Season 2019 - Fark Carlton


#582

To be fair, some of their best players aren’t available - Jacobs, Gibbs, Betts, Tuohy, Henderson, Robinson


#583

Not sure if you are taking the ■■■■? surely they can show more effort than that.


#584

Vroooooommmm


#585

Figured as much just making sure


#586

If you say so.


#587

where are you seeing these scores?


#588

Geez nino, I like you but that was massively dumb.

Not that it matters but do you need special permission to organise a practice match outside the 2 JLT games?

And I find it strange that players can pull out of the AFLX to play a practice match and the AFL not say anything


#589

Don’t feel sorry for Murphy - he was eligible to be f/s selection for the Lions. They were keen, he declined…


#590

is also a genuine A-Grade A55hole too


#591

Final score was:

Hawthorn 12.5.77
Carlton 8.5. 53


#592

Signing any player, no matter their pick, no matter their potential on a long term deal before they’ve played a game is the ultimate sign of a lack of confidence to retain young talent. Smacks of utter insecurtiy


#593

Who wouldn’t want to sign up some of the best young talent to longer deals? Plenty of clubs have done this with the draftees they rate highly, including Essendon


#594

Before they ever played a game? Fraught with danger


#595

Hyperbole.

Year 3 and 4 are almost automatic.
Things would have to be catastrophically bad - Jack Watts x 5 - before you’d chop a pick 1 in the first 5 years of their careers.


#596

I don’t want to defend Carlton, but if you’re worth pick one, you’re worth a club committing to you for more than two years


#597

Boyd, McCartin, Scully, Weitering. I reckon all their original teams are pretty happy they weren’t signed on long term deals. Or at least long term deals that they were willing to uphold.


#598

All those players have played beyond their initial two year contract and two of them were enticed away by other clubs with huge contracts.

You’re not really supporting your own argument here


#599

All been delisted?


#600

Boyd is garbage, McCartin is garbage, Scully was garbage for a long period of time, Weitering is pretty much garbage.

If any of them were drafted to Essendon and signed on long term deals I’d be pretty bummed about it.

Could easily put Patton into that list too.


#601

Yeah but being bummed about something is your default position