No Opposition Supporters Double-Death-Riding Carlton 2019 Edition - Currently Pick 1 and 19

What month will Bolton be sacked?

  • April

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • May

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • June

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • July

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • August

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • September

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • He won't get the sack this year

    Votes: 22 78.6%

  • Total voters
    28
  • Poll closed .

Crow till I die

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People saying that Carlton would be alright if not for the injuries are missing the point.

Of course if Carlton gets all their guns on the park, they will win some games. The point was always that they are one or two key injuries away from fielding a VFL-quality side. They have no depth worth a damn. And it's a long season.

Taking the gamble that you'll have your few guns available all season, especially given their injury history... well, it was a big gamble, and played with extremely high stakes.
What about the teams they played..they also had players missing through injury so if we are going to say carlton might have won those games if they had no injuries..its only fair to assume the teams that beat them could have also been stronger too
 

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Vhaluus

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People saying that Carlton would be alright if not for the injuries are missing the point.

Of course if Carlton gets all their guns on the park, they will win some games. The point was always that they are one or two key injuries away from fielding a VFL-quality side. They have no depth worth a damn. And it's a long season.

Taking the gamble that you'll have your few guns available all season, especially given their injury history... well, it was a big gamble, and played with extremely high stakes.
Besides, EVERY side gets injuries. There are games Carlton would have lost by a lot more if the other side was fielding their absolute best 22
 

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They’ve played some handy football for decent periods. I’m expecting they’re a fair chance to get off the bottom. I had them for 2 wins in our poll. They’re better than that.
But some of the other teams at the bottom end may still be better than they are. Still possible for Carlton to double their wins from last year and still finish bottom.
 

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I read something a week or two back which made me smile and shake my head. The writer suggested Carlton was tanking. I thought either the author has absolutely no idea or must think Carlton loves us that much.
Confirmed: AFL will find them guilty of tanking and strip them/us of their first and second round pick
 
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Carlton won 2 games last year
They got McGovern and Walsh (Setterfield coming of a knee and Fasolo, Newman don't rate very high)
How much difference are/were people expecting that to make.
Oh but the young kids get an extra season under Bolton :'(
Walsh's kick to handball ratio's have reversed in 8 games.
From 2 kicks per HB to 1 kick per 2 HB. Short sample of 8 games but highlights Carlton's crapola.

Why wouldn't people expect the Saints and GC young kids to develop the same if not more?

Carlton are getting what should have been predicted.
They are the spin doctors and most fall for it especially the media and the AFL pump their tyre's as they have a large supporter base.

This AFL would be loving this trade.
It's created a huge talking point and generated interest in games that otherwise had no interest.
AFL will brag that live trading and future trading is a success as Adelaide have got their 1st pick 1

Instead of priority picks etc we should just be forced to give them Jenkins.
 

1970crow

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But some of the other teams at the bottom end may still be better than they are. Still possible for Carlton to double their wins from last year and still finish bottom.
No doubt, but I think there's a reasonable risk that Carlton win all their games against their follow spoon combatants, of which I think there's about 5. I wouldn't be surprised if they pinch a win against a team or 2 hovering around the 8th spot either. There's definitely a risk to them of tiring or incurring injury which would further expose their lack of depth, but I think they've been close enough that there'll be a fair bit of enthusiasm among the group.
 

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Possible bottom 6 sides games against each other

Saints play Carlton, GC, NM, Melb, Carlton, Sydney
Syd play Nth, GC, Carlton, Melb, Saints.
GC plays Sydney, Saints, North Melbourne, Carlton,
Carlton saints, Melb, Syd, GC, Saints
NM play Syd, GC, Saints, Melb.
Melb. Carlton, Saints, Sydney, North,

Saints are safe and probably the key as they play Carlton twice.

If we assume most teams halve their weaker games Carlton finish bottom.
Nth are the main rivalry but they have improved since putting Ziebell back in the middle
 
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