- Jun 3, 2019
- AFL Club
They have 20 years of evidence of trading/drafting in underated talents and getting guys in rookie drafts that no one else wanted and turning them in best 22 players. Half the Premiership side were guys not taken in the first round of a draft. Majority came up through Geelong area and plied their craft in local Leagues. Proof is in the pudding, Cats have only had 3 top 10 picks since 2006 Draft so they've had to be excellent at scouting/recruiting without being handed guaranteed talents in the Draft.Ahhh yes the old we did things well once so we can never make a mistake logic.
Do people even read posts prior to just assuming that their club is correct simply based on past results.
Once again I am more than comfortable to predict that the Suns will finish higher on the ladder than the cats next year and likely for the short term at least. That may be helped by the benefits they receive from their academy. I also simply believe that Bowes is an average footballer and that the player that you picked with the pick you received will have to be good to make up for the list spot and salary cap that you have thrown at Bowes.
To simply say "it will obviously work because we're always right and the sun's are always wrong" is the height of arrogance.
There's a reason Stephen Wells is renown around the League, it's not for sitting on his laurels. The man gets deals done and finds diamonds in the rough all the time. Mackie sat under the learning tree and has shown he was more than capable as list manager.
The Suns may turn it around now that they have accumulated and held onto enough talent that were high end drafted players who are expected to lead their team to success. Says a tonne about their list management strategy if they continue to fail in that aspect. I'd imagine bringing in Richmond folk who know what it takes to win will be massive.