TOPIC: Carlton v Freo

pollyanna Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #169

pollyanna
I would rather have O'Driscoll's sister in before him - I'm not sure if you watched his debut game for Peel or not, I'm just presuming you didn't.

Speaking cross-code, how good would it be to see Bowers as an in - there is no way Patrick Cripps would've survived the game without a lengthy time in rehab afterwards.
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Morgan Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #170

Morgan
There’s an old saying that your best ability is availability. You know who was almost always available? Zac Dawson. We could have used someone like him against Carlton so Cox could swan around and take marks instead of looking on while McKay marked the footy 10m in front of him.

Dawson made a career of making players like McKay seem even more useless than him.
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Straddo Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #171

Straddo
I knew our injury crisis was grim, but I didn't know it was "Gee it would be nice if we still had Zac Dawson" dire.
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The_Yeti Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #172

The_Yeti
Shane, Treacy is suspended at WAFL. He's served his AFL suspension and could have been picked on Sunday
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expat Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #173

expat
Yep, can we dust off that old golden fist in time for the mid-season draft?
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shane Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #174

shane
Yeti. Read leftfooter's comment for context.
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The_Yeti Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #175

The_Yeti
Zac the spac would have been worse than useless on Sunday.

He was a one trick pony that could function (barely, sort of) in a crowded defensive area. No flood, no Zac. He was slow and not particularly agile and Carlton would have just bounced off him all day.

Ho could fist the ball away from a marker when he was unchallenged but up against a direct opponent, he was pushed off the ball with little effort.
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hypen Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #176

hypen
I don't ever recall Zac Dawson looking useless on a football field.
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hypen Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #177

hypen
Insert not as you see fit.
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rogerrocks Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #178

rogerrocks
If Zac had played on McKay he would not have kicked 7 goals (and nor would McKay). For all his faults, Zac was strong, fast, and stuck to his man. Mind you, Eddie Betts would have crumbed the spoils and got a couple of goals.
We desperately needed a negating defender out there.
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shane Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #179

shane
Was he carrying a drink every time you saw him?
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The_Yeti Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #180

The_Yeti
Yeah, naaah, if Zac was playing, Betts would have kicked 30.

Zac needed to have a flooded defence to pull his sole trick. Once the ball hit the ground, he was cactus.
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Corporal Agarn Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #181

Corporal Agarn
The negating defender is supposed to be Conca's role.

But there's another thing Fremantle are champions at. Recruiting once good players, usually from W.A. and sending their career backwards or stalled. EG. Conca, Wilson, Acres, Aish, Lobb? McCarthy, Hogan.

We're also good at recruiting players with an injury history and doing little or nothing to turn that around. eg. Valente, Sturt, Switkowski, Bennell

Plus of course we excel at having so many players with recurring, long term or TBA injuries. eg. Pearce, Hill, Hamling, Valente, Sturt, Logue, Tucker
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hypen Carlton v Freo 1 week 4 days ago #182

hypen
Can someone tell Sydney rebuilds take a minimum of ten years.
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