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!
All we need now if for Sheedy to get elected President and have him appoint Hird as Director of Football.
What a great time to be a Richmond supporter
They used 'money' to always buy themselves out of trouble.Carlton's heading back towards good shape off the field but there are plenty of loyalists who still see Liddle as an outsider who knifed a favourite son.
Can only hope they get the wrong people in again after the bloodletting and the cycle of failure continues.