Game Day Carlton Reserves Game Day Discussion Rnds 2 - 19

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Beyond Blue

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SPS - Good chance of promotion, just not sure there is a spot in the team for him, played mostly in a more outside role in the middle and a little half forward. Who would he replace in our side? Has his tackling lifted? Pretty tough decision. You could consider bringing him in for Owies but that's not the role he played and he did miss kickable goals.

Cottrell - Played ok, does not use the ball well enough, compared to O'Brien who is a good kick and is coming off a good AFL performance. Don't think a spot has opened up on the wing.

McGovern - Played mostly forward, took the ruck up forward and was fairly good but a bit rusty. Went to half back and ruck in the last quarter where he was good. I think he could play a forward/Ruck role in the seniors. Lacking match fitness but the season is almost done.

Fogarty - Like his aggression, he is hard at it and got a bit of the footy but that's not his problem. His problem is that he butchers the ball, especially in front of goal and after kicking 0.3 nothing has changed. IMO should be no chance of coming back in unless we pick him as a pure midfielder (we wont) or he tidies up his kicking and we can play him forward then and he hasn't done that. Liked his effort and how he went about it but needs to be cleaner. Our team has been burnt from bad goal kicking of which he has been a part of so must tidy up before he returns.

Parks - Thought he was alright, not a dominant force but there wasn't a heap going on back there. He's ready to go if we need him.

Kemp - Has a lot of talent, playing at CHB, he does good clean things when it comes his way but it didn't come his way a hell of a lot. Probably needs Plowman to get injured to get an AFL game as he doesn't really replace any of our other defenders. Not a smaller defender or KPP at AFL level yet but a third tall spot would suite him. Maybe if we are playing a tall forward line. He's only been playing back so bringing him in in another position isn't on the cards, it's a shame we haven't thrown him forward at times. Could have been handy if he showed form with so many forwards being out, particularly against North. He's ready to go when a spot opens.

Ramsay - Played half back/back pocket, Wasn't really in the action with our strong performance. Made a couple of errors but nothing to worry about IMO. Was up the ground more in the last quarter and looked far more at home. Has a footy brain, knows when to go and when to hold and when to peel off and when to play tight it seems. Skills look fine, laid a strong tackle towards the end. His light build does not bother me at all, I think he could play AFL. Was kicking goals and having high 20s and 30 possession games when playing mid/forward, I'd like to know why we have shifted him?

I didn't really notice Durdin and Carroll a lot, neither had massive games, Durdin got involved playing up around the middle a bit more but both were quiet.
This is pretty much how I saw the game too so I wouldn’t be in a hurry to bring in anyone other than Gov and thats solely due to our big man issues.
 

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This is pretty much how I saw the game too so I wouldn’t be in a hurry to bring in anyone other than Gov and thats solely due to our big man issues.
Yep pretty much. We have been pretty used to bringing in anyone who shows form in the VFL right away. In good teams players have to play well week after week and wait for the opportunity to come up. We just had a good win, everyone played well, so those in the VFL IMO will have to play well again and again and be patient. Good to have this problem and good to have reserves put their hands up but we don't have to pick them if there isn't a spot, they will just have to keep playing well.
 

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One option if one were keen to bring in Kemp would be to play a tall on Lukosius on the wing - either Kemp or Plowman. Possibly give Kemp the specific job keeping Plow down back to stedy the ship.
 

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Live around the corner from TBO so I was glad I could watch a bit of the game. Had a chat to Dale Amos which was quite nice, he was at the game with Teague, Power and Russell.

And just for fun, here's a picture of Teague collecting a ball that was kicked onto the roof.

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One option if one were keen to bring in Kemp would be to play a tall on Lukosius on the wing - either Kemp or Plowman. Possibly give Kemp the specific job keeping Plow down back to stedy the ship.
That feels like a pretty big risk/low return option to ask a first gamer to play on a much more developed footballer. Given we are coming off a good win and the likely improvisation that the ruck situation will require I’d rather we keep everything else as simple as possible.
 

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He really doesn’t need many disposals to affect a game his kicking accuracy beyond 40 meters is a weapon.
His speed and leap draws players leaving Harry and Charlie one out he’s a smart player knows where and how to lead
I’m looking forward to his return
The only question is balance. McKay, (current) Curnow and Gov aren’t gonna put a ton of pressure when the ball hits the deck.

If Owies, Honey, Fisher etc can keep the tackling pressure high in the F50 then go for it. If not, be prepared for a ton of end to end type plays from the oppo.
 

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Live around the corner from TBO so I was glad I could watch a bit of the game. Had a chat to Dale Amos which was quite nice, he was at the game with Teague, Power and Russell.

And just for fun, here's a picture of Teague collecting a ball that was kicked onto the roof.

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Someone said you don't do a club review and only sack the boot-studder. What about the 'ball-collector' ?
 

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