Preview Rnd 5 - Carlton v Bulldogs Sunday April 21st 1.10PM @ Marvel - Final Team - Post #854

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Footscray vs Carlton
Sunday April 21st, 1.10pm
Docklands


Last 5 head to head
Footscray 5 - 0 Carlton -- 21-point average losing margin


2018 Matchups
R6 @ Docklands: Footscray (11.14.80) def Carlton (8.11.59)
R22 @ Docklands: Carlton (7.7.49) def by Footscray (10.6.66)

Last meeting
It was late in the season when we last suited up against the men from the west in the red, white and blue. After a tight, scrappy affair that never reached great heights or large margins, the Dogs kicked four of the last five goals to hand Carlton the spoon and ensure Sam Walsh would wear Navy Blue the next time the two clubs would meet. So, silver linings and all that.

Goals: Prince Charlie 2, King Tom, M Wright, K Simpson, P Dow, J Silvagni
Best: K Simpson, P Cripps, C Marchbank, J Lamb, D Thomas, C Byrne


2019 in a nutshell
Carlton: Honourable losses. Enough said.
Footscray: The swarm returns. Kinda.


The teams
It’s been a season of ‘nearlys’ for the Baggers to date: the defence has nearly contained opposing forward lines; the midfield has nearly matured enough to support Cripps; the forwards have nearly formed a cohesive unit; the rucks have nearly broken even. And fans, well… many of us have nearly run out of patience.

Which is a shame, because nearly is an improvement on barely. And if barely was where we were and nearly is where we are, then finally is where we’ll soon be.

Footscray, on the other hand, have shown glimpses of what took them to their upset flag in 2016. A high possession, high pressure gameplan typified by chains of quick flip handballs to escape congestion and maintain possession by foot, before hitting up a marking target inside 50. All this with a ruck division almost explicitly designed not to win hitouts.


How do Carlton get the four points?
The midfield.
This is where the game will be won. Bont, Hunter and Libba – well supported by Dunkley, Wallis and McLean – give Footscray plenty of size, experience, flexibility and depth through the middle of the ground. Cripps aside, Carlton have been unable to stand up (both literally and figuratively) to some of the more mature midfields we’ve come up against. Turn that around this week and we will give our tall forwards the best opportunity to impact the game. That said...

Blunting the Bulldogs rebound. With players such as Suckling, Caleb Daniel, Crozier and JJ, the Dogs have a bevvy of rebounders that provide impetus and drive once the ball hits the ground. With a tall mobile forward line and appropriate delivery from further up the ground, Carlton has the capacity to control the air and therefore limit the impact of Footscray’s skilled smalls. Fingers crossed on this one. Maybe its fourth time’s a charm.

Deep breathes, clear thoughts. Carlton, like all teams, make mistakes. However, we are a team of youth and inexperience, so our mistakes just seem to be more costly. Too many players make too many errors at the wrong time or in the wrong place. This season, they've regularly killed our momentum and deinied us goals, or worse, lead directly to opposition goals. Rarely have they simply ended up with the ball in dispute or in a stoppage. Lucky for us, Footscray are not known as a high scoring team so reducing our unforced error rate will ensure that we stay within striking distance throughout the game.


Teams, matchups to note and margin:
Stay tuned! All will be revealed upon team announcements on Thursday (or maybe Friday, depends how I’m tracking ahead of the long weekend).


GO BLUES.
 
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OUT: Casboult, Gibbons, Lobbe, Newman
IN: JSOS, Kennedy, Kreuzer, Stocker

FB: Plowman Jones Marchbank
HB: Thomas Weitering Simpson
C: Murphy Dow Walsh
HF: SPS C.Curnow O'Brien
FF: McGovern McKay Fisher

R: Kreuzer Cripps E.Curnow

Int: Kennedy, JSOS, Stocker, Setterfield

If Setterfield is suspended, bring in Garlett to rotate through midfield and up front.
 

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Casboult and Lobbe out for Kreuzer

Bring Kennedy in regardless, Dow may get the chop and needs it to be honest, may get a repreive if Setterfield gets done. If thats the case may as well.try Stocker out.
 

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In: JSOS, Kennedy, kreuze.
Out: casboult, gibbons, lobbe.

Play daisy forward. He will make a far better small forward than any of the makeshift ones we’ve tried so far. Kennedy and sos to play inside and help Cripps. If kreuze needs anOther week in the 2s cas plays number 1 ruck. He is never to play as a forward in the same team as Charlie, Harry and McG again.

What will probably happen
In: bsos, Kerr, Goddard and kreuze
Out: sps, setters, fisher and daisy.

Gibbons plays ruck
 

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In: Kreuzer, Kennedy, JSOS, Cuningham (pending nephrology referral...), Stocker
Out: Lobbe, Casboult, LOB, Gibbons, Newman

We're making big changes, for many reasons.

As tempting as it is to go really tall (for some obscure un*******known reason), it simply won't work against the Bulldogs, who spread as well as any team in the competition.

Kreuzer for Lobbe is self-explanatory.

Kennedy is essential; Macrae, Liberatore, Bontempelli and Dunkley will physically punish Cripps repeatedly if unsupported. If Kennedy is fit and doesn't play, I give permission to Cripps to seek a trade elsewhere, because the club doesn't give a **** about his long-term career prospects.

LOB is just nowhere near it right now. Not kicking well, not confident, not providing much of a running option, not engaging physically when he has to. Jack comes in and provides another mature body in the clinches against a very competent Bulldogs midfield.

Cuningham for Gibbons is self-explanatory.

One of Simpson or Newman have to come out. These guys are costing us dearly defensively with their inability to track back and defend 1v1. Simpson won't be omitted, neither will Newman so this change is purely theoretical for me. Stocker has the athletic attributes to play a physical role in defence and provide some solid footskills until Williamson is ready.
 

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OUT: Casbolt, Gibbons
IN: Kennedy, Cunningham

I think we will continue to nurse Kreuzer in the 2s a little while longer. Lobbe stays is simply because we have no choice.

Kennedy in allowing Fisher/Dow/Walsh/SPS to play a more outside role.

Gibbons has struggled, Cunningham the obvious choice to replace if fit

Dow gets to make amends, however if he continues with his poor kicking he will be sent to the NBs

Gov currently keeping JSOS in the twos
 

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In: Kreuzer, Kennedy, JSOS, Cuningham (pending nephrology referral...), Stocker
Out: Lobbe, Casboult, LOB, Gibbons, Newman

We're making big changes, for many reasons.

As tempting as it is to go really tall (for some obscure un*******known reason), it simply won't work against the Bulldogs, who spread as well as any team in the competition.

Kreuzer for Lobbe is self-explanatory.

Kennedy is essential; Macrae, Liberatore, Bontempelli and Dunkley will physically punish Cripps repeatedly if unsupported. If Kennedy is fit and doesn't play, I give permission to Cripps to seek a trade elsewhere, because the club doesn't give a **** about his long-term career prospects.

LOB is just nowhere near it right now. Not kicking well, not confident, not providing much of a running option, not engaging physically when he has to. Jack comes in and provides another mature body in the clinches against a very competent Bulldogs midfield.

Cuningham for Gibbons is self-explanatory.

One of Simpson or Newman have to come out. These guys are costing us dearly defensively with their inability to track back and defend 1v1. Simpson won't be omitted, neither will Newman so this change is purely theoretical for me. Stocker has the athletic attributes to play a physical role in defence and provide some solid footskills until Williamson is ready.
I think both Newman did well today nothing justifies him getting dropped, players getting dropped must be based only on performance and behaviour. I think they both stay in, our defence today was actually the best i've seen it for a long time.
 

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OUT: Casbolt, Gibbons
IN: Kennedy, Cunningham

I think we will continue to nurse Kreuzer in the 2s a little while longer. Lobbe stays is simply because we have no choice.

Kennedy in allowing Fisher/Dow/Walsh/SPS to play a more outside role.

Gibbons has struggled, Cunningham the obvious choice to replace if fit

Dow gets to make amends, however if he continues with his poor kicking he will be sent to the NBs

Gov currently keeping JSOS in the twos
Kreuzer BOG in the reserves. No reason for him to be there any longer. Waste of time.

Lock him in, feffs93.
 

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Definitely keen to see Kreuzer back in the line up. I think if Kreuzer had played the first month we'd be sitting at 2-2.
Fingers crossed that Cuningham is right to play this week.
In: Kreuzer, JSOS, Cuningham, Stocker
Out: Lobbe, Casboult, Gibbons, O'Brien
I'd contemplate Kennedy for Setterfield to give Will a chance to freshen up.
Looking forward to seeing Williamson return and hopefully start to put pressure on Newman's spot.
 

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Out: Lobbe, Dow, Plowman, Gibbons, Casboult (omitted), Setterfield (suspended)
In: Kreuzer, Stocker, Kennedy, Garlett, J. Silvagni, Cuningham

FB: Garlett -- Jones -- Marchbank
HB: Newman -- Weitering -- Simpson

C: Walsh -- E. Curnow -- Petrevski-Seton
R: Kreuzer -- Cripps -- Fisher

HF: Murphy -- C. Curnow -- Cuningham
FF: Silvagni -- Mckay -- McGovern

Int: Stocker -- Thomas -- O'Brien -- Kennedy
 
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