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Will Carlscum rise up the ladder?

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I have a bad feeling that the Blues are returning. 

The MFC better be ready to fight because if Carlscum fight for Flags again they will challenge for more games at The MCG

Bartlett, Pert and The Board simply have to get this preseason right

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Unfortunately Yes. I believe they will taste finals success again before we do.

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Just now, Bitter but optimistic said:

[censored] hope not

I hate the [censored]!!!

With you Bitter. They are the epitome of pure evil

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Yep. They have a good spread of young talent across the board from backs to forwards and mids.

Trading away 3 first round picks for Lever and May will unfortunately set us back a bit. I can see Carlton potentially overtaking us next year if we don't get our [censored] in order.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yep. They have a good spread of young talent across the board from backs to forwards and mids.

Trading away 3 first round picks for Lever and May will unfortunately set us back a bit. I can see Carlton potentially overtaking us next year if we don't get our [censored] in order.

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Carlton don't actually need to achieve anything at this point - if there is sufficient hype around them, they become an attractive proposition for someone like Coniglio who has his hand out for big money. 

Bring in some experienced recruits + the continued development of young players + favourable draw from bottom 4 finish = Carlton challenging for top 8 next year.

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On 6/4/2019 at 8:19 AM, rjay said:

Maclure is being hysterical...surprise.

The Carlton list is in a good position and with the right coach will turn it around quickly.

They don't need a major rebuild, just time, a good coach and a few targeted acquisitions.

Said this mid year and a couple agreed, most couldn't see it.

This was around the time of the Bolton sacking...

They are well placed and now they seem to have the right coach.

...so of course they will rise up the ladder, they've already started.

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13 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Trading away 3 first round picks for Lever and May will unfortunately set us back a bit. I can see Carlton potentially overtaking us next year if we don't get our [censored] in order.

Agree and add to that the reality that we haven't exactly smashed it in our lower order drafting we are facing a task similar to that imposed upon Hercules by King Augeus.

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20 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yep. They have a good spread of young talent across the board from backs to forwards and mids.

Trading away 3 first round picks for Lever and May will unfortunately set us back a bit. I can see Carlton potentially overtaking us next year if we don't get our [censored] in order.

Next Year? Haven't they already overtaken us?

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The MFC AGM could be a rather fiery affair 

Strawberries 🍓 and Cream Spin won’t cut it this year

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38 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I have a bad feeling that the Blues are returning. 

The MFC better be ready to fight because if Carlscum fight for Flags again they will challenge for more games at The MCG

Bartlett, Pert and The Board simply have to get this preseason right

I can live with being near the bottom of the ladder as long as Carlton and Essendon are there with us. I think we will play off in a GF with Carlton in the next couple of years. 

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they should have been up a lot sooner than they were

fortunately, draft picks (three #1 in a row a decade ago, another several since) and high-priced recruits (judd, daisy) aren't the panacea 

wait, oh my god, THAT'S US TOO

i hate football

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They should... but their and our history shows that it is much easier said than done.    

Having potential doesn’t guarantee success, just as being the hunter is significantly easier than the hunted.  No one will take them lightly next year, so will be interesting to see how they cope with the pressure.

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They're playing good football, no doubt. They stand to be gifted an easy draw next year (like us). IMO they will taste finals success before we do.

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If we were to play them tomorrow they'd win.

Their list will only get better this post season as they shed some older players and likely trade in some more mid aged players. Plus more development into their young guns.

It's taken a while but I think they'll shoot up the ladder pretty quick next year. Maybe not to the same heights of Brisbane this year but can see them beating the teams as high as 6th.

Being so bad for so long might actually work out for them. I think we've fluffed our chance but we'll have to wait till next year to see if we can reset the list a little.

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Cripps, Curnow, Walsh, Mckay, possibly Coniglio. Carlton will start to really make inroads next year. If they get expected improvement from Dow, SPS, Stocker, Fischer, they will possibly make the 8. 

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Why did Bolton fail so badly?

Why has Teague been able to flick the right switch? Goodwin should take very close notice to this...

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24 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Why did Bolton fail so badly?

Why has Teague been able to flick the right switch? Goodwin should take very close notice to this...

could it be as simple as over structured game plans and/or playing to your strengths.

whatever it is we will need a lot of luck next year to trun this train wreck of a season around (love mixing my metaphors as it reflects the life of a mixed up MFC supporter.)

The form of Brayshaw , Petracca and Oliver are essential to our success. Get them all near A grade/elite and we are in clover as all the rest of the support players come on strong and injury free. Nice to dream.

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

Unfortunately Yes. I believe they will taste finals success again before we do.

What is finals success? Making the finals? Winning a final? Premiership? 

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1 minute ago, Smokey said:

What is finals success? Making the finals? Winning a final? Premiership? 

In reference to my comment finals success meant making and winning a final.

I can't predict whether they will win a premiership yet but I believe they are closer to getting a shot at the moment than we are.

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41 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Why did Bolton fail so badly?

Why has Teague been able to flick the right switch? Goodwin should take very close notice to this...

Bolton made the mistake of coaching for the future...and he forgot about the now.

He fell for the party line.

Don't listen to the board, they will stab you in the back when it suits their purpose.

In the end it's all about winning games.

Teague came in with no expectations and put players in their best positions, to hell with development.

The biggest example was Curnow senior who was played as a permanent forward this year under Bolton.

Teague put him straight back in as a tagger, which is where he excels.

...and surprise, Carlton started to win some games.

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