- Oct 14, 2016
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Glad we didn't drop Marchbank like some were suggesting. Would have been much worse without him. Thought he was one of few shining lights.
How would you line up the back 6 in 2020, out of curiosity, if everyone was fit.I’m right here, big fella...
I was too flat to post. I really thought we’d snatch this one. Funny, we’ve won about 5 from 50 games, and I still think we’re a chance EVERY SINGLE WEEK.
Don’t know if I’m optimistic or delusional. We just weren’t tough enough in tough conditions. Young, fragile bodies were our undoing, yet again.
I really hope I’m wrong, but I think that might spell the end for Bolts. I honestly think that would be a huge mistake by the club, however I’m not sure they can hold their nerve much longer.
As for Casboult, if you can be bothered to check, I called for him to play at CHB over two seasons ago. It’s always made sense to me. He doesn’t need to be a hard running, attacking backman, nor does he need to be pinpoint by foot. Just stand there and be a wall across half back. He’s one of the best contested marks in the game. Then he can just belt the footy 50-60 metres up the line. I think if he continues to play there, he could be very valuable, and extend his playing career.
Credit to Essendon, they were harder and tougher when it counted. Without 5 or 6 of their best players. We were disappointing to say the least.
Onward and upward. We have another game this weekend. I think we’re a huge chance... (sigh)
Williamson Jones NewmanHow would you line up the back 6 in 2020, out of curiosity, if everyone was fit.
Off the top of my head, I'm thinking something like:
(Silvagni), Casboult, Jones
Docherty, Weitering, Williamson
With Stocker and Newman up the ground or off the bench.
Got Jack in there as I think his desperation would set a good tone, though I think structurally we might be in need of a true small defender with some real pace. Don't really want another year with Stocker in the backline, but happy for him to rotate through.
Interesting.Williamson Jones Newman
Docherty Weitering Marchbank
That would be my ideal back six...
I’m not one of the Plowman bashers. I think he’s a fantastic player, a little down on form currently. But at this stage, I think he just gets squeezed out by the other six.
Thomas has been amazing, but who knows how long he has left.
Obviously Simpson has been incredible back there, but our reliance on him is unhealthy, and he should be given a “lesser” role.
I’d have Casboult as depth.
Excellent post. Really good points and I agree with much of it.Hi All,
I was disappointed after the lost, but didn’t want to have a knee-jerk reaction.
I see CFC have done just that, knee-jerk reaction – Bolts gone.
Why? Because of another lost!
I’ll make a few points:
Where did you expect the Blues to finish this year? (Mine: bottom 4 – hoping for higher)
It was simple: let’s do better and improved – we are young!
Which means we will have ups and down.
The Boys were bullied by North, GWS and now Essendon.
We have a bunch of great kids and I do see the green shots, so do other teams (they let me know it).
That’s why they are bulling the young kids, with the lack of a real ENFORCERS (Stocker is tough but young) this will continue, until this tactic is not effective
We can only get what is available at the time.
We can only get player who want to come over, a few years away.
3 year ago CFC went down a path, have we given this a fair go?
It was to be a 5 year plan, have we reach the end of this plan?
These player are our future, I have pick a 18 players I like:
Backline: (Avg age: 22.3)
Caleb Marchbank (23)
Jacob Weitering (22)
Jack Silvagni (22)
Tom Williamson (21)
Lochie O'Brien (20)
Sam Docherty (26)
Mid: (Avg age: 20.5)
Paddy Dow (20)
Patrick Cripps (24)
Liam Stocker (19)
Zac Fisher (21)
Sam Walsh (19)
Tom De Koning (20)
Harry McKay (22)
Mitch McGovern (25)
David Cuningham (22)
Charlie Curnow (22)
Sam Petrevski-Seton (21)
Will Setterfield (21)
Ave age is 21.6 – so realistic we are about 5 years away (that’s my expectation)
We have one of the youngest team at the moment. We are building for a future, not for NOW! So why are we reacting with this poor lost so badly?
We have the talent and we will lose some of these player and we will gain others, the nature of football. We require a little patients with these kids and the club. Remember GWS started in 2012 it’s has a great list, this has been a 7 years building. They have lost a lot of good player, but are very competitive (and we didn’t have the amount of free picks) so we have done OK, but we can still improve.
We can look at our mistakes and look at what we could or should done, it’s the pass (move on)
But saying that, the only time I felt really disappointed, is when we replaced Ratts, our biggest mistake, this set us back 10 years. My only concern now is we don’t end up with another Malthouse. I hope Ratts can forgive and come back, this would be a really good story and he is the man for the job.
Negative news = sells
Remember the line “Bolts need to have 6+ wins to hold his job”
This was set-up early, and was waiting for a moment for him/CFC to fail.