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Beginnings: Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is one of the 16 Australian rules football clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL). The Blues is the third oldest club in the Australian Football League and one of the oldest Australian rules football clubs. The club were the first premiers of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877,[1] and, along with Essendon, share the most premierships of any VFL/AFL club with 16. EST 1864

Records:
  • * VFL/AFL Premiers – 1906-08, 1914-15, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981-82, 1987, 1995
  • * VFL/AFL runners-up – 1909-10, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1949, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999
  • * VFL/AFL Pre-season Premiers – 1983, 1997
  • * Challenge Cup Premiers – 1869, 71, 1873-75
  • * VFA Premiers – 1877, 1887
  • * VFA runners-up – 1879, 1889-91
  • * Brownlow Medallists – Bert Deacon (1947), John James (1961), Gordon Collis (1964), Greg Williams (1994)
  • * Coleman Medallists (AFL leading goalkicker) – Tom Carroll (51 goals, 1961), Brendan Fevola (84 goals, 2006), (86 goals, 2009)
  • * Games record holder 375 - Craig Bradley (1986-2002)
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
14 Carlton 22 7 15 0 1568 1978 79.3 28

Season review: Jacob Weitering

Pre-match | Weitering's chest cam Watch Jacob Weitering's warm-up from his chest cam, courtesy of Channel 7.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Jacob Weitering.

GAMES

Season 2017: 22

Career: 42

GOALS 

Season 2017: 7

Career: 9 

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 301 (13.7) Disposal efficiency: (79.4) Contested marks: 16 (0.7) Intercepts: 94 (4.3) Rebound 50s: 42 (1.9)

OVERVIEW

Weitering coped with the rigours...


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Season review: Rhys Palmer

Bolton on RSN's Inner Sanctum Coach Brendon Bolton discusses all things Carlton on RSN program 'The Inner Sanctum'.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of the 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 24, Rhys Palmer. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 1

Career: 123

GOALS

Season 2017: 0

Career: 95

AFL STATISTICS (from one game)

Disposals: 12, Kicks: 6, Handballs: 6, Contested possessions: 5, Tackles: 2

OVERVIEW

After making his way to Carlton during the 2016 AFL trade period, Palmer debuted...


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Read more: Season review: Rhys Palmer

Season review: Zac Fisher

Post-match | Zac Fisher Carlton Media spoke to debutant Zac Fisher after Carlton's Round 4 match against the Gold Coast Suns.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Zac Fisher.

GAMES 

Season 2017: 17 

Career: 17 

GOALS

Season 2017: 4 

Career: 4

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 197 (11.6) Marks: 22 (1.3) Clearances: 16 (0.9) Score involvements: 46 (2.7) Tackles: 50 (2.9) 

OVERVIEW

Despite his short stature...


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Read more: Season review: Zac Fisher

Season review: Zac Fisher

Post-match | Zac Fisher Carlton Media spoke to debutant Zac Fisher after Carlton's Round 4 match against the Gold Coast Suns.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Zac Fisher.

GAMES 

Season 2017: 17 

Career: 17 

GOALS

Season 2017: 4 

Career: 4

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 197 (11.6) Marks: 22 (1.3) Clearances: 16 (0.9) Score involvements: 46 (2.7) Tackles: 50 (2.9) 

OVERVIEW

Despite his short stature...


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Read more: Season review: Zac Fisher

Season review: Zac Fisher

Post-match | Zac Fisher Carlton Media spoke to debutant Zac Fisher after Carlton's Round 4 match against the Gold Coast Suns.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Zac Fisher.

GAMES 

Season 2017: 17 

Career: 17 

GOALS

Season 2017: 4 

Career: 4

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 197 (11.6) Marks: 22 (1.3) Clearances: 16 (0.9) Score involvements: 46 (2.7) Tackles: 50 (2.9) 

OVERVIEW

Despite his short stature...


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Read more: Season review: Zac Fisher

Season review: Harrison Macreadie

Post-match | Harrison Macreadie Carlton Media spoke to Harrison Macreadie after Carlton's Round 1 clash against Richmond.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for first-year player Harrison Macreadie.

GAMES

Season 2017: 8 

Career: 8

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets) 

Disposals: 61 (7.63) Kicks: 35 (4.38) Marks: 17 (2.13) Contested possessions: 24 (3.00) Rebound 50s: 14 (1.75) Intercepts: 30 (3.75) Tackles: 19 (2.38)

OVERVIEW 

Boyhood...


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Read more: Season review: Harrison Macreadie

Season review: Harrison Macreadie

Post-match | Harrison Macreadie Carlton Media spoke to Harrison Macreadie after Carlton's Round 1 clash against Richmond.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for first-year player Harrison Macreadie.

GAMES

Season 2017: 8 

Career: 8

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets) 

Disposals: 61 (7.63) Kicks: 35 (4.38) Marks: 17 (2.13) Contested possessions: 24 (3.00) Rebound 50s: 14 (1.75) Intercepts: 30 (3.75) Tackles: 19 (2.38)

OVERVIEW 

Boyhood...


Read full article on AFL Carlton AFLComAu


Read more: Season review: Harrison Macreadie

Season review: Harrison Macreadie

Post-match | Harrison Macreadie Carlton Media spoke to Harrison Macreadie after Carlton's Round 1 clash against Richmond.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for first-year player Harrison Macreadie.

GAMES

Season 2017: 8 

Career: 8

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets) 

Disposals: 61 (7.63) Kicks: 35 (4.38) Marks: 17 (2.13) Contested possessions: 24 (3.00) Rebound 50s: 14 (1.75) Intercepts: 30 (3.75) Tackles: 19 (2.38)

OVERVIEW 

Boyhood...


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Read more: Season review: Harrison Macreadie

Season review: Dennis Armfield

Post-match | Dennis Armfield Dennis Armfield spoke to Carlton Media after his final game for the Blues.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of the 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 27 Dennis Armfield.

GAMES

Season 2017: 5

Career: 145

GOALS 

Season 2017: 2

Career: 75

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 55 (11.00) Kicks: 37 (7.40) Marks: 25 (5.00) Contested possessions: 12 (2.40) Tackles: 11 (2.20)

OVERVIEW

Armfield’s final season of football at the elite...


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Read more: Season review: Dennis Armfield

Season review: Dennis Armfield

Post-match | Dennis Armfield Dennis Armfield spoke to Carlton Media after his final game for the Blues.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of the 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 27 Dennis Armfield.

GAMES

Season 2017: 5

Career: 145

GOALS 

Season 2017: 2

Career: 75

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 55 (11.00) Kicks: 37 (7.40) Marks: 25 (5.00) Contested possessions: 12 (2.40) Tackles: 11 (2.20)

OVERVIEW

Armfield’s final season of football at the elite...


Read full article on AFL Carlton AFLComAu


Read more: Season review: Dennis Armfield

Season review: Dennis Armfield

Post-match | Dennis Armfield Dennis Armfield spoke to Carlton Media after his final game for the Blues.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of the 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 27 Dennis Armfield.

GAMES

Season 2017: 5

Career: 145

GOALS 

Season 2017: 2

Career: 75

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 55 (11.00) Kicks: 37 (7.40) Marks: 25 (5.00) Contested possessions: 12 (2.40) Tackles: 11 (2.20)

OVERVIEW

Armfield’s final season of football at the elite...


Read full article on AFL Carlton AFLComAu


Read more: Season review: Dennis Armfield

Season review: David Cuningham

Cuningham's Rising Star performance Watch David Cuningham's best moments from the weekend's game, which saw him earn the Rising Star nomination for Round 12.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder. 

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder David Cuningham.

GAMES 

Season 2017: 8

Career: 11

GOALS

Season 2017: 6

Career: 6 

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 103 (12.9) Contested possessions: 46 (5.8) Tackles: 34 (4.2) Marks: 27 (3.4) Metres gained: 1819...


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Read more: Season review: David Cuningham

Season review: David Cuningham

Cuningham's Rising Star performance Watch David Cuningham's best moments from the weekend's game, which saw him earn the Rising Star nomination for Round 12.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder. 

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder David Cuningham.

GAMES 

Season 2017: 8

Career: 11

GOALS

Season 2017: 6

Career: 6 

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 103 (12.9) Contested possessions: 46 (5.8) Tackles: 34 (4.2) Marks: 27 (3.4) Metres gained: 1819...


Read full article on AFL Carlton AFLComAu


Read more: Season review: David Cuningham

JNM voting system explained

The Journey | S2E7 Season 2 | Episode 7. In the final episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes as Carlton wrap up the 2017 season.

Carlton’s finest player will tonight be honoured with the Club’s highest individual accolade – the 2017 John Nicholls Medal at Crown Palladium, presented by Hyundai.

A new round-by-round voting system introduced last year will again be used to determine the winner of the prestigious award.

Here are the details:

Four coaches (senior coach and three line coaches) have the opportunity to vote for as many players as they feel warrant a vote for each game on the following scale:

4 votes – outstanding performance

3 votes – excellent performance

2 votes – above expectation performance

1 vote – expected performance (trademark game)

A player therefore can receive a maximum of four votes from four coaches giving a maximum of 16 possible votes...


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JNM voting system explained

The Journey | S2E7 Season 2 | Episode 7. In the final episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes as Carlton wrap up the 2017 season.

Carlton’s finest player will tonight be honoured with the Club’s highest individual accolade – the 2017 John Nicholls Medal at Crown Palladium, presented by Hyundai.

A new round-by-round voting system introduced last year will again be used to determine the winner of the prestigious award.

Here are the details:

Four coaches (senior coach and three line coaches) have the opportunity to vote for as many players as they feel warrant a vote for each game on the following scale:

4 votes – outstanding performance

3 votes – excellent performance

2 votes – above expectation performance

1 vote – expected performance (trademark game)

A player therefore can receive a maximum of four votes from four coaches giving a maximum of 16 possible votes...


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Read more: JNM voting system explained

Five more commit to Blues

The Journey | S2E7 Season 2 | Episode 7. In the final episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes as Carlton wrap up the 2017 season.

Carlton Football Club is delighted to announce the re-signing of five players.

Announced by President Mark LoGiudice at Friday night’s John Nicholls Medal count, the Blues have secured the signatures of veterans Kade Simpson and Dale Thomas, as well as forward Jed Lamb, while 2017 All Australian Sam Docherty and youngster Jack Silvagni have extended their contracts.

Watch a live stream of tonight's John Nicholls Medal

Vice-captain Simpson will run out in the navy blue for a 16th season after signing a new one-year deal. The 33-year-old has played 286 games for the Club since making his debut in Round 11, 2003. 

Docherty, 23, has extended his contract by a further two years, tying him to the Club until at least the end of 2020. He backed...


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Five more commit to Blues

The Journey | S2E7 Season 2 | Episode 7. In the final episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes as Carlton wrap up the 2017 season.

Carlton Football Club is delighted to announce the re-signing of five players.

Announced by President Mark LoGiudice at Friday night’s John Nicholls Medal count, the Blues have secured the signatures of veterans Kade Simpson and Dale Thomas, as well as forward Jed Lamb, while 2017 All Australian Sam Docherty and youngster Jack Silvagni have extended their contracts.

Watch a live stream of tonight's John Nicholls Medal

Vice-captain Simpson will run out in the navy blue for a 16th season after signing a new one-year deal. The 33-year-old has played 286 games for the Club since making his debut in Round 11, 2003. 

Docherty, 23, has extended his contract by a further two years, tying him to the Club until at least the end of 2020. He backed...


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Murphy wins John Nicholls Medal

First place | 2017 JNM Marc Murphy is crowned the 2017 John Nicholls Medallist.

Carlton captain Marc Murphy has been rewarded for his outstanding form this season, taking home his second John Nicholls Medal at Crown Palladium on Friday night.

The 30-year-old finished this evening’s count on 174 votes, edging out defender Sam Docherty (169) and ruckman Matthew Kreuzer (164).

Murphy and Docherty also shared the fan-voted Hyundai MVP Award after both receiving 314 votes.

Watch Murphy's interview with Carlton Media

Murphy was one of seven Blues to play every game in 2017, leading the Club for disposals, contested possessions, score involvements and inside 50s. He also finished ninth in the competition for effective possessions.

Senior coach Brendon Bolton said it was a well-deserved accolade for the hard-working skipper.

“Marc once again led from the front in 2017, and is a deserving...


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Season review: Billie Smedts

The Journey | S2E6 Season 2 | Episode 6. In the sixth episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes for history lessons, a long-awaited debut and a heartfelt goodbye. Presented by Virgin Australia.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Billie Smedts.

GAMES

Season 2017: 9

Career: 47

GOALS 

Season 2017: 1

Career: 20

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 91 (10.11) Kicks: 44 (4.89) Marks: 31 (2.22)...


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Read more: Season review: Billie Smedts

Season review: Billie Smedts

The Journey | S2E6 Season 2 | Episode 6. In the sixth episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes for history lessons, a long-awaited debut and a heartfelt goodbye. Presented by Virgin Australia.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Billie Smedts.

GAMES

Season 2017: 9

Career: 47

GOALS 

Season 2017: 1

Career: 20

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 91 (10.11) Kicks: 44 (4.89) Marks: 31 (2.22)...


Read full article on AFL Carlton AFLComAu


Read more: Season review: Billie Smedts


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