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

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https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/no...e-team-he-d-pay-to-watch-20190612-p51wyp.html

Half of this team is either current or former Carlton. Was Bob Murphy a Carlton supporter as a kid?
I'd say Bob grew up a Carlton supporter based on this paragraph:

Patrick Cripps. (Inhale...) Goddamn this guy is a good footballer. I have come to think of him as the ultimate Frankenstein of four Carlton greats. He’s got the presence and aura of 'Sticks' Kernahan, the size and sneer of John Nicholls, the quiet dignity and class of Bruce Doull and the outrageous genetics of 'Kouta'.
Lots of fancy things said about Cripps recently. I think this ^^^ might be my favourite.
 

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He was not a Carlton supporter. Would not have even seen Bruce Doull or Big Nick play. I was lucky enough to see Doully but Big Nick way before my time and more so Bob. Fairly sure he was a Richmond supporter as a kid. Heard him mention his family going to games when he was a kid and Tigers were hopeless most of that time.
 

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He was not a Carlton supporter. Would not have even seen Bruce Doull or Big Nick play. I was lucky enough to see Doully but Big Nick way before my time and more so Bob. Fairly sure he was a Richmond supporter as a kid. Heard him mention his family going to games when he was a kid and Tigers were hopeless most of that time.
Fair enough. I guessed either a Carlton supporter or a serious footy nerd.

Either or both of those are fine by me...
 

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Footy Crucified just had Hutchy ask Lloyd if Blakey is the best of his draft class of 2018.

Lloyd says good call, only needs 10 touches to make a difference, will be better than Walsh.

Blakey is the new Rioli
Blakey only needs 10 touches to make a difference...shame he's only hit that mark in 3 of 11 games.

Have no issue with football commentators forecasting and speculating, but it really should be clearly presented as such. None of this "Who is the best player from the 2018 draft" getting answered with guesses about who might do this or that later.

Who is the best player in that draft crop - Walsh by a country mile. Class, consistency, composure, courage, leadership, skills, game sense - kid has it all.
Who is the most exciting - Rozee for me, does some amazing things. Rankine would challenge if he could get on the park.
Who has the most upside - Blakey in the conversation here. Has some really good attributes about him, just struggles to get involved enough at this stage.
 
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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.
Tend to agree. We've had so much to be negative about lately, this week all we wanted was to savor in the win and talk positives.

He's been agro and preachy a lot lately - and thinks he's a lot cleverer than he actually is. Could do with a spell for a couple of weeks to get back on course imo.
 

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Blakey only needs 10 touches to make a difference...shame he's only hit that mark in 3 of 11 games.

Have no issue with football commentators forecasting and speculating, but it really should be clearly presented as such. None of this "Who is the best player from the 2018 draft" getting answered with guesses about who might do this or that later.

Who is the best player in that draft crop - Walsh by a country mile. Class, consistency, composure, courage, leadership, skills, game sense - kid has it all.
Who is the most exciting - Rozee for me, does some amazing things. Rankine would challenge if he could get on the park.
Who has the most upside - Blakey in the conversation here. Has some really good attributes about him, just struggles to get involved enough at this stage.

With all this amazing talent in the 2018 draft (best ever probably) The churlish part of me thinks- why did we have to have the number 1 pick in this draft- we could have had pick 5-8 and still picked a great player. But then I come to my senses Walsh is.... well- Walsh
 

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Tend to agree. We've had so much to be negative about lately, this week all we wanted was to savor in the win and talk positives.

He's been agro and preachy a lot lately - and thinks he's a lot cleverer than he actually is. Could do with a spell for a couple of weeks to get back on course imo.
I stopped listening to their show about two months back. Once I could almost predict what each of them were going to say regularly they started doing my head in. Andy at first started doing my head in last year but over time the other two did also into this year and no longer could listen to them rabbit on. They are doing a good job getting a Carlton podcast going but too much of the same for me. If they rotated with other members of Carlton would be more worthwhile over time.
 

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With all this amazing talent in the 2018 draft (best ever probably) The churlish part of me thinks- why did we have to have the number 1 pick in this draft- we could have had pick 5-8 and still picked a great player. But then I come to my senses Walsh is.... well- Walsh
Still annoyed some ******* clubs around picks 5 to 8 did not do a live bid on Blakey as he was a clear top 5 pick, Swans got away with murder and even did clever live trades to take even more advantage.
 

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Still annoyed some ******* clubs around picks 5 to 8 did not do a live bid on Blakey as he was a clear top 5 pick, Swans got away with murder and even did clever live trades to take even more advantage.
Makes no sense, the Swans were always going to take him, so why not make them pay more. Anyone after pick 3 should have called his name.
 

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Can someone record all of Tom Morris’s rumors and report back in 12/18 months how many eventuate. I think that guy has no contacts, who would waste their time grabbing a coffee with him.
I heard a rumour that Tom Morris has been making up stories and is about to get the sack. Share it around.
 
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I think some of what gecko says has merit but he just bangs on about it too much! I didn’t mind his suggestion with Jones. IIRC, back when he was blitzing as a defender with the Northern Blues, he played a couple of games in the ruck (can’t remember if primary ruck or Relief) and was equally as dominant. Not sure how we’d fit that in with current senior line up but it could work
 

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Tend to agree. We've had so much to be negative about lately, this week all we wanted was to savor in the win and talk positives.

He's been agro and preachy a lot lately - and thinks he's a lot cleverer than he actually is. Could do with a spell for a couple of weeks to get back on course imo.
There's a bit of Gerard Whately about him in that sense.
 

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Had the privilege of hearing Cornes re-doing the 2018 draft -

1. Rozee
2. Walsh
3. Stack
4. Then he got a little confused and didn't know what he was saying.

Look forward to next weeks draft re-doing.
Time to listen to some music......
Its not that ..he just can't count past 4 yet..
He's off to prep next year so that might help..
 

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Has anyone else found the media’s reporting of our upcoming game against the Dogs as disrespectful?
Every story has been about how the dogs were embarrassed and are desperate to make amends, like they committed a crime by losing to us.

I would really love a win to shut this crap up, if it happens, the heat will move quickly to them and the dees.
 
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