OK, so Lods didn't do his list this year and i don't think its had much coverage otherwise, so i thought i'd compile a fwe things re our goalkickers for 2020.
Firstly, Harry McKay wins it and is our first dual winner since Eddie Betts in 2010+2012, and our first back to back winner since Fev in 2008+2009.
He won it with 21 goals, which is our lowest total since 1964 when Ian Nankervis won it with 18. Incidentally, thats the last time the Dees won a flag. Although to be fair to Harry, it was a shortened season....and he did miss games.
The Carlton Football Club has significantly boosted its playing list, welcoming star midfielder Elise O’Dea and speedster Maddy Guerin to the Club on two-year deals after completing a trade with Melbourne today.
O’Dea and Guerin arrive at Ikon Park in exchange for the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft.
We got both Odea and Guerin for pick 15. That is the pick we got for Sarah Hosking.
The Carlton Football Club has informed Joanne Doonan, Emerson Woods, Katie Harrison and Sharnie Whiting that they will not be offered new contracts for next season.
The irish woman Jo Doonan makes sense. Played a couple games this year. Who knows if/when she can come back to the country....if she even wants too....or if we want her too.
Harrison and Whiting never played a game.
Woods played the 1 and had some decent wraps on her. Good athlete IIRC.
Fair call in the end as competition for spots is magnified given the smaller list sizes. With Sarah Hosking supposedly gone, and Elise O'Dea supposedly on the way in. It will mean 4 draft picks, unless we sign someone else.
No official announcement on when this is yet, but we are definitely playing against the Kangaroos who had a hard fought win against the pies.
Perhaps the pies showed us the gameplan to beat the kangas, but didn't quite have the skill level to pull it off.
Hopefully the Dees show us similar against the Dockers before the Grand Final.
Maddy P the only injury question mark to come out of the game, and given she was back out there, i reckon she is 99.9% likely to play. Which means we will most likely have an unchanged lineup, yet again, for at least the 4th week in a row.
If we could get the injury luck the girls have in the mens game, we might be half a chance there as well.
In any event, this will be a big game and a big test.
Which in reality, is probably the worst thing that could happen to us. Because IF we get past the Lions first up, a tough ask as it is, we'll either play the best team in the comp (IMO) Kangas, or the team that has the (colling)wood over us, the pies. in week 2. Then potentially the undefeated Dockers in the grand final should we somehow make it there.
In any event....we will find out if my mock finals systems is correct or if they go something random in the next 24 hours