CARLTON coach Michael Voss would not imagine Brownlow medal favorite Patrick Cripps will probably be in any bother for his deal with on Lachie Murphy, which in the end led to the Crow being subbed out of the sport.
Murphy has a historical past of neck points, having undergone surgical procedure late final yr, and landed closely on his again within the deal with and acquired up holding his neck.
Stand-in coach Scott Burns didn’t have an replace on the Crow post-match, aside from to say the physician had stated he was too sore to proceed to play.
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Voss stated he had no fears that Cripps could be suspended by the Match Assessment Officer for the deal with, regardless of it ending Murphy’s afternoon.
“You’re probably asking the wrong person, it would be slightly biased, but geez, I’d be staggered if it goes any further, to be honest,” Voss stated.
Cripps is in scintillating contact, ending with 35 disposals, 12 rating involvements, 10 clearances and two targets towards the Crows.
He is not the one Blue in red-hot kind, with Charlie Curnow booting six (the second-highest particular person sport tally of his profession) and Coleman medallist Harry McKay including three of his personal.
“We forget they haven’t played a lot of football together, and they’re really enjoying it,” Voss stated.
“They’re loving being on the market of their mixture. We not often see them in the identical contest collectively, they’re forming a extremely nice relationship over the past few minutes. However what it is culminating in is we have got (different) forwards who’re simply as harmful, and giving us the power to maintain the ball in our ahead line a bit of bit longer.
“I don’t think that Harry and Charlie mind having 74 inside 50s a game too much, so they got plenty of goes at it, and we were able to build that pressure on the opposition.”
Voss stated the membership was hopeful Jack Martin’s calf harm is not too extreme.
Carlton scored 42 factors to Adelaide’s two within the third quarter, leading to a 48-point win, in what Burns described as an “avalanche” of a time period regardless of placing a spare behind the ball.
“The third quarter was just an avalanche, it was hard to stop. Six-nil at centre bounce, it’s pretty hard to resurrect that with the new rules, the 6-6-6. We lost contest inside and we lost contest behind the ball, and we just didn’t get ball in hand for that period of time,” Burns stated.
“Should you have a look at (Harry) Schoenberg, (Sam) Berry and (Jackson) Hately, these boys inside towards that Carlton group, they had been most likely there two or three years in the past with that very same youthfulness. There is a little bit of a distinction when you do 5 – 6 pre-seasons in comparison with one, two or three.
“So yeah, it was hard for them, and ‘Lairdy’ (Rory Laird) was crook all week, and it was courageous just to get up and play this week. He battled as hard as he possibly could, but the numbers they got through there and the spring they get off their half-back line, we just couldn’t control.”