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A one-eyed long time Blues supporter.

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In McKay & Fisher, out JSOS & Philp.
In Geary, out Jones.

Predicting Round 5's team of the week

Expect to see more holding the ball free kicks this week.

Believe it or not, more free kicks for Hawthorn won't fix footy

Looks like Carlton don’t have a chance against St Kilda tomorrow night with 4 Saints in Dorans predicted ‘Team of the weak’ and no Blues.

Predicting Round 5's team of the week

If the umpires prefer to not pay a free kick but throw the ball up, my suggestion is to do it straight away. Don’t even wait for the ruckmen or ask who is going to contest the throw up. Currently the umpires wait for the ruckmen, ask who is competing and by that time there are a dozen or more players around the ball.

AFL coaches should learn the rules before complaining about them

“Carlton kept in touch with the Bombers” is a strange comment seeing Carlton spent about 80% of the game in front. You need to change that Chuck to Essendon kept in touch with the Blues despite being outplayed for the majority of the game.

Lessons learned from Round 4

But we can have more ‘cardboard’ supporters at the G.

AFL reveals Round 5 changes after Richmond denied entry to Queensland

Not happy that they moved the game from the MCG to Marvel though Macca. It is Carlton’s home game so should of stayed at the G. St Kilda play better at Marvel.

AFL reveals Round 5 changes after Richmond denied entry to Queensland

The majority are in suburban hotspots where they are blitzing testing. The numbers could increase because there is more of this testing happening in Victoria.

AFL reveals Round 5 changes after Richmond denied entry to Queensland

If the spike keeps increasing in Victoria, WA, SA & NSW won’t let Vic sides in either. The season might be over in a few weeks.

AFL reveals Round 5 changes after Richmond denied entry to Queensland

Agree Macca. Not sure anyone can rate the Blues at the moment. There has only been one game this season that Carlton have not won more quarters than the opposition & that was against Richmond where you could say it was a 2 – 2 result. Despite our poor kicking for goals there are only 6 sides that have scored more total points than us.

We have shown that we are no longer dependent on Cripps. Our forward line is much better organised (just need to kick straight) & our backline is solid with 2 players Docherty & Weitering playing at AA standard. Winning the last 2 games will bring confidence into the team. The next 3 games will decide our season with 3 winnable games against St Kilda, Sydney & the Suns.

Six talking points from AFL Round 4

I am sure the Bulldog & Bomber supporters would like to know where you rate them WASS.

Six talking points from AFL Round 4

An innocuous ( not harmful or injurious) action that resulted in a player coughing up blood, bruised lung, fractured rib and spending a night in hospital. So you are allowed to deliberately hit players anywhere on their body with a clenched fist.

Is Zach Merrett in strife for this rib-tickler that sent Silvagni to hospital?

He got one week.

Is Zach Merrett in strife for this rib-tickler that sent Silvagni to hospital?

So far.

Is this the mark of the year from Charlie Cameron?

Never heard of a Hugh James so don’t know anything about him. I would have Peter ‘Percy’ Jones as the ruckman. Played 249 games, kicked 284 goals & played in 4 premiership sides. Percy was one of the reasons Carlton won the 1972 flag. John Nicholls decided to play himself as a permanent forward pocket in the grand final and kicked 6 goals and therefore Percy played the whole game in the ruck and ended up in our best 3 players for the game.

Also surprised you didn’t include Kristian Jaksch.

The AFL all-time great alphabet teams: Letter J

Losing McKay, even though he was average last week with his kicking could really really hurt us Macca. The forward line was great for the first 3 qtrs against Geelong and are starting to really gel. To be losing one of the talls means we will probably have to change the fwd 50 entry again. I doubt TDK is ready to play so do we go for Kennedy who played well last week in the two’s or look for more pace & pressure in young Philp.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 4

Yeah it is going to be very crazy this year. If they go down to 40 players then you have to drop 7 players and if you can draft 3 players then that means it is 10 players. What will trading players be like if you can only use 3 draft picks? Also have to consider what player contracts are like. Are players who’s contract ends this year more likely to be tossed out over someone who has a contract ending 2021.

How to rebuild the ailing Adelaide Crows

Don’t know what the draft will be like this year though Pedro. The AFL have been thinking of reducing lists to only 35 players. If they do that then teams have to drop about 13 players. The AFL then might say clubs can only draft 2 players.

How to rebuild the ailing Adelaide Crows

Why Spruce? Do you think Melbourne went flat-out in their intra-club game? When they do play Essendon later in the season it will probably be on a Wednesday after they have played another team on the week-end. Don’t you think Melbourne might want to get their season back to normal like the other teams that have now played one more game instead of it playing on their minds as to when they will eventually play Essendon.

Bombers get a boost as only one additional player is forced into quarantine

Spruce, there was an article in The Age where Jack Viney said Melbourne were keen & ready to play Essendon tonight.

Bombers get a boost as only one additional player is forced into quarantine

I liked Gerard Whately ‘s idea that given there are only 2 Essendon players in isolation Melbourne & Essendon should be playing tomorrow night to get the fixture back to some normality and then Carlton play Essendon on Monday night.

Bombers get a boost as only one additional player is forced into quarantine

After Tom Lynch kicked a point from the top of the goal square I can’t complain about the ones Harry has missed.

Was Saturday night Carlton's 'SCG moment'?

I have an opinion Pete. De Goey & Moore are going to leave Collingwood because they want more money. Buckley wants to go back to South Australia so will end up coaching the Adelaide Crows and because Eddie loves Buckley so much he will follow him and take over the Presidency of the Crows. What do you think of that?

Paddy Cripps: Could Carlton's leading man be heading elsewhere?

Understand that Chuck but didn’t McKenna test positive up till late last week? Isn’t there a 2 week period? As I said I am glad we are playing your best players but believe me if any Carlton players end up with this because they got it from an Essendon player I will be furious.

What does Essendon’s backline look like without Conor McKenna and co?

Would prefer to be playing a full Essendon team but don’t understand how only 1 other person has been forced into quarantine. I don’t know the exact COVID rules in Victoria but aren’t you forced into quarantine if you have been in a group where a person has tested positive? Aren’t they shutting schools down I there is a person there who has tested positive? I live in Brisbane so don’t know the Victorian rules but Qld Govt are now thinking they shouldn’t let Richmond In to play the Lions because of the increase in Victoria.

What does Essendon’s backline look like without Conor McKenna and co?