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It happens every year! Like I read in the paper today, its easier to replace one pesky coach than a whole 25 man team...
This is the point though. While the Carlton list is far from perfect, in one day I've heard more positive things about the kids on our list from Ratten than Pagan gave in his whole Carlton career. Pagan would say the kids need development, or you can't expect the kids to play well. He would mostly talk them down, that's bad enough for the fans to hear, imagine how the young players felt! Ratten is saying, I want the fans to come along and watch the kids get an opportunity to play so they can come away from the game saying, "gee, how good is this Murphy kid going to be. How good is Kennedy going to be..." and so it goes.
Given where the development of Carlton's list is at, Ratten has already showed the fans he has a greater understanding of what is required compared to the "supercoach".