Who has the better youth, Hawthorn or Collingwood?

Who has the better youth, Hawthorn or Collingwood?

  • Hawthorn

    Votes: 80 57.6%
  • Collingwood

    Votes: 59 42.4%

  • Total voters
    139

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HairyO

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Why do you all say Lynch is a 3rd string ruckman? He is on par if not more effective at least around the ground than Reeves. They have probably played a similar amount of games, and both 24 this season. I think Mitchell said pre-season that they will battle it out for 1st ruck.

We have been playing a 19 yr old 197cm in the ruck past few weeks who made his debut and really is a key position prospect.

Because he is a 3rd string ruckman behind Reeves and Big Boy.
 

VinnieB

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Oct 28, 2021
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Because he is a 3rd string ruckman behind Reeves and Big Boy.
Not according to Mitchell start of the season. Reeves is just a big lug of a guy using his height to get tap outs.
Lynch has performed better on most metrics. There is very little between them despite what you think. So not sure you are losing much, if anything, with Reeves being out at all.
 

lordbob

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Max struggles more against the better ruckmen in the comp where a Reeves can hold his own. Max is doing a great job, but id take reeves there any day at this stage. Max as a 2nd ruckman would be good though.
 

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HairyO

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Not according to Mitchell start of the season. Reeves is just a big lug of a guy using his height to get tap outs.
Lynch has performed better on most metrics. There is very little between them despite what you think. So not sure you are losing much, if anything, with Reeves being out at all.

Of course the coach is going to tell the players that they will be picked based on ability and performance. But if all 3 were fit then Lynch would be at Box Hill.
 

Gone Critical

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Pretty similar stories as the season goes by. Think hopes were stoked early but probably settling back more towards what was expected in 2022. Both teams likely to finish in or near bottom 4 but getting some good development into young players. Both lists, in their young half, are less stacked than most of the competition with Hawks just shading Pies. Both will need to do well in upcoming drafts to make rebuilds a success. Hawks have probably bottomed out and will want to slowly rise from here. Pies probably drop for a season or 2 more as the older talent slips off the list and the hole in the middle of our list becomes more of an issue
 

VinnieB

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Pretty similar stories as the season goes by. Think hopes were stoked early but probably settling back more towards what was expected in 2022. Both teams likely to finish in or near bottom 4 but getting some good development into young players. Both lists, in their young half, are less stacked than most of the competition with Hawks just shading Pies. Both will need to do well in upcoming drafts to make rebuilds a success. Hawks have probably bottomed out and will want to slowly rise from here. Pies probably drop for a season or 2 more as the older talent slips off the list and the hole in the middle of our list becomes more of an issue
Yeah we need a couple more drafts to bring in some top talent.
 

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Not according to Mitchell start of the season. Reeves is just a big lug of a guy using his height to get tap outs.
Lynch has performed better on most metrics. There is very little between them despite what you think. So not sure you are losing much, if anything, with Reeves being out at all.

We look much better with Reeves compared to Lynch. Also has much higher upside.

I like Lynch's forward craft. Think if we keep developing that he could be a handy ruck/forward to go along with Reeves. Could play that David Hale role which we've missed for a long time.