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TDK has injured his ankle at practice. Won’t be available for round 2.

The one player each AFL club should poach

I think Carlton would grab Tom Papley before a ruckman. If they could grab a ruckman it would be Grundy.

The one player each AFL club should poach

I don’t know whether Bolton got the club to ask the AFL to play games in Tassie because he is from there but definitely none of the top clubs play there. They play 7 games a year down there and the fairest way would be just Victorian clubs play there. That would mean 1 Victorian club a year would get the lucky break.

The Vic-centric AFL discriminates against WA clubs

13th, Carlton played Hawthorn in Tassie last year & the year before played the Kangaroos there.

The Vic-centric AFL discriminates against WA clubs

The Pies are definitely one of the current top four sides in the competition along with Richmond, West Coast & GWS. Either of these teams are capable of winning the flag, it just comes down to who plays their best football during the finals and the last day.

Four burning questions for Collingwood ahead of the AFL restart

This Vic-centric subject is the most commented thing on the Roar. Just about any article written will have a comment with the word Vic-centric in it. Nothing is going to change unless there are equal number of teams in each State which definitely won’t happen. The only solution to all this whinging would be for all the interstate clubs to permanently move to Melbourne which also isn’t going to happen.

The Vic-centric AFL discriminates against WA clubs

You could be right Josh especially if the AFL decide to drop the list number to 35 players. I doubt any clubs would want more than a couple of ruckmen on a 35 player list especially if you have another like Levi who can also play as a ruckman.

It would be really disappointing though as Kreuze is a great clubman and when injury free can be a very good player.

Four burning questions for Carlton ahead of the AFL restart

Could be Pete, never seen any posts under that name.

Four burning questions for Carlton ahead of the AFL restart

Disagree with you Hoolifan. Charlie has played 53 games not a handful. If his knee gets back to normal he will become one of our best players. If he blows next year why would other clubs want him? As far as SOS is concerned he has done a great job in building up a much better list than we had in 2015. All our really bad recruiting was done before SOS came back.

Four burning questions for Carlton ahead of the AFL restart

I thought Levi had a pretty good game against the Tigers in round 1, kicking a couple of goals and then replacing the injured Kreuzer in the ruck. He has certainly become more consistent the past couple of years. I would imagine with Charlie not playing this year Levi will be playing CHF and also a bit in the ruck. Pittonet will probably play round 2 but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Blues decided on giving De Koning more games this year. He has a bigger body than when he started and is a very versatile ruckman or even a key forward.

Four burning questions for Carlton ahead of the AFL restart

Until the incident is explained there will be lots of speculation. A reason for being stabbed by someone is that you were doing something wrong to them and they did it to protect themselves. Another reason could be that the person who did the stabbing is a known criminal who Stevens was hanging out with.

None of this is likely to be true and it might have just been an accident in which case I don’t understand why Stevens is not giving any details to authorities.

"They are two separate issues": Scott criticises Steven rumours

Steven can remain silent if he wants to but the police will still investigate the incident even without his assistance. I am sure Geelong & the AFL will be requesting him to tell what happened.

"They are two separate issues": Scott criticises Steven rumours

Your right Don, the public don’t need to know but the police do. They need to know if the person who stabbed him is dangerous or not. I am sure they will be relentless in getting the facts from Stevens.

"They are two separate issues": Scott criticises Steven rumours

It was a rumour so not completely sure but Steve Kernahan said they just about offered every other player up except Kennedy. From memory West Coast wanted pick 1 & 3 for Judd but Carlton refused to give up pick 1 so West Coast demanded Kennedy & pick 3.

Carlton picked Kreuzer with the first pick. On reflection they should have given up 1 & 3. It would have been interesting who WC would have picked if they had pick 1. Kreuzer was regarded as the best but you could have got Cotchin or Dangerfield as well as Masten. There were 3 other WA boys drafted in the top 10 that year – Cale Morton, David Myers & Rhys Palmer.

The best players that slipped through the cracks since 2000

He didn’t slip through the cracks though Matches. Carlton didn’t want to give up Kennedy, they even offered up Fevola as part of the Judd trade but WC were smart enough to demand Kennedy. If Judd didn’t want to come back to Melbourne or chose another team Kennedy would have remained a Blue.

The best players that slipped through the cracks since 2000

I am sure a few that you have selected wanted to leave their original club too if they weren’t getting regular games. Carlton could have kept Jacobs and traded Hampson.

The best players that slipped through the cracks since 2000

Aransan, I am not saying Daniher is not a good forward, just that I believe he can be very inconsistent with his form and of course his body. Without his injuries he could have become one of the current best but it is hard to see him playing many more games especially for the Bombers. Unless Essendon got a definite ‘I am staying’ and a guarantee on his body becoming better I just disagree with them not grabbing 2 possible top 10 picks.

As for Harry he could end up the same but his injuries have been early in his career when developing into a bigger body. This delay has helped him and he should be in the returning round 2 game. Obviously no guarantees that he plays full seasons for the rest of his career but if he does I think he could become a great key forward.

In defence of Essendon's management of Joe Daniher

You could add Sam Jacobs to this list. Picked up by Carlton in the Rookie draft, they let him go back to SA keeping Warnock & Hampson. Jacobs had great seasons at Adelaide and was regarded as one of the best ruckman. He definitely turned out to be much better than Warnock & Hampson.

The best players that slipped through the cracks since 2000

That’s why getting 3 possible top 10 draft picks over 2 years might have helped their future Pete.

In defence of Essendon's management of Joe Daniher

I know I might get flogged for this but I have never rated Daniher as a great key forward. In his 7 seasons he has only kicked more than 40 goals twice – 2016 43 & 2017 – 65. He can play some great games but just as many ordinary games. Considering his injury problems to have taken pick 9 & a future first round pick would have been a great get for Essendon.

To have been able to go into the 2019 draft with pick 9 & the 2020 draft with 2 first round picks (possibly both top 10 picks) would have been very beneficial for them.

In defence of Essendon's management of Joe Daniher

Sydney offered pick 9 which they would have got from Carlton for Tom Papley and their future first pick which most likely will be another top 10. Sydney didn’t want to give up pick 5 as there was some top talent in the draft.

It is going to be hard for Daniher to play games this year as there are no VFL games so if he does play it will be without any real match practice.

In defence of Essendon's management of Joe Daniher

It’s the AFL rules Pete not the Governments. The AFL are obviously trying to prevent players from any contact outside their training and immediate family.

Footy is back, but do we care?

Well Essence, on the AFL website the AFL said players in a hub can go to the beach for exercise and go to cafes & restaurants for takeaway meals and can eat meals and hang out together in the hub with social distancing. At this stage they can’t play golf but the AFL will work with the resorts & health authorities to seek a change ASAP.

Players not in hubs can’t surf, play golf, let social visitors into their homes, sit down in a cafe for a meal or coffee, go for a picnic, take kids to a playground, go fishing or boating, go over to a friends house, have people including your family if they don’t live with you over to your house, go to work at another job, go to Uni, do volunteering or community work.

So the hub players aren’t any worse off and the fact that they can hang out together is a plus for them.

Footy is back, but do we care?

I read a Fox Sports article 4 days ago saying they could play golf and now I have read an Age article saying they can’t. I guess rules are changing everyday.

Footy is back, but do we care?

Johnno, if the borders are still closed then I can only see the WA sides staying on the Gold Coast for the whole season. If the WA government still required people coming into WA to isolate for 2 weeks then there won’t be any games played there.

Footy is back, but do we care?