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Micro-doping next challenge for AFL, warns player agent

Jon Pierik 7:57 PM   Veteran player agent Peter Jess, who has long warned of illicit drug use among AFL players, says the league's next "big challenge" is dealing with micro-doping.

Lyon wasn't asked to coach Blues, says CEO

Steven Trigg and Mark LoGiudice

Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg has denied the club have sounded out Fremantle coach Ross Lyon about coaching the Blues next season.

The Docker who could be Carlton's new coach

In the running: Simon Lloyd, currently with Fremantle development academy.

Jon Pierik   As far back as 2004, former Hawthorn forward Nick Holland remembers thinking Simon Lloyd would one day have an opportunity to be a senior AFL coach - a chance that may soon come at Carlton.

Johnson handed promotion after VFL blinder

On the up: Blaine Johnson takes a grab.

Daniel Cherny   Carlton will upgrade rookie Blaine Johnson ahead of this weekend's game against the Western Bulldogs on the back of a six-goal haul in the VFL.

Blues face big call on Silvagni, Rice

Jack Silvagni in action for Vic Metro.

Emma Quayle   Carlton could lose significant ground in the first round of the 2016 draft should they choose to match second round bids for father-son prospects Jack Silvagni and Bailey Rice this year.

Freo have 'no issue' with Lyon meeting Blues

Ross Lyon

Jon Pierik   Fremantle says they have no issue with coach Ross Lyon meeting with a Carlton coaching sub-committee member in Perth on Tuesday.

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Blues confident Lachie Henderson will stay

Carlton's Lachie Henderson celebrates a goal.

Jon Pierik and Peter Hanlon   Carlton are confident tall utility Lachie Henderson will remain at the club, as Geelong express frustration that it has been linked with several off-contract players.

Carlton doctor to help test experimental knee treatment

Injured Roo Jack Ziebell.

Jon Pierik   Carlton Football Club doctor Phil Bloom is involved in what is an experimental - but potentially revolutionary - treatment to ease the short and long term impact of bone bruising on AFL players.

White moves on from loss of 'close' ally Mick

Tight: Simon White shared a strong bond with Mick Malthouse.

Daniel Cherny   What did it mean to Simon White when his ally through a turbulent last couple of years - both on and off the field - was dismissed?

Blues ruin Suns' 100th game

Patrick Cripps of the Blues fends off a tackle by Andrew Raines of the Suns at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Ronny Lerner   Carlton's resurgence under interim coach John Barker continued on Sunday with a 34-point win over Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium.

Cripps to learn from 'undisciplined' tag

Breaking free:  Patrick Cripps fends off Andrew Raines (left).

Daniel Cherny   The at times "undisciplined" tag applied by Gold Coast stopper Andrew Raines to Patrick Cripps will help Carlton in the long term according to caretaker Blues coach John Barker.

Live: Blues v Suns

Marc Murphy and the Blues are looking for back-to-back wins

Daniel Cherny   Follow the action live from Etihad Stadium as Carlton search for consecutive wins.

Blues looking for the X-factor in coach

Illustration: Mick Connolly

Jake Niall   The frontrunner for the Carlton coaching position is not John Barker, even if he leads the Blues to another victory this weekend.

Blues must work hard against Suns

Blues coach John Barker talks to Andrew Carrazzo during a training session.

Carlton will look to consolidate recent gains under interim AFL coach John Barker on Sunday when they take on Gold Coast.

Blues set to have new database ready for national draft

Illustration: Matt Golding

Jon Pierik   Carlton plans to have the sophisticated software needed to run its new list management database available in time for November's national draft.

No known Blues with gambling problems

John Barker is conscious of the risk posed by gambling.

Daniel Cherny   Carlton caretaker coach John Barker says he is not aware of any current Blues with gambling issues, but believes the club would go "as hard as we can," should they become aware of any Blues with problems.

Ablett needs more confidence: Eade

Gary Ablett hasn't played since round two.

Daniel Cherny   Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says Gary Ablett needs another week on the track to restore confidence before he returns to the AFL.

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Blues pulled coaches out of player punting group

<i>Graphic: Stephen Kiprillis</i>

Jake Niall   In another sign of AFL clubs' growing concern about gambling, Carlton pulled some of their coaches out of a player betting syndicate at the club, which has been wound back.

Blues show pure intent: what a difference a month makes

On fire: Carlton’s Lachie Henderson (right) celebrates with Cameron Wood (left) and Dennis Armfield against Port  at the MCG.

Martin Flanagan   Last Tuesday week, I met a Carlton supporter called Judy Mullen. I said the Blues looked like they'd lost their spirit as a club. She was forthright in saying she didn't agree.

Barker wants Blues to maintain the rage

Interim Blues coach John Barker.

Ronny Lerner   Interim Carlton coach John Barker has urged his players to maintain the rage despite the suspension of Bryce Gibbs.