Simpla fact is we have recruited Shiel, Saad, Stringer, Smith for now.
No use investing in ‘big bodied mids’ with draft picks as they won’t be ready. We needed immediate impact and this is what Townsend/Hibberd/Cutler bring.
These aren’t papering over cracks, this is mature recruiting for specific roles just like Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond have done.
Disco said next year we are back in the draft for elite young mid talent.
What we need to ask ourselves is, does the addition of Townsend/Hibberd/Cutler and Devon Smith returning from injury, plus Joe at some point lift us from 8th to 4th-6th and a position to potentially win a final.