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TigerMad

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I see Callum Moore only got two games with Carlton this year and is now out of contract.
I liked Moore (and Menadue) and thought they would carve a career elsewhere ......

Would have thought Moore had enough skills so that Carlton could have tried him in a few positions this season.....
Was he injured?
 
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zippadeee

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I see Callum Moore only got two games with Carlton this year and is now out of contract.
I liked Moore (and Menadue) and thought they would carve a career elsewhere ......

Would have thought Moore had enough skills so that Carlton could have tried him in a few positions this season.....
Was he injured?

No chance.
I saw one of the games. He looked lost.
 
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sconies

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welp.
I like Eddie a lot, but do find this a bit surprising.

More Betts: Popular Blue to kick on at Carlton in 2021

One of the AFL's most popular players, Eddie Betts, will play on in 2021 for Carlton in what will be his 17th year in the AFL.

Carlton have agreed to give a new contract for Betts, 33, who had left Adelaide after 2019 and came back to his first AFL club to finish his career.

There had been some doubt about whether Betts would continue with Carlton, with his long-serving team mates and fellow veterans Matthew Kreuzer and Kade Simpson retiring this year, as the Blues continue their transition to a younger list profile.

Betts was brought back to the Blues as much for his off-field influence - such as mentoring youngsters and Indigenous players at the club - as for what he could do on field, having left the Blues as a free agent at the end of 2013 to launch a highly successful stint with the Crows, where his stature in the game reached new heights, due to his goalkicking feats and exuberant, open personality.

Betts, who has a close relationship with Carlton senior coach David Teague from the their days in Adelaide together (where Teague was forwards coach), was possibly helped by the decision of Sydney's star small forward Tom Papley to stick with the Swans. Papley unsuccessfully sought a trade to the Blues in the post-season of 2019.

The retention of Betts was foreshadowed by the fact that Carlton had not announced his retirement; it was unlikely that the Blues would let Betts' career end without some form of tribute or recognition had they decided not to offer him a spot.

Betts has played 14 of 16 games this season, booting 13 goals in a lower-scoring season. While most of his numbers are down on his career averages, Teague clearly wanted to retain his experience in a team that was losing Simpson and Kreuzer.

All told, Betts has played 330 games for 613 goals at Carlton and Adelaide, leading Carlton's goalkicking in 2010 and 2012 and making All-Australian with the Crows in 2015, 2016 and 2017, when Adelaide made the grand final.

One unique measure of Betts' career is that he has won the AFL's goal of the year four times.

Unfortunately, Betts - one of the game's most admired Indigenous players - also has been subjected to repeated racist attacks, on the field, in daily life and in social media. He told Fox Footy earlier this year that he was "sick and tired'' of the repeated racist comments but felt it was his duty to call out racist behaviour to achieve change. "The way to hurt these guys is to keep playing great footy and keep smiling and that's what I love doing,'' he said.

Betts was one of the players disappointed by Adelaide's notorious post-season camp on the Gold Coast after the grand final and ultimately sought a trade back to the Blues, after Gold Coast also showed interest in him during 2019.

Carlton announced this week that Saturday's game against the Brisbane Lions would be Simpson's 342nd and final game for the club.
 

tigerman

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Have hated Carlton with a passion since our rivalry from way back, them being a rabble has given me whole lot of joy.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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I like Eddie a lot, but do find this a bit surprising.

More Betts: Popular Blue to kick on at Carlton in 2021

Re-signing Betts in the first place wasn't a great move. By extending him for another year it sort of takes focus away from Butler running around in finals...

They don't actually have many veterans after the retirements of Simpson and Kreuzer. Betts, Murphy, Curnow, Casboult, Jones - next oldest is Nic Newman who's 28 in January, and there's talk Casboult might go also. Problem for Carlton is that the next group from Newman down to Plowman at 23yo, with a couple of exceptions, isn't strong. Most of the burden is on the shoulders of Charlie Curnow down.
Have hated Carlton with a passion since our rivalry from way back, them being a rabble has given me whole lot of joy.

I made the mistake of feeling a bit sorry for them during Pagan and early Ratten when our crowds against Carlton slumped. Never again!
 
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caesar

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Re-signing Betts in the first place wasn't a great move. By extending him for another year it sort of takes focus away from Butler running around in finals...

They don't actually have many veterans after the retirements of Simpson and Kreuzer. Betts, Murphy, Curnow, Casboult, Jones - next oldest is Nic Newman who's 28 in January, and there's talk Casboult might go also. Problem for Carlton is that the next group from Newman down to Plowman at 23yo, with a couple of exceptions, isn't strong. Most of the burden is on the shoulders of Charlie Curnow down.


I made the mistake of feeling a bit sorry for them during Pagan and early Ratten when our crowds against Carlton slumped. Never again!

SOS may have left yet still they come.

Apparently Zak Williams preferred destination is Carlton under restricted free agency.

Actually might be the 1st decent GWS player they have picked up?
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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SOS may have left yet still they come.

Apparently Zak Williams preferred destination is Carlton under restricted free agency.

Actually might be the 1st decent GWS player they have picked up?

Eh, Carlton just paid Jack Martin $1m for 12 great goals and paid McGovern nearly as much to attend the fat farm. Everyone knows a gig at Carlton is football's equivalent of a public service job.
 
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Rancey18

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SOS may have left yet still they come.

Apparently Zak Williams preferred destination is Carlton under restricted free agency.

Actually might be the 1st decent GWS player they have picked up?
If you throw enough darts at a dart board then one is eventually going to hit the board...
 
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Harry

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half their salary cap will go to Williams, Martin and McGovern
 
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Razorgang2

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Eh, Carlton just paid Jack Martin $1m for 12 great goals and paid McGovern nearly as much to attend the fat farm. Everyone knows a gig at Carlton is football's equivalent of a public service job.
I like your analogy, but knockin public servants is out of bounds, having been one for nearly four decades, that hurts.:cupgold:banana
 
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craig

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I see Callum Moore only got two games with Carlton this year and is now out of contract.
I liked Moore (and Menadue) and thought they would carve a career elsewhere ......

Would have thought Moore had enough skills so that Carlton could have tried him in a few positions this season.....
Was he injured?

Carlton have enough in their tall stocks to not need Moore.

He was only brought in as insurance with Curnow sidelined.