I'm all for some SMitchell and JLewis bashing.. but I think it is wrong to suggest that have been replaced/upgraded yet...
TMitchell is a very good player (VERY) but we are yet to see if he can play the #1 extractor role week in and week out. At this stage SMitchell has him covered by a mile.
Remember how we were all hopefully that Zaka was going to step up and be elite last year with his moment to shine? I am fully aware that TMitchell is a better player than Zaka but I also think he was just one cog in an awesome machine in Sydney and let's wait until he reproduces that as the main man before we claim is better than a multiple B+F winner, former Captain and Brownlow***** Medallist.
I think JOM has the potential to be elite and I really really really wanted him to pick EFC but again, to suggest he is already ahead of Lewis seems a little off. Lewis was a cool customer that could play inside and out. Genuine match winner that was capable of turning an entire game on its head regularly when required. JOM hasn't even managed to string 3 games together in two years.. and there is no proof he can play an inside role if required. Smooth operator who I think will be a star but right now doesn't have the runs on the board.
So I may be in the minority but I would much prefer to face TMitchell/JOM/Shiels/Vickery than SMitchell/Lewis/Hodge/McEvoy