HAWTHORN HAWKS - 2008
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: wherever Melbourne Victory are playing
Re: ~~Official AFL 2012 Discussion Thread ~~ ft. GWS
Completely agree with you about Schoenmakers. Yes he gave away a lot of free kicks against Cloke 1v1 last night but he's noticeably come a long way in the last 6-8 weeks. That chase he did against Darling last week where Darling took 3 bounces and then kicked it on the full was probably the best thing I've seen him ever do.
It helps that Gibson often comes third man up in contests and spoils the ball away, which has become a trademark of Gibson's game in the last 18 months.
I thought losing players with the experience of Guerra and Lewis would've hurt us more than it did. Tom Murphy really held his own last night despite Krakour kicking 4. Ellis played like he did in 08. Losing Whitecross early was a blessing in disguise as Savage was brilliant coming on as sub.
Sewell and Mitchell were full of class in the midfield last night, winning clearance after clearance and launching most of our forward forays.
The Buddy vs Tarrant matchup was really entertaining to watch. Tarrant was getting stuck into him physically and verbally in the first quarter and a half. Then Buddy started kicking goals and started letting him know about it.
Enjoy the week off Hawks, you earnt it last night.