JON PIERIK 3:25pm If West Coast Eagles supporters had hoped to give Chris Judd a final thank you, that will have to wait - or may not be given at all - after the champion midfielder was ruled out for the next five weeks.
PETER HANLON Carlton fans would have taken a win of any sort, so cold and dark had their season become.
Jason Phelan Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has dismissed suggestions Chris Judd's interrupted preparation was a factor in the star veteran's hamstring injury.
Brent Diamond Carlton livewire Jeff Garlett says he isn’t confident about returning to the senior line-up for next week’s clash against West Coast, despite an encouraging performance for the Northern Blues in their 25-point win over Footscray in the VFL on Sunday.
Brad Elborough Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has made a call to arms to all Port Adelaide members and supporters.
JON PIERIK Appearing to still be bitter at his former club, Brendan Fevola has criticised Carlton for recruiting Dale Thomas, losing Eddie Betts and has even questioned the value of the Chris Judd trade.
Ted Hopkins Suspicion is rife in footy at all levels. In my youthful playing days for Carlton I soon learnt the glare of an evil eye was mostly from your own disenchanted fans, teammates, and coaches.
JON PIERIK North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw insists his club deserves to launch Good Friday football and says Carlton is the Kangaroos' preferred opponent.
MATT MURNANE A "united" Carlton has turned to comeback star Chris Judd for inspiration, and not a moment too soon, as the winless Blues put their fading credibility on the line against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.
JON PIERIK Tom Elliott wants to know which direction the new Carlton president will take the club before deciding whether to run for the top job, possibly with the help of disgruntled former premiership player Fraser Brown.
JON PIERIK Mick Malthouse will join the legendary John Kennedy snr as the fourth-oldest man to coach an AFL team when Carlton tackles the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.
Coach's statement comes as club reels from its worst start to a season in 25 years.
MICHAEL GLEESON Bryce Gibbs was once a coveted urgent re-signing, but Carlton should now pause to consider.
MICHAEL GLEESON Bryce Gibbs recently asked to sit down with Carlton to discuss its plans for the future so he could better decide his own plans. Carlton’s prospectus has since changed. So too has Gibbs’.
JON PIERIK Bruce Mathieson may be a billionaire pokies king and a Carlton powerbroker, but Carlton president Stephen Kernahan and captain Marc Murphy made it clear on Monday they were tired of his criticism of the club.
CAROLINE WILSON Stephen Kernahan's reign at Carlton for all intents and purposes has finished. Within a fortnight one of the messier and more protracted board handovers will finally be completed when the relatively unknown but remarkably well-connected Mark LoGiudice becomes president-elect.
JON PIERIK Tom Elliott, the son of former Carlton president John Elliott, has not ruled out challenging for the Blues' presidency, as club powerbrokers agitate publicly and behind the scenes for change.
JESSE HOGAN Carlton vice-captain Kade Simpson has defended the Blues' on-field leaders but downplayed the idea that Chris Judd would be able to single-handedly rectify the club's woes upon his return.
Daniel Cherny Mick Malthouse remains the man best suited to take Carlton forward, but there is a dearth of leaders across the Blues' playing ranks according to Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay .
JON PIERIK Carlton is in crisis after slumping to its fourth straight loss and worst start to the season since 1989, the year coach Robert Walls was sacked.
Daniel Cherny A 23-point loss to Melbourne which, before Saturday, had just 17 goals in the first three rounds, has left Carlton languishing.
ROHAN CONNOLLY When a team has won just one of its past 21 games, and not at all for nearly a year, you can’t take anything for granted. And so, with Melbourne nearly four goals up on Carlton and just six minutes left on the clock, still a nervy buzz persisted around the MCG.
Carlton chief executive Greg Swann has renewed his club's claim on the coveted Good Friday timeslot should the AFL agree to schedule a game on the public holiday.
TIM LANE As David Parkin tells it, when John Elliott interviewed him about a return to the Carlton coaching job in late-1990, an appraisal of the playing list was sought. Parkin, well beyond currying favour by telling a president what he wanted to hear, said it needed a re-build.
Carlton AFL coach Mick Malthouse went beyond the usual boxing cliches on Friday by quoting a key figure in Ireland's war of independence about the importance of enduring.
JON PIERIK Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has full confidence in his game plan of three decades and has urged his players to embrace a quote delivered by the lord mayor of Cork during the Irish War of Independence as they attempt to resurrect their season against Melbourne on Saturday.
JON PIERIK Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has taken the unusual step of asking his players whether they wanted to persist with his game plan, as the Blues attempt to resurrect their season in wake of the shocking loss to Essendon.
JON PIERIK As Carlton looks to regroup ahead of Saturday's clash against fellow winless side Melbourne, the Blues will consider unveiling two of the youngsters they hope will eventually form part of their next premiership.