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JustaBattler

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Which Cuningham*?

The BOG, 28 touches against * Cuningham or the less than 10 touches and a goal every other game Cuningham?

* Note, partly depends on where/how he is played.
the best he can be Cuningham - probably the most enigmatic and mysterious player we've had at Carlton in years..and maybe the clearest example of developmental failure (to date) on the part of the Club.
 

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Which Cuningham*?

The BOG, 28 touches against * Cuningham or the less than 10 touches and a goal every other game Cuningham?

* Note, partly depends on where/how he is played.
I'll take a combination of the BOG * one with the added VFL 11 tackles & supposedly improved running patterns (but no concussion), with a sprinkle of the North game where he kicked 2 goals.
 

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For those up on the Gold Coast ...





FANS will be able to attend the Captain's Run at Metricon Stadium this Friday from 3.30pm.

As the boys prepare to take on the Gold Coast Suns the following night, Queensland Bluebaggers are encouraged to come and watch the final training session before the game.
 

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Cuningham - probably the most enigmatic and mysterious player we've had at Carlton in years..and maybe the clearest example of developmental failure (to date) on the part of the Club.
Cunners was not a big ball winner at U18 level and was always an athlete as much as he was a footballer.

He was also not expected to be drafted (by most) until the 25-40 range. So it's not like he was ever a sure thing.

The problems in his game are pretty much the same as they were five years ago. There is a very strong case for blaming that on lack of development. But perhaps he just lacks footy IQ and/or in-game focus.
 

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Cunners was not a big ball winner at U18 level and was always an athlete as much as he was a footballer.

He was also not expected to be drafted (by most) until the 25-40 range. So it's not like he was ever a sure thing.

The problems in his game are pretty much the same as they were five years ago. There is a very strong case for blaming that on lack of development. But perhaps he just lacks footy IQ and/or in-game focus.
When you look at his raw athletic and technical ability, you can understand why he went about where he did.
 

JustaBattler

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Cunners was not a big ball winner at U18 level and was always an athlete as much as he was a footballer.

He was also not expected to be drafted (by most) until the 25-40 range. So it's not like he was ever a sure thing.

The problems in his game are pretty much the same as they were five years ago. There is a very strong case for blaming that on lack of development. But perhaps he just lacks footy IQ and/or in-game focus.
All good points and not just because I've previously amde them myself about the bloke.

I think the CLub has failed to develop Cuningham as well as it might have if it were better positioned to develop draftees in the past. I suspect that a rocket has been put up the CLub's administration and management regarding the non competitive and self destructive doom loop the CLub has been in by not controlling its own reserves team and investing in quality development staff to maximise the potential of draftees.

I hope he continues recieving all the professional assistance and guidance hsi talent deserves - same with all teh blokes we have drafted.
 

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Cunners was not a big ball winner at U18 level and was always an athlete as much as he was a footballer.

He was also not expected to be drafted (by most) until the 25-40 range. So it's not like he was ever a sure thing.


The problems in his game are pretty much the same as they were five years ago. There is a very strong case for blaming that on lack of development. But perhaps he just lacks footy IQ and/or in-game focus.
sounds like a shane rogers special
 

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Jimmae

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When you look at how athletically and technically gifted he is and the fact he was considered somewhat a reach at 19.... What does that say about his football ability?
That most amateur draft analysts don't recognise when a game style more directly translates to the AFL? :p
 

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That most amateur draft analysts don't recognise when a game style more directly translates to the AFL? :p
The safest pick is always going to be an inside mid but at some stage you have to take a chance on outside players otherwise you end up with a one paced team of plodders. Cuners is the perfect player for the forward/mid role we are now making Dow play. Cuners would have been much more likely to kick that goal against the Tigers in round 1 to put us up.
 

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The safest pick is always going to be an inside mid but at some stage you have to take a chance on outside players otherwise you end up with a one paced team of plodders. Cuners is the perfect player for the forward/mid role we are now making Dow play. Cuners would have been much more likely to kick that goal against the Tigers in round 1 to put us up.
Just like he did v north but missed v port to win for us. 50/50 I reckon.
 

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The safest pick is always going to be an inside mid but at some stage you have to take a chance on outside players otherwise you end up with a one paced team of plodders. Cuners is the perfect player for the forward/mid role we are now making Dow play. Cuners would have been much more likely to kick that goal against the Tigers in round 1 to put us up.
Dow wasn't playing mid/forward in round 1 though. Right now you've got Gibbons, Betts and Murphy playing roles that would be earmarked for Cuningham.

Wait, no, we're still insisting that Cuningham would see 50% of his game time at stoppages because our incompetent senior assistant thinks he's sufficiently educated him on how to setup at them.
 

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The safest pick is always going to be an inside mid but at some stage you have to take a chance on outside players otherwise you end up with a one paced team of plodders. Cuners is the perfect player for the forward/mid role we are now making Dow play. Cuners would have been much more likely to kick that goal against the Tigers in round 1 to put us up.
You can’t win them all, but I always wish we had of taken Dunkley instead.
 

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