Clarkos topping up strategy will be discredited, not because it doesnt work, but because he left it too late and ended up with too many old champions that he had to remove in 2-3 successive years.
Some of the remaining forwards appear to be dependent on the aging core of mids and half backs. I speak of Gunston and Breust and maybe even Rioli, who are not so good at playing high, winning their own ball and locking it in.
But the real catastrophe is they will not get good draft picks until they become competition easybeats over a period of 3-4 years .
Such is life if you try to defy equalisation gravity,. Laters Clarko