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Messages - Gointocarlton

Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Seems like he was corrupt within his own Party but good for the state. Had great vision for his state and was always front and centre in a crisis. Even 2 weeks ago he was still 56-44 up 2PP, greater than at the last election. Certainly polarised people but a great percentage those who said they vote Labor said it was due to Andrews. Like anything, it was the vocal minority that made the most noise.
Hannibal Lecter would have won votes against the Liberal Party candidates.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL 2023 Preliminary Final Carlton vs Brisbane Post Game Prognostications
I heard comments on one of the TV footy shows about how the Carlton players supposedly looked satisfied and not showing that they took the loss bad after the PF whereas the GWS were all upset and crying. I had some intel from the inner sanctum passed onto me earlier this morning, the players were absolutely shattered in the rooms after the game. They were all absolutely gassed after the game, to a man they gave everything they had and absolutely zero left in the tank. As for the fast start, apparently Vossy got them super amped and fired up pre game. He actually thought after the game he may have got them too pumped too early.
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
I have to say, I'm undecided on what I think about Andrews. Like many politicians before him, I think he has done both good and bad. I can't say for sure but I would doubt he ever set out to hurt anyone or any group, but the reality is some of his governments decisions indeed have. I liken being a politician to a wedding reception menu, some will like it, some won't.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL 2023 Preliminary Final Carlton vs Brisbane Post Game Prognostications
I thought Berry was influential and that was the problem, home and away game its fine to leave the matchup continue for Hollands to get experience but not in a do or die prelim...
Not disputing Berry's influence, just commenting on Ollies application for a first year in a big final. I have to watch it again in full. Ill also add this comment re Charlie, it looked to me like he wasn't prepared to work hard enough to get to contests or make one. I recall one passage of play where Weiters burst from the backline and busted a boiler to hit up Charlie, the kick fell short despite his best efforts. Charlie appeared to be barely ambling along to get to it. Perhaps some harder work (running harder earlier in the piece) would have resulted in the kick hitting its intended target. Effort doesn't take talent. Not sure whether the pressure or the occasion(s) got to him or not, but he has work to do in this space. I'd rather he rips finals appart that win Coleman's.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL 2023 Preliminary Final Carlton vs Brisbane Post Game Prognostications
I thought Hollands struggled on Jarrod Berry, I like Hollands as he has a crack but Berry is a big unit and doubled our mans possessions and we didnt do our rookie wingman any favours and maybe should have played Cuningham.
Cunners was a witches hat for the 2 finals, he had to get dropped. If Charlie wasn't Charlie and dual Coleman medalist, he probably should have joined him. Not laying blame here, its a team game not 1 player here or there. I just loved Ollie's approach to the finals.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: 2023: A review
Started at a funeral, ended at a party.

Clearly a season of contrasting halves. The club will be perfectly aware that they cannot rest or stand still or think the job is done. 17 other teams will strive to evolve and improve, and we must do the same, in what is essentially an AFL arms race.

Some fantastic efforts in that second half of the season, and surely some luck as well - but the latter is necessary for any team that goes all the way.

I was happy that most of the usual injury suspects managed to stay on the park, happy that we got the media off of our case for a change, happy with the performance of many individuals, concerned with the form of a couple.

Definitely a successful season, but now that expectations have been raised, the pressure is on and the fun really starts.

Well done to all at the CFC.
Spot on Pauly, Ill just add and say that as Fly said in his presser the other night, building up to a GF appearance takes 2 years. Year one is complete, based on the elements you describe above and the drive the players will get from the disappointing end to this year, next year just has to be top 4 and a GF appearance. If you had have told me earlier this year we would have finished the year in a PF 17 points away from a GF I would have laughed, yet here we are.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL 2023 Preliminary Final Carlton vs Brisbane Post Game Prognostications
I managed to watch the most game on my laptop in between checking out of hotels, transiting to and from Airports and catching planes home. I missed all of the 2nd qtr. I'll have to watch the game again on a proper TV to judge properly but to me, our first qtr shows why we can match it with all the contenders. Our last two quarters show why you need to finish top 4 to make the big dance.
We need a massive preseason and load up again ensuring we learn from:
- The horror run of 8 losses from rnds 5 to 13.
- The brilliant run of wins against contenders.
- The 3 unbelievable finals we played.
I thought our two youngest in Motts and Hollands were fantastic last night, for such young heads and bodies, they had a serious crack.
I'm proud of my club again, thank you CFC.
Go Blues and bring on 2024.