Last time we met
Hawthorn 18.16.124 defeated Carlton 7.10.52
A horrific day for us as Hawthorn were leading by 11 goals at halftime
Tom Mitchell starred with 47 possessions and 2 goals
We were literally witches hats.
Cripps kicked a nice goal
What I’m excited about
Now that we finally have a win on the board, there should be a follow on effect and hopefully turn this period into a momentous run.
Harry McKay's growth. 20 games, 21 years old - we have a special one here. Together with Charlie who should be back in the side, I can't wait to see these young kings continue to dominate.
Our young midfielders growing in confidence and playing with strength and confidence in their bodies.
Hawthorn have debuted quite a few new faces and as such are not as dominant as what they were in the previous few years. This could be a great time to get them before they surge back up the ladder.
What I’m mindful about
Complacency. Having the win on the board could mean a less desperate Carlton side on Sunday.
The experience of the Hawks - they have plenty of legends in their side who have seen pretty much everything in their careers. If we don't put them away, they will make us pay.
OUT - Polson, O'Brien
IN - Kennedy, Cuningham