Autopsy Rd 8 Blues deserving but no reward again

Who played well in Round 8?


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AB_Blue

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Bloody hell I just watched the marks, tackles and goals of the week on the club website.

That’s got to be standard each week!
Look out of it does become the standard because there is some absolute quality on display!!


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anyone who hasn't watched bolts' presser post-game needs to do so - you want progress - that's progress - the best he has delivered - watch it, all of you...
Yeah I thought it was his best presser . Held back .


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don't tell me huddo's call of "they're going crazy at the g" after brackets goal doesn't send chills down the spine - he's one hell of a caller.......
I liked his call when Silvagni, Cuningham and Crippa combined for that goal...“Cripps, this is a big moment, hold your breath, bluuueess!!!!!! What a goal from Patrick Cripps”
 

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After watching the game again I can't disagree with Dow in the VFL enough, the number of times he was directly involved in a score for us our burst from a contest to clear our defensive 50 was amazing. Yes he can tidy up his disposal but he is doing so much right and you can't get used to performing your skill under AFL pressure in the VFL
Funny what we see when we look for it. I’ve only watched the first half again and there was a few time Dow gives when he shouldn’t or doesn’t give when he should.

Still think there’s an argument for ressies conditioning with some players and Dow seems a reasonable candidate.
 

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Up to our necks in this game. Really should've won. A great effort and the cogs are slowly starting to mesh. Go back to 5 mins to go with a lead and 8 outta ten times we win. The pies got lucky and the umps didnt help. Elim final few years back against brisbane the same. Lions went to arsey town on us and it fell apart in about 5 mins. You can be as mentally tough as you want, sometimes the pins refuse to fall your way. Happens to all sides.
Good to see the players respond and understand what type of effort is required week in week out. Clear to me the coach has them on side and it's good to see the kick up the backside they got post the roos game sunk in. Proud of the lads, just would've been nice to sink the boots into Eddie Mac after his little jab during the week.
He'll keep......

The way things stand, we are absolutely capable of stringing a few in a row. Dang it we're so close. The rubber band keeps stretching. When it goes bang we're going to get on top of a few teams. Got some real talent just need to keep the head on the grindstone a finish the job. A bit of luck wouldn't go astray.

As it stands I have numerous crows fans dancing around me like leprechauns in joyous rapture. As with Eddie, they'll keep.
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Antonio BlueVein

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Internally they must see it like so many externally.

Every media comment, every time we get shafted, the close games, it's all building up to the point of explosion.

It is creating an us vs all of them mentality.

They don't realise (or maybe they do) that they are creating a beast within, a beast that when it all lines up, will be unstoppable, will be mad, will be crazy mofos.

Gather around my loved ones, absorb the pain, we are on the cusp of something magical.

The Carlton Football Club will be great again.

We will be feared by all.
Fear us or fear the 4b2

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Have not seen such a one sided free kick tally (24-8) in such a close game in years. But I suppose Williams with 43 touches never got a Brownlow vote, and ended up costing him the Brownlow. The AFL has never had an investigation. Add that to their many failings.
I wonder if the umpires might provide feedback, if required. What were our guys doing wrong that they kept getting pinged for, and what was working so well for the opposition that they only conceded 8 frees for the entire game?
To get some kind of sound, rule-based explanation might help hose down any controversy.
If there IS no reasonable explanation then it's a concern, because then you're left to conclude that the umpires were just a little one-eyed.
 
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That is the exact timing I been expecting too. I am expecting to break into the top 8 next season and 2021 we virtually either ready to contend or not far off.
As long as club stays the course and does not listen to nufties, the good times are coming.
Why make huge calls in times of need
Our setup right now is not geared for finals,it is a good list,however our progress has to be closely monitored...the breakout has been late,and perhaps not rushed and that suggests sustained attack down the track and further list building...eg.Kennedy or Fisher may be good mid depth,we require an elite mid NOW,that we dont have,and i am aware of Walsh
I am assuming re resign Cripps ?
We will require another Eddie Betts type small forward,Eventually a new ruck,Doc will be back but Simmo has to be replaced and so on..
Bolton will have to take the bull by the horns at some stage and play attacking ball,his approach may well change down the track as well as some of the assistant coaches...it must be said tho the list is good and coaches are a big step up
But still no breakout...instead of 2020 why not predict the second half of this season?......do you think we can make 16 th with say 6 wins?
This list should manage 6 wins .......so lets see Bolton earn his pay packet....which would be considerable ?
 

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Funny what we see when we look for it. I’ve only watched the first half again and there was a few time Dow gives when he shouldn’t or doesn’t give when he should.

Still think there’s an argument for ressies conditioning with some players and Dow seems a reasonable candidate.
After reading all the negative comments about Dow I was actually looking for all his mistake, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.
 

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Why make huge calls in times of need
Our setup right now is not geared for finals,it is a good list,however our progress has to be closely monitored...the breakout has been late,and perhaps not rushed and that suggests sustained attack down the track and further list building...eg.Kennedy or Fisher may be good mid depth,we require an elite mid NOW,that we dont have,and i am aware of Walsh
I am assuming re resign Cripps ?
We will require another Eddie Betts type small forward,Eventually a new ruck,Doc will be back but Simmo has to be replaced and so on..
Bolton will have to take the bull by the horns at some stage and play attacking ball,his approach may well change down the track as well as some of the assistant coaches...it must be said tho the list is good and coaches are a big step up
But still no breakout...instead of 2020 why not predict the second half of this season?......do you think we can make 16 th with say 6 wins?
This list should manage 6 wins .......so lets see Bolton earn his pay packet....which would be considerable ?
Play attacking ball, last 4 games the blues have scored, 101, 88, 62 and 87, that is pretty attacking.
 

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I wonder if the umpires might provide feedback, if required. What were our guys doing wrong that they kept getting pinged for, and what was working so well for the opposition that they only conceded 8 frees for the entire game?
To get some kind of sound, rule-based explanation might help hose down any controversy.
If there IS no reasonable explanation then it's a concern, because then you're left to conclude that the umpires were just a little one-eyed.
Or how Plowman can get a fractured cheek bone without getting a free.
 
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