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Robert Heatley Stand / Goal kickers 2020
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.  :o Although to be fair to Harry, it was a shortened season....and he did miss games.

So here is our Top 10 list.....(conversion G+B) [Adj. Conv: G+B+misses]
21.15 (58%) [43%] - Mckay (13 games) @ 1.6 goals/game
16. 8  (66%) [46%] - Casboult (17) @ 0.94
13. 4 (76%) [72%] - Newnes (17) @ 0.76
13.13 (50%) [39%] - Betts (15) @ 0.87
12.11 (52%) [43%] - Martin (15) @ 0.80
11. 6 (65%) [52%] - Gibbons (15) @ 0.73
 9. 2 (82%) [56%] - McGovern (12) @ 0.75
 8. 4 (67%) [61%] - Walsh (17) @ 0.47
 7.11 (39%) [33%] - Cripps (17) @ 0.41
 6. 6 (50%) [40%] - Cuningham (12) @ 0.50

Fun fact the following defenders all had at least 1 shot on goal this year
Plowman (3 shots)
Williamson (2)
Jones (2)
Docherty (1)
Simpson (1)
Weitering (1)
Polson (1)

Yet only Williamson (1.1) and Simpson (1.0 in his last game!) were able to find the big sticks

That is a backline total of 2.8....which is perhaps why they are in the backline. ;)
FWIW, SPS didn't have a shot on goal.

Lets see what a difference it makes in 2021 with Charlie pushing Harry for top honours...

Ladies Lounge / 2 New Blues + NOW another new blue
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.

Sarah out, ODea and Guerin in.

Thats a big win for us.

edit: Now another one...
Ladies Lounge / Jayde Van Dyke traded to St. Kilda
THE Carlton Football Club can confirm it has completed a trade with St Kilda that will see defender Jayde Van Dyk move to Moorabbin for a swap of third-round draft picks.

The Blues move up six spots in the third round of the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft after receiving pick No.36 overall (currently No.21 in Victoria region) in exchange for Van Dyk and pick No.42 overall.

A fringe player who is moving for opportunity basically.

We move up a couple of picks and give the player what she wanted.

Ladies Lounge / AFLW - 4 blues cut.

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.
Ladies Lounge / The best there is - Maddy Prespakis wins AFLW 'brownlow'.
DUAL AFLW best and fairest winner Erin Phillips uttered some prophetic words about this time last year.

Carlton's Maddy Prespakis had just finished an impressive debut season in the competition and offered her congratulations to Phillips after the announcement of her second individual triumph.

Phillips' response? "Don't worry, kid, this will be you one day."

That day took barely 12 months to arrive, with Prespakis' barnstorming start to her AFLW career capped with the 2020 best and fairest award on Tuesday night.

1. Madison Prespakis (Carlton) 15
2. Kiara Bowers (Fremantle) 12
3. Emma Kearney (North Melbourne) 11
=4. Anne Hatchard (Adelaide) 10
=4. Jenna Bruton (North Melbourne) 10
5. Karen Paxman (Melbourne) 9
=7. Brittany Bonnici (Collingwood) 7
=7. Georgia Patrikios (St Kilda) 7
=7. Jaimee Lambert (Collingwood) 7
=7. Monique Conti (Richmond) 7

Well done to Maddy.

She is going to have to have a dedicated wing to house all her awards.
2 carlton B+Fs
1 rising star
2 AA's
Inaugural VC in 22under22 team.
AFLW MVP runner up

.....and she's only had 2 seasons in the comp.  :o
Ladies Lounge / 2020 AFLW - Best and Fairest
So the B+F was on tonight (i forgot)  :-[

But as expected Maddie Prespakis wins.

Chloe Dalton came in 2nd place
Georgie Gee finished 3rd.

Votes were....
Prespakis (74)
Dalton (56)
Gee (43)
Egan (41)
McEvoy (39)

From our CSC B+F results we had
14. Prespakis
6. Harrington
4. Gee
4. Dalton
3. Egan
2. Laloifi
2. Moody
2. Vescio
1. Harris
1. Stevens
1. McEvoy
1. J. Hosking
1. S. Hosking

From our consistency leaderboard (all votes included)
1. Prespakis  (10.96)
2. Harrington  (5.14)
3. Dalton  (4.3)
4. Gee  (4.24)
5. Egan  (3.51)
6. Harris  (2.34)
7. Laloifi  (2.03)
8. McEvoy  (1.88)
9. Vescio  (1.29)
10. S. Hosking  (1.19)
11. Moody  (1.13)
12. Wilson  (1.01)
13. Stevens  (0.97)
14. J. Hosking  (0.67)
15. Loynes  (0.63)
16. Brazzale  (0.43)
17. Pound  (0.17)
18. Plane  (0.14)

The question remains....were was our runner-up Harrington??

Other awards.....
Best first year player - Grace Egan
The Carlton Way award - Jess Edwards
Rising Star - Georgie Gee
Fans MVP - Maddy Prespakis
Robert Heatley Stand / AFL classic games
2007 carlton vs dogs @mcg.

what a different game it was.

No spoilers....
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
....still 30+ minutes to go.
Ladies Lounge / AFLW 2020 - FINALS WEEK 2 - vs Kangaroos - CANCELLED
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.
Ladies Lounge / - Player of the year - 3 way tie
So the AFLW branch of website ( has their own voting system, similar to ours.

They award 3, 2, 1 after each game....although theirs is not club specific.

In any event, they have tallied the results and its come out a 3-way tie and one of those is none other than Maddie Prespakis.

13 – Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne), Karen Paxman (Melbourne), Maddy Prespakis (Carlton)
12 – Kiara Bowers (Fremantle)
11 – Alyce Parker (GWS)
10 – Jaimee Lambert (Collingwood)
6 – Ash Riddell (North Melbourne), Britt Bonnici (Collingwood), Caitlin Greiser (St Kilda), Dana Hooker (West Coast), Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide), Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs), Emily Bates (Brisbane)
Ladies Lounge / AFLW 2020 - Elimination final - Carlton vs Brisbane - Sunday 1:10pm
So new finals system is out and we are now playing Brisbane on Sunday 1:10pm.

All 3 other games are on Saturday.

We have an unchanged lineup over the past few weeks but now we have the option of bringing in Van Dyke who has recovered from her ankle.

Hopefully Harrington pulls up ok.

I doubt any other changes are likely.
Ladies Lounge / AFLW 2020 - Corona Virus forces changes to season - FINALS NOW
As of today, Round 7 and 8 have been cancelled.

Instead, we will get finals starting THIS WEEK.

We still don't know who is playing who.

I suspect it will be
A1 vs B4 and B1 vs A4
A2 vs B3 and B2 vs A3

And then Greens vs Greens and Orange vs Orange.
With winners playing in the grand final.

A1 - Kangas
A2 - GWS
A3 - Lions
A4 - Gold Coast
B1 - Dockers
B2 - Blues
B3 - Dees
B4 - Pies

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