Yep, the option is always there to send Hewett back. Actually hoping this happens as it means other mids have stepped up.That's true, but perhaps the transition could take place with Hewett taking over that small shutdown defender role it Boyd struggles to take the next step
Agree with this. Fish is a bust in my eyes. As conditional as it gets. Another player whom if Honey, Durdin etal go to plan won't be on the list end of this contract.Yep - Durdin showed more in one game than Fisher did all year - Honey and Durdin in the forward line and suddenly Carlton pressure started to look AFL quality - even scored some crumbing goals in congestion because of the pressure they applied.
That's a bit harsh.Yep - Durdin showed more in one game than Fisher did all year - Honey and Durdin in the forward line and suddenly Carlton pressure started to look AFL quality - even scored some crumbing goals in congestion because of the pressure they applied.
It's harsh, but probably not far off.That's a bit harsh.
I would like to think that as the team plays a new game plan, with better structure and systems, there's plenty of room for a player like Fisher to excel.
His dash and agility will come into the fore, making him a valuable component in our best 22 - here's hoping anyway that he has an injury free year and show us what he has to offer
Good effort. I'd probably like to see Dow ahead of Curnow with Hewett in the side but that's personal preferencePlowman Weitering Newman
Saad McGovern Williams
Cerra Cripps Hewett
Martin C Curnow Honey
Silvagni McKay Durdin
De Koning Kennedy Walsh
Young Stocker Kemp E Curnow
Fisher had an injury effected year this year and last year so it clouds a lot. When he got injured early this season they left him on field when he looked really sore (really poor player mgmt). This year he tackled more than Castagna and Charlie Cameron on overall averages. But he tackled less inside forward 50 Which is important To your point. But go back the year before and his tackles inside forward 50 were way higher when he had a specific forward role. It shows physicality and shows he can play the role if he can outmatch Castagna who is one of the first players to ever play the role.Durdin was super impressive, he kicked goals but also set them up and created elite forward pressure. He showed a lot of natural forward craft. Fisher has been serviceable but hasn't done much as a forward. What Durdin does that Fisher doesn't is hit the man and the ball in dispute hard. That is something we haven't done well as a team but is just super important. This is how teams "defend" in modern footy. Rather than give up possession they are good at keeping the ball in a contest. This is what was wrong with our defence and something Fisher hasn't been good at despite being fast and agile. This is something I thought Durdin did really well at.
Fisher is someone who has loads and loads of talent and ability. So did SPS, so does O'Brien, so does Dow. Despite their talent they are still fringe and this is what people mean by talent only getting you so far. They are players who are brilliant with ball in hand and terrible without it. Durdin to me is someone who has talent, ability and commitment/competitiveness and that's when you get players who often become something special. He's terrific with the ball in hand but he's also fantastic when it's in dispute or in the opposition's hand and that is what we want as a team.
I think Durdin will be a player we will really enjoy watching. I think those who are not great at keeping the ball in a contest and either winning it or breaking even will be moved on next year regardless of talent. Those players who aren't good with the ball in dispute or in the oppositions possession aren't likely to be kept around. I am really hoping that some of our talented types click as having guys who are good with the ball in hand but also good at the other stuff really helps build a strong side and is a non-negotiable in winning a premiership.
Carlton coach Michael Voss has declared Mitch McGovernis “super keen” to reinvigorate his career at full-back in a team set to embrace a selfless culture.PLAYERCARDSTART11Mitch Mcgovern
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Jeez, this is soo wrong. Durdin got 4 disposal average - 4 with a capital F. I get the pressure argument to some degree. But Durdins inside 50 tackles of 0.5 isn’t something to talk up yet. Maybe soon but not yet. One percenters easily favours Fisher too which is a good indicator.Yep - Durdin showed more in one game than Fisher did all year
I was thinking this way, but with Jones gone Weiters have enough responsibilities to look after the backlines.Stripped sounds a harsh term, however the captaincy needs to be removed from both Doc and Cripps. Both for different reasons haven't excelled / been able to excel in the role. One captain in my view and give it to Weiters.
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