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Pre game Discussion Round 15 Carlton vs GWS at Metricon.

The game starts at 1910 on Thursday.
Not sure if we are on free-to-air TV or not.
After today's disappointment, the probability of us winning this one isn't looking high.
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #1
We are FTA crash

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Reply #2
Can't make the finals now so largely irrelevant. A bit like the pre-season comp now, try out some players and see who can stay for next year.

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Can't make the finals now so largely irrelevant. A bit like the pre-season comp now, try out some players and see who can stay for next year.

Sure can if we win Thursday with the Swans and Adelaide to follow. Winning though off a 4 day break will be a big ask though.

Back to one ruck this week. Casboult plays much better as a forward/ruck than he does as a forward alone. He taper in form has coincided with the playing of 2 rucks. If he gets a run in the ruck, getting his hands on the ball, he carries that confidence when he goes back forward.

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Sure can if we win Thursday with the Swans and Adelaide to follow. Winning though off a 4 day break will be a big ask though.

Back to one ruck this week. Casboult plays much better as a forward/ruck than he does as a forward alone. He taper in form has coincided with the playing of 2 rucks. If he gets a run in the ruck, getting his hands on the ball, he carries that confidence when he goes back forward.
Pitto or TDK out if we go one ruck? Kennedy back in for Polson although the apparent "2 game min rule" may save Polson this week but if they are honest, he would be omitted. IF Gov is ready straight in? Simmo needs a rest, maybe Murph as well. Gibbons needs a run in the 2s IMO, output has been ordinary the last month (last week was ok). Agree Cripps needs a spell but it won't happen unless he is hurt. Cunningham? Cottrel? Owies? Lots of questions at the selection table this week, 4 game turn around. Knowing the MC it will be "No Change".
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream?
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot

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Every chance we could win this as funny as that sounds. Pressure will be off us and everyone will write us off.

Kelly is the type that would hurt us with his smooth use of the ball and our chances increased drastically because hes out - I would bring in Kennedy, SPS and Cunningham for Polson, Murphy and Willo. 

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Every chance we could win this as funny as that sounds. Pressure will be off us and everyone will write us off.

Kelly is the type that would hurt us with his smooth use of the ball and our chances increased drastically because hes out - I would bring in Kennedy, SPS and Cunningham for Polson, Murphy and Willo. 
I dare say Greene will miss? Has that been looked at?
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream?
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot



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I think this is the week we need to "manage" both Simpson and Murphy out. Makes sense you would think. Cottrell has to come back and I guess they'll bring back SPS. Polson out, but I'd give Dow another week. Maybe Cripps gets a rest too? Kennedy in for him I suppose and maybe Owies to be the next try.... While Pittonet would be a descent contest against the big thug that is Mumford I'd be tempted to rest him and just use the TDK/Levi combination. TDK should be instructed to run the thug off his feet.  Exploit him. This game will be won or lost in the middle as most of them are.

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I think this is the week we need to "manage" both Simpson and Murphy out. Makes sense you would think. Cottrell has to come back and I guess they'll bring back SPS. Polson out, but I'd give Dow another week. Maybe Cripps gets a rest too? Kennedy in for him I suppose and maybe Owies to be the next try.... While Pittonet would be a descent contest against the big thug that is Mumford I'd be tempted to rest him and just use the TDK/Levi combination. TDK should be instructed to run the thug off his feet.  Exploit him. This game will be won or lost in the middle as most of them are.
Like that
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream?
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot

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Reply #11
Well,  are we still trying to make finals or planning for next year?

Pittonet has to play.   Mummy specialises in smashing us,  he dreams at night of hammering some wide open little bloke like Murphy.  Nup, give him a large body to worry about. Over that thug lording over us.

But agreed,  one of TDK or Casboult, not both.

Cottrells hard running and intensity is another I think adds to us,  and Kennedy has enough runs on the board this year to get a game, especially as I'm not convinced Cripps will play.   I'd be tempted to give Betts a week off "managed" (for Owies and/or Honey) and I'd give Simpson the week off as well if we had a bloke who could cover him.... O Brien?
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

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Reply #12
This week will test what we are really made of. How do we bounce back from a "finals like" loss?
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream?
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot

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Reply #13
Sure can if we win Thursday with the Swans and Adelaide to follow. Winning though off a 4 day break will be a big ask though.

Back to one ruck this week. Casboult plays much better as a forward/ruck than he does as a forward alone. He taper in form has coincided with the playing of 2 rucks. If he gets a run in the ruck, getting his hands on the ball, he carries that confidence when he goes back forward.

x100.
Finals, then 4 in a row!

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Reply #14
Pitto or TDK out if we go one ruck? Kennedy back in for Polson although the apparent "2 game min rule" may save Polson this week but if they are honest, he would be omitted. IF Gov is ready straight in? Simmo needs a rest, maybe Murph as well. Gibbons needs a run in the 2s IMO, output has been ordinary the last month (last week was ok). Agree Cripps needs a spell but it won't happen unless he is hurt. Cunningham? Cottrel? Owies? Lots of questions at the selection table this week, 4 game turn around. Knowing the MC it will be "No Change".

Like to play TDK then, of course, Mummy is their ruckman.

Win Thursday and we are in it up to our ears again so we will be picking our best side, or our best "fresh" side. After all, Sydney and Adelaide are next. 4 day break won't help us though. If we had a 6 day break it'd be 50/50 and we'd be a huge chance. 4 days, tough.