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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

Simmo's guernsey up for grabs

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Australia vs Ireland | Match Highlights Watch the highlights from the second test of the International Rules series, featuring Carlton vice-captain Kade Simpson.

Love Kade Simpson?

Well here’s your chance to own a little slice of ‘Simmo’!

The veteran defender is auctioning his match-worn Australia International Rules Series guernsey, with the proceeds going to a very worthy cause.

Sporting an eye-catching ‘mo’ throughout the entire series, Simpson is raising funds for the Movember Foundation Australia.

After cutting his holiday short to play in the tournament, representing his country and pulling on the green and gold jumper means a great deal to the 286-gamer.

I’m auctioning my Australian IRS Guernsey for #movember
Check it out, place a bid or please just share this posthttps://t.co/YcxeBlLEiE pic.twitter.com/MWpZxSxrzX

— Kade Simpson (@kadesimpson6) November 21, 2017

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AFLW guernsey numbers revealed

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Keryk ready to build on foundations Madeline Keryk spoke to Carlton Media as pre-season training kicked off for the 2018 AFLW season.

FOLLOWING the Blues’ first official training session, the Club’s newest AFLW recruits have been assigned their jumper numbers for the 2018 AFL Women’s season, with Nicola Stevens and Tayla Harris set to be neighbours in the locker room.

Stevens and Harris, who both arrived at Ikon Park via the trade period, will don No. 21 and 22 respectively. 

Star signings @taylaharriss and @nicstevenss mean business. #BoundByBlue #AFLW pic.twitter.com/UHXkz2mK9u

— Carlton FC (@CarltonFC) November 21, 2017

Carlton’s first draft pick Georgia Gee will run out in the number 19, while fellow draftees Bridie Kennedy and Reni Hicks will wear No. 23 and 24, and Sophie Li heads to the highest number, 35.   

The Blues’ two rookie elevations, Maddison Gay and Kerryn...


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The Buzz to be honoured in WA

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10. 1981 - Bosustow's Mark & Goal of the Year Carlton Member, Brian Sprague, shares his memories of the spectacular Peter Bosustow

Peter Bosustow, the charismatic former Carlton footballer who took the game by the throat in the early 1980s, is to be officially inducted into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame on Sunday, in the final formality at Subiaco Oval.

Bosustow, whose 65 action-packed appearances for the Blues took in the back-to-back Grand Final triumphs of 1981 and ’82, becomes the sixth Carltonite to be so honoured after Mike Fitzpatrick, the late Ern Henfry and Ken Hunter (all inducted in 2004), and Syd Jackson in 2015.

Henry (“Ivo”) Crapp, who represented Carlton in the pre-VFL year of 1893 and later officiated in ten Grand Finals in Western Australia from 1906-’14 and 1918, was also inducted in ’04.

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New book pays tribute to son of former Blue

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Trailblazers: The story of the 'Galahs' Relive the amazing story of the first Australian Football tour of Ireland.

Pictured flanking the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House is the six-game former Carlton footballer Doug Baird and his wife Kaye.

Sir Peter is proudly sporting his personalised copy of The Commando – The Life and Death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, penned by Ben McKelvey, with thanks to Doug and Kaye, Cameron’s parents.

On 22 June 2013, Corporal Cameron Baird, a 2nd Commando Regiment Special Forces soldier, led his platoon into a known Taliban stronghold to back-up another Australian unit that was under heavy fire. In the pronged firefight, Corporal Baird was mortally wounded.

Three years ago, Cameron’s bravery and courage under fire saw him posthumously awarded Australia’s 100th Victoria Cross, our country’s highest Military honour, awarded to a person...


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AFLW open training

AFLW schedule breakdown Carlton Media's Grace Phillips spoke to Damien Keeping as the AFL released the fixture for the 2018 AFLW competition.

Bluebaggers, here’s your chance to catch all of your favourite AFLW players and get a glimpse of Carlton’s newest recruits. 

The Club’s 2018 AFLW campaign kicks off on Tuesday evening, with the Blues holding their first official training session at Princes Park.

Inaugural best-and-fairest winner Bri Davey, along with leading goalkicker Darcy Vescio, will be out on the track, along with new draftees Georgia Gee, Sophie Li, Reni Hicks and Bridie Kennedy.

It will also be the first opportunity to see defender Nicola Stevens and forward Tayla Harris don the navy blue, after the duo joined the Club in the trade period. 

With the 2018 competition drawing closer, there’s only 11 weeks until Carlton and Collingwood face off in the season opener at...


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AFLW open training

AFLW schedule breakdown Carlton Media's Grace Phillips spoke to Damien Keeping as the AFL released the fixture for the 2018 AFLW competition.

Bluebaggers, here’s your chance to catch all of your favourite AFLW players and get a glimpse of Carlton’s newest recruits. 

The Club’s 2018 AFLW campaign kicks off on Tuesday evening, with the Blues holding their first official training session at Princes Park.

Inaugural best-and-fairest winner Bri Davey, along with leading goalkicker Darcy Vescio, will be out on the track, along with new draftees Georgia Gee, Sophie Li, Reni Hicks and Bridie Kennedy.

It will also be the first opportunity to see defender Nicola Stevens and forward Tayla Harris don the navy blue, after the duo joined the Club in the trade period. 

With the 2018 competition drawing closer, there’s only 11 weeks until Carlton and Collingwood face off in the season opener at...


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AFLW open training

AFLW schedule breakdown Carlton Media's Grace Phillips spoke to Damien Keeping as the AFL released the fixture for the 2018 AFLW competition.

Bluebaggers, here’s your chance to catch all of your favourite AFLW players and get a glimpse of Carlton’s newest recruits. 

The Club’s 2018 AFLW campaign kicks off on Tuesday evening, with the Blues holding their first official training session at Princes Park.

Inaugural best-and-fairest winner Bri Davey, along with leading goalkicker Darcy Vescio, will be out on the track, along with new draftees Georgia Gee, Sophie Li, Reni Hicks and Bridie Kennedy.

It will also be the first opportunity to see defender Nicola Stevens and forward Tayla Harris don the navy blue, after the duo joined the Club in the trade period. 

With the 2018 competition drawing closer, there’s only 11 weeks until Carlton and Collingwood face off in the season opener at...


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Blues to feature in AFLX

Draft Preview Draft experts Sam Landsberger and Callum Twomey join Carlton Media's Grace Phillips for an in-depth look at how Friday night could pan out for the Blues.

AFLX is set to make its national debut in February, with the AFL announcing the high-octane version of the sport will feature at three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition.

Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community series gets underway.

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Blues, Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Hawthorn and Essendon will compete...


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Blues to feature in AFLX

Draft Preview Draft experts Sam Landsberger and Callum Twomey join Carlton Media's Grace Phillips for an in-depth look at how Friday night could pan out for the Blues.

AFLX is set to make its national debut in February, with the AFL announcing the high-octane version of the sport will feature at three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition.

Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community series gets underway.

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Blues, Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Hawthorn and Essendon will compete...


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Blues to feature in AFLX

Draft Preview Draft experts Sam Landsberger and Callum Twomey join Carlton Media's Grace Phillips for an in-depth look at how Friday night could pan out for the Blues.

AFLX is set to make its national debut in February, with the AFL announcing the high-octane version of the sport will feature at three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition.

Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community series gets underway.

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Blues, Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Hawthorn and Essendon will compete...


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Blues land young Irish star

Cillian McDaid joins Carlton Carlton Media spoke to Galway import Cillian McDaid on his first day at Ikon Park.

CARLTON has today secured the signature of highly rated Irish youngster Cillian McDaid, who joins the Blues as an international rookie. 

The 20-year-old Gaelic footballer arrives at Ikon Park from Galway in Ireland on a two-year deal. 

Earlier this year, McDaid was one of four Irishmen to join the NAB AFL Academy in Florida for its high performance tour of the United States.

After attracting significant interest from a number of clubs, GM List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni said the Blues were pleased to welcome McDaid to the fold. 

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Simmo stars in IRS clean sweep

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A HALF-TIME melee, a black card that saw Joel Selwood dismissed, a Nat Fyfe screamer and a stirring Irish performance gave Domain Stadium the send-off it deserved in the second Virgin Australia International Rules Test on Saturday. 

It took a piece of Dayne Zorko magic with 35 seconds to go to decide the match, the Brisbane Lions star’s interception, dash and left-foot over breaking the deadlock to give Australia a 53-50 victory.

Zorko had been a standout all match but Ireland could hold their heads high after a spirited fightback following their 10-point loss in the first Test.

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The Aussies celebrate their IRS clean sweep. (Photo: AFL Media)

This was a match played with plenty of feeling.

Australia seemed unprepared for the Irish juggernaut in the opening half but dug deep with just three on the bench in the second half.

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Phantom Form Guide: November

AFTER all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

Here is AFL.com.au draft expert Callum Twomey's rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

Please note: Carlton holds selections 3, 10, 30 and 72 in next week's draft.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage, a smart overhead grab, a lead and mark out of the...


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Q&A with Cain Liddle

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IN one respect, life’s come full circle for Cain Liddle. As a kid from neighbouring Brunswick, he was pretty much exposed to the Carlton way at a time when the game still retained some small vestige of territorialism. As he fondly recalled, “I went to Brunswick North West Primary School where every second kid in my class was a Carlton supporter”.

In taking the chair as the new CEO of the Carlton Football Club, Cain keeps his feet firmly planted – perhaps the legacy of life lessons learned as a four-gamer at Geelong, as midfield coach through two “extremely rewarding” Premiership seasons with Calder Cannons; and as midfield coach at Vic Metro when he was “thrown the keys to the Maserati”, coaching the likes of Gaff, Kelly, Liberatore, Bontempelli, Prestia, Tyson, Viney and Toby Greene through the Metro midfield.

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Docherty loss creates opportunity

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McKay on Docherty ACL Andrew McKay provides an update on Sam Docherty.

DESPITE defender Sam Docherty being ruled out of the 2018 season, the Blues are confident the void in the backline will be filled by one of the Club’s impressive youngsters.

The 24-year-old ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament at a pre-season training session on Wednesday. Despite the long-term nature of the injury, Head of Football Andrew McKay said the Blues would quickly look to the positives.

“It’s certainly very disappointing for us and particularly Sam to be out for the 2018 season,” McKay said.

“But we look at it now as it giving someone else an opportunity to step up. We have a number of young half-back flankers in the squad – Tom Williamson and the like – so it gives others opportunity. 

“It’s onwards and upwards and now, it has to be. Other guys will have an opportunity to help us get to where we...


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Docherty ruptures ACL

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McKay on Docherty ACL Andrew McKay provides an update on Sam Docherty.

CARLTON Football Club can confirm defender Sam Docherty has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament at a pre-season training session on Wednesday. 

The 24-year-old will undergo traditional surgery over the coming days before commencing his rehabilitation process. 

Head of Football Andrew McKay said the Club would fully support the impressive young defender throughout his recovery.

“As we commence our pre-season campaign, the news of Sam’s injury is incredibly disappointing for everyone but foremost for Sam,” McKay said.

“Sam is a total professional and a resilient young man and we know he will face his rehabilitation process with the utmost dedication. 

“As a terrific young leader at our club, Sam will continue to work with the leadership group and assist in the development of our young players both on and off...


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Cripps keeping the faith

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Cripps talks pre-season and new players Patrick Cripps fronted the media ahead of training today.

CARLTON'S decision to trade blue-chip midfielder Bryce Gibbs home to Adelaide has not shaken star Blue Patrick Cripps' belief in the Club's direction.   

Critics suggested the decision to send the veteran onballer back to South Australia – a year after he first requested to join the Crows – was a sign Carlton is still years away from being a finals contender.   

The Blues received picks 10, 16 and 73 in this year's NAB AFL Draft, as well as Adelaide's 2018 second-round selection. Adelaide received Gibbs, pick 77 and Carlton's 2018 second-round and third-round choices.   

"Internally, we know the direction we're heading," Cripps told reporters on Wednesday morning.   

"From the outside, it might say it's a step backwards, but that's what pre-season is for. We've got guys like Samo...


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Cripps talks pre-season and new players Patrick Cripps fronted the media ahead of training today.

CARLTON'S decision to trade blue-chip midfielder Bryce Gibbs home to Adelaide has not shaken star Blue Patrick Cripps' belief in the Club's direction.   

Critics suggested the decision to send the veteran onballer back to South Australia – a year after he first requested to join the Crows – was a sign Carlton is still years away from being a finals contender.   

The Blues received picks 10, 16 and 73 in this year's NAB AFL Draft, as well as Adelaide's 2018 second-round selection. Adelaide received Gibbs, pick 77 and Carlton's 2018 second-round and third-round choices.   

"Internally, we know the direction we're heading," Cripps told reporters on Wednesday morning.   

"From the outside, it might say it's a step backwards, but that's what pre-season is for. We've got guys like Samo...


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Cripps keeping the faith

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Cripps talks pre-season and new players Patrick Cripps fronted the media ahead of training today.

CARLTON'S decision to trade blue-chip midfielder Bryce Gibbs home to Adelaide has not shaken star Blue Patrick Cripps' belief in the Club's direction.   

Critics suggested the decision to send the veteran onballer back to South Australia – a year after he first requested to join the Crows – was a sign Carlton is still years away from being a finals contender.   

The Blues received picks 10, 16 and 73 in this year's NAB AFL Draft, as well as Adelaide's 2018 second-round selection. Adelaide received Gibbs, pick 77 and Carlton's 2018 second-round and third-round choices.   

"Internally, we know the direction we're heading," Cripps told reporters on Wednesday morning.   

"From the outside, it might say it's a step backwards, but that's what pre-season is for. We've got guys like Samo...


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Simpson stars as Aussies take series lead

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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.

AUSTRALIA has one hand on reclaiming the Cormac McAnallen Trophy after a gripping 10-point victory against Ireland in the first Test of the Virgin Australia International Rules Series at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

The hosts had to withstand a gallant fightback from the Irish in the last quarter to hang on 2.13.12 (63) to 1.13.8 (53).

Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe was Australia's most dangerous forward, kicking a goal and three overs, while rookie goalkeeper Brendon Goddard was outstanding in his first game donning the gloves.

Ireland vice-captain Conor McManus was simply unstoppable, booting a game-high seven overs, while Michael Murphy scored a goal and four overs.

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Carlton to honour Worrall at local landmark

Williamson ready to build on form Carlton Media spoke to Tom Williamson as he wraps up another week on the track.

The Carlton Football Club, with the imprimatur of the City of Melbourne, City of Yarra and Vic Roads, is to honour the memory of the Australian sporting icon who was John (“Jack”) Worrall.

On the 80th anniversary of Worrall’s death, Carlton has been granted permission to place a plaque in tribute to Worrall on the unnamed brick bridge a few hundred metres north of the old ground on Royal Parade. The plaque reads as follows;

To the memory of

JOHN WORRALL

footballer, cricketer, coach, journalist

June 21, 1861 - November 17, 1937

Dedicated by the Carlton Football Club, 2017

The Club has also been permitted to erect a panel profiling Worrall’s life by the old Inner Circle railway line (now a cycling track) over which the Royal Parade bridge runs.

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