I'm wrapped to see the improvement in Cuningham... especially as I believe I was one of his chief critics. The time spent by Luke Power with Cuningham, especially helping his defensive game and concentrating for 120 minutes has been worth its weight in gold - thus far. I hope he continues with his improvement as he really could be a very dangerous ingredient in our mid/forward combo.
Yes, 4 tackles, and not worthless half-hearted attempts, he actually stopped the opponents moment!
For the 7,342nd time, the money for Tayla would not be salary cap money, it would be ASAs.
It's money that Tayla's manager wants our club to pay, with very little Carlton specific benefit relative to other AFLW Tier 1 players.
So I maintain that the AFL or AFLW should be the ones paying for the Instagram social justice presence, not Carlton FC.
Is Mimi Hill or Abbe McKay not marketable commodities to Carlton, what does their manager think?
Like it or not, the earnings disparity will impact the list, if not immediately then eventually as it would in any football club.
Finally, as an ASA is this money Tayla gets regardless of game time, if so does she intend to give up boxing or at least postpone her boxing career until after she retires from AFLW? I wonder how the Tayla Harris demand compares to Erin Phillips remuneration?
I think when comparing Gibbons 2021 to Gibbons 2020 or 2019 he has changed his game, is that Gibbons or coaching? Statistically not much has changed, but perhaps the arrival of Betts and the increased presence of McKay subtracts a bit from Gibbons potential. Plus we now have Fisher concentrating on SFP and Fogarty, it must make a difference.
Perhaps opposition are now also making him more accountable, having his opponent push forward forcing Gibbons to spend more time defending. But that can be an MC issue as well, they must manage the balance of who defends versus who attacks.
I feel Gibbons needs to add a new dimension to his game, whether that is in and under, or marking, he needs to broaden his influence.