You're also forgetting the talk of removing Macca and Boyd is not recent and has been a genuine concern for us fans and members for 18-24 months. Here is what was the most popular alternative tossed around this forum as early as round 4! Not as inexperienced/ inconsistent as you think....Exactly, 2 experienced and well respected players. As much as I would love a speedy creative 9 and 6 , you need players to direct our youngster's.
If we played turpin, dearden and sos how do you think we'd go ? We might look dangerous but I bet we'd be very inconsistent, and would lose more than we won.
7. SOS / Dearden