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I wouldn’t think the Hawks would go after him as well as Patton; the Hawks need an injection of young talent, hence why they’ve been rumoured to keep their first-round pick, and that pick would likely have to be involved in a Daniher trade somehow.
And after all Hawthorn is all but certain to get Patton from GWS, and that’s big enough of a reclamation project in itself; are we sure Hawthorn can handle two of those guys?

Adding Joe Daniher won't solve Sydney's biggest issues, but it may be a turning point

You are correct to an extent; they have played in Sydney since 1982, but have only been primarily based there since 1983 (in 1982 they were just a Melbourne-based club that played all their games in Sydney, they did not become the Sydney Swans or primarily operate out of Sydney until 1983).

You are correct on the backyard talent part, and I’ll be honest, apart from the last few guys you mentioned from Craig Bird onwards (plus Barry and Nick Davis), I wasn’t aware of the extent of talent they had in their zone, so I probably should’ve talked more specifically about the lack of key forwards in their backyard. In saying that, the Swans have only been firing with all of their local talent in the last 15 years or so (plus the couple of years in the mid-90s where they went to the granny), so we both have points I guess

Adding Joe Daniher won't solve Sydney's biggest issues, but it may be a turning point

Of course – that further adds to the point that good ruckman can be found cheap, which makes it even more surprising that Sydney, one of the best teams in the competition at developing young talent, haven’t managed to find a good one since Adam Goodes quit playing in the ruck (or more so, the Mike Pyke era).

Adding Joe Daniher won't solve Sydney's biggest issues, but it may be a turning point

Never said he was a backup, more so of a complementary type player, or one of the new “specialist” ruckmen I talked about

But yes I would argue he should be in the AA team at this stage of the year

How Scott Lycett became one of the hottest ruckmen in the game

A list of notable players from the first round.
I’m not going to talk about some 2nd round pick when there’s lots of first rounders with a lot to prove

There weren’t any players who haven’t been injury fared in the first round I could’ve noted ????????‍♂️

It’s a make-or-break year for the draft class of 2014