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Good call on Nank.
No doubt a strong competitor who is driven and well respected.

Its a tough gig. Being able to balance the media and club work, connecting with the players especially the younger ones, own form and rehab.
It could work for Dusty, especially if other players help with media.

There are many options, which highlights that a successful club has many strong leaders.

The obvious choice for Richmond's next captain - and no, it isn't Dusty

Hi SB if I can jump in.
Sam Mitchell trade : Hawks got 52, 70 and 88 Eagles got 54 and 72 and Mitchell.
Luke Hodge trade: Hawks got 43 and 75. Lions got 44 and Hodge
Ignoring the flipping of 52 to 54 etc effectively they were traded for pick 88 and pick 75.

The thought that trading Hurn or Kennedy to help a rebuild is a furphy, all that any trade will get is a packet of chips.

Flying high? Not likely, as the West Coast Eagles might be headed straight down

Agree with most of what you’ve said, without the hyperbowl 😁
Love Parker, favourite opposition footballer.
Blakey is too selfish at this stage of his career.
No way pick 4 is the mix for Dawson, good footballer but Adelaide will not trade him for that.
Amartey an interesting call, though he is showing promise as a forward.
And big Tom Hickey is obviously a fan favourite and will poll well in the brownlow in the first half of the year. Can he repeat it? Keeping him on the park and in that form will be crucial for 2022.

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

Thanks Knack, I do like how the Bloods went about it this year. Such a refreshing change to their gamestyle. Lots to like with the youngsters, I have a few favs there including McInerney and Hewitt for playing their roles, plus seeing whipping boys like Fox play well.
I was a big doubter on Mills as he was overhyped but he did fit into the midfield well.
Still a heavy reliance on Kennedy and Parker.
Would they have beaten the Cats? No doubt they would have given a better shot than GWS. IMO it depends if Mills and Kennedy would have made it back.
History tells us that generally the top 4 team does win the semi but I’d have been cheering the red and the white in the semi.
Gotta back it up next year though!

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

finishing 3rd, 2nd, 3rd indicates they are/were a decent team. Will they fall over next year or gradually decline? I’d suggest it will be a slow drop to 5-7th position, helped by their home ground dominance.

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

Clark is a good example of the short term thinking. It will be interesting to see if Clark and Narkle remain at the club.
No doubt in 22 that Kruger and Stephens get opportunities, though I’d say that de Koning is still 3-4 years from becoming the number 1 ruckman which highlights a list management problem and means Stanley is the starting ruck for the next 2 years.

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

thanks K2K. summarised the article very well, it is a dilemma for the Cats made by themselves and only going to get worse

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

Yep its clear that Geelong will not get rid of twenty players. So 2022 will be a similar year, with the strong core players. I’d suggest that the drop off will be more gradual than a cliff and a massive bottom out (in 2022).
But 10 new players on the list is a big change. Geelong doesnt have the draft picks or trade potential to do that.

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

I doubt that bite the bullet Micko. Which makes it fascinating.
No premierships and no youth but a solid core in their prime of Guthrie, Duncan, Stewart, Blicavs.
Even a new coach is still likely to push for the top.
Fascinating.

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Cheers Mr R.
That the Cats are so close to me indicates that they will continue to push the chips in for another round. Its a very big gamble and makes the eventual rebuild that much harder.
The swans are an interesting club. I’d say their midfield still relies massively on Parker and Kennedy but an influx of youth and attacking gamestyle has given them bounce. Much more than I would have believed.

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

Thanks TSL

The Cats march steadily onwards over the cliff

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