carlton has some problems, and it relates to Pagan.
see, Pagan has done good one some issues such as waking Fevola up tothe fact that he has potential but didnt wanna use it. he has brought in players such as fisher and waite and they have become good young players.
what he has done is ruined players such as campo, kouta, whitnall, livingston and most of all Corey. Corey was a gun player last year, but pagan has gone back to old ways with him and believes that he is a ruckman when we all know that he'll find form playing from the square at full forward!
He brought in Martin, which wasnt a bad idea as he cant rely on livingston to take the likes of Lynch, and a few others. but the problem is that Martin gets no kicks at all, and when he has the ball, he doesnt know what to do with it. so in reality, i'd rather have livingston, Beaumont, thorntan, norman and prendergast a go as the big men in defence. and of course have macca, wiggins as the others.
another thing which bothers me is seeing franchina in the team, he gives away to many free kicks and manages to do that in defence so the other team can pounce on it and kick goals.
as for players being traded, i dont see Kouta being one to leave. he leads the AFL in hardball gets, something which we lack from others at the moment. he isnt being the man who receives the ball outside the pack anymore, he goes in and gives it out to the likes of Houlihan and campo. he is doing that well.
but, i'd like to see franchina, eccles, manton, merrington, and plunkett get traded. franchina, merrington and plunkett have had their chances and shown very little. Eccles is just plain crap, he has been. ive watched him play since he was a teenager as he came to my school. Manton, IF someone is willing to take him, should leave or just retire.
i'd like to see some players such as Campbell come in and id liek to see what Cameron Croad has to offer.
Allan must start ing the ruck and interchange with French in the ruck. that way, we can keep Corey at full forward with Fevola also up there and Lance Whitnall needs to be played at true centre half forward with the ball delivered to him well.
Pagans style of kicking long and getting the ball up to the forward line as quick as possible doesnt suit our players such as kouta, ratten, campo as they are used to possession style football. It also gives Whitnall shit service. Whitnall is not Carey where he'll take big grabs over two tall defenders, but if you deliver to the ball to whitnall appropriately, he can be great. remember, he topped the most marks in AFL two seasons running a few seasons back.
we have the players to be a competitive team, but Pagan has to seriously re-think about certain tactics etc...because he wont be successful with most of his current ideas!