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Redmond Dobson

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It’s also swings and roundabouts, cycles and all that. Melbourne looked like they were a chance to pack it in during the Neeld era; just last year they were the most exciting team in the comp. Carlton will turn it around eventually, I just don’t think Bolton will play a part in that

Hiring and firing in the AFL: what to do with Brendon Bolton?

Yeh I actually think SOS’s job was more difficult than Bolton’s. Bolton has the opportunity to work with players year-round whereas SOS only gets a small window to improve the list each year. There’s some talent starting to accumulate but the depth is still awful, maybe worst in the league.

Do you think a realistic appraisal of Carlton would’ve had them finishing bottom 3, even if they’d improved a fair bit?

Hiring and firing in the AFL: what to do with Brendon Bolton?

Historical greatness of course but there is no doubt Carlton was once a great club. Would be a massive deal if they won a premiership. Prestigious club that has completely lost its way. Essendon is in a similar boat albeit not to the same degree

Hiring and firing in the AFL: what to do with Brendon Bolton?

Cripps is shaping to have a very unlucky career at this stage. Some have started to step up and help him but far too few. Kind of amazing he’s become such an inspiring leader given the dearth of senior figures at Carlton

Hiring and firing in the AFL: what to do with Brendon Bolton?

Scott certainly has a harder edge than Bolton. The opportunity to take Carlton back to greatness would have to be enticing as well. Definitely after an experienced coach?

Hiring and firing in the AFL: what to do with Brendon Bolton?