Again I am not doubting Hookers talent/value to the team. I am not, I rate him, this is not the discussion.
If you go through our list, who has trade value
Probably Hooker and Hurley
What are our weaknesses, midfielders and midfielders.
Yes let’s draft midfielders (but history tells us this won’t be as successful as we would like) but we also need to trade in.
We need to give up something. EFC overate our assets and hold onto players for too long. We need to change tactics.
Or we can finish 10th for the next two seasons and Hooker will then 31 - then what?