Carlton Blues

“It would be nice”: Top draft prospect and Carlton fan would love to play in navy blue

AFL draft prospect Ollie Hollands grew up a Carlton supporter and would be excited to join the club if the planets aligned on Monday. The Victorian midfielder is projected to be taken in the first round, with the Blues holding pick 10 and in need of a hard running wingman – which Hollands projects as. “It...

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3 days ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

“Absolutely no truth in it”: Crow categorically denies Carlton trade links

Adelaide wingman Lachie Sholl has categorically denied the trade chatter linking him to Carlton across the 2022 season. Many trade reports linked Sholl to the Blues, despite the Crow being contracted through to the end of 2024. The 22-year-old is the son of former Carlton player Brett Sholl and found...

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4 days ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

Blues provide injury updates as players return for pre-season

Carlton head of football Brad Lloyd says the Blues head into 2023 with a healthy list. The Blues’ 1st to 4th-year players return on Monday ahead of a campaign where Carlton is looking to make finals for the first time since 2013 after coming desperately close in 2022. Michael Voss’ side ended the year...

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1 week ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

Ex-Carlton forward on the “interesting methods” Malthouse used to motivate players

Former Carlton forward Troy Menzel enjoyed playing under Mick Malthouse between 2013 and 2015. Menzel, now 28, joined the club at the same time as Malthouse after being taken with pick No. 11 in the 2012 National Draft. While Menzel admitted Malthouse struggled to connect with some of the Carlton playing...

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1 week ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

‘Another level’: Blues coach issues warning to AFL rivals as 10-year first looms

Carlton coach Michael Voss has refused to put a ceiling on what the club can achieve in his second year at the helm.

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Carlton Blues

‘No limits’: Voss sets high bar for Blues in 2023

Though there was no reference to finals or premierships, coach Michael Voss made clear what the club’s goals were for 2023 in a rallying cry to members.

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1 week ago, The Age, Carlton Blues

Draft intel: Clubs eye next Sicily, son of Pie, Blue rising fast

The 2022 AFL National Draft is fast approaching, set to kick off on November 28.

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1 week ago, Herald Sun, Carlton Blues

Why Carlton will “definitely” play finals in 2023

Western Bulldogs great Brad Johnson believes Carlton will definitely play finals in 2023. After an 8-2 start to 2022, the Blues capitulated in the second half of the year, missing out on the eight after losing their last four games of the season. In what was the first year under new coach Michael Voss,...

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1 week ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

Carlton v Richmond to open next season

Richmond and Carlton are expected to open the 2023 home-and-away season, not this year’s grand finalists.

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1 week ago, The Age, Carlton Blues, Richmond Tigers

How former Blue expects young ruckman to “take his game to the next level”

Former Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer is excited about Tom De Koning’s future. Kreuzer, now 33, worked closely with the 23-year-old after returning to the club as ruck coach ahead of the 2022 season. Having played 189 games in the role from 2008 to 2020, Kreuzer has a deep understanding of ruck craft...

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2 weeks ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

The phone call from Scotland to Bali that led to new opportunity for Carlton great

New Hawthorn assistant coach Kade Simpson says it was a call out of the blue from Sam Mitchell that kickstarted the process for his first job in the AFL coaching ranks. Simpson was unveiled by the Hawks on Thursday afternoon, marking his first foray into AFL coaching after stints with Carlton’s VFL...

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2 weeks ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

Hawks find coaching replacement at Carlton

Former Carlton defender Kade Simpson will replace Robert Harvey in Sam Mitchell’s coaching team at Hawthorn.

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2 weeks ago, Herald Sun, Carlton Blues, Hawthorn Hawks

AFL Draft 2022: Olli Hotton draft prospect, bolter, son of ex-Collingwood, Carlton player Trent Hotton, feature, backstory

He’s the draft bolter “no one saw coming” but Olli Hotton has always had his sights firmly set on a career in the AFL and following the footsteps of his father Trent.

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2 weeks ago, Fox Sports, Carlton Blues, Collingwood Magpies

342-game Blue enters AFL coaching ranks with rival club

Ex-Carlton champion Kade Simpson has entered the coaching ranks by joining Hawthorn. 7 News’ Mitch Cleary first reported that Simpson will take charge of the Hawks defenders, filling the void left by Robert Harvey. Hawthorn has secured Carlton champion Kade Simpson as an assistant coach. Simpson has...

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2 weeks ago, SEN, Carlton Blues

Collingwood skipper takes aim at AFLW semi-final scheduling; Blues AFL pair on the mend

Collingwood captain Steph Chiocci says Richmond has made the wrong call to host Saturday’s AFLW semi-final at Punt Rd. Meanwhile, George Hewett and Matt Kennedy are among a group of men’s Blues on the mend.

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2 weeks ago, The Age, Carlton Blues, Collingwood Magpies

List analysis: Blues built to be a finals lock

There was no big splash from Carlton list boss Nick Austin at the end of a season where the Blues fell agonisingly short of finals but looked as good as they have in a long time.

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3 weeks ago, Herald Sun, Carlton Blues

Carlton 2022 list analysis; every Blue’s contract status

There was no big splash from Carlton list boss Nick Austin at the end of a season where the Blues fell agonisingly short of finals but looked as good as they have in a long time.

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3 weeks ago, Herald Sun, Carlton Blues

‘I was moving on’: The phone call out of the blue that convinced Lyon to return to St Kilda

Ross Lyon is officially back as St Kilda coach after a phone call from an AFL great convinced him it was the right time to return to the game.

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1 month ago, Fox Sports, Carlton Blues, St Kilda Saints

Blues want ‘as many blockbusters as possible’ as more Magic Round, opening week details emerge

Carlton has declared its desire to feature in “as many blockbusters as possible” in 2023 – and that could start in game No. 1, with the Blues and Richmond poised to return to the season-opener slot.

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1 month ago, Fox Sports, Carlton Blues

Brent Crosswell and the making of Barassi’s Blues

Carlton coach Ron Barassi lays down the law to first-year Blue Brent Crosswell. Photo: www.blueseum.org “Barassi’s Blues” is a new book that showcases a large number of photographs of the Carlton team that the legendary player and coach led to premiership success in 1968. The book contains over 170 images,...

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1 month ago, Footyology, Carlton Blues

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