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They won’t be catching City for the prem and champions league is obviously an unrealistic expectation, especially after Conte’s poor results in that competition. FA cup and league cup is definitely achievable for this group of players. Getting a taste of any major silverware is the first step to getting this team ready for a better future

Passion. Devotion. Heart. Why Conte will end Tottenham's 14-year trophy drought

Conte has proven that he can take underperforming teams under his wing and transform them into a tough team to beat. Italy during Euro 2016 is a perfect example where it was one of the worst Italian squads in history, yet he got them to a quarter-final (beating Belgium and Spain) which shows he doesn’t need the best talent overall. Spurs are in a better situation but they still don’t have that many top world-class players

Passion. Devotion. Heart. Why Conte will end Tottenham's 14-year trophy drought

Yes it looks like he has settled into the club and can see a real future. When he walked through the doors the club was a mess, hence why he made comments aimed at the board. I think Son will be impacted more than Kane, as Kane is a natural striker and is known for his presence centrally in the box

Passion. Devotion. Heart. Why Conte will end Tottenham's 14-year trophy drought

They need to bring that full intensity and consistently show it for the whole game that’s for sure. It will be a tussle.
Those players mentioned need to keep that forward pressure up because for me that’s one of Collingwood’s biggest strengths so they have to match that

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Got mentioned last night! Apologies to all Pies supporters out there!

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

It’s officially a sell out! Atmosphere will be unreal. Should be a fantastic spectacle

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Agree Jimmy. No team wants to look back and ask themselves what could have been…

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

That would be a catastrophe for the dogs seeing as the hawks have nothing to play for. They need to be switched on from the get-go if they’re to make sure of improving that percentage difference from the Blues if they are to have any chance

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Not at all Macca!

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Pete I think it will be a miracle to have supporters of the losing team be civil after the loss!

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Well I can make a counter argument and say how long have most of the Carlton players been out for? Pies have been hit in one go with those first 3 I mentioned, plus the players out last week with flu which disrupts their rhythm.
Momentum is everything in sport.
Ginni and De Goey may have 7 touches per game recently but some are crucial touches that can swing a game, especially with the quality they both possess

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Ginnivan, De Goey, Adams, Grundy. A couple are not confirmed but they are all massive outs. Never said Carlton are not struggling with their own injuries though

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

I would rather qualify for finals than missing out all together.
It’s always the great conundrum when this issue arises.

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

…and the first 3 quarters should also be taken into account

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Fair point, especially with the amount of players out for the Pies. Most of those players were involved in that winning streak and have experience in those close games. In saying that, I think the enormity of the situation and the sense of occasion against an old arch enemy will give them that extra fuel in the tank and going forward into the finals. They can’t stop now can they?

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Incredible how people forget that the pies were up by 30 at 3 qtr time against the cats!

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Judging by McRae’s comments it seems like De Goey is better placed to play than Ginnivan but it’s tough to see how he risks them both despite the enormity of the game. Still time until Sunday.

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

With a fully fit side are they premiership contenders with Geelong and the rest of the top 4?

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Carlton are not ready for sure, but they are heading in the right direction. Disagree about the Pies not being good enough though…game structure and talent aside, they have mostly matched it with the top sides in the comp this season. Not saying they’re the best side but sure deserve a lot more respect than what they’re getting.

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Another club in SA and finally getting a team down in Tassie should be the two main priorities

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Good points. I guess with the few players potentially out it could sway things but for me one of the most impressive parts of Collingwood’s game revolves around the middle of the ground and the ability to move the ball quickly and transition out of the stoppages.

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Agree with you Cloak. If Carlton show that same hunger and intensity around the ball and stoppages (there will be a few extra this week) then they definitely give themselves the best chance

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

It’s a shame about the potential few outs but that still shouldn’t stop it from being an absolute thriller with what’s on the line as mentioned. Centre bounce clearances should again work in favour of Collingwood which could help them get off to a quick start to settle.
Pies will definitely be happy to be back at the G but I’m expecting a closer game than the 28 point margin.
All the best Pete!

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

Carlton haven’t been in the best of form but it can only take these types of games for them to showcase their best and rise to the occasion

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

I think Carlton will have to adopt the all or nothing approach and risk some of those injured players. High risk but high reward for a side looking to play their first finals series in 9 years

130 years in the making: Why Carlton vs Collingwood will be one of the best games this year

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