Preview Round 19, 2021 | North Melbourne vs Carlton @ Marvel Stadium | Saturday, 24 July @ 1:45pm

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F_therest

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
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Carlton
First time I have ever been upset the oppositions gun full forward won’t play….. I am getting soft in my old age.
Sure for the McKay twin match up which would have been fun.

But we're now missing McKay/Charlie Curnow/Casboult/McGovern and back ups O MCDonald and Pittonet (ruck but would release De Koning forward). Even Marchbank who is a defender but could go forward or release Jones or Weitering forward.

Crazy that we have 7 talls injured, including our best 4 tall forwards.
 

Hojuman

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May 20, 2012
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North Melbourne
Sure for the McKay twin match up which would have been fun.

But we're now missing McKay/Charlie Curnow/Casboult/McGovern and back ups O MCDonald and Pittonet (ruck but would release De Koning forward). Even Marchbank who is a defender but could go forward or release Jones or Weitering forward.

Crazy that we have 7 talls injured, including our best 4 tall forwards.

Just had Digby Morell on the wireless 😉
 

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HBFlanker

Premiership Player
Jul 23, 2008
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North Melbourne
Not so sure - the Hawks can still beat the Pies.

If we have 1 win in the next 4 then we could be 2 points behind the Crows going into the last round. They would 100% tank for Horne.
Crows are tanking for Horne hard already.

Even if they finish above 18th i think they will put a trade package together for the first pick which could be huge.
 

Wild Bill

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May 28, 2013
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North Melbourne
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Crows are tanking for Horne hard already.

Even if they finish above 18th i think they will put a trade package together for the first pick which could be huge.
Danger - would have to be something like this and next years 1st. I would prefer Horne. He and Daicos are stand outs.
 

Shagga is all Class

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May 15, 2005
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Crows are tanking for Horne hard already.

Even if they finish above 18th i think they will put a trade package together for the first pick which could be huge.
Horne Cup sounds better than Kreuzer Cup.

As legend has it, someone in the the Carlton box asked who was on Travis Johnstone (somewhat ironic that he was a #1 pick) as he amassed 40 odd possessions and the answer from the head coach was, "Who cares?".

On that stream, Shaun Atley will get 40 odd touches and Rory Laird 53, so we get Horne.
 

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DERRINALPHIL

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Sep 16, 2001
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Brisbane Lions
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Time to free our McKay to be the inceptor. Let Walker take the deep forward and we attack with Ben.

Ben's form has been a bit down recently compared to earlier in the season but with his brother out he should look to be a dominating influence.

Really left field would be Ben to the forw.... Won't say it but I would like to see it happen.
 

RossHenshaw

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Sep 12, 2020
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North Melbourne
It all depends on how’s it’s handled internally. I’m sure Noble didn’t just text Laz with “your playing 2’s” this week.

Any 1st year player that thinks they should be playing ahead of Jed or Ben is an idiot. Jed is the perfect example for young kids, keep working hard and your time will come.

He’s not coming in for Ats, he’s not a lock down defender. As much as Ats has brain explosions he does a lot right.
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HBFlanker

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Jul 23, 2008
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North Melbourne
Danger - would have to be something like this and next years 1st. I would prefer Horne. He and Daicos are stand outs.
I dont think we would do it, but if hawthorn finish last they just might.

Hawks need multiple young kids through the door, and would jump at the chance at another first rounder next year (especially if its Adelaides)

I have a good mate at Norwood FC who is well connected in the SANFL who said to me Adelaide will move heaven and earth to get Horne.
 

RossHenshaw

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Dude. Please.

On exposed form, I’ll give you McKay.
So now we are on a hiding to nothing from the media this coming Monday …
Scenario 1 : We win “ North beat injury riddled brave Blues without McKay “
Scenario 2 : We lose “ hapless Kangas lose to Brave injury riddled Blues “
Scenario 3 : We draw …. **** knows …
 

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