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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Pre-game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
regarding the long kick especially from FB is i think one of our weakness,i have watched over the years how the opposition just set up and ball just rebounds back. When was the last time we found a lose player outside 50 and spotted him up  

Yes agree!    We go from having 100% control of the ball, to a 50/50 contest.    

Not always the kickers fault, lack of our players leading into space also comes into play.

Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Jim Park Voting 2024 AFL Rd 13 Carlton vs the Drug Cheats
Team B

De Koning  3
Hewett       2
E Hollands 2
Fogarty      1
Williams     1
Curnow      1
Cincotta     1
Saad           1
Walsh         1
Cripps        1
Kemp.        0.5
Newman.   0.5.    His continual kicking to a pack of players, rather than passing short is maddening and undermines his other good                     defensive work.

Robert Heatley Stand / Re: VFL 2024 Rd 10 Carlton vs Preston at Preston
Rob Monahan - If playing at CHF perhaps a big ask for a boy who didn't grow up playing the game. 
Wonder if he's had a run at CHB? That straight ahead role would seem a better position to learn the game.
However, interested to hear views from those who have seen him play. Sounds like he has some talent.

Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 12 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Port Adelaide
Carlton members in allocated section.  :)  :)   (and about time!!)

What a great night for Adelaide based supporters.... slashing win, the boys really wanted it!

We have endured some "tough" games at Adelaide Oval including on the scoreboard!  Usually with seating right in the middle of Port or Crows supporters. So this time, great to have seating in a Carlton members section. 

After siren we stood and sang the song with gusto!

Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 11 2024 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Gold Coast
For years we have needed a player able to lock down the small clever forwards. Would have thought that Cincotta's performance over the last couple of games has been quite promising. Particularly his work on Demon's Pickett.   Hope he retains his place, as we face Power and Willie Rioli five days later.
Will be great to have Motlop back, but agree with those suggesting after at least one VFL game.
Fingers crossed that Binns gets the nod this week as reward for consistent performances.

Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 10 2024 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Sydney
I reckon Binns will be a ripper, perhaps the next Berkeley Cox … if he sharpens his elbows 🙂

I think that the cautious approach to his development is more likely to bear fruit.

Despite some disappointment he is not in this week, I admit the old Carlton used to let them develop in the seconds for a fair while and that system appeared to work okay. Was it Curly Austin who did his time in the seconds winning their BF before promotion to firsts?    Remember a HBF with long hair anyway.

cheers Ab
from the.........City of (empty) Churches
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 10 2024 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Sydney
Folk aren’t seriously comparing Binns with Robbie Flower or Jimmy Buckley?

I think that Binns could be a decent footballer and his form on the VFL this season and last season backs that up.  His first AFL game cameo was promising and his VFL form has been outstanding over two seasons.  However, he tends to drift out of games and is too easily brushed aside.

No of course not, Robbie Flower was a champion. Only time will tell how good a footballer Binnsie becomes. 
Merely making the point that lighter footballers can make the grade, if they are good enough.   Someone has mentioned David Glascott (71kg).  Mathew Lappin (77kg) known as "Skinny" also comes to mind. Young versions of these guys would be handy to day!  :)  :