Setterfield will provide more influence and impact at Carlton than Shiel on Essendon across the balance of their respective careers.
And that’s not a knock on Shiel.
This kid will become an elite footballer.
We saw little bits of what he brings. And its something defenders will not be able to deal with. Strong hands high and low. Unorthodox attack on the ball. Is he coming over the top or last in line with the best jezza like eye for when to pluck the ball from its flight? He could easily turn out a champion.
Nice to see you upgrade your conservative support for the nephew. I totally share the sentiment that he will be a star and get more kudos than is current.
Kelly is a huge statement, but I don't discount the possibility. See him somewhere between Kelly and Gaff, slightly more outside than Kelly, but highly capable of "going" when it is his turn. Have no doubt could become a "complete inside/outside" mid, but with the youngsters we have accumulated, his greatest value to our mix will be his two way running combined with elite ball use and reading of the game. Undoubtedly our best winger since Braddles (unless Walsh stays on the other wing long term).
The success of the Stocker Live Trade will encourage more teams to take advantage of the option next season.
Cripps won’t get tagged, too hard to stop - Fisher, LOB, SPS and Dow will be the targets ... until Setterfield plays.
Our forward line will go from bottom three to top three for points scored in one season.
Bolton to have his contract extended before the season finishes.
Blues will have at least three AA players in the squad of 40, two will make the team.
Depending on other results, we will be a mathematical chance to make the eight with five rounds to play.
Walsh will win the RS award
I’ll stand by it. I saw flashes of what we hoped for right at the end of last year. He’s had an amazing preseason. He is moving 5 times better than ever. He looks confident. His hands below his knees on Thursday were terrific. He was hard at it.
He will get the ball 18-20 times a game this year. He will get a combined 16 intercepts and one percenters.
He will use the ball brilliantly. He will never be ‘flogged’.
That’s AA stuff. In a finals side. Which we will be.