Expansion Will 2020 be the Suns best ever year

Yes or no

  • Yes 8/9 or more wins

    Votes: 9 14.5%
  • No less than 7 wins

    Votes: 33 53.2%
  • Cocaine is a hell of a drug

    Votes: 20 32.3%

  • Total voters
    62

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Mt Isa Mustang

Club Legend
Nov 23, 2019
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AFL Club
Gold Coast
Things can turn around very quickly when you add 8 All-Australian U18 players to a team over a 12-month period.
These youngsters won't truly change our infield fortunes for another 2-3 years.

The question is how much impact are the 3-5 year players going to have this year. Are Bowes, Fiorini, Ballard, Powell, Macpherson, Brodie, Weller, Wright etc.. going to go to a new level as good players, or just stay mediocre AFL players. That will determine whether our fortunes begin to change this year.
 

Jez1974

Team Captain
Oct 8, 2019
565
179
AFL Club
West Coast
I don't think that extra 18- and 19-year-olds are necessarily going to drive them up the ladder in 2020. It bodes well for their future, though.

They've still clearly got the worst/most mediocre list of players in the league in that prime age group (25-29 years of age, 1991-1995 born) going into 2020:

Rory Thompson
Anthony Miles
Hugh Greenwood
Jordan Murdoch
Sam Day
Jarrod Witts
David Swallow
George Horlin-Smith
Jack Hombsch
Brandon Ellis
Alex Sexton
Sam Collins
Sean Lemmens
Nick Holman
Chris Burgess

Those are the guys that should be carrying the club right now, and half of them are debateably best 22 players at AFL level.
They develop players who leave for other clubs looking for success
 

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