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“My AA team has a good spread of goal kickers”. Bontempelli 11, Crouch 9, Parker 9, Boak 8. That’s a total of 37 goals from 4 of your forwards. Lucky you have Walters (a 1.77 metre tall CHF) 31 goals and De Goey 32 goals playing as that gives you 100 goals from your forward line.

I will throw up my forward line for you Doran.

J. Finlayson 28. J Darling 39. M. Walters 31
G. Ablett 28. J. Cameron 48. C. Cameron 33

That’s a total of 209 goals from my forward line – got you beat by doubling your score.

My All Australian side after Round 17

So Cripps who is sitting third in the Coaches votes and prior to his injury was leading it, is just a player highly rated by the media.

My All Australian side after Round 17

You just made the stupidest comment I have ever seen on this site – Cripps is not as good as Walsh.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Not playing at full forward.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Come on Dingo, why wouldn’t you have a guy at full forward who has kicked 11 goals 22 behinds rather than one who has kicked 48 goals 38 behinds.

My All Australian side after Round 17

So does Patrick Cripps.

My All Australian side after Round 17

You are correct Mattician. We are definitely playing better football but have been 5 – 6 goals down in 4 of the 5 games he has coached. We beat a Brisbane who were not playing their best at the time, Fremantle who have rapidly gone backwards the past 4 games and Sydney who are now in a rebuilding phase without Franklin and playing a makeshift ruckman. We still lost to lowly Melbourne and the Bulldogs who we easily beat earlier.

A lot of Carlton supporters are getting carried away with Teague and want the club to sign him now. There is no rush to do that and we will get a better idea of what he can do against Adelaide, West Coast, Richmond and Geelong.

Why it's time for both Shaw and Teague to get the full-time gig

Correct about Docherty but I think if he gets a full preseason he is the type of player that wouldn’t take too long to get back to near his best.

Why it's time for both Shaw and Teague to get the full-time gig

Dingo, hopefully with Docherty right to go next year, another pre season into the 18 – 21 year olds, Mc Govern with better fitness levels, pick up an experienced midfielder & a goal kicking small forward I think a coach has a lot of positives to work with. Whether that’s Teague or someone else I think the Blues can certainly climb up the ladder.

Why it's time for both Shaw and Teague to get the full-time gig

Why do Carlton need to make an offer to Teague now? Surely the club needs to do due diligence in making one of the most important decisions the club has faced in years. Teague has done a great job and should be considered along with whoever else applies. We still have 6 games to play and four of them are against top 8 sides. Let’s see how we go against them first.

Why it's time for both Shaw and Teague to get the full-time gig

Yes he did the Saints Carlton game where his free kick stats were 15 frees to St Kilda resulting in 4 goals 3 behinds and 3 frees to Carlton. The 2 other umpires stats were 20 to the Blues and 16 to the Saints.

Six talking points from AFL Round 17

Because iof the blustery conditions and a weak throw from the boundary umpire the ball would have hit the ground before any of the ruckmen got to it. Was Ed Curnow meant to jump out of the way of the ball. Simple decision would have been for the umpire to have the ball thrown in again. Ruckmen having to nominate is one of the stupidest rules in AFL.

'It's just so unnatural': Rare ruck free kick rears its head at throw-in

Marchbank out for the rest of the year.

Five talking points AFL Round 16

From our side yesterday Lang is a definite out and should be stamped ‘never to be seen again’. Cripps comes in for him. If Harry is right to go then on form McGovern needs to be the one sent to the Northern Blues. Levi is offering up more than him at the moment. Cunningham can come in for either of Dow (probably needs a rest) or Gibbons. While O’Brien was quiet yesterday he has shown improvement and Sydney have a few small forwards in Papley, Parker, Florent and Hayward so we will need him to run with one of them.

On Simmo I think he deserves to play out the year. He has not been terrible but just appears to have lost a bit of speed and confidence. Some of his decisions and turnovers have cost us some goals this year but you don’t send a champion like him back to the two’s to finish his career. Without Franklin the Swans aren’t so tall down forward especially if they have to have Reid as their ruck.

Will be interesting who goes out when Charlie comes back because JSOS has been one of our best the past 2 games – probably Kennedy loses his spot.

Five talking points AFL Round 16

On our radar for next year should be the best available coach, whether that be one with experience or the best current assistant. We also need to find some running half backs as we are very slow coming out of defense. Simmo is on his last legs and will probably retire at the end of the season. This has not been one of his best years at the Blues. Hopefully Doc doesn’t suffer any more injuries and is back and firing next season as we desperately need his leadership down back. Weitering has shown what he is capable of but lacks speed, Marchbank has had a good year, Newman has been good for most of the season, Jones was good before his concussion but occasionally makes some terrible decisions, Daisy has had his best season but maybe only has one or two years in him and Plowman whilst has been good at locking down his opponent is a terrible kick. He should never be allowed to kick out after a behind.
Other inclusions should be an experienced inside/outside midfielder a la Coniglio and a at least one small forward capable of kicking 40 plus goals. Hopefully De Koning is ready to step up next year to help the big Tractor and Stocker gets a good run at showing his potential. We definitely have a good spine and a lot of potential talent, just need a few more additions and a coach who can develop consistency into our team.

Five talking points AFL Round 16

Stupid comment from commentators. Kreuzer takes the mark and straight away is looking to handball it off. When he knows he can’t get a handball off he goes back to take the kick.

Matthew Kreuzer's classic ruckman moment has commentators in stitches

Just a bit of sarcasm Sammy – jeez.

Barrett’s Showdown comments are an indictment on the AFL media

I don’t agree with Barrett on this and most other things he says. You make a good point Sammy about the flights etc. just like SA provides the same thing for Crows and Port members living interstate

Barrett’s Showdown comments are an indictment on the AFL media

You could be looking at a player who this season wins the AFLCA, Leigh Matthews Award, Brownlow Medal, Norm Smith Medal and wears a premiership medal. Any deals offered him are going to be mammoth and if both WCE and Freo get in a drafting battle with Geelong they could end up with at least a couple of first round picks if Kelly decides to leave.

Cats confident of keeping Kelly

Plowman has kept Charlie Cameron & Walters to 3 goals.

Five talking points from AFL Round 15

How would they go playing in the same team? Unstoppable!!!

Five talking points from AFL Round 15

McCarthy’s kicking for goal was excellent Jonboy and if your kicking inside 50 was better he could have ended up with a few more goals. Having said that I thought Carlton’s defense worked well. Marchbank was probably our best defender but Weitering, Jones, Newman and Plowman all had good games. Plowman did a great job on Walters who I believe is the best small forward in the AFL.

Five talking points from AFL Round 15

And Kreuzer pushed in the back in a ruck contest – not paid.

Five talking points from AFL Round 15

Would be good if we beat them next week AD because we would jump up another spot.

Five talking points from AFL Round 15

Walsh was again good but his disposal efficiency of 33.3% was even worse than Levi. He needs to work on that part of his game. His eight tackles were good too.

Five talking points from AFL Round 15