowhere, because that's how things look from the outside. No wonder everyone's leaving.