- Mar 6, 2018
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
2019, Round 3, Marvel Stadium: Carl 10.14.74 def by Sydney 14.9.53 (L)
2018, Round 11, SCG: Carl 9.7.61 def by Sydney 13.13.91 (L)
2017, Round 6, MCG: Carl 15.7.97 def by Sydney 11.12.78 (L)
In a season full of dramas, we look forward to the second half of the year with a lot of positivity and hope moving onto 2020 and here is why.
- Patrick Cripps announcing himself as one of the best players in the league.
- Players such as SPS, Fisher, Weitering, Silvagni and McKay taking their footy to a whole new level.
- Sam Docherty coming back.
- Teague unleashing the shackles of the players.
- Walshy looking like a 200 gamer.
How can you not be bullish for next year?
However when there is hope, there is always darkness amidst. With our 2019 first rounder in the hands of the AFC, it is an understatement that we must beat sides that are down or we will be constantly reminded in the foreseeable (next week) we gave a probable number 1 pick away.
*Current state of Adelaide Football Club*
Alas we must move forwards to our new foe, last time we met these mobs was earlier this year in round 3. If we could summarise our season in one picture this would be it.
*Patrick Cripps carrying CFC in 2019*
Coming off a hot winning type form, we take our fight against Sydney once again on their home deck at the SCG. Although having a down year and their loss to Bombers last week they will becoming out of the gates red-hot and are a team we must respect and play 4 hard quarters of footy.
Cripps vs JPK
Two best clearances players in the competition will likely to go head to head, what I imagine head to head match-up will look like.
Silvagni vs Parker
Having done the job on Nathan Fyfe in the second half, Silvagni has found a new role as big body midfielder. So I would like to see him nullify Luke Parker as he looks in outstanding form and let Ed Curnow run amok in the midfield.
Kreuzer vs Aliir
With their no.1 and 2 ruck unavailable, I anticipate Kreuzer to have a day out against an inexperience ruckman. I would say this would be the most important match-up as I expect Kreuzer to win a lost of clearances at the stoppages.
Weitering vs Sam "Paper Mache" Reid
I expect Sam Reid going down in the first quarter to soft tissue injury. Calf I expect.
McKay vs Rampe
Would be a delight to watch.
I anticipate this be a close contest with us surging back in the last quarter like we always do and give our supporters heart palpation.
4 points down. McKay marks outside 50. Siren goes. Rampe climbs the goal post. McKay gets a free in the goal square. Blues win by 2 with a surge of Carlton patient in the hospital bed.