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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
We seem to have the draw from hell.
Recently played all top eight sides some undefeated with a long injury list and now past two games we have played teams that are fighting for survival. This time of year you prefer to play teams in top eight that are slightly complacent than teams fighting to get into the eight as their hunger will always be higher.
our run home was rated as one of the easiest, and it is. We should have beaten the Giants and Was who are both below us. If we lose agains NM (and it wouldn't surprise me if we do), we have no right to blame anyone but ourselves. Our run home is soft and if we were a "real" 2nd placed team, we wouldnt lose a game from here on.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Things are not looking good at the moment. We could easily lose our next 3 out of four games. What has gone wrong recently? Have we been punching above our weight? We are not a real contender if we can’t beat GWS or the Bulldogs. I hope we are not just making up the numbers in the top 8. We have just exposed the fact that we are not a real threat. A very, very disappointing result. I didn’t watch the game to give a true evaluation, but I prefer that over watching what should have been an comfortable win. Very weak and poor result. Forget a flag this year with this application from the playing group.
100% agree with this. Club and supporter base got given a reality check in the last two weeks. Lets see where to from here. As Lods pointed out there are elements of our game creeping in that dont add up to tough, hard, ruthless finals type footy. We normally respond/correct well but this week we did not.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
So even before we've played them once you declare us superior!
Yes, pre-game I'd guess most supporters and pundits would have had us down for a win (coming off allowing an 80 odd point turnaround last week and "doing the right thing" for the Captain in his 200th. Milestone games normally mean jack crap to me but this one was different. He has stuck fat with what was an abomination of a club for most of his football life and we dish that up against the side who was 10th or 11th before the game? Unacceptable no matter how you stir it (site unseen or not). I get Voss's long view thing but there are signs there that aren't good for a team that is 2nd and supposedly now a contender.
The coming weeks will be very interesting (sight unseen).
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
2nd week in a row we sh*t the bed after qtr time when an opponent applied quick, relentless pressure - the formula to reduce us to clacker chasers for the day.
Team apology to Crippa.
Obvious passengers... Cottrell, O Hollands, Marchbank and Pitto.
Few blokes in the Magoos should be rubbing their hands together.
MC... wake up to yourselves.
Charlie... 3.7, speaks for itself.
Midfield, except for Crippa - terrible.
Devoid of authority and confidence.
Didn't at all look like a top 4 side.
Hunter v Hunted EOS
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 17 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs GWS
Havent watched, just saw the odd score update., too busy sunning it in Sardegna. Way I see it , we got a good start, fell asleep, looked like getting spanked, lost by a couple. Meh, we played a contender on their dung heap. Shoulda won but didn't, competition is more even than people think. Last I saw we are still 2nd, onto next week.
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
If we ever become a republic, we shouldn’t have a president as the head of state.  The prime minister can do the job while remaining accountable to parliament.

Or as John Laws used to say, "when youre on a good thing, stick to it". I have travelled a lot and have friends and relos in many coutries and we are truly blessed (bar the odd f-wit here and there). We aint broken (by comparison), just leave it alone.