Players who should have been persevered with

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Brownlow Medallist
Jul 1, 2004
21,413
1,049
Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
Sauce Jacobs. Felt he was a much safer bet than Hampson and more upside than Warnock.

Fevola. I still sometimes dream that the man will come back out of retirement.

Brad Fisher. Surely could have given him another game to get to 100.

Jordan Russell. Very strange career trajectory. Much maligned early in his career, had a couple good seasons culminating in a 2nd place finish in our B&F, then never looked like it again (injuries might have played a role). Went on to be a more than handy VFL player, so might have had a bit more left in the tank.

Clinton Benjamin. Never played a game but was an excellent athlete.
 

KohPhi

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 24, 2015
20,503
69,181
AFL Club
Carlton
Sauce Jacobs. Felt he was a much safer bet than Hampson and more upside than Warnock.

Fevola. I still sometimes dream that the man will come back out of retirement.

Brad Fisher. Surely could have given him another game to get to 100.

Jordan Russell. Very strange career trajectory. Much maligned early in his career, had a couple good seasons culminating in a 2nd place finish in our B&F, then never looked like it again (injuries might have played a role). Went on to be a more than handy VFL player, so might have had a bit more left in the tank.

Clinton Benjamin. Never played a game but was an excellent athlete.
I think keeping Warnock ahead of Jacobs was a bloody face saving exercise for the dills that coughed up 2 x 2nd rounders and gave him an inflated salary.
Ranks as one of the stupidest decisions ever. The sad thing is even most of us here knew that!
 

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ItsAllAboutMe

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 22, 2006
6,785
6,204
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Tottenham Hotspur
If Nick Graham was given a proper run in the midfield from the start I have no doubt he would have ended up a handy footballer.

I felt Patty Kerr showed heaps in his few opportunities, unfortunate he was always going to be behind Charlie & Harry
 

GeoCoulthard

Rookie
Nov 18, 2018
41
231
AFL Club
Carlton
Going back in time, one glaring and inexcusable mistake (more like overt racism) by Carlton was Doug Nicolls (https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/316393/blues-right-an-old-wrong).

Another famous player that we got rid of too early was Greg Williams. Yes we got him back but only after very successful stints at Geelong and Sydney and having to throw a bucket of money at him.
 

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BlueTongue

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2009
3,452
2,826
The Void
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Cottrell's my man!
Loved Zach but a headscratcher it was not. SOS deemed him to be the only viable tradebait that season.

He got what he wanted for him to pay the price of the trade that was to be made that season (Marchbank).

I hope Marchy gets back and becomes the player we hoped he'd be.
Tuohy was pretty much the only defender we had that could play tall or small. Given Ploughman is now in that role, I'd have kept Tuohy.
 

Bigcorey#2

Draftee
Feb 16, 2019
5
11
AFL Club
Carlton
Nick Holman should never had been cut - remember being at Marvel watching him under the roof...... was as tough as teak when we were getting pushed around like my daughters netball team....... a very common sight....



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FRUMPY

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2006
18,216
19,076
Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
Justin Daives
Rhys O'Keefe (maybe had run his time but his left foot was beautiful, wish he could have made it)
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow - another good kick, maybe worth another season or 2 as a rookie although his post AFL career didnt go far so maybe a sign he wasnt good enough
 

megadeth92

Formerly 'megadeth88'
Jul 21, 2020
171
96
Lautoka, Fiji Islands
AFL Club
Collingwood
Sauce Jacobs. Felt he was a much safer bet than Hampson and more upside than Warnock.

Fevola. I still sometimes dream that the man will come back out of retirement.

Brad Fisher. Surely could have given him another game to get to 100.

Jordan Russell. Very strange career trajectory. Much maligned early in his career, had a couple good seasons culminating in a 2nd place finish in our B&F, then never looked like it again (injuries might have played a role). Went on to be a more than handy VFL player, so might have had a bit more left in the tank.

Clinton Benjamin. Never played a game but was an excellent athlete.

Fev was crucified by the media and left to hang out to dry in a shameful way. Check out my book review of one book about Fev and his own book. Go to www.waflglorydays.blogspot.com then click "Carlton" or "Book Reviews".
 

BlueTongue

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2009
3,452
2,826
The Void
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Cottrell's my man!
+1 for Brad Fisher. Disgraceful how we left him hanging on 99 games too.
Effing Criminal. Sure you don't 'Gift' players games, but very well respected heart and sole players you have to make some exceptions for as it's good for the club culture and morale. Decisions like this make outsiders and potential recruits balk as they think the culture is rotten, nad they'd be right. Thank goodness it's getting better again.
 

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