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AD, I think they reposted it because of the backlash they received for deleting it.

'The comments were sexual abuse': AFLW star Tayla Harris

Penster. from what I know about Twitter (which isn’t much) I believe you cannot delete another persons tweet.

'The comments were sexual abuse': AFLW star Tayla Harris

Here’s my argument why I hope the GF remains a day game. If I was attending a GF I would meet up with some mates at a pub near the G about lunch time, have a bite to eat, a few beers and then do the walk to the Ground. If my team was lucky enough to win I would hang around for the presentation and the victory lap then head off to my teams home ground to celebrate with the many thousands of supporters and wait for the players to show up with the premiership cup. Having done all that I would still probably be able to catch some public transport home and be in bed around midnight.

Now push the game back 3 hours. I would probably meet up at the pub about 1.00pm because I couldn’t stand sitting around home watching the clock on this great day. That means I would probably drink more than I should as would many others. My team wins, I hang around for the presentation and victory lap and look at my watch and it’s probably 9.30 – 10.00pm. Do I then go back to my teams ground to hang around for 3 or 4 hours and then try and find some way to get home which would be about 3.00am.

As a 60+ year old I like to lay my head on my pillow before midnight. If I was a parent with some young kids I certainly don’t want them out at 3am. As Marnie said, the game should be about the fans and that includes fans of all ages.

The solution that could solve the twilight saga

Macca, Nat Fyfe says the new rule will be great for him and other big bodied midfielders in Martin, Dangerfield and Cripps. He says it creates a more 4X4 pure midfield battle, running out the front of the centre square and having long penetrating entries or shots on goal.

From a coaches perspective Brad Scott said this “ I don’t think there’s any better site than an explosive midfielder bursting out of the centre square of the MCG. That would only happen really once or twice a game and if it did the opposition coach would make sure it didn’t happen again by putting numbers behind the ball and protecting the centre bounce.” He is a big fan of it.

STEVIE J: My top five teams to watch this AFL season

Doc, players can’t come off the back of the square because they have to be in the 50 metre arc. Only the 4 wingers line up outside the 50 metre arc and outside the square.
With only 2 players on either side of the square it allows the centre players a bit more time to dispose of the ball or spread without 12 players coming in behind or to your side. It doesn’t mean we are going to see clean breakaways all the time because the centre square players still have their direct opponent to beat.

STEVIE J: My top five teams to watch this AFL season

Rick, I don’t know if this helps but if you watch the centre clearance by Cripps in the below video you will see where he has no opposition players coming in behind him. He seems to have more time to look for a target without worrying about players coming off the centre square. It was only a JLT game and I am sure coaches will look to negate easy clearances like this.

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/video/2019-02-28/jlt-1-cripps-dominant-display

STEVIE J: My top five teams to watch this AFL season

IAP, it’s as embarrassing as Carlton’s grey strip. Thank goodness the club listened to its supporters and will revert back to Navy Blue and White jumpers.

You are lucky that they will only wear this jumper once, we had to put up with that insipid outfit for 2 seasons.

When the King of Asgard meets an AFL guernsey

Macca/Dingo, Carlton have just released via CEO Cain Liddle it’s Key Targets 2019 – 2023.

Win Premierships
100k Members
250k Active supporters on our database.
200 Carlton In Business members.
50k average home game attendance.
Zero Historical debt.
Revenue $75 million
Australia’s Sporting Employer of Choice
Masterplan complete.
Carlton Respects – to become the most influential Gender Equality program in sport.

Obviously winning premierships would be their number 1 target but to achieve all of the above would be fantastic. I think it is great that a club details to its members what it is aiming to achieve as it allows members to see the direction the club is taking and maintain pressure on the club heirarchy to deliver.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Pete, Collingwood had the depth and experience last year to cover their injuries and that’s why they reached the GF, Carlton didn’t have the depth or experience to cover theirs and that’s why they only won 2 games. With another year into the 2 – 4 year players plus the addition of some experienced players we do have better coverage.

If we can get our best 22 on the park for the majority of the season then I would certainly expect better results.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Dingo, obviously a premiership is the ultimate expectation but winning one is never a certainty. You do have to put yourself in a position where you can win one and the longer you are in that position the more likely you are of winning one or more and if you don’t win one then yes I would call it a fail.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Dingo, the expectations of the club is that after building a list over the 5 years the club will move up the ladder and get to a position where they can achieve sustainable success. Sustainable being the key word, much like Geelong and Hawthorn. You don’t want to climb up the ladder and only be up there for a couple of years.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Pete, it is my consensus that there should be significant improvement this season too, but that does not have to mean winning a lot of games. The significant improvement I expect to see is in the group of players aged 23 and under which is the majority of Carlton list.

We saw that with Brisbane last year yet they still only won 5 games but they also lost 5 games by 7 points or less. That’s what I expect to see from the Blues this year – to be in the contest for 4 quarters.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Pretty much spot on Macca. Garlett and Silvagni are the 2 spots that might change with Gibbons, Polson, O’Brien and Kennedy (if his shoulder is right) in the mix.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Pete, who’s getting carried away with meaningless JLT game? Both Macca and I see Carlton still in the bottom 6 this year but can see development in the team with the improvement in the 2 – 4 year players. I don’t put a number on how many wins a team will have because there are so many unpredictable factors that can happen during the season eg injuries, improvement/collapse of other sides etc.

I don’t think there is any magical number re Bolton just how the club sees improvement/development in the side. A team could win 7 close games and get flogged in 15. Another team could win 3 – 4 games and lose 18 close games. Which team would you regard as being the better going forward?

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Macca, just watched the video on the Carlton website where Bolton announces to the players that we have just achieved our highest membership total – great stuff. Already 10k new members have signed up so they are on track to get over 60k members this year.

It shows the faith Carlton supporters have in the direction the club has taken.

Under pressure: Every AFL coach's 2019 job security ranked

Disappointed X1 that you had Adelaide on top of us (albeit 1 spot). How much joy would it give us Bluebaggers to say that SOS absolutely killed the Stocker trade.

Why Brisbane will win the 2019 AFL premiership

Macca, at this stage I have Gibbons and Cunningham in front of Fasolo based on they have both completed a full pre season while Fasolo hasn’t. If they give him a run against Collingwood I would imagine he would only play about 50% game time. Another factor for me is both Cunningham & Gibbons can spend time in the midfield whereas Fasolo is predominantly a forward.

Ten AFL talking points from JLT week one

Don’t understand your comment Pete. I haven’t seen any over the top postives or negatives, just people commenting on what they saw. Who needs to calm down?

Ten AFL talking points from JLT week one

Aransan, on Walsh I think it’s his consistency that makes him a standout. There might be others that have a bit more flair at times but lack the consistency. It was the point that his junior coaches kept saying and although we have only seen him in one JLT game the senior Carlton players have been saying it since he arrived.
On the Bombers, for me McGrath is the player I would be most excited about. He has speed, strength and is a good kick. He can play inside or outside and I think he will become your number one midfielder the next couple of years.

Ten AFL talking points from JLT week one

Gee that’s a really insightful comment Sammy. Interrupted pre season so I doubt he is 100% fit yet. Still 2 goals playing about 60% of game time when not fully fit isn’t a bad effort. Fully fit he should be good for 3 goals a game, I will take that every day of the week.

Ten AFL talking points from JLT week one

They have been playing Kerr and Levi down back at times during intra club matches. Not sure that Levi would succeed in defence but perhaps Kerr would. Schumacher is another one who needs more game time.

Ten AFL talking points from JLT week one

Macca, it will be interesting to see the team Carlton put out next week against the Pies. I would think that Kennedy and O’Brien will come into the side and maybe Levi, De Koning, Kerr and Stocker might get a run as well.

Ten AFL talking points from JLT week one

Josh as you said it is only JLT and it is probably just an average game for him but Cripps 33 disposals, 20 contested possessions, 11 clearances and 2 goals continues to bring a smile to my face. What a great teacher he will be for Sam Walsh.

Ten AFL talking points from JLT week one

That’s your opinion Paul which you are entitled too. I don’t know what makes him irrelevant to today’s game – is it his age or the fact that he hasn’t been involved with any club for a number of years? He has been involved in Australia Rules Football at the highest level as a player, Coach and commentator for 50 years. I would think his knowledge of what happens within football clubs is more than most.

That is what he is doing at Carlton at the moment. He holds no official position but voluntarily offers up his time to offer up advice to any coach or player who wants it. He is not there to tell Bolton or the other coaches how to do their job or coach but to answer any questions or offer opinions.

I think it is great that past players are involved with their clubs and I am pretty sure Chris Fa gan has asked Lethal a few questions in his time at the Lions.

Carlton: A light-hearted look at the Bolton/Walls relationship

Pretty harsh PaulD. Walls was the coach that got the Brisbane Bears into the finals and started building the list that would eventually win 3 in a row. What do you base your opinion of him on? Do you know him, have you met him? For the record I do know him (went to the same school and played cricket against him) and caught up with him a couple of years ago when I was in Melbourne.

Is it because your opinions differ from his?

Carlton: A light-hearted look at the Bolton/Walls relationship