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Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #15
Back in mid November when i made this post.

Gotta say this new format leaves me very disinterested - too hard to see what's going on....
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Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #16
Yep thats reasonable logic, I also think you are relying on a few other teams dropping off who get more players either side of that age bracket.

Also in terms of talent on the park if Docherty and Charlie Curnow can play most games that should equate to a few more wins and the Eddie factor
should be good for a few wins too.
Unfortunately it sounds like he wont
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - write off

Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #17
And we know the new blokes i.e. Betts, Martin and Newnes - will simply do their job and do it well.

The kids will have to perform consistently well to gain - or retain - a pot in the 22.

Charlie C to finally have a real breakout year. 50+ goals.
In 2020?
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - write off

Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #18
[1] A list that appears happy with the style and game plan. A list that is lowly maturing and gaining talent. A list without the huge number of injuries that have cursed us this century.
[2] Better structure: we now have a small forward and a bit more pace and skill around the ground. We also have a few more players that the opposition have to work harder to control.
Live Long and Prosper!

Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #19
In 2020?

It was written well before Charlie's last f... up.

Nonetheless - we are adding Doc, Jack Martin, Newnes, Betts and (arguably) Willo to our starting 22.

The first 4 are proven, mature good to very good players. Newnes will play most games this year imo - he wasn't picked up to be a 2s player. He runs all day, competes hard and does his job well.

They alone will ensure a huge gain (in terms of onfield output/performance) over our 2019 level.

So the ultimate improvement will then be a function of how many of our kids stand up as regular, consistent players this year.

Guys like SPS, Cuners, Setterfield, SoJ, Kennedy, Weiters and Fish are primed. And Big H too.

All in that are 22 or 23 odd, mostly played 50-75 games and now in season 4 or season 5 of their AFL careers.

All are men physically now. Fish, the runt of that group has noticeably beefed up.
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Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #20
Agree with the list profile getting older being a plus BUT...

We seriously need improvement from some individuals playing midfield time:
Setterfield
Kennedy
SPS
Jack
Dow
Fisher
OBrien
Cunningham


Amen
This is where the season will be won/lost
If one or two of them (Setters and SPS??) can turn into stars, and the rest turn into really good reliable players, then we could be anything

Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #21
I want Dow and O'Brien to find their feet in the 2s.

Once they're dominating there consistently, then think about picking them.

They're both 21 this year.

Next year they'll be cherry ripe!
Finals, then 4 in a row!

Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #22
Back in mid November when i made this post.

Gotta say this new format leaves me very disinterested - too hard to see what's going on....

Ah. That makes sense. The last estimate i saw for Charlie's return was July. Anybody's guess!

Gotta say I'm struggling with the new format too 😕
Coming together is the beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
Henry Ford.

Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #23
Ah. That makes sense. The last estimate i saw for Charlie's return was July. Anybody's guess!

Gotta say I'm struggling with the new format too 😕
x 2, sorry Fly, I didnt notice the date.
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - write off

Re: Why will we improve?

Reply #24
ps being the eternal optimist, I expect Charlie back earlier than they are saying too.

He did the latest injury 20 November and at that point it was deemed by Lloyd as a "3-4 month injury". Days after my bullish post!

So December, January, February, March is 4 months.

Has there been any formal news of a further 'setback'? Not to my knowledge!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4169614/

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If bony surgery is involved, complete radiographic healing of bone
No complaints of knee pain or knee instability
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Completed neuromuscular training/proprioception
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Limb Symmetry Index > 85 % on hop tests, especially if resuming pivoting sports
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