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Mr Brightside

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Jul 1, 2005
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bump...

The media have no patience with Carlton who sit 2-3 on the ladder.

They have already written them off for the year and have Teague in their sights - don‘t you love these articles - the picture of a dejected team walking off the field after a loss, streams of text ripping into their list, failed first rounders, lack of spirit, the build up during the off season and now it’s only round 5 and their season already on a knifes edge..........long may it continue.

.... it was us that not long ago, now it’s the bloose, bumbers and that other club in a world of revolving pain.

No sympathy from me to any of em. Eat em alive Tigers.
I dislike Carlton with a passion , however again I think this shows how the footy media are just ambulance chasers , the Blues have crucial injuries, I.e Marchbank, Curow, DeKoning, Martin ,Fisher etc , have lost 2 games to the 2 best teams , however the John Elliot legacy lives on
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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Wouldn't write the year off at 2-3 but gee they were uncompetitive on the weekend. There just isn't a lot of connection between the players. They don't have a brand and the senior core of the team don't set the tone. Backline is stable - Weitering/Jones/Docherty/Plowman/Williamson/SPS have played nearly every game for over a year. Added Saad to the mix and SPS is now a spare wheel. Trying to make Williams into a mid which has forced Setterfield to a wing and now out of the team after a good 2020. The mix ain't gelling.
 
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French Tiger

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I dislike Carlton with a passion , however again I think this shows how the footy media are just ambulance chasers , the Blues have crucial injuries, I.e Marchbank, Curow, DeKoning, Martin ,Fisher etc , have lost 2 games to the 2 best teams , however the John Elliot legacy lives on
That's why I don't watch a lot of the footy shows this season. They just jump at shadows, teams get written off week after week only for then so called experts to call it all once it's happened acting like they predicted it.
 
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Brodders17

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I dislike Carlton with a passion , however again I think this shows how the footy media are just ambulance chasers , the Blues have crucial injuries, I.e Marchbank, Curow, DeKoning, Martin ,Fisher etc , have lost 2 games to the 2 best teams , however the John Elliot legacy lives on
im not sure about the quality of players who they are missing, and i reckon they are still pretty ordinary, but you are right about the media. The blooze will win a game or 2 soon, and they will replace the Swans as premiership favourites.
 
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toothless

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Until they get their defensive game sorted they will continue to struggle. They also need another 3-4 top 18 players (1-2 of them being onballers who would take pressure off Cripps), Saad and Williams were never going to be the quick fix they'd hoped for.
 
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Ricemagic

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Tough draw I reckon. Lions here, Essendon, Bulldogs, Melbourne, Hawks, Swans in Sydney, Eagles here, back to Sydney and Giants, Adelaide here, to Perth and Freo, Geelong, Pies, Nawf, Saints, Suns here, Port in Adelaide, Giants here.

I'll give them Essendon, Hawks, Adelaide here, Nawf, Suns, likely win two more and with their current two that's 9 wins max. That will freak the supporters out :rotfl1
 

TigerMad

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CarnTheTiges

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im not sure about the quality of players who they are missing, and i reckon they are still pretty ordinary, but you are right about the media. The blooze will win a game or 2 soon, and they will replace the Swans as premiership favourites.
Too true. They were above us on the ladder until recently and being talked up as a possible finalist this season. Then they failed their big test against Port. I don’t think they’re any good, but this is the same hysteria from the usual suspects.
 

TigerFlag2017

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May 16, 2007
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A few mates kids are die-hard blues supporters. For their sake I hope the blues start to get their this together.

That said, I would love to beat them up in a gf!
 

Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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The *only* reason I could think of for wanting Carlton to get better is that it will be more satisfying when we beat them.
 
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Legends of 2017

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Mar 24, 2005
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The *only* reason I could think of for wanting Carlton to get better is that it will be more satisfying when we beat them.
Still not a good enough reason for wanting them to get better. It’s always satisfying to beat them :p
FWIW, they always think they’re good anyway if that’s any comfort :mhihi
 
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TrialByVideo

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I love watching Carlton struggle. Not bankrupt or merger or extinction struggle, just struggle.
Yeah.... watching Mark Maclure on fox lastnight and I'm sure he removed his glasses coz they were fogging up, and I momentarily felt sorry for him... then I snapped out of it and thought. .... *smile* him!
 
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Long Lost Hernaman

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Oct 19, 2007
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Of course its great seeing Carlton struggle. This we know.

The quandry - which is more enjoyable: Carlton's struggles or Essendon's? Or Collongwood's?

I think Essendon wins it for me.
 
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St Kevin

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I love watching Carlton struggle. Not bankrupt or merger or extinction struggle, just struggle.

I derive a lot of enjoyment when we beat them in second gear in round 1, and my Carlton supporting mates all trot out “well we got close to Richmond, so we must be on the up!”

Never fails to suck them in.
 
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gold1

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Feb 24, 2008
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Cannot happen as I have them in my eight this year! Only because I like the notion of smashing traditional rivals like Carlton in front of a massive crowd.
 

Sintiger

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I reckon we need to keep our powder dry on Carlton. It is round 5.
They have a lot of talent on their list, especially if they get C.Curnow back. If by the end of the year they are nowhere then either their talent doesn’t have the heart for the fight or they are poorly coached. Or both.
But I do enjoy their struggles and having them, Collingwood and Essendon with 4 wins combined so far warms the heart of a Tiger
 
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