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Pre game discussions: AFL 2021 Rd 11: Carlton vs Sydney

Sunday afternoon in Sydney. They have been much better than expected, especially in their ruck division. We will need to win in this area if we are going to be competitive.
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Re: Pre game discussions: AFL 2021 Rd 11: Carlton vs Sydney

Reply #1
Hickey went down with a leg so may be missing. and Fox was subbed off very early.

Only possible outs for us to my mind (injury/illness/need to rest aside) would be Cottrell (for Jack Martin if he is right to come back in alternatively best performing mid in the 2s) and Plowman (for Parks) - oh, and Honey if you count him as in the team this week. Could make a case for all of them to stay.   Pittonet looking weary but unless the week off gives Casboult a miraculous boost there is no option to come in. And I did like his effort today (as usual). Jones made errors but that is part of the package and again who do you replace him with? Gibbons and Setterfield (especially late) I thought better this week though not setting the world on fire. Harry and Eddie still managed their couple of goals each despite being quieter generally and Harry seemed to me to be constantly held off the ball which goes a long way to explaining his woes - and if I was seeing things (certainly the umpires gave no indication the holds were there) then it was a top defensive effort rather than Harry being poor. And again, who would come in Cas? Kennedy?

Does Jack Martin need a run in the 2s or will he come straight back to the 1s? I'm inclined to have him in for Cottrell and Parks for Plowman if Parks has a good game tomorrow. If not Plowman may survive again as there's not a lot of options.

If Swans need to replace Fox and Hickey - I am guessing Melican for Fox and either Naismith or Sinclair in the ruck.



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Reply #2
I’d probably move Plowman on in favour of Williamson - it’s not like for like but an upgrade in my mind

Honey in for Gibbo or Cottrell.


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Reply #3
Hickey went down with a leg so may be missing. and Fox was subbed off very early.

Only possible outs for us to my mind (injury/illness/need to rest aside) would be Cottrell (for Jack Martin if he is right to come back in alternatively best performing mid in the 2s) and Plowman (for Parks) - oh, and Honey if you count him as in the team this week. Could make a case for all of them to stay.   Pittonet looking weary but unless the week off gives Casboult a miraculous boost there is no option to come in. And I did like his effort today (as usual). Jones made errors but that is part of the package and again who do you replace him with? Gibbons and Setterfield (especially late) I thought better this week though not setting the world on fire. Harry and Eddie still managed their couple of goals each despite being quieter generally and Harry seemed to me to be constantly held off the ball which goes a long way to explaining his woes - and if I was seeing things (certainly the umpires gave no indication the holds were there) then it was a top defensive effort rather than Harry being poor. And again, who would come in Cas? Kennedy?

Does Jack Martin need a run in the 2s or will he come straight back to the 1s? I'm inclined to have him in for Cottrell and Parks for Plowman if Parks has a good game tomorrow. If not Plowman may survive again as there's not a lot of options.

If Swans need to replace Fox and Hickey - I am guessing Melican for Fox and either Naismith or Sinclair in the ruck.



I think Sinclair will come in for the Swans as he likes playing against us even if Hickey plays, Martin will come straight back in IMO, the next two games might be season and coach defining and I reckon Teague will want his best troops on deck.
Parks wont be playing anytime soon IMO and Plowman is a lock while Teague is coach IMO but might get a holiday this week...prefer Williamson.
Cottrell might swap with Honey as the sub..

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Reply #4
Not too sure what our history up at the SCG is like. Not too concerned either. If we do what needs to be done, we are a chance to win this one. Their ability to turn up the heat will test us. Never sure what to expect against the Swans. We win when I don’t expect it, and the wheels fall off when I expect we should win. This game might be a true measure of how our season is going.
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Reply #5
I'd be curious to see how we go on that postage-stamp sized pitch. i can't get a read on it tbh. On paper they have better form and should win, although the loss to Freo came as a bit of a surprise.
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Reply #6
None of our boys played well enough to come into the ones.  Honey and kemp showed a bit but today was crap.
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Reply #7
We have a disastrous record against them ... zero confidence with this one as well.


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Reply #8
We have a disastrous record against them ... zero confidence with this one as well.

We have a disastrous record against nearly everyone...lol.

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Reply #9
This will one of the more difficult, more so given it's in Sydney. Sydney are a young side totally pumped. They'll go all day at 100 mph. It's a game where a lapse will be deadly.

Re: Pre game discussions: AFL 2021 Rd 11: Carlton vs Sydney

Reply #10
I’d probably move Plowman on in favour of Williamson - it’s not like for like but an upgrade in my mind

Honey in for Gibbo or Cottrell.


Plowman got 2 weeks for the bump on JOM so he is a definite out.
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Reply #11
Plowman got 2 weeks for the bump on JOM so he is a definite out.

Am I missing something? He got the ball in a marking contest. Fk me happens to our players every week!
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Reply #12
Am I missing something? He got the ball in a marking contest. Fk me happens to our players every week!
Agree...that was accidental contact and Plowman isnt that type of player who goes around head hunting.
Hope we are appealing that decision....

Re: Pre game discussions: AFL 2021 Rd 11: Carlton vs Sydney

Reply #13
Plowman got 2 weeks for the bump on JOM so he is a definite out.

I wasn’t aware of that, but it did seem that he was attacking the ball in a fair contest

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Reply #14
Don’t think he meant to hurt him and imo he was purely attacking the contest the way the fans and coaches expect but the AFL have made a rod for their back in stating if you elect to bump and make any head contact your gone.