Tony Abbott
Last year

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Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Interesting decision.

http://www.hawks.com.au/news/article/35210-hawks-announce-new-captain

If it wasn't going to be Forman and Martin again, who were co-captains in a team that made the Grand Final I don't understand how Mitch Norton was the only other option.

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Tony Abbott
Last year
14:34 7 Sep 17

Reply #646103

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

I meant to say, Mitch Norton should have been the captain.


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Isaac
Last year
14:35 7 Sep 17

Reply #646104

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Seems pretty reasonable, preparing for a new era:

The announcement begins a transitional period for the club, with Oscar Forman and Rhys Martin, 2016's leaders, still on the roster and a key cog in the new leaders development. White said both have already been influential during the pre-season.

"I can lean on Oscar whenever I need to. He and Rhys have already come to me to offer support which is great," White said.

Norton added, “Oscar has been captain for a long time and Rhys has been a leader of this Hawks organisation for a long time as well, so it’s great to have those guys supporting us with our new roles.

“They are no way going to be out of the picture in terms of leadership roles this season.”


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LoveBroker
Last year
14:38 7 Sep 17

Reply #646106

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

This is an odd choice.

The order of options for me would have been:

1) Martin.
2) Coenraad.
3) Norton.
4) Forman.
.....
11) Towel boy.
12) Marvelle Harris.
13) Kevin White.

Note: Yes I know Marvelle Harris isn't playing for the Hawks anymore


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Anonymous
Last year
14:46 7 Sep 17

Reply #646107

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

I would've picked Norton also.
Some captains pick themselves eg Damian Martin.
Is Gibbo Brisbane's captain?
Who are the others besides Teys at Adelaide


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Anonymous
Last year
14:58 7 Sep 17

Reply #646115

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Teys didn't exactly pick himself. The Sixers just have no one else that is suitable.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:00 7 Sep 17

Reply #646117

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

You can't rank the players on who should be captain based on their game on the court. It's about their personalities, i.e. maturity etc.

Teys is captain of Sixers because a lot of the other players aren't suitable for the role, same at the Hawks.

A lot of players aren't personable or mature enough to be captain.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:11 7 Sep 17

Reply #646118

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Surely the new slimmed down Cody would have been a better option


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Isaac
Last year
17:13 7 Sep 17

Reply #646125

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Either of White or Norton are good options. Both lead by example on the court. Always baffles me that people get caught up on captaincy needing to be a higher profile player. The players/coach would probably make this selection and that's all that needs to be worried about - they know the roster best.


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James Harvey fan
Last year
18:18 7 Sep 17

Reply #646126

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Top bloke, ok player


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James Harvey fan
Last year
18:18 7 Sep 17

Reply #646127

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Top bloke, ok player


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Anonymous
Last year
19:12 7 Sep 17

Reply #646139

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Mitch Norton surely didnt want the extra responsibility? Whute is abhard worker and leads by example, but Norton dows those things AND is a true point guard. Odd one.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:44 7 Sep 17

Reply #646151

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Another slow learner. You are judging purely based on on-court play and have no idea about the personalities of the players. Odd that it is so hard for ppl on here to understand.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:55 7 Sep 17

Reply #646170

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Not saying he should have because of his on court prowess but do you think Rotnei Clarke could have been an option? season 3 at the hawks coming up as well. Is it because he's an import? I don't think you see too many import captains recently from memory?


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Anonymous
Last year
02:28 8 Sep 17

Reply #646171

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

Good question. It may be because it would be too hard for the others to stomach his open Christianity? Imagine the team speeches.


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paul
Last year
06:44 8 Sep 17

Reply #646174

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

White or Norton for mine. White a little bit older is probably a good choice.


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Duke Fan
Last year
12:21 8 Sep 17

Reply #646211

re: Kevin White. Hawks new captain

While plenty on the outside looking in don't rate White, his coach and team mates do. Highly


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