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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Pre game postulations: AFL 2020 Rd 12: Carlton vs Fremantle
Last post by kruddler -
I'll give you Boak a full year younger but the other two are 6 months difference only and have also played more games which equates to over a season so they would be more worn given the extra work.
You didnt answer my question on what Murphy is providing us vs the cost of keeping a younger player out of the team and sacrificing development? We are still two seasons off playing decent winning finals IMO why keep old tired legs?

Who is he keeping out? The blokes that Bolton was playing? How was that working out for us?

Perhaps what Murphy, and other elder players, offer the team more than what your average supporter realises. ;)
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Pre game postulations: AFL 2020 Rd 12: Carlton vs Fremantle
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
32 is not 33.

For a 33 year old, he is performing better than most of our 23yo's.

Last time we force-retired some of the clubs eldest players it led to our first ever wooden spoon.

Lets not make the same mistake again thanks.
I'll give you Boak a full year younger but the other two are 6 months difference only and have also played more games which equates to over a season so they would be more worn given the extra work.
You didnt answer my question on what Murphy is providing us vs the cost of keeping a younger player out of the team and sacrificing development? We are still two seasons off playing decent winning finals IMO why keep old tired legs?
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Final 5 Games.
Last post by Lods -
Not easy bar the Crows and the finals bound teams will be real keen, interesting that Barrett on AFL.coms sliding doors was implying it hasnt been such a great season for Teague in terms of wins and that he will come under pressure.
IMO its more next year where he needs to deliver wins, its been a different year this one and you have to factor that in IMO.

Yep
Next year is the judgement one for Teague (assuming things are back to relative normality.)
With  shortened game time, hubs, lack of home comforts and familiar grounds and the 'topsy turvy' results I don't  think any coach should be under the pump this year.
All pre-season strategies are out the door.
They should all get the opportunity for redemption in 2021.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Pre game postulations: AFL 2020 Rd 12: Carlton vs Fremantle
Last post by kruddler -
Boak, Selwood and Pendlebury all around  32...our own Simpson ,but thats not the issue, its what is Murphy providing us and is he keeping a younger player with more upside out of the team or is he providing leadership and winning his position each week?
IMO Murphy and Simpson need to retire along with Kreuzer and should sit the remaining games out and then play the last vs Brisbane..
32 is not 33.

For a 33 year old, he is performing better than most of our 23yo's.

Last time we force-retired some of the clubs eldest players it led to our first ever wooden spoon.

Lets not make the same mistake again thanks.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Pre game postulations: AFL 2020 Rd 12: Carlton vs Fremantle
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
How many 33yo's are playing better than him?
Boak, Selwood and Pendlebury all around  32...our own Simpson ,but thats not the issue, its what is Murphy providing us and is he keeping a younger player with more upside out of the team or is he providing leadership and winning his position each week?
IMO Murphy and Simpson need to retire along with Kreuzer and should sit the remaining games out and then play the last vs Brisbane..