I differ with this.I don’t think you can emerge too soon, but Carlton could be four wins if they beat us next week with a better percentage. That’s absolutely dire.
Our ladder position is irrelevant now, IMO, and the only important thing now is to maintain player health, and to blood some young talent, that will aid us in the coming preseason, and 2020.
To me now, the important thing is to build connectivity and form, and working at getting out team balance better sorted.
I want to see young Dunkley on the MCG, to see what he looks like, and see JKH again, and Preuss.
I reckon that ankle injury Gawn copped, looked concerning. If he's sore then rest him, and play Preuss in his place.
We're not playing for a top 4 spot, so be conservative with our inured.