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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by Lods -
Can’t tell if this is serious or sarcasm.

So many Cookers on social media aligning Walsh’s with May’s last night. WTF? This is why BT has to go.

Not only is he a substandard commentator, his stupid biased comments are dangerous.

He’s the Donald Trump of commentators - inciting hatred and sowing division by tossing out stupid, unjustifiable and extreme comments which appeal to the deplorables.

It's serious ...but "moaning Brian" has hacked LL's account ;)
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by DJC -
Charlie Curnow is "coasting" at the moment, he's content with having a little highlight reel moment where he bobs up and kicks a nice goal, the rest of the time he has his hands on his hips and is spectating., we all know he has no second efforets and refuses to chase. This is not good enough IMO, he has to learn that the players upfield are working their butts off to get the aggot up his end and he should have the decency to reward those efforts by applying himself harder and longer in a match, He'd kick 12 a week if he did. 

Contrast that to McKay who is running all over the ground, being part of the transition chain and is marking when & where needed, he is not as gifted as Curnow but gives his all 100% of the time because of it.

You must have missed Charlie’s mark deep in defence 🙄

Charlie and Harry have different roles.  Apart from his ruck role, Harry plays further up the ground.  Charlie’s role means that he rarely goes past the centre, unless he’s  needed in defence.

If Charlie is “coasting”, let’s have more of it I say!

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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by DJC -
MEMO TO SAM WALSH : stop slamming your head into the turf when tackled trying to milk a free kick, it worked against Dangerfield but the others made you look silly, you are better than that.


Speaking with Raydan about how much I have enjoyed Cowan's rise to prominence and he made an interesting observation. The reason why Zac Williams was trialled up forward was as a direct result of how settled & reliable Cowan has been at half-back, they couldn't keep playing Williams there either. This move forced Zac into becoming a better player in a position none of us had considered he was even suited for, a huge win-win for everyone.

How exactly does one slam their own head into the turf?

If that was the case, Geelong would be employing a biomechanics expert to get Dangerfield off his suspension.

Watch it again, Walsh’s arms are pinned and he has no control as centripetal force propels his head in an accelerating arc into the turf.

As for the Williams-Cowan scenario, Cowan’s form in the Magoos would have played a part.  However, his opportunity arose because Williams put his hand up to play as a defensive forward and his logical replacement in defence, Cincotta, was given the tagging role.  It’s actually a win-win-win.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 16 2024 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Richmond
Last post by Thryleon -
The other thing to consider, our team is currently humming along.  Unless we need to change up the dynamic, maybe we shouldnt.  We might swap kennedy for Cerra, and then end up making Cripps shoulder more of a burden.  We are almost in a position where we can start to look about 4 weeks away rather than worry about next week.  A luxury we havent had in a VERY long time and will be the true test of how we are travelling.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by IvanAwfulbigone -
MEMO TO SAM WALSH : stop slamming your head into the turf when tackled trying to milk a free kick, it worked against Dangerfield but the others made you look silly, you are better than that.

Can’t tell if this is serious or sarcasm.

So many Cookers on social media aligning Walsh’s with May’s last night. WTF? This is why BT has to go.

Not only is he a substandard commentator, his stupid biased comments are dangerous.

He’s the Donald Trump of commentators - inciting hatred and sowing division by tossing out stupid, unjustifiable and extreme comments which appeal to the deplorables.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by LordLucifer -
Have to agree there. I think Charlie has not hit his best as yet as he was last year. Definitely think he can improve. Has missed some easy set shots and also some marks as well, although under immense pressure at times.

And the number of times he was held and no free kicks paid to him is infuriating.

Watch out if both Harry and Charlie have a blinder on the same day.

Charlie Curnow is "coasting" at the moment, he's content with having a little highlight reel moment where he bobs up and kicks a nice goal, the rest of the time he has his hands on his hips and is spectating., we all know he has no second efforets and refuses to chase. This is not good enough IMO, he has to learn that the players upfield are working their butts off to get the aggot up his end and he should have the decency to reward those efforts by applying himself harder and longer in a match, He'd kick 12 a week if he did. 

Contrast that to McKay who is running all over the ground, being part of the transition chain and is marking when & where needed, he is not as gifted as Curnow but gives his all 100% of the time because of it.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by LordLucifer -
With Cerra, Martin, Motlop, Carroll, Marchbank, Pittonett, Cuningham, Cottrell and Young to a lesser extent waiting in the wings, the Match Committee are going to have some big decisions to make. I would think that Cerra, Martin, Marchbank, Motlop and Cottrell would normally be automatic ins but I don't see where they fit in without destabilising the balance of the team. It is a bit like the one ruck two ruck debate. There are a lot of right answers to choose from. We need to make sure we choose the best right answer.

Cerra - walk up start
Martin - banished forever
Motlop - can he force Owies or Durdin out ??
Carroll - what position should he play ??
Marchbank - banished forever
Pittonett - only in an emergency
Cuningham - traded out at season's end
Cottrell - there is a place for him
Young - only in an emergency
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by LordLucifer -
MEMO TO SAM WALSH : stop slamming your head into the turf when tackled trying to milk a free kick, it worked against Dangerfield but the others made you look silly, you are better than that.


Speaking with Raydan about how much I have enjoyed Cowan's rise to prominence and he made an interesting observation. The reason why Zac Williams was trialled up forward was as a direct result of how settled & reliable Cowan has been at half-back, they couldn't keep playing Williams there either. This move forced Zac into becoming a better player in a position none of us had considered he was even suited for, a huge win-win for everyone. 
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: VFL 2024 Rd 13 Carlton vs Southport at Carlton
Last post by blueianh -
From our 23 last night, i'd have Durdin and Fantasia as player #22 and #23.

Cunners and Motlop in to replace them is an improvement IMO.
Fit and in form I have no doubt.  But ongoing fragility is a problem with Cunners and Mots isn't yet putting in enough and consistent enough effort for mine.  True the supply isn't great and Mots seems the type to lift at the higher level but I think he has to earn the promotion.  Durds had little chance to show his wares on Friday albeit that one of his efforts in particular was ordinary and Fantasia probably put in his best effort though still not enough to hold his spot once others are back,  I think Cunners needs more time in the 2s and whilst you could promote Mots on potential I am not sure it is anything but shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 15 2024 Post-Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Last post by Blue Moon -
With Cerra, Martin, Motlop, Carroll, Marchbank, Pittonett, Cuningham, Cottrell and Young to a lesser extent waiting in the wings, the Match Committee are going to have some big decisions to make. I would think that Cerra, Martin, Marchbank, Motlop and Cottrell would normally be automatic ins but I don't see where they fit in without destabilising the balance of the team. It is a bit like the one ruck two ruck debate. There are a lot of right answers to choose from. We need to make sure we choose the best right answer.