There were probably at least 6 guys playing tonight who simply will not take us forward over the next 3 years (about as much time as hooker has left):
Jobe, kelly, Myers, Howlett, bj, DEA.
Colyer gets a reprieve for being a bit younger, Luey as solid but unspectacular ruckman is replaceable.
So who replaces these guys.
Langford had been criminally underutilised this year. Ditto bird though he had his own age issues, still he’d be offering more over the next fortnight.
Mutch shows promise. Francis will figure at some point. We have hopes for Begley. Obviously Fanta and Zerret come back into the side but we desperately need to add midfield pace and defensive work rate and we don’t have enough on the list right now.
I think we need to pull off a trade mirical to win one within the next 5 years or draft incredibly well too win one within the decade.