WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:20pm
Last time they met: MCG, round one, 2018: Richmond 17.19 (121) defeated Carlton 15.5 (95)
The Blues stunned the Tigers when they kicked the first five goals of last year’s season-opener, only to be overrun. Richmond led by just four points at the final change, but eventually put the game to bed in the last term. Charlie Curnow earned the three Brownlow votes after kicking five goals.
What it means for Carlton: After a two-win season last year, this could set the tempo for Carlton’s improvement. While a win would appear unlikely on the surface, a greater sense of competitiveness could bring about some optimism for the year ahead.
What it means for Richmond: The Tigers were stunned in last year’s preliminary final and must respond in round one. A lethargic performance could spell some concern among fans. But should they produce an emphatic performance, 2019 could bring more dominance.
How Carlton wins: The Blues always get up for the season-opener. If they can ride the wave of positivity stemming from their JLT campaign, maybe they can shock the Tigers.
How Richmond wins: The Tigers beat their young opponents with their forward pressure. Should they get the game on their terms early, it could spell bad news for the Blues.
The stat: The streak is dead, long live the streak. The Tigers have won seven straight games against the Blues. But before that, the Blues had won 11 of the previous 12 against the Tigers.
The match-up: Patrick Cripps v Dustin Martin
Two of the best midfielders in the competition. Martin is still ranked as the No.1 player in the game by AFL Player Ratings, while Cripps is ranked No.19. Both are bulls out of the centre, and both can also have a massive impact moving forward.
Mottsy’s Tip: Blues by a goal (you didn’t think I was going to tip against my boys did you?)
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69 thoughts on “Game Chat – Carlton v Richmond”
Been lazy and now scrambling at the 11th hour. Biggest question has to be Newman.
Yay or nay guys?
NO LATE CHANGES
Carlton: McKay, Newman, Gibbons, Setterfield
Richmond: Weller, Graham, Broad, Balta
Higgins or Greene at F4??
40 min to decide
TU for higgins?
Bloody hell I would take 94 from higgins everyday of the week. Spewin! Over to you darling
Good luck to all, can’t wait for the game. Last minute cheeky league to join 741878
For the last couple of days I’ve had a hunch about tonight… Carlton to win.
Common sense: 1
My stupid hunches: 0
Still, if you take out the first quarter, the game was a draw. 😉
Is Balta worth fielding tonight? Or should I hold for Petrucelle? So tough with rookies!
Thanks coaches and good luck!!
I’m in the same boat! Still not sure might go with Balta
TU – Gibbons (bottom price allowing me more movement if I need to tonight and tomorrow)
TD – Hately (more expensive but could be a better rookie)
Worth dropping Hind for Gibbson allowing me to get Zac Clarke in ruck or stick the Bines loop?
No Gibbons or Balta for me.
I did chuck the V/C on Cripps though. 🙂
Nice analysis Motts, I maintain this could still be an upset – last year the Blues had me worried into the last quarter. Richmond need to make a statement after our Prelim last year.
Nice first kick for Lynch! Good to see him back on the pitch and having a crack early!
I do have a question as well. I feel I ask it every year but it is a nervous time and every article I may have read over the preseason seems like a blur after the ball is bounced! Can I still use my unlimited changes (minus blues/tigers) until the next the next lockout? I have +500k sitting in my bank due to a late finish at work so I’m wondering if I can put those final moves in that I was projecting to! Thanks so much! Finally! Footy is back!!!
Yeah you can continue to make as many trades as you want, it is just these 2 teams are locked out.
Appreciate it. Every year I forget this simple rule!
Great to have the sport back and happy to be a part of the great SCT community.
The $500+k I have sitting ITB will be well spent!!!.
Good luck on the season everybody 🙂
this is going to be carnage … sorry Mottsy and Jack!!
Glad I avoided starting Newman, he looks woeful out there tonight.
Loving all the Cripps-Walsh 1-2’s so far though.
40 odd at 1/4 time looks ok to me
Thoughts now 😉
How about now???
Last famous words
43 Nic Newman
38 Patrick Cripps
26 Marc Murphy
24 Kade Simpson
23 Andrew Phillips
23 Sam Walsh
23 Will Setterfield
23 Paddy Dow
22 Jacob Weitering
20 Zac Fisher
19 Liam Jones
17 Ed Curnow
15 Lachlan Plowman
14 David Cuningham
13 S. Petrevski-Seton
12 Jarrod Garlett
10 Mitch McGovern
8 Michael Gibbons
8 Charlie Curnow
8 Harry McKay
-1 Dale Thomas
-3 Alex Fasolo
46 Jack Graham
42 Bachar Houli
39 Toby Nankervis
32 Trent Cotchin
29 Kane Lambert
28 Dustin Martin
27 Dion Prestia
26 Tom J. Lynch*
25 Jack Higgins
23 Jayden Short
21 Shane Edwards
19 Noah Balta
18 Alex Rance
18 Nick Vlastuin
18 Kamdyn McIntosh
16 Daniel Rioli
15 Daniel Butler
11 Jack Riewoldt
10 Dylan Grimes
8 Maverick Weller
8 David Astbury
6 Nathan Broad
Passed on Newman and was happy with my decision on face value, but 43. How!? He’s minced everything he’s gone near
105 at 3QT. Makes no sense, apart from his goal to close the gap, what has he done?
We’re being punkd.
Balta with 48% TOG after half :/
Cunningham looking the goods out there if Moore or Ridley spuds up could be a good option in 2 weeks time
Mmm Cripps juicy VC
CUNINGHAM! 37 point 2nd quarter. So glad only 2% ownership. Dusty looking better than last year
Tough call between him and Ridley. I think we’ll be waiting weeks for the outcome.
True looks like cuningham only plays 2 quaters p/game in mid
Carlton 28 vs Richmond 50
Walsh 28 (46%DE)
Balta 13 (47% TOG)
HTF is Nank on 60 at half time? V Phillips he has I more kick,1 more hb, 2 less tackles, 1 more clanger, and only 16% de V 25% de but Phillips only on 36.
CD must have a new favourite dump Brody and get on Nank!
2 goals, goals are important in afl football and supercoach.
Did he have 2 at half time? A goal is only 8 points in SC isn’t it? A tackle is 4 points. Anyway you analyse it he gets points like Bont used to.
34 hitouts 17 disposals , 3 goals , how on earth did he get a decent score.
Balta will be dropped and Gibbons looks like he’s gonna he a slow slow burn.
Well, to be fair, we probably knew that before the game didn’t we? I have neither…
Carlton 56 vs Richmond 69
Nic Newman you freakin’ legend!!!!!!!
I think we should all be allowed to add one player post-lockout.
Like the SSP, but for SuperCoach.
Looks like Balta and Gibbons will be corrective trades and Newman should be considered
Carlton 64 vs Richmond 97
Do we take the Cripps VC? Havent played supercoach in a few years, whats the general min for VC?
Minimum would be 110 and lock in anything over 115.
with players to come like Danger, Macrae, and the two premo rucks … I think minimum is more 120+ … but yeah, i’d probably take 126 for sure! Guaranteed points – never know when an injury will occur … well done!
Ah, the dreaded 120s… my usual rule is lock in anything 130+, and have another go if he gets < 120. A score in the 120s is a 50/50 call.
Don’t know how Martin and Fisher tonned up, hardly saw either of them.
Few weird scores tonight. Agree on Martin – every time I saw him he was getting tackled.
He seemed to get about 25 points for a scrubber kick late in the third quarter. I’m definitely confused (which is not hard to do btw!).
Fisher was in a lot. He also made a mockery of Martin’s much-vaunted ‘dont-argue’ a couple of times.
If it wasn’t only Carlton and it wasn’t only Phillips I’d be jumping on Nank next week
Yeah, I’ve started with him the last 2 years… didn’t have the balls this year…
Can’t believe C.Curnow was once very seriously in the sc conversation!
Cripps – gun
Walsh – just needs to improve his DE and is a gun
Newman – very handy debut
Setterfield – solid even if he dropped off in the last term
Gibbons – hopefully gets another chance. Not lost at this level, needs opportunity
Dusty – over 30 touches but not a huge influence. But if 109pts is a bad game then there’s more to look forward to……..
Balta – Actually went back when Rance went down. Rance’s misfortune might just keep Balta in the team. Can also pinch-hit in the ruck
Edwards – classy when he got the ball. Set up many of the dangerous forward movements
Higgins – Apart from playing on in the last qtr (20m out from goal), very impressive. Great awareness.
Nank – Just gives his all, can’t question his commitment
Lynch – For a guy with no match practice……..not bad. Already aiming for him a lot. When he is fit, he could dominate many games…..
did you take Newman Schwarzy?? If so, well done mate!!
Nah mate, didn’t see him as a Top 10 DEF so left him out at that awkward price. Not jumping on the bandwagon JUST yet…..like I said….very handy debut
Our legend Roo Bloke has him! Nice move for Roo!! I figured I had enough with Williams and Smith … hmmm
So, based entirely on tonites game you’d have to say that Carlton are even worse than they were last year.
Maybe they should sack Bolton and bring back the last bloke who got them to finals. That was a former club B&F Brett Ratten who was sacked to instate the senile Malthouse who rapidly took the club to their worst period in history.
It’s a fact even if you give it thumbs down 🙂
Worse than last year!? The first quarter aside, the way they played for most of tonight would have beaten a lot of lesser teams.
– The reports of Newman’s irrelevance have been greatly exaggerated.
– Cuningham seems to have carried his JLT form into the real thing, even if he did only get 67. Keep an eye on him next week in case you need a cheap corrective trade down back.
– Fisher, and, to a lesser extent, SPS and Dow could be sneaky midpriced forward options, either as cheap upgrades or as early-season corrective trades. Keep an eye on this three over the next week or two.
– Gibbons might not score much each week, but he’s cheap enough that he’ll still make at least some money. He did enough to hold his spot.
– I may be a Carlton supporter, but I hope Rance is alright.
SPS, Dow, Walsh, and Cuningham all had high disposal counts, so it was probably DE that let them down. They won’t have to play Richmond every week, so that should get better.
Agree with you Schwarz, Balta maybe saved with the Rance injury, will probably fill a hole downback.
Nic Newman is rapidly becoming one of my most disliked players. Nothing personal, it’s just that he really, really annoys me.
Why? Cause of Horse?
Because he doesn’t have him. 😉