Club Focus Carlton 2019

Jeremias

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OK, time for Carlton's club focus thread.

See below for a summary of Carlton's player contract situations, as well as information about experience, ages and heights.

The data has been taken from FootyWire, and the spreadsheet will update itself when FootyWire is updated. It may contain some errors, and unfortunately we do not have the ability to update them so we just have to deal with what we're given.



According to this data, Carlton are:
- 10th tallest, averaging 188cm
- 15th heaviest, averaging 85.3kg
- 3rd youngest with an average age of 23.7 years
- 2nd least experienced, averaging 60.1 career games

Your picks in the first five rounds of the 2019 national draft are:
1st round pick (tied to Adelaide - currently pick 11)
3rd round pick (tied to Carlton - currently pick 38)
3rd round pick (tied to Adelaide - currently pick 47)
4th round pick (tied to GWS - currently pick 68)
5th round pick (tied to Adelaide - currently pick 83)

To check the draft order (updated weekly) see the thread here.

Key questions and discussion topics:

1) Who retires, who is traded, and who is re-signed?

2) What do you see as the gaps in the list? How could those gaps be filled? Via trade or from the draft?

3) What will it take to get it all done, given the current trade and draft value on hand?
 
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Jeremias

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My (brief) current thoughts:

1.

Retire - Kade Simpson
Delist - Darcy Lang, Matthew Lobbe, Jarrod Pickett, Andrew Phillips. Kym Lebois
Re-Sign - Jack Silvagni, Matthew Kennedy, Matthew Kreuzer, Liam Jones, Angus Schumacher, Jarrod Garlett, Caleb Marchbank, David Cuningham, Patrick Kerr, Dale Thomas, Levi Casboult, Hugh Goddard

2.

For mine there are three main gaps -

1) Experience
2) Small forwards
3) Outside run

And if we make the above changes, another gap appears -

4) Backup rucks

I suspect all of the above can and will be looked at via trade and free agency first. There are plenty of options out there but I'll throw a couple of names into the mix to get the discussion started.

Small forwards - Tom Papley, Jamie Elliott, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
Outside run - Brad Hill, Ed Langdon, Lewis Taylor, Brandon Ellis, Harry Cunningham
Rucks - Reilly O'Brien, Darcy Cameron, Max Lynch, Zac Smith

Lack of experience will fix itself naturally as we continue to get games into the kids we've spent a few years now recruiting heavily. But there are plenty of other names worth discussing - be it a superstar like Coniglio, veterans like Nathan Jones or David Mundy, or countless other players currently out of contract who we may look to bring in relatively cheaply - as we did with Newman last year.

3.

What will it take to get it all done?

We've been pretty open about going after mature talent now after spending a few years hitting the draft heavily. And we're not going to muck around - all draft picks would be on the table, and we know we've got plenty of cash to attract free agents.

Keen to hear your thoughts
 

SickQwon

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OUT:

Delist:
Matthew Lobbe
Angus Schumacher
Darcy Lang
Jarrod Pickett (retired)
Kym Lebois
Thomas Bugg (retired)
Jarrod Garlett

Retire: (Hopefully keep)
Kade Simpson
Dale Thomas

Free Agency:
Levi Casboult

IN:

Trade:

Darcy Cameron (Swans) = Future 3rd
Brad Hill (Fremantle) = 2nd Round Pick + Future 2nd Round Pick
Tom Papley (Swans) = Adelaide's 1st Round Pick

Free Agency
Stephen Hill
Brandon Ellis
Cameron Ellis-Yolmen
Adam Tomlinson

Draft picks:
68, 83, 92
 

Jeremias

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Ruck is the big one for me. Kruezer is great but 30 and seems injured alot and tdk is still a baby though promising.
If we get rid of both Lobbe and Phillips it's certainly a position we'll need to bolster.

We'll have Kreuzer (who just re-signed for 2020) and TDK but not much other than part-timers in between.

We don't need a superstar but someone who can hold the fort whilst TDK develops. Would be happy enough with any of the 4 I mentioned in the OP, with Cameron having already been linked.
 

Buzzasto DaSilva

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OUT:

Delist:
Matthew Lobbe
Angus Schumacher
Darcy Lang
Jarrod Pickett (retired)
Kym Lebois
Thomas Bugg (retired)
Jarrod Garlett

Retire: (Hopefully keep)
Kade Simpson
Dale Thomas

Free Agency:
Levi Casboult

IN:

Trade:

Darcy Cameron (Swans) = Future 3rd
Brad Hill (Fremantle) = 2nd Round Pick + Future 2nd Round Pick
Tom Papley (Swans) = Adelaide's 1st Round Pick

Free Agency
Stephen Hill
Brandon Ellis
Cameron Ellis-Yolmen
Adam Tomlinson

Draft picks:
68, 83, 92
Those changes would make Carlton a significantly better side. Papley will be very tough however.

What do you think Tomlinson is worth in terms of a contract?
 
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