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With respect, we didn't win a wooden spoon and we picked up Franklin at 5th pick. No-one likes losing and the priority pick is a joke, but the socialism of the AFL at least gives EVERYONE a shot at the title, including the Dees. I hated watching us play like crap for about four seasons, but early picks don't guarantee you flags. There's an awfully long way to go yet. Cheers.

Out of all the clubs in the comp, hawthorne has the most top 20 picks!

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Out of all the clubs in the comp, hawthorne has the most top 20 picks!

Hawthorn identified that there current senior players would not win them a flag, they may finish 6-10 th on the ladder but never progress. They got rid of Thompson, Croad, Hay, Everate for first round picks and got a few priority picks, plus croad back for nothing. We on the other hand have had chances to get rid of players for good picks but we kept them because we were happy to finish 6-8th for 3-4 years. Last year we made one big call with Trav, could have been 2 with Robbo, but with Neita retiring and Newton disappearing we need Robbo.

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B - Carroll Frawley Bartram

HB - Bruce Rivers Sylvia

C - Morton Jones Davey

HF - Natanui Bate Maric

F - Wonemarri Green Robertson

R - R.Warnock McLean Cousins

I/C - McDonald Moloney Pettard P.Johnson

Emer - Miller, Grimes, Wheatley, Newton, Garland, Dunn, Buckley etc..

I think the above team shows why it is the smart thing to finish bottom wand qualify for a priority at the end of ROund 1. We could trade this pick for young gun ruckman, the 206cm Robbie Warnock from Freo.

We would also have pick 1 in the PSD, which we could use to bring a rejuvenated Ben Cousins to the MFC.

The above tean is exciting, fresh, skilled and unpredictable.

Three ruckman, two of them capable of playing as followers or forwards (Natanui and PJ)

If Bruce is to be retained, then play him as a shutdown defender that can run off his opponenet, as he only plays two good games a year on Brad Johnson. Sylvia to give some spark off the backline too, with the ability to play midfield/forward.

Plenty of pace with Davey, Wonemarri, Pettard, Natanui, Maric, Frawley, Bartam.

A much better forwward structure. With Neitz gone, Brad Green will play FF and flourish. teams will have their hands full trying to stop the three exciting freaks in Wonna, Maric and Davey. And of course, Natanui will cause havoc up forward.

Anyway, you can fiddle around with the team all you like, the point is that if we finish with less than 5 wins we will get some nice reward.

You just never give up on the magical theory that draft picks ensure premiership success

for starters it takes quite awhile to develop an 18 year old body

It also has no history of it working

It is amazing how many players who get picked up from 1 - 20 never make the grade

You sir are typical of lots of supporters who think success happens overnight

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