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Offline LoveNavy

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #225 on: December 31, 2017, 12:16:44 AM »
I expect:
- unity
- connection with members and past greats
- stay the course of the rebuild
- increased membership and $$$
- commitment and competitiveness
- a few pleasant surprises (I.e. sign Mr Wines or Sloane, knock off a top4 team ;))
- improved player development
- a few wins and no thrashings
- positive media showing

Go Blues
Coming together is the beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
Henry Ford.

Offline flyboy77

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #226 on: December 31, 2017, 02:49:25 PM »
11 wins, maybe more....
GF in 2019, then 3 flags back to back!

Offline Robblues

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #227 on: December 31, 2017, 03:18:44 PM »
In 2018 I would be expecting a general improvement in most of the squad. A professionalism to be able to take the club further into the future, a club showing a unity & understanding where they are at and having the application in management & leadership to carry out the process

Offline LoveNavy

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #228 on: December 31, 2017, 04:15:32 PM »
In 2018 I would be expecting a general improvement in most of the squad. A professionalism to be able to take the club further into the future, a club showing a unity & understanding where they are at and having the application in management & leadership to carry out the process

Nicely done 😊
Coming together is the beginning.
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Working together is success.
Henry Ford.

Offline Thryleon

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #229 on: March 13, 2018, 09:31:57 AM »
We are looking at groundhog day for 2018.

Competitive, will lose more than we win, be in the middle six at best and could sneak finals but will just lack that bit of class to make finals.  9-12 is where we'll finish unless we really develope well this off season.

We had a good run of injury this year and traditionally players that have struggled played well. We won't get that lucky again IMHO.

Looks like the experts agree.

Quote
The Blues will have a good year if
Their experienced players have injury-free seasons and their youngsters continue to make incremental improvement. Having lost Sam Docherty for the season and traded Bryce Gibbs to Adelaide, they need skipper Marc Murphy, Kade Simpson, Dale Thomas and Matthew Kreuzer to provide leadership and guidance.

They're in trouble if
Matthew Kreuzer is injured for a long period. While the Blues have solid back-ups in Andrew Phillips and Matthew Lobbe and Levi Casboult helps out with his fair share, the big-hearted ruckman has become so pivotal to Carlton's fortunes. He finally has got his body right and they need him around the ball and in attack.

Pass mark
Despite Sam Docherty's absence and Bryce Gibbs' loss, the Blues should be aiming for 6-8 victories, given that they won six last season, lost eight by under four goals and were competitive in most games. They need their better and more experienced players to stay on the field as their youngsters improve.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-13/season-preview-carlton

Pretty obvious for us.  The only variables to be if we do well, and whether or not the rest of the competition have one of those years where they arent as competitive.
"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

Offline jeza

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #230 on: March 13, 2018, 10:18:55 AM »
It would be great if we go into the last 4 rounds still in the mix for top 8. Even if we don't make it we should be coming out of this year with a realistic expectation of finals in 2019.

One of the main causes for optimism is the number of champion retirees from other clubs (and none from ours). The impact of losing those types can be more significant than anybody expects. St Kilda and WC in particular will be dramatically weakened.

Scott Thompson
Jesse White
Jobe Watson
James Kelly
Brent Stanton
Zac Dawson
Garrick Ibbotson
Andrew Mackie
Tom Lonergan
Tendai Mzungu
Shane Mumford
Steve Johnson
Ty Vickery
Josh Gibson
Andrew Swallow
Nathan Krakouer
Angus Monfries
Chris Yarran
Ivan Maric
Leigh Montagna
Sean Dempster
Nick Riewoldt
Jeremy Laidler
Matt Priddis
Sam Mitchell
Sam Butler
Drew Petrie
Travis Cloke
Matthew Boyd
Robert Murphy
Kurt Tippett

Offline flyboy77

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #231 on: March 13, 2018, 12:26:04 PM »
Reckon the Cats backline will become a problem for them. Harry T. is no spring chicken either, now - 32 this year....
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 01:59:59 PM by flyboy77 »
GF in 2019, then 3 flags back to back!

Offline ElwoodBlues1

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #232 on: March 13, 2018, 02:03:32 PM »
Reckon the Cats backline will become a problem for them. Harry T. is no spring chicken either, now - 32 this year....

Agree ...Henderson and Touhy are no good at defending either.... ;)

Offline LP

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #233 on: March 13, 2018, 03:39:53 PM »
I think Tuohy basically has one game style that he can excel at, if you stop him linking and running his weakness is body on body for any opponent his size or larger.

Henderson has the same problems at Geelong he had at Carlton, when the going gets tough he output becomes highly variable, it's like he picks and choses when to go with no consistent what for! That tells me it's all in his head!

When you see guys like Plowman, Marchbank, Weitering, SPS, Garlett and even Rowe(Before his injury) cracking in off HB 100% of the time, you really notice what Tuohy and Henderson lack!
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 03:52:35 PM by LP »
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Offline ElwoodBlues1

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #234 on: March 13, 2018, 04:18:51 PM »
I think Tuohy basically has one game style that he can excel at, if you stop him linking and running his weakness is body on body for any opponent his size or larger.

Henderson has the same problems at Geelong he had at Carlton, when the going gets tough he output becomes highly variable, it's like he picks and choses when to go with no consistent what for! That tells me it's all in his head!

When you see guys like Plowman, Marchbank, Weitering, SPS, Garlett and even Rowe(Before his injury) cracking in off HB 100% of the time, you really notice what Tuohy and Henderson lack!

Anyone that is physical and can take a mark will trouble those two....Touhy was often outmarked, outbodied by smaller players and Henderson likes being the 3rd tall defender but doesnt enjoy taking the Charlie Dixon types...
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 08:58:43 PM by ElwoodBlues1 »

Offline kruddler

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #235 on: March 13, 2018, 06:25:04 PM »
Reckon the Cats backline will become a problem for them. Harry T. is no spring chicken either, now - 32 this year....

With their midfield, they don't need a backline.

Offline Professer E

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #236 on: March 13, 2018, 09:15:38 PM »
Dangerfield bung Hammy, Ablett on one leg at 34 after an interrupted preseason...   if they ain't on the park Kruds the Cats will come back to the pack very rapidly.
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

Offline jeza

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #237 on: March 13, 2018, 09:22:37 PM »
WC losing Priddis, Mitchell, Petrie and Lecras is stuffed... Naitanui would be miles off his best. They're going to struggle.

St Kilda and even Essendon might find losing those 3 long term players at once will bite.

Offline Gointocarlton

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #238 on: March 13, 2018, 09:30:40 PM »
Dangerfield bung Hammy, Ablett on one leg at 34 after an interrupted preseason...   if they ain't on the park Kruds the Cats will come back to the pack very rapidly.
Ive also heard Selwoods foot (rushed back for finals last year) still aint quite either.
2017 - Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Harder, Smarter. #ruthless
2018 - Could be a long year...

Offline LoveNavy

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Re: 2018 - What do you expect from the club?
« Reply #239 on: March 13, 2018, 09:35:17 PM »
Anyone that is physical and can take a mark will trouble those two....Touhy was often outmarked, outbodied by smaller players and Henderson likes being the 3rd tall defender but doesnt enjoy taking the Charlie Dixon types...

Or "beep beep" runs like the proverbial Road Runner.....  or moves like *Fred Astaire.......    ;)
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