Carlton’s best season was in 2011 as the Blues defeated rivals, Essendon, in the elimination final to finish 5th for the season. Mick Malthouse took over in 2013 and after some early success, the Blues have been down the bottom ever since.
The Blues have been up and down in recent times and cannot manage to get out of the bottom four. This year saw another wooden spoon but the club has young talent growing in the form of Charlie Curnow, Jacob Weitering and Patrick Cripps.
The Blues’ midfield is their strongest with arguably the greatest player of his generation, Chris Judd, lining up alongside the ferocious Cripps.
The forward line may be weaker when compared with some of the others, but Betts and Garlett are both capable of the spectacular.
Carlton’s Top 22
FB: Sam Docherty, Michael Jamison, Andrew Walker
HB: Kade Simpson, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy
C: Heath Scotland, Bryce Gibbs, Ed Curnow
HF: Marc Murphy, Jarrad Waite, Mitch Robinson
FF: Eddie Betts, Brendan Fevola, Jeff Garlett
R: Matthew Kreuzer, Chris Judd (c), Patrick Cripps
I: Chris Yarran, Andrew Carrazzo, Dennis Armfield, Charlie Curnow
Note: We only looked at players’ outputs from 2008-2018, and didn’t take take into account anything prior to 2008.
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