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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by Gointocarlton -
I'm dreading going this week. Can you imagine the Collingwood fans if they beat us?
I felt the same, my stomach churned for weeks just thinking about it. But on Monday morning I thought "F-it".
Imagine if we win! Worth being there I reckon, Ill give em hell. If we lose, I'll still stay until the end, clap them off, cop the flack and walk out head held high.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by kruddler -
Pies were a bit sick last week, and i doubt they'd be fully fit this week.

That could be all the 'in' we need, given all the injuries we had, it may get us back to somewhat of an even level.

We need good users of the ball in the guts this week.
We have the forwards to put the game beyond doubt, it just depends on the quality of entry they get.
Doesn't have to be much, just has to be good
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by LordLucifer -
Not sure we will beat the Pies considering they will be after atonement after last week's winning streak coming to an end.

I'd expect our players to be smarting after having that one pinched from us last week but I have to wonder how much that loss knocked them about psychologically. Added to that, our players were under the media microscope all week until the Rutten/Clarkson show premiered.

I'm not convinced the Dogs will get over the Hawks either and if they do, it may only be by a small margin so it is not out of the question for our guys to lose this week and still limp into 8th position.

Winning and finishing 7th or 8th by our own hand and then being booted out in Week 1 of the finals VS getting rolled this week and not making it at all is something of a nil-all draw IMO.

Regardless of how it plays out, we have definitely improved this year and I expect an even better showing in 2023. 

 
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by Gointocarlton -
I think we can win this week but we will have probably have used up our petrol tickets for the finals...maybe an elimination final win would be as good as it gets imo. Like Pinot suggested you dont want to be playing the interstate teams on their home decks and Id like a Melbourne final if the cards fall our way.
Like I have said previously I think Collingwood are ready for a thumping and I expect an early tko and to be well in front at half time....cant wait to see Eddies sulky face as they camera pan to him in the crowd.
Ill take anyone, anywhere, anytime week 1 of finals.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
To me, this week is a big challenge. If we win and make the 8, it all starts again and I believe with healthy mix of some youthful exuberance and free spirited play, we can do some damage irrespective of where the game is played or who the opponent is. Let me tell you, Doc, Crippa and SOS will be on a mission and I pity who gets in their way.
I saw training pics and was heartened to see George up and about. IF he was to come in in week 1 of finals, we would almost have our best side to pick from. As I said, the hurdle is this week, Go Blues.
I think we can win this week but we will have probably have used up our petrol tickets for the finals...maybe an elimination final win would be as good as it gets imo. Like Pinot suggested you dont want to be playing the interstate teams on their home decks and Id like a Melbourne final if the cards fall our way.
Like I have said previously I think Collingwood are ready for a thumping and I expect an early tko and to be well in front at half time....cant wait to see Eddies sulky face as they camera pan to him in the crowd.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by Gointocarlton -
If we play finals interstate then we are next to no chance unless something changes as our interstate form is quite poor. If we play in Melbourne we are a great chance against anyone really. Hewett trained yesterday and moved well and will play next week - same goes for Newy.
To me, this week is a big challenge. If we win and make the 8, it all starts again and I believe with healthy mix of some youthful exuberance and free spirited play, we can do some damage irrespective of where the game is played or who the opponent is. Let me tell you, Doc, Crippa and SOS will be on a mission and I pity who gets in their way.
I saw training pics and was heartened to see George up and about. IF he was to come in in week 1 of finals, we would almost have our best side to pick from. As I said, the hurdle is this week, Go Blues.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by pinot -
Sneaking into the 8 would be of some symbolic value but would we be a credible premiership contender? We hardly have the momentum of the Doggies in 2016. And Essendon is testament to the fact that making the 8 can create a “job done” mentality the following year.

If we play finals interstate then we are next to no chance unless something changes as our interstate form is quite poor. If we play in Melbourne we are a great chance against anyone really. Hewett trained yesterday and moved well and will play next week - same goes for Newy.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by Mav -
If it was as bad as all that, Trump would still be President.
That almost happened. If Pence had gone along with the idea of accepting the fake slates of electors or at least using them to justify a refusal to certify the results of the election in the “disputed” States, the House of Representatives would have voted in Trump as each of the 50 States would have had 1 vote and the Republicans controlled the votes in 26 States. And just imagine if Pence had been killed by Trump’s followers. What would that have done to the certification process? Trump’s coup was a serious effort but poorly executed. They’ve had 4 years to prepare for the next effort. To that end, Trump loyalists are running to replace State officials in charge of elections such as Secretaries of State and lesser election officials.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 23 2022 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Collingwood
Last post by Thryleon -
Sneaking into the 8 would be of some symbolic value but would we be a credible premiership contender? We hardly have the momentum of the Doggies in 2016. And Essendon is testament to the fact that making the 8 can create a “job done” mentality the following year.

The dogs sort of limped their way to the bye in 2016.  They needed the week off more than anyone and then went bang in the finals.

We are capable of doing it, but havent really shown that sort of form.  We are starting to show signs of being able to play 4 quarters of decent footy which is my only real concern for this season.