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

ferrisb

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Not sure why people are so caught up with knowing every minuscule detail of a players injury.

Remember Lin Jong hurt his shoulder once, after a lay off, he returned with heavy strapping and was targeted by the opposition

Fortunately they strapped his good shoulder, as the club knew he would get targeted

If Willo, together with the club, want the details concealed, that is good enough for me
Fair point.

Not sure an opponent would try and target Willo's bowel and digestive system though.....

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Correct in this case, but the point still stands, not all injuries should be disclosed in minute detail
Think your missing the point to some degree personally don't care what a players injury is but if he/she is going to be out of action for a period of time I think the supporters should know the correct timeframe .
Not the stock standard 1-2 or no update on a particular player at all .
Up until a couple of weeks ago I was wondering if Harrison Macreadie was still alive .
The club is very tardy in this area .
 

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Think your missing the point to some degree personally don't care what a players injury is but if he/she is going to be out of action for a period of time I think the supporters should know the correct timeframe .
Not the stock standard 1-2 or no update on a particular player at all .
Up until a couple of weeks ago I was wondering if Harrison Macreadie was still alive .
The club is very tardy in this area .
It really is a fine line, perhaps a broader timeframe 4-8 weeks, would satisfy most people, but then again if it drifts a bit further, people will still complain

Out of curiosity if an injury was 4 or 8 weeks, what does it really matter? What will supporters gain from either timeframe?
 

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It really is a fine line, perhaps a broader timeframe 4-8 weeks, would satisfy most people, but then again if it drifts a bit further, people will still complain

Out of curiosity if an injury was 4 or 8 weeks, what does it really matter? What will supporters gain from either timeframe?
Its called transparency and treating your supporter group with respect .
What does the club get out of not being up front atleast with time frames a player is out .
 

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Stupidly flicked on AFL 360. Robbo wants the runners back as we need to encourage younger players. Turned it off
Not that I have ever agreed with Robbo, but, this is a case once again of the AFL going from one extreme to another.

Fair enough, some clubs abused the system, so punish the clubs and put stipulations in place to stop them from abusing the system, don't go and shut runners down to a message after a goal only. The coaches are there to see that patterns and style of play occurring on field which the players cannot always see or notice as they are focusing on the ball and their opponent. It could be a difference of a few goals?

If runners want to occupy space during a kick out, kick the ball directly to them, free kick.
 

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I prefer no runners ever - let the players play. let coaches talk to players when they are on the bench if required. Simples.
If the AFL stick to their guns the club should appoint a specialist bench coach, a skilled communicator who can deliver messages to players and keep them motivated and focused on the task.
 
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