HARRY IS ‘TAYLOR MADE’ AS SPEARHEAD
Posted on June 7, 2012 8:39 am
When Geelong needed a gun target to fill the void left by Tom Hawkins Harry Taylor obliged, and he looked as if he were born to play the role. But that’s Harry – front or back, on talls or smalls – no fuss, no nerves, no worries. I wonder if Carlton will put in any time this week to the possibility that Flash Harry might play forward on Friday night against the Blues. In reality there’s not much chance of an encore role as spearhead I suppose, but I would love to see Harry shuffle up to the full forward spot prior to the start just for a laugh – just to wind up the Carlton coaching staff – just to mess with their heads. Alas, football is far too serious for fun and games …. unless of course you happen to be someone like the great Stevie J. Harry’s afternoon of contested marks and goals and ‘Magic’ Johnson again turning tricks all over the ground were worth every bit of the admission price. There were good supporting roles by Cameron Guthrie, who is settling in well, and Taylor Hunt who is getting better and better. The usual suspects Bartel, Scarlett, Chapman and Kelly made sure the cream rose to the top eventually and in the end Geelong achieved the win and margin expected.
This was a timely return to form for several key Cats ahead of a crunch game against Carlton this week at Etihad. In the context of the season so far, Friday nights encounter shapes up as the most important match of the year for the Cats…. and also for the Blues. Poor form of late by Carlton will ensure that it is fired up for this one. Over the last few years Geelong has struggled to dominate Carlton, particularly in the area of speed. A win on Friday night will kickstart Geelong’s second half assault on its flag defence and it will go into the bye reasonably satisfied with the first half result. A loss?….. well it makes it harder, much harder.
So, bring on Friday night, bring on Carlton…… and GO CATS