The Oxygen Brothers

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Sep 8, 2018
2,751
15,212
AFL Club
Carlton
Just for you Eskie.....

In my view we have two competitive advantages: our key position players.....and the Oxygen Brothers.

I’ve studied the running times of our boys preseason and compared them to those (available) of other clubs. We have a larger number of guys who can really gut run than other clubs. They are not electric quick, but they can just repeat run over and over again.

The offical Oxygen Brothers are:

- Ed Curnow (Captain)
- Michael Gibbons (Vice Captain because he knocked Ed off in a preseason run)
- Sam Walsh
- Lochie O’Brien

All four can run 2km in 6 mins. I don’t know of any other club who has a midfield capable of that running quality. Murph isn’t in the middle distance running class of the above but he gets an Honourable membership this year. His preseason was the best I’ve seen in years and he really does help our link up play with his hard running.

Cottrell btw will be a member if he can break into the side next year - he’s also a sub 6 min for 2km runner. Technically Charlie is as good a runner as the offical brothers but he doesn’t join link up play nor play mid so I never gave him a membership.

The Oxygen Brothers are why as games open up our link up play cuts teams open. They just can’t go with our guys.

Enjoy them as I do. I look for them to create chains especially in the second half. Throw a surgical Fisher (not a member but puts polish on their work) into their chain and it makes a mess of opposing backlines.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 21, 2009
7,255
12,534
Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
Just for you Eskie.....

In my view we have two competitive advantages: our key position players.....and the Oxygen Brothers.

I’ve studied the running times of our boys preseason and compared them to those (available) of other clubs. We have a larger number of guys who can really gut run than other clubs. They are not electric quick, but they can just repeat run over and over again.

The offical Oxygen Brothers are:

- Ed Curnow (Captain)
- Michael Gibbons (Vice Captain because he knocked Ed off in a preseason run)
- Sam Walsh
- Lochie O’Brien

All four can run 2km in 6 mins. I don’t know of any other club who has a midfield capable of that running quality. Murph isn’t in the middle distance running class of the above but he gets an Honourable membership this year. His preseason was the best I’ve seen in years and he really does help our link up play with his hard running.

Cottrell btw will be a member if he can break into the side next year - he’s also a sub 6 min for 2km runner. Technically Charlie is as good a runner as the offical brothers but he doesn’t join link up play nor play mid so I never gave him a membership.

The Oxygen Brothers are why as games open up our link up play cuts teams open. They just can’t go with our guys.

Enjoy them as I do. I look for them to create chains especially in the second half. Throw a surgical Fisher (not a member but puts polish on their work) into their chain and it makes a mess of opposing backlines.
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Charlie
Willo

edit see you talked about Charlie
 
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