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Carlton v Williamstown : Reserves practice match report

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/896420/reserves-practice-match-report-carlton-v-williamstown

At the very bottom of that report is the following. Make of it what you will :

"Caleb Marchbank did not feature in Saturday's VFL practice match. He will look to get through training next week in order to play VFL next weekend."
We sit here stranded, but we're all doing our best to deny it

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Reply #1
Williamstowns  star recruits this season were Cameron Polson and Harrison Macreadie....which probably tells you how we really went.
We had a team full of AFL listed players with considerable experience and only beat the boys from Willy led by their star recruits and a few other discards  and we won by 4 goals.
Sensational performance.....outstanding reserves form...yeah right.

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Reply #2
Can only beat who you play against and our non afl players in the vfl are hardly battle hardened warriors.
Come on you Blue FLAGGERS!!

"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

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Reply #3
Any footage other than the highlights?

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Reply #4
Crash, RiverRat and those who watch tons of VFL footy can answer this, when was the last time one of out blokes transferred great VFL form into AFL performance?
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot

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Reply #5
Crash, RiverRat and those who watch tons of VFL footy can answer this, when was the last time one of out blokes transferred great VFL form into AFL performance?

Liam Jones was definitely one.
Come on you Blue FLAGGERS!!

"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

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Reply #6
Crash, RiverRat and those who watch tons of VFL footy can answer this, when was the last time one of out blokes transferred great VFL form into AFL performance?
Justin Murphy in his first stint at the club. he was dropped from the senior, got about 50 possessions in the 2's and was back the next week to play well. That's the one that sticks in my mind.

A slightly more recent one: Jacob Weitering. He was dropped in 2018 after some ordinary performances where he really lacked confidence. He played in the Northern Blues against Frankston at Frankston. He had 18 marks and close to 30 possessions in defence and returned to the seniors a much better player.

Another one of Note: Liam Jones. He played defence for the first time a couple of years back and was looking impressive in the 2's after failing as a forward. He was then moved into the ruck against Williamstown to play against Nick Meese (?), who had been rucking very well. Jones played a ripper and was promoted the next week. he went into defence and played excellently. he has remained one of our key defenders.
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #7
Crash, RiverRat and those who watch tons of VFL footy can answer this, when was the last time one of out blokes transferred great VFL form into AFL performance?
Gibbons, he'd been good in the VFL for half a decade!
The Force Awakens!

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Reply #8
CARLTON VFL           2.3      5.6      11.11      15.12 (102)
WILLIAMSTOWN      5.0      7.7      8.10        11.11 (77)

GOALS
Carlton: McGovern 3, Cuningham 2, Honey 2, Owies 2, Stocker 2, Kennedy, McDonald, O’Brien, Wooller

BESTS
Carlton: Williamson, Stocker, Cuningham, Stephens, O'Brien, Ramsay, Kennedy
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #9
Gibbons, he'd been good in the VFL for half a decade!
Very true. Alas, he was not wearing our colours at the time.
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #10
Michael Jamison got picked up on good vfl form and that translated into afl form...albeit over a pre-season and a change of clubs

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Reply #11
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #12
Gibbons, he'd been good in the VFL for half a decade!
I meant Carlton Reserves
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot

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Reply #13
I meant Carlton Reserves
Cottrell then, was probably the last player to bring some good form from VFL to AFL, but it didn't last.

We have a habit of leaving the players to overripen, and by the time they are picked it's too late!
The Force Awakens!

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Reply #14
Cottrell then, was probably the last player to bring some good form from VFL to AFL, but it didn't last.
Exactly what I meant, apart from the one Crash and Thry listed, typically ours play well in the 2's and seem lost at sea in the 1s.
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot