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AFL Rd 1 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond

Here we go for 2023. Cotchin gets off again, when he should be suspended. What else is new?
Live Long and Prosper!

Re: AFL Rd 1 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond

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I'm putting the game v Sydney behind me and starting again.
I'm hoping Vossy and co have them tuned up for this encounter against our rnd 1 nemesis like he did last year and let this be the launch pad for the first half of the year.
I'm hoping Gov comes in to stiffen up the defence replacing Plow, I see Mrs Gov gave birth to their first child on the weekend, perhaps that's why he didn't play v Syd.
Obviously the Skipper and H will return so that's 3 very solid ins.
I think Cincotta will play to release Doc into the midfield in Walsh's absence.
I also hope the 2 newby first years play with the obvious recruited wingman Blacres, on paper a very strong side.
Richmond have some injury worries, Prestia and Short are in doubt.
I think we will a very tight contest.
Go Blues.

2017-16th
2018-Wooden Spoon
2019-16th
2020-dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021-Pi$$ or get off the pot
2022- Real Deal or more of the same? 0.6%
2023- "Raise the Standard" - M. Voss Another year wasted Bar Set
2024-Back to the drawing boardNo excuses, its time

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Need to bank wins and start the year well, you lose early games and you are behind the eight ball for the rest of the season playing catchup as wins get harder, injuries mount and the lesser teams start getting those surprise wins.
As GTC has said the Tigers have injury problems and I expect our tall forwards to be too much for a undermanned Tigers backline that are going to be relying on some kids as taller defenders most likely ie Young and/or Miller.
They have Taranto and Hopper which will give them a different look but I think they will take a while to mesh into the Tigers game style and I expect to win by 17 points minimum.
If somebody can run into that dirty sniper Cotchin that will be a bonus...AFL referral/tribunal system is a disgrace.

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Reply #3
Adding Crippa, Harry, McGovern, Newman, Martin to the team will help alot.

Fisher and TDK's consistent output worries me. Cerras application worried me.


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Reply #4
Adding Crippa, Harry, McGovern, Newman, Martin to the team will help alot.

Fisher and TDK's consistent output worries me. Cerras application worried me.


Not sure about Martin, hasnt played any recent games and imho hasnt earned a starting role.
Only positives I can find are he usually goes ok first up from a spell and has had some of his better games vs the Tigers remembering his debut for us.
Fisher is an interesting player, been pushed out of his original U18 coalface midfield role as we have gone with a bigger bodied midfield and now is that bits and pieces type small forward/relief mid player who can start or come off the bench.
Harder for him to make a major impact and is more a cameo player now Imo.


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https://www.sen.com.au/news/2023/03/06/blue-to-avoid-surgery-following-shoulder-injury-mcgovern-firming-for-round-1/

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McGovern missed Carlton’s final practice match against Sydney due to the birth of his son, but played in a VFL practice match having shrugged off a back injury.

But given the intercept defender has missed both AFL practice matches, his selection in the senior side for the meeting with the Tigers may be debated.

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As the clock ticks down to Carlton’s season-opening clash against Richmond on March 16, the Sam Walsh murmurs of full training sessions have been like Elvis sightings.

But the star midfielder is still on light duties, with the target of re-joining main training in the opening weeks of the season.

The Blues’ initial forecast for the star midfielder was that he would miss the first month of the season following back surgery.

Re: AFL Rd 1 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond

Reply #7
Been waiting a long time (over 6 months) for these game realted threads!  Thanks Crash.

Re: AFL Rd 1 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond

Reply #8
Not sure about Martin, hasnt played any recent games and imho hasnt earned a starting role.
Only positives I can find are he usually goes ok first up from a spell and has had some of his better games vs the Tigers remembering his debut for us.
You said it without realising it......STARTING ROLE.

IMO he is the ideal sub. Comes on late, gives us a spark that could turn a game. Doesn't need to run out the full game.

Make Martin the sub!

Re: AFL Rd 1 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond

Reply #9
Been waiting a long time (over 6 months) for these game realted threads!  Thanks Crash.
No worries, mate.
Live Long and Prosper!

Re: AFL Rd 1 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond

Reply #10
You said it without realising it......STARTING ROLE.

IMO he is the ideal sub. Comes on late, gives us a spark that could turn a game. Doesn't need to run out the full game.

Make Martin the sub!

Fair enough, Im not a huge fan but no doubt he has some talent ,can kick a goal and maybe only playing a quarter or two can keep him on the park more often over the longer term.
I did have Martin as my sub in the best 22 thread, more out of hope and lack of other players who could impact games quickly.

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https://www.sen.com.au/news/2023/03/06/blue-to-avoid-surgery-following-shoulder-injury-mcgovern-firming-for-round-1/

The VFL practice match against Sydney was cancelled.  At best, McGovern would have played in a match sim with the VFL boys.

Whether he plays in round 1 will be down to his form at training ... same with Martin.
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

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Reply #12
No doubt, but what I didn’t know was that he missed the practice match against the Swans not due to injury but because he attended the birth of his child. Of course, that still leaves him short of match practice but we shouldn’t need to worry that we’re going to have another endless injury watch.

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Reply #13
Carlton by ten goals.

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Reply #14
 
Carlton by ten goals.
:o
2017-16th
2018-Wooden Spoon
2019-16th
2020-dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021-Pi$$ or get off the pot
2022- Real Deal or more of the same? 0.6%
2023- "Raise the Standard" - M. Voss Another year wasted Bar Set
2024-Back to the drawing boardNo excuses, its time