I wouldn't say that. (But I agree to no topping up) We have a totally different list demographic to North in 2016.St Kilda are where North was a few years ago under Brad Scott. Mid table finishes, miss out on elite talent, no stars.
We should have done a rebuild in 2016 but instead we topped up with spuds like Polec. Don't make the same mistakes.
In 2016 North had 13 players 28 years or over including 7 over 30 and they were good players too. (Harvey, Wells, Dal Santo, Petrie, etc)
We don't have any ageing players on our list apart from Ryder, Geary, and Hannebery.
Hannebery if he plays is a bonus so I'm not even going to count him so Ryder is the only best 22 player over 28.
One thing we do have is a group of players in the prime-age range for improvement. (22-26 bracket)