Tails said:I think they won't be as good as people think they have lost Motlop, Enright & Lonergan. Ablett isn't capable of playing a full year
MD Jazz said:Enright didn’t play last year. Lonergan irrelevant last year and Motlop had 4 good games. Cats will be top 4 with a decent injury run.
Thought they made top four last year, even without a Gazza. With the home advantage of Kardinia park, I'd be very surprised if they miss the eight. There's enough talent there to reach finals if their top five don't have injuries. Got a feeling they'll struggle to have a major impact again come finals though, simply to much reliance on Duckwood, Dangermouse, Tomahawk, Harry n Gazza to carry them through.MD Jazz said:Ablett could do a Federer/Nadal 2017, just come out and blitz and remind all that he was once the best in the game. Would not surprise me one bit. Ablett/Danger/Selwood on the park all year provides enough quality to push for Top 4.
Tigers of Old said:At 34 (in May) it's hard to see Ablett taking the Cats to the Holy Grail so I really can't see why they did it.
leon said:Some would call it due to the 'romance' of Gablett returning to finish his career at the Moggies. Others would put it down simply to another word: marketing!
I'm with the latter opinion; Gazza will earn lots of $$$$ in merchandise sales and get their fans all excited.
Think they'll still make the 8 but that weakened defence may see them slide to bottom half of it.
Thanks Popps I should have said Mackie instead of Enright my bad.poppa x said:As as well as Lonergan they have lost Mackie.
And are reliant on Harry Taylor having a good year in defence.
Gonski I reckon.
Wasn't Buddy's reason for leaving Hawforn, the opportunity to win more flags at Sydaknee? Ooops, some of his new team mates musta tripped over his wallet while leaving the change rooms.poppa x said:# of flags won by Sydney after trading for Buddy?
# flags won by Richmond after trading for Nank?