Judd's comments re Crouch Bros

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What's frustrating too is us locking down an opposition mid. We did it against Melbourne and Brisbane with Gibbs and Jones, but refused to against the Power. Who is making the calls to tag in those games and why are they then refusing to do it in others. It worked well in both cases and led to us making both close games.
 

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We did do this as part of the change after the North loss.

I recall quite a few different combinations going through the middle and it worked.

Not sure that has been maintained, the eye test suggests not.

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Certainly didn't look like it like last week. We ran Sloane, Greenwood and the Crouches into the ground with a few forward cameos from Douglas and then seemingly reluctantly moved Milera in to the rotations during the 4th quarter.
 

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Certainly didn't look like it like last week. We ran Sloane, Greenwood and the Crouches into the ground with a few forward cameos from Douglas and then seemingly reluctantly moved Milera in to the rotations during the 4th quarter.
We are so dumb and refuse to learn.

They even identified we were bees to the honeypot and yet stacked the midfield with players who only know how to play that way.

We need pace, we need penetrating or at least precision foot skills.

Milera, Jones, pick 2.

Doedee and Smith given a real shot at playing midfield...why typecast these guys. They can always rotate back as necessary.

Add in the Crouches and CEY and we have a great mix.

Sloane can transition to a damaging flank/wing with mid cameos.




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What's frustrating too is us locking down an opposition mid. We did it against Melbourne and Brisbane with Gibbs and Jones, but refused to against the Power. Who is making the calls to tag in those games and why are they then refusing to do it in others. It worked well in both cases and led to us making both close games.
Campo doesn't tag. Using our worst performing player to limit their best performer seems obvious to everyone else but our coaches.
 
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Campo doesn't tag. Using our worst performing player to limit their best performer seems obvious to everyone else but our coaches.
Seems like we feel our system is so awesome we don't need to tag

Because the defensive mechanisms are set up so perfectly that they render the opposition mids obsolete

To resort to a tag would be a system failure
 

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We are so dumb and refuse to learn.

They even identified we were bees to the honeypot and yet stacked the midfield with players who only know how to play that way.

We need pace, we need penetrating or at least precision foot skills.

Milera, Jones, pick 2.

Doedee and Smith given a real shot at playing midfield...why typecast these guys. They can always rotate back as necessary.

Add in the Crouches and CEY and we have a great mix.

Sloane can transition to a damaging flank/wing with mid cameos.




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I would also like to see Doedee become a midfielder as he has the size and speed
 

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My preference would be to trade Matt Crouch.
He doesn't have the flexibility to play any other position than centre.
He doesn't cover the ground and cant put on any defensive pressure from the centre clearances because he is to slow.
He has limited hurt factor with his disposal and rarely hits the scoreboard.
And doesn't have the height to be a marking target coming out of defence.
He can definately find the ball but these days, you need some more weapons to be a topline midfielder in the AFL
+ look away handballs and 20m dinky kicks

PS : Godden is the midfield assistant coach and Campo is Senior Assistant and Game Day Strategy 😱😱😱
 
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I don't know why there is an attempt to concoct a reputation for Chris Judd as some sort of football intellectual. But it gets more absurd every time he comments.
I find it funny he is on the Carlton Board advising on footy operations... & then they wonder why they are so badly run lol.
 

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we need a restructure from the top down. How many of the blokes that get selected week in week out were in the team that delivered the 2017 GF debacle? That game should have led to a change of captain and a clean out of some older players.
The second-half wimpfest last weekend was delivered by much the same players that delivered the GF wimpfest.
Yeah, the midfield is one-paced, but our issues are deeper than that. No KPF worthy of the name is one issue.
Heads should roll after performences like the GF and against Pear.
Back the boys in an we'll do GC X 60 and all is apples once more. When we strike decent opposition, we get shown up for the minnows we are. Very little guts and determination overall in this mob.
Yeah. I think it is obvious that the slide from our GF nightmare has continued from last season.
The problem is despite a near full list, this season we are struggling to put 4 quarters together. Some of our best football is exceptional......but.......the rest of it is bloody terrible.
That third quarter fade out against the enemy after an inspirational goal from Tex was inexplicable. In other seasons I would have put my house on a Crows goal fest. But wasn’t to be. instead we were deer in the headlights.
I think the apology from the CEO during the week was telling for many of the 22 from that night.
As far as Judds remarks are concerned I am hoping he is trying to pull off a deal for one of the Crouch brothers (hopefully not Matty)
 

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Judd is just another ex-player on the media gravy train who is constantly asked and expected to provide content for "our" consumption. Personally, I think people here are reading far too much into his opinions
 

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So if we think our midfield is one paced. Instead of trading out quality players like the Crouches (the few that we have ) lets try that concept I have heard of where you trade IN players to fill a need. Imagine that.
 

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So if we think our midfield is one paced. Instead of trading out quality players like the Crouches (the few that we have ) lets try that concept I have heard of where you trade IN players to fill a need. Imagine that.
Should trade out one of our abundance of half back flankers. Smith or Laird most likely - both would have currency, yet both have stagnated in recent times.
 

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So if we think our midfield is one paced. Instead of trading out quality players like the Crouches (the few that we have ) lets try that concept I have heard of where you trade IN players to fill a need. Imagine that.
Gallucci and Polhoke were supposed to be the start of that process, instead of a ruckman. Fogarty and McPherson were too good to pass over (besides both being SA boys - to pacify the masses with the go home factor).

And last year we went after Jones, McHenry, Hamill, Sholl.

We might just have to wait a couple of years this transferred on field
 

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Gallucci and Polhoke were supposed to be the start of that process, instead of a ruckman. Fogarty and McPherson were too good to pass over (besides both being SA boys - to pacify the masses with the go home factor).

And last year we went after Jones, McHenry, Hamill, Sholl.

We might just have to wait a couple of years this transferred on field
I wonder how long we will need to wait for McPherson to get an AFL gig
 

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I wonder how long we will need to wait for McPherson to get an AFL gig
it won't be this year. I was surprised at how big he is now as a comparison to when he was drafted. Next year wouldn't be out of the question if he has trouble free pre-season surely
 

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Should trade out one of our abundance of half back flankers. Smith or Laird most likely - both would have currency, yet both have stagnated in recent times.
Laird 100%

Smith is damaging at times.

But only trade Laird for a mid, not for picks. Picks are useless to us for about 3 or 4 years
 
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