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seven

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Apr 20, 2004
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you may laugh but they probably have to
with Cameron , Hawkins up front and Stewart and Henry down back , internally their argument would be we cant waste the opportunity
I don't know their VFL level players to know if any are a reasonable prospects for next year

we have discussed , at length , our dilemia of having the likes of Cotch , Jack , Edwards etc all going in the space of 1 or 2 seasons
and Geelongs numbers are double ours and how they try and get out of it will amuse us for years :)
If i was Geeelong i would be trading future picks 1 & 2 to top up again.
 
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ceehook2

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just as a hyperthetical
for the next 5 years picks 1 & 2 , I'd use 1 in the draft and use 1 for trade
and the traded in player would have to be 21-25 yrs
and in some years look to trade your 1st and 2nd round picks for a better 1st round pick

hit the rookie draft and look at mature age rookies again 21-25 yrs

hopefully in that time you remain in the top8
and gradually return your list age profile to something more normal
and if you get lucky with the rookies and draft you might assemble enough talent that you go top 4

anyhow not our problem
 

jimbob

Tiger Superstar
Jul 20, 2008
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Reckon we can pencil in Chris Scott’s presser for end of season 2022. The age of their list to me suggests that the soft tissue injuries are looming. The Hammy’s, the calves etc.


‘I don’t want to use this as an excuse but we didn’t have the best run with injury this season. All clubs have injuries as we know, but Jeremy only being able to play half the season (hammy because of his chicken legs), Joel getting a calf that took a long time to overcome and we probably brought him back too early. Paddy was out for 14 matches which you can’t factor in as he is such a great match winning player…it’s just one of those things. I don’t want people to think that we are using this as an excuse…..but what do you do”
 
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JimJessTorp

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Reckon we can pencil in Chris Scott’s presser for end of season 2022. The age of their list to me suggests that the soft tissue injuries are looming. The Hammy’s, the calves etc.


‘I don’t want to use this as an excuse but we didn’t have the best run with injury this season. All clubs have injuries as we know, but Jeremy only being able to play half the season (hammy because of his chicken legs), Joel getting a calf that took a long time to overcome and we probably brought him back too early. Paddy was out for 14 matches which you can’t factor in as he is such a great match winning player…it’s just one of those things. I don’t want people to think that we are using this as an excuse…..but what do you do”
If the Olds are mid table in June then he might not make it to an end of season 22 presser.
 
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ceehook2

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Good bet. I just can’t find it as an option on Sportsbet at the moment or I would invest.
here they are , but which option ?

a) Personal health issues $1.45
b) Spend more time with family $2.15
c) sharing a cell with Bomber T $3.90
d) accepts a job at AFL House $5.50
e) will be coaching Cats in 2023 $21.50
 
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Allover

Tiger Superstar
Apr 2, 2005
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"I can't wait to hear Steve Hocking's new club song. He's such an innovator".
I'll have a crack

We are Geelong
The oldest list of all
We are Geelong
Not destined for a fall

With _Chris Scott, in charge Of aged and care
Write us off if you dare

We've no plans to
Re-embark
On Noah's Ark
Washed up at Kardinia Park.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Pricky just wants to keep making finals cos it looks great on his CV for the next club he goes to.
 
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Tenacious

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May 19, 2008
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Pricky just wants to keep making finals cos it looks great on his CV for the next club he goes to.
To the next Club that wants to win games during the season …… (before the finals)
 
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craig

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Pricky gonna bury the Cats for 5-10 years the way he's bleeding that list.

They mustnt have many top grade juniors cos if they did we would surely be seeing them.
 

theglove3

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Jun 3, 2003
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They have 18 guys that are over 28.
Come December that will become 19 (Bews).
Never seen so many old blokes on a list.

Someone mentioned Salty was barely shown on screen during their smashing by Melbourne.
Last week he was combing his hair with the phone.
(reminded me all those years ago Bomber in the box having his lunch during the game like he was a spectator without a care in the world).
This time around he was no where.
Salty? Anyone see Salty?
Who cares how good your H & A record is, when you fail in Finals.
When it counts.
When they hand Silverware out.
Welcome to Year 10 Salty.
That's 10 Years, without.

Really desperate move to keep topping up with hacks or half hacks and continually come up short.
And their picks are older than their list.
30, 32 and 34.
They've basically botched it completely.
They put their Poker chips into the centre of the table blown the lot and walked out shirtless.

But he's a good coach!
 

larabee

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Jun 11, 2010
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After the Cats' disastrous 2021 finals campaign I was a bit worried about them Then I heard that Steve Hocking was going to take the reins and now I can sleep easy knowing that the are doomed.

Oh. I know what Steve will do. He'll introduce VAR and flashing signs that never cut anybody.

Hang on. Has Steve taken on the role only on condition that he get to write the theme song? Is Steve the Dennis Waterman of football managers?

I can't wait to hear Steve Hocking's new club song. He's such an innovator.
He’s gonna be real innovative and copy Pordadelaide by hijacking a popular song for their supporters to sing and wave their scarves around down at MDMA Oval

Wake Me Up When September Ends
 
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Jonesracing82

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If they are "going again" they'll go after Hartlett & Zaharakis. these are the types they have been going after in recent yrs.

Another thing, remember after each draft we hear the media saying "Wells has done it again"? Well where are all these kids, they refuse to play them.....
 

ceehook2

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They have 18 guys that are over 28.
Come December that will become 19 (Bews).
Never seen so many old blokes on a list.

Someone mentioned Salty was barely shown on screen during their smashing by Melbourne.
Last week he was combing his hair with the phone.
(reminded me all those years ago Bomber in the box having his lunch during the game like he was a spectator without a care in the world).
This time around he was no where.
Salty? Anyone see Salty?
Who cares how good your H & A record is, when you fail in Finals.
When it counts.
When they hand Silverware out.
Welcome to Year 10 Salty.
That's 10 Years, without.

Really desperate move to keep topping up with hacks or half hacks and continually come up short.
And their picks are older than their list.
30, 32 and 34.
They've basically botched it completely.
They put their Poker chips into the centre of the table blown the lot and walked out shirtless.

But he's a good coach!
they should erect a statue for Salty at Kardinia

after all they will want to remember his legacy for a long time :)
 
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ceehook2

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To the next Club that wants to win games during the season …… (before the finals)
ahh Gold Coast , Norf , Carlton ... would llllooovvveee a few seasons in a row of winning more H&A games than they lose

they'd give their right arm .... hang on Scotty might say nah dont be that drastic, just give up the kids and we'll trade them back in their late 20's early 30's
 

tigerdell

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I think they go again. Hawkins and Cameron, plus a very solid midfield core and defense. Regardless of age they are a very capable team.
And the draft picks for the next couple of years aren't going to help.
A pick in the 30s isn't going to replace Selwood or even a Guthrie or Duncan.
We know that feeling.

So they go again.
Out the door this year will be Henderson and Jenkins. No impact.
And no topups. No smith or Cameron type improvements.
And the core are older.

Its a quicksand


Ps it's not team average age but core age that's the marker.
 
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jimbob

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I think they go again. Hawkins and Cameron, plus a very solid midfield core and defense. Regardless of age they are a very capable team.
And the draft picks for the next couple of years aren't going to help.
A pick in the 30s isn't going to replace Selwood or even a Guthrie or Duncan.
We know that feeling.

So they go again.
Out the door this year will be Henderson and Jenkins. No impact.
And no topups. No smith or Cameron type improvements.
And the core are older.

Its a quicksand


Ps it's not team average age but core age that's the marker.
Hard to see they have any alternative TD. Quite probably half the problem is that the younger guys on the list are not as good as the pensioners that are playing in the seniors and getting them to a challenging position. They gave a lot to get Cameron and Higgins punting it would get them over the line. If it had - they could enjoy the flag, tell everyone they were right all along and then rebuild. The gamble failed and they won’t get better next year. They can’t get better as they are now in a spiral of diminishing returns.
 
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