AFL Rd 4 - St Kilda v Hawthorn
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Hawks head coach Alastair Clarkson and his players look dejected after losing the round four AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Hawthorn Hawks at Marvel Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

1. 2020 Recap

It wasn't a great year for the Hawks. They looked incapable of moving the football at times and seemed lost at sea at different points. Hawthorn didn't have a clear way of winning games and a loss to Adelaide was the lowlight of a poor season.

It was the sign that a rebuild was on its way and there is simply no avoiding it this time around.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: James Sicily of the Hawks celebrates a goal during the round 23 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Hawthorn Hawks at Optus Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)