Laverde, Langford and Francis


#242

I would have thought winning is much more central to the club identity.


#243

Yeah, we just haven’t done that for a long time.


#244

I don’t see winning and smugness as mutially exclusive


#245

What’s “winning”?


#246

My recollection is that Boekherst wasn’t rated by anyone and 17 other clubs and their supporters thought WTF when Carlton picked him.


#247

That’s 100% correct. They could have got him with a 3rd or 4th round but instead used a first round pick. That draft was a shocker for them.


#248

Carlton have an attitude that if a player isn’t a number 1 draft pick then they are a sh*t player.


#249

Even then…


#250

Pretty sure even Fark Carltank thought WTF


#251

Most farkcarlton supporters i know are generally just resigned to the fact that their club is crap. you will mention something they do and theyll say something along the lines of “i dont really care what they do anymore, theyre useless”. The few real diehards that i know still follow them seem more focused on Essendon “b-b-but theyre drug cheats!” rather than what their own club is doing. so i doubt they would even know who Boekherst is by this point.


#252

Looking at the past 10 years of their drafting, they might be right.


#253

2 of the 3 look set to explode, and 1 just had his best game at the level, 2019 the year they take control?


#254

How’s Blaine Brockhurst travelling?

Oops, I forgot he’s been dumped.

Where is that famous anecdote about the Steve Silvagni facepalm?


#255

To think Disco and his team pretty much absolutely nailed our 2013 and 2014 selections in such difficult circumstances is absolutely exciting and satisfying beyond on belief!


#256

Think of it this way.

If the draft penalties didn’t happen would we have Zerrett and Fantasia?


#257

We’d probably have Lobb and Bont instead of zach and Stewart (I’m saying we won’t trade in Stewart)


#258

Yeah Bont. I forgot. He goes alright.

Amazing what jackets squeezed out of a pick 26 & 55. 2x 22 year Olds in your best 4 players.


#259

Could have had Cripps/Crouch, Merrett, Brown and Fantasia