Carlton in the Media (articles, podcasts etc) - Part 3

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Footy is normally a 'The king is dead, long live the king!' type industry.

But these were nice to see

https://wwos.nine.com.au/afl/cripps-inspires-new-look-blues-to-afl-win/5391964d-24dd-41c5-aad1-ad138a2dc163

Cripps: It's been an especially long last month. It's not only giving stuff back to the fans but especially for someone like Bolts who for four years gave so much for the Carlton Football Club. It didn't work out the way he would have liked, but I can't question the amount of work he did for us as a group. A lot of respect for him.


https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/pressure-eased-on-monday-but-gibbons-will-be-forever-grateful-to-bolton-20190609-p51vyr.html

Gibbons: I really liked Bolts, he gave me my opportunity. I sent him a message and I spoke to him straight after he left. It hit me pretty hard and I will be forever be grateful to Bolts but it just shows how brutal an industry it is, I guess.


https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/hollow-win-for-curnow-without-bolton-20190609-p51vy4.html

Ed: Curnow admits it was a "hollow" feeling to finally get back on the AFL winners list without the sacked Brendon Bolton at the helm.
 
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Footy is normally a 'The king is dead, long live the king!' type industry.

But these were nice to see

Cripps: It's been an especially long last month. It's not only giving stuff back to the fans but especially for someone like Bolts who for four years gave so much for the Carlton Football Club. It didn't work out the way he would have liked, but I can't question the amount of work he did for us as a group. A lot of respect for him.

Gibbons: I really liked Bolts, he gave me my opportunity. I sent him a message and I spoke to him straight after he left. It hit me pretty hard and I will be forever be grateful to Bolts but it just shows how brutal an industry it is, I guess.

Ed: Curnow admits it was a "hollow" feeling to finally get back on the AFL winners list without the sacked Brendon Bolton at the helm.
I suppose that, in part, is a silver lining to all of this; that Carlton must have changed somewhat to be speaking so of a coach barely a week after they were fired, despite having won the game immediately afterward.
 
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I suppose that, in part, is a silver lining to all of this; that Carlton must have changed somewhat to be speaking so of a coach barely week after they were fired, despite having won the game immediately afterward.


Sure beats when Mick left:

Kade Simpson: "That old campaigner can go and get ****** !!
 

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I think Gill and his mates would much prefer silence while play is underway, and some polite applause after each goal, like a snooker tournament
Yep BH, it wasn’t that long ago that “theatregoers” was a term of derision, and a lightning rod for concerns over the demise of the suburban tribalism of the pre-AFL, and now “theatregoers” would appear to be the AFL’s target audience!

Sadly, this is not a problem unique to the AFL. As a (long suffering) Newcastle United supporter, I don’t have a lot of time for Roy Keane of Man U in the EPL, but from almost 20 years ago I recall fondly the furore he unleashed when he had this to say about his club’s “legendary” home support:

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Yep BH, it wasn’t that long ago that “theatregoers” was a term of derision, and a lightning rod for concerns over the demise of the suburban tribalism of the pre-AFL, and now “theatregoers” would appear to be the AFL’s target audience!

Sadly, this is not a problem unique to the AFL. As a (long suffering) Newcastle United supporter, I don’t have a lot of time for Roy Keane of Man U in the EPL, but from almost 20 years ago I recall fondly the furore he unleashed when he had this to say about his club’s “legendary” home support:

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To my mind, the issue is a smokescreen.

Fans and viewers of the game were terrific for most of AFL/VFL's run, right up until they - the establishment - started trying to entertain people with kiss cams, boundary riding prize givers, fireworks and music blared over and around everything. You're not meant to watch the game and enjoy it for itself, let it and the best players captivate you, oh no; there are more demands over you. Everything has to pull in the crowds.

Consequence is, you're going to get people who don't care so much for the footy, more the booze and/or the spectacle. And people wonder why there is more misbehaviour.
 

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So now Rozee and Blakey are better than Walsh? I'm surprised they haven't mentioned how much better Bailey Smith is yet.

By the end of the season they'll probably be saying that Stocker was the better player, should've been the no.1 pick and that we made a mistake taking Walsh.
Don't forget Sydney Stack is better too apparently.

Imagine if we had of taken Lukosius media would be having a field day.

Seriously though. This is going to go down as one of the best draft ever.
 

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Don't forget Sydney Stack is better too apparently.

Imagine if we had of taken Lukosius media would be having a field day.

Seriously though. This is going to go down as one of the best draft ever.
So far it's living up to the pre-draft hype. I'm looking forward to seeing what Rankine can do as well, if only he could get fit. Hopefully he gets a crack before the season is out.
 

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If Atu Bosenavulagi (good luck BT) the 77th draft pick to Collingwood in last year's draft gets 1 game and 5 touches Kane Cornes will rate him as a better pick than Sam Walsh.

Because the media is way too big and has to fill space with people who wouldn't have even been trusted to change the channel safely 30 years ago.
 

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If Atu Bosenavulagi (good luck BT) the 77th draft pick to Collingwood in last year's draft gets 1 game and 5 touches Kane Cornes will rate him as a better pick than Sam Walsh.

Because the media is way too big and has to fill space with people who wouldn't have even been trusted to change the channel safely 30 years ago.
Bit harsh, old televisions had knobs, which Kane Cornes is, in bucket loads.
 

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Some other little gems in that article. I think Michael Gleeson is mostly guessing at Teague's instructions based on what he saw, but interesting nonethless.
Interestingly (the Tiger supporting) Warner said Tigers were “too young” to be expected to win.

He’s never cut Blues the same slack - just slagged the club/SOS/Bolton every chance he’s had.
 

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Interestingly (the Tiger supporting) Warner said Tigers were “too young” to be expected to win.

He’s never cut Blues the same slack - just slagged the club/SOS/Bolton every chance he’s had.
FWIW - Carlton had 14 players with < 60 games plus a 35 year old.

Only 3 players in the “sweet spot” of 100-200 games.

And only 1 player aged in the “sweet spot” of 25-28 years (Newman who has only played 41 AFL games).
 
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From Titus O'Reily's weekly summary:

Cripps would have to be the best player in the competition at the moment. His performance over the past few years has been astounding when you consider he often has the opposition and his teammates both actively working against him.

I laughed.
That guy sucks, his whole career is tweeting low hanging fruit and I'm amazed by the following he's amassed.
 

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Just listened to The Carlton Show podcast. Fmd Gecko is so ******* negative. All he wanted to talk about was how deficient we are, despite the win. I was excited to listen to it, hear the guys talk about all the positives from the weekend.. Then half of it is him talking glass half empty. It brought the whole show down considerably.
 

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That guy sucks, his whole career is tweeting low hanging fruit and I'm amazed by the following he's amassed.
Meh, I must have a low-hanging sense of humour.

When I first read his stuff, I thought it was hilarious. These days not as funny coz there's a limited set of material on repeat.

Some supporters get upset coz he pokes fun at their club but A) you gotta have a sense of humour B) he rips into Melbourne harder than any others so OK by me.
 
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