Re: Carlton 2024 Predictions / Expectations Reply #45 – November 05, 2023, 08:01:21 am As a first year player you are generally told just to go out and have fun. You get exposed to the footballing landscape at the highest level. You are pumped full of confidence and everything is new and exciting. You are fully fit, full of confidence.As a second year player, you are pigeon holed a bit more. You are critiqued a bit more. Your confidence takes a hit. You may be playing with niggles that you wouldn't have been picked to play with the year before.Now clearly this is a generalisation and there is no definite rule that makes it so.But there are legitimate reasons that make the second year blues more likely than unlikely.