Re: Pre Game Prognostications: AFL 2020 Rd 18: Carlton vs Brisbane Reply #30 – September 17, 2020, 04:42:23 PM Quote from: Pratty on September 17, 2020, 04:14:33 PMI think we've come a long way in a short period of time since Bolton to be honest. I think equally the young blokes are that 18 months older. Makes a difference. I think also there is a better system in place now compared to under Bolton. Plus he threw Dow and a small Fisher into the midfield and I reckon it was just too early for them. Last game? I'd rather we try something for the preseason and 2021 than not. You might uncover something. I'll not going to get into another Bolton argument, but any development in the young blokes would be negligible since Bolton left. Yes, the passing of time makes them older, but how much real football development have they experienced since mid 2019 ? Teague played them in the 2nd half of last season because he had to. The minute trade time rolled around, he brought in grandpa Eddie, 100 gamer Martin and Pittonet, and pretty much banished the kids to stuff all scratch matches, and an occasional appearance in the seniors, like a human drip feed. Teague's priority was not development, you can be quite certain of that. That will have to change, but I don't think he will do it until he really has to.