With my mod hat on i'm going to ask everyone to refrain from deliberately baiting opposition supports in the future.Is anyone else making mental note of particular Carlton posters to tag when we kick their ass this year?
Rowell is a machine, he will be the hardest working player in the team. Will make some of the boys walk taller I reckon just watching his work ethicThey are absolutely blown away by Rowell Anderson and Flanders. I was told Rowell looks like he's played 150 games and won 3 B&Fs.
Flanders is already making the boys walk taller they are blown away by him.Rowell is a machine, he will be the hardest working player in the team. Will make some of the boys walk taller I reckon just watching his work ethic
Everyone loves a good pre season hero.....If you squint hard enough you can a fair bit of Dangerfield in Flanders.
Danger starred in the 18s as a one out powerful mid sized forward and developed his midfield craft in his first couple of years in the AFL
You can add Weller, Miller and Burgess to 24-26 bracket when the season starts. Corbett misses by 1 month.Seems like we've accumulated talent to the same degree as our initial year in the league. We've got a whole bunch of additional mature agers though.
Comparing 2011 mature agers vs. current - light and day in terms of quality and number.
2019: Sam Collins, Brandon Ellis, Nick Holman, Jack Hombsch, Sean Lemmens, GHS, Alex Sexton
2011: Michael Rischitelli, Karmichael Hunt, Sam Iles
2019: David Swallow, Rory Thompson, Hugh Greenwood, JArrod Witts, Jordan Murdoch, Anthony Miles, Sam Day
2011: Gary Ablett, Nathan Bock, Jared Brennan, Campbell Brown, Daniel Harris, Josh Fraser
2019: Pearce Hanley, Jarrod Harbrow
I've tried to put together a comparable 'mature age' list from 2011 - kind of difficult to get same age/position/quality but have done the best I could. Can you imagine if we started with these guys in 2011.
- Joel Patful (Collins), Brent Reilly (Ellis), Chris Knights (Holman), Matt White (Lemmens), James Gwilt (Hombsch), Angus Monfries (Sexton), Andrew Raines (GHS)
- Darren Jolly (Witts), Matthew Boyd (Swallow), Jarrad Waite (Day), Lewis Roberts-Thompson (Thompson), Scott McMahon (Murdoch), Daniel Jackson (Miles),
Colin Sylvia (Greenwood)
- Mark McVeigh (Harbrow), Tadgh Kennely (Hanley),
Comparing a 2011-2019 equivalent group of mature agers with the actual 2011 group - it's a massive difference.
Matthew Boyd, Jarrad Waite, Darren Jolly, Daniel Jackson, Mark Mcveigh, Joel Patful, James Gwilt, Tadgh Kennely, Angus Monfries, Brent Reilly, Chris Knights, Matt White, Andrew Raines, Lewis Roberts-Thompson, Scott Mcmahon
Gary Ablett, Nathan Bock, Michael Rischitelli, Jared Brennan, Campbell Brown, Josh Fraser, Daniel Harris, Sam Iles, Karmichael Hunt