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On 01/03/2024 at 16:11, Redleg said:

I believe if your namesake was playing in the QF last year, Gus would still be playing and we would have been into the Prelim Final and possibly winning the flag.

Maynard would never have done that if Rodney was out there.

 

Balls is 58 years of age. Do you really think he would frighten Maynard?

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13 minutes ago, Pinball Wizard said:

Balls is 58 years of age. Do you really think he would frighten Maynard?

He still frightens me,

You know what I meant, when he was playing. You could substitute Ditterich, Biffen, Durnan, Cameron Clayton, Byron Pickett and a few others in their playing days.

He did it because he knew he would get away with an on the edge, hard hit, early in the game.

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4 minutes ago, Redleg said:

He still frightens me,

You know what I meant, when he was playing. You could substitute Ditterich, Biffen, Durnan, Cameron Clayton, Byron Pickett and a few others in their playing days.

He did it because he knew he would get away with an on the edge, hard hit, early in the game.

I reckon this bloke would have sorted him out nicely (and a reminder about how many sleeps to go to the start of the season).

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On 28/02/2024 at 23:31, pingu said:

I'm feeling very positive about this match after watching us against the Blues.

Surely Clarry plays.

Billings and Windsor are a lock as the Demon debutants.

Agreed all around.

 

I think only changes to Carlton squad will be Clarry for Brown & perhaps Fullarton for Kos, with Laurie as more of a fwd/mid option. Unless we somehow work a miracle with McAdam & he can be the sub. 
 

They may wait in Clarry but way I see it he played with Casey to protect him exposure wise and cannot see why he’d be held above as that’d only add pressure to his shoulders for R1-2. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Tolstoys Nudge said:

Agreed all around.

 

I think only changes to Carlton squad will be Clarry for Brown & perhaps Fullarton for Kos, with Laurie as more of a fwd/mid option. Unless we somehow work a miracle with McAdam & he can be the sub. 
 

They may wait in Clarry but way I see it he played with Casey to protect him exposure wise and cannot see why he’d be held above as that’d only add pressure to his shoulders for R1-2. 

 

 

I saw McAdam at training yesterday. He was running freely but appears to be a few weeks off.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I reckon this bloke would have sorted him out nicely (and a reminder about how many sleeps to go to the start of the season).

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Jacko was tough.

I used to watch Dees' games with Cameron Clayton's dad while Clayton was a Dee. Cameron was seriously tough.

Stewart Gull was another who was tough. He was a boxer. One practice game at Prahran he hit his eye on the point post and split it open. I watched him get it sewn up in the rooms and he was just happily lying there, blood everywhere, while I was struggling not to faint.

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14 hours ago, picket fence said:

If we Dont play Clarry and it goes to the wire.... and we lose... Good luck on this site🤯

Agree with the sentiment, why keep the Ferrari in the garage.

I reckon he has paid his dues. Hope the club feels that way.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I saw McAdam at training yesterday. He was running freely but appears to be a few weeks off.

Still only running restricted distance and timed sprints (150-200 m).

Still not doing much in the way of directional change drills or ball work.

When he starts doing some hard running laps, then he could be right to go. 

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If Clarry does, or when he plays, I believe his challenge will be dealing with some sledging. Hope it fires him up. He seems to loves niggle and can be a smart [censored]. Umpires have shown that they don't give him much love. Hope he doesn't explode/implode, otherwise all teams will be at him.

Need an enforcer! 

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On 01/03/2024 at 11:36, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

 

My suspicion is that the AFL has an ongoing promise to Richmond and Carlton that they will play the first game of Round 1 every year. And the AFL has found a way to stick to that promise.  

Makes more sense than anything else I have heard. Continuing this trend will get us to Round -1 soon ... 😆

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4 hours ago, kev martin said:

If Clarry does, or when he plays, I believe his challenge will be dealing with some sledging. Hope it fires him up. He seems to loves niggle and can be a smart [censored]. Umpires have shown that they don't give him much love. Hope he doesn't explode/implode, otherwise all teams will be at him.

Need an enforcer! 

I'm not worried about that with Clayton. When the ball is not active he's definitely got into niggles in the past but one thing that is known is that as soon as that ball is live in play he locks in. I still love thinking back to that first year under Roos where he encouraged the 'see ball get ball' to simplify the role for Clarry as a first year player/young bull. Obviously since then he's matured and become somewhat more dynamic but he's always been pretty focused and doesn't get caught up in bull[censored]. 

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John Ralph just said Oliver was likely to play against Sydney. 

Said he just needs to get through training tomorrow or something like that

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8 hours ago, Pinball Wizard said:

Balls is 58 years of age. Do you really think he would frighten Maynard?

Yep. And win a few kicks as well.

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10 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

Trying to think of a recent tough guy.

Vanders maybe?

Cale Morton 10 😂

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11 hours ago, Pinball Wizard said:

Balls is 58 years of age. Do you really think he would frighten Maynard?

Yes! And the way I feel I would go seriously balistic and I am older than Rodney and would not be adverse to seeing how tough this (censored) is!

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On 02/03/2024 at 13:13, dazzledavey36 said:

Watched the Sydney game against Brisbane and Ladhams was far away the better ruckman between he and Grundy.

Grundy ran around looking like he lacked the required match fitness.

Yeah I thought that too

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19 minutes ago, Demongirl35 said:

Do teams still come out on Wednesday even though we play Thursday? I forgot 

Wednesday night for Thursday game

And Thursday night for remainder of the weekends games

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28 minutes ago, adonski said:

Wednesday night for Thursday game

And Thursday night for remainder of the weekends games

Don’t ask me why I thought it was Wednesdays even though I knew it’s always 6pm Thursday. Haha jelly brain with no footyball 

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Clarry to play 🥰a little inside intell tells me so! Hope its correct

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12 hours ago, Pinball Wizard said:

Balls is 58 years of age. Do you really think he would frighten Maynard?

Yep. Balls was tough: Mayn#&* is just a thug. 

5 hours ago, Simmo0911 said:

John Ralph just said Oliver was likely to play against Sydney. 

Said he just needs to get through training tomorrow or something like that

So is John Ralph the oracle now?

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