- May 4, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Penrith Panthers
They should make finals but I am not sold on their forward line and with Curnow always injured it is a worry.Personally I can see Carlton winning a final in 2021. Teague looks like an impressive coach and they are building something I reckon.
I think Saad is a very big loss especially when we factor in McKenna going - and he will be happy to remind us of how good he is when we play them next.
As for us Saad and McKenna out is a massive loss. It forces us to play a different game style as we do not have the speed of both flanks that allowed us to play the way we had. IMO having McKenna go through what he did this year certainly hurt our game style as it allowed sides to clamp down on Saad more.
In some ways we may need McGrath to go back to half back and hope Hind can provide run from the other side.
Anyway I am not expecting a lot other than I hope they can get on the same page and have a decent crack most weeks. If they can do that then we will win a few more than most think but we still have to chip away in another draft IMO.