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Opposition discussion

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Carlton are average in every respect and the rebuild is in danger of running aground. Large number of recruits from other clubs have not been integrated successfully. Betts a big mistake, Murphy being carried to 300. They're in too much of a hurry; IMO they are obligated to go to the draft and do better.
 
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Jonesracing82

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Carlton are added to the annual examples of why we should never listen to the media hyping up a team over summer after another recruiting spree, they fail every time
 

Jonesracing82

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Out for a month. not that it matters. West Coast are easily the most overrated team in the comp. If we can’t beat them over there, we don’t deserve top 4.
Been on this for a while, it's about time the media are finally starting to pick up on it.
 

Tigers of Old

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Fair bit of discussion about young Liam Stocker after getting a toweling from Liam Ryan last week.
I know he's only young so loathe to have a crack but the Blues gave up plenty to get him (insert SOS fist pump here) as an inside mid & yet they're playing him as a back pocket? Since there was some rumour at the time that they thought they'd gazumped Richmond, I've watched him closely a bit & must admit to not seeing much...
 
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TigerMasochist

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Fair bit of discussion about young Liam Stocker after getting a toweling from Liam Ryan last week.
I know he's only young so loathe to have a crack but the Blues gave up plenty to get him (insert SOS fist pump here) as an inside mid & yet they're playing him as a back pocket? Since there was some rumour at the time that they thought they'd gazumped Richmond, I've watched him closely a bit & must admit to not seeing much...
Got a feeling the kid might be suffering from Teagueitis.
Inside mid type trying to tag Ryan.
Docherty playing on a wing instead of defence.
Curnow their best shut down contested type tagger playing somewhere.
Murphy playing forward flank, pocket.
Reckon Teaguey might be trying anything n everything pretending to look busy n inspirational when maybe he's got no idea n his players don't much give a *smile* anyway.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Fair bit of discussion about young Liam Stocker after getting a toweling from Liam Ryan last week.
I know he's only young so loathe to have a crack but the Blues gave up plenty to get him (insert SOS fist pump here) as an inside mid & yet they're playing him as a back pocket? Since there was some rumour at the time that they thought they'd gazumped Richmond, I've watched him closely a bit & must admit to not seeing much...
Don't mind his attitude or attack on the ball and man. Hasn't been fully Carltoned yet.
 
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T-Shirt Tommy

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Hey @Tigers of Old - From memory didn't we expect to take Stocker but then when Cartoon gazumped us we took RCD instead? Or was it Balta?

Memory is failing me.

Rumour has it that we interviewed Stocker before the draft and told him in no uncertain terms that his defensive running was pretty much non existent. Not sure that we were going to pick him up or not but the draft 'experts' had us picking him with our first pick. Hence when Carlton traded and picked him before us, everyone just assumed that we were trumped, and SOS had his sh1t eating grin.

Maybe Teague has finally seen what we originally saw, hence playing him in defence. Or maybe Teague just has no idea.
 
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D85

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The biggest criticism of NAB League midfielders when they step into the AFL system is that they dont run defensively, so doubt that'd have been an issue specifically to Stocker. ****This will be even worse moving forward as NAB Leaguers will play a lot of school and local footy instead of the elite pathway, so theyll all step in with lots of really bad habits that will take time to coach out of them

Stocker is a solid citizen player, not a 1st round player. Doesnt help he is being played out of position, if you want to develop those traits you need to either accept that they'll get towelled up and look lost for a while, or do at VFL level
 
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Scoop

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Carlton spend over 2 million on Saad, Williams and Docherty.

Then put Stocker one out on Ryan. Criminal by Teague.

Has played 13 games, is 21. I’m still a fan.
 
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Smoking Aces

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Carlton spend over 2 million on Saad, Williams and Docherty.

Then put Stocker one out on Ryan. Criminal by Teague.

Has played 13 games, is 21. I’m still a fan.
Coach killing move. Self inflicted.
But the problem with the three you mention - they are not a defenders *smile*. Not one of them goes near an opponent.
 

spook

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Can't play on an opponent?! Are you a *smile* ing footballer or not?

Scoop's right, horrible move by Teague. Even if he'd done it to humiliate his senior tap-dancers (he's not that clever), he torched a kid in the process. Not cool.

Are they tanking again?
 
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