Re: Carlton vs Brisbane Practice Match Reply #30 – March 07, 2020, 07:24:23 PM Quote from: shawny on March 07, 2020, 04:40:18 PMFly I love your positively at this time of the year (even though it’s usually gone by round 6) but sorry I just don’t see it. Doc is a star and once he get into the year I 100% agree we will be better with him in there. Betts will provide something even if for a year or two only till hopefully we get Papely but Martin I’m afraid is the same jury out boat as Kennedy, Settlefield, Dow, obrien, DeKoning, Cunningham and even fisher, Williamson and Marchbank you could add it that list if we took the blue glasses off. Too many on here pencil these blokes in like they are certainties. Far from it imo. None habe proven more then the odd good game her and there. All have potential. So what. Every team has these sorts we have lots but until they do what Walsh did last year and do it week in week out they are not players I lock in yet and hence why I still think we won’t trouble many sides this year except the bottom 2-3. Hope I’m wrong but history tells me I won’t be. Shawny Old Son, I get your skepticism but reckon it may be influenced by two decades of failed promises... and fair enough.As is the case with any young side brimming with 'potential' you can't, with any certainty, label just about any bloke with less than around 60 games as a cert.However, this young crew of ours consists of many blokes who've shown they're made of the right stuff just haven't played enough games; haven't put on the kgs; haven't got the Ks into the legs; haven't got a 'room to move' game plan and / or haven't hardened their bodies. I reckon we've got a lot to be optimistic about with our young crew. For me, the only serious question marks remain on Cuningham and Polson. This year we'll know about Kennedy, Dow and probably O'Brien.