As one young man made headlines for choosing St Kilda over Carlton, another stared down the very same choice.
There is still "a bit of work to do" before out-of-contract Ben Lennon signs a new deal with Richmond, according to the young Tiger's manager.
Chris Judd is edging away from the football world and says he is unlikely to return.
Chris Judd's memories of the West Coast Eagles in 2006 differed from those of Daniel Chick, he said on Friday.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson
The rebuild of Carlton has taken another major step, with Essendon football boss Neil Craig quitting the Bombers to oversee Brendon Bolton's revamped young coaching team at Princes Park.
Being bad is not a good enough reason for Carlton and Brisbane to receive priority draft picks, the AFL Commission has ruled.
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Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik
After testing the water for a move to Collingwood, Carlton free agent Matthew Kreuzer has re-signed to remain at the Blues.
Matthew Kreuzer has ended speculation that he would join a new AFL club by re-signing with Carlton on a new two-year deal.
Matthew Kreuzer's future at Carlton will be clearer in coming days when the uncontracted ruckman again meets with the Blues.
The All-Australian selectors pick a team that plays no one. The coaches pick an All-Australian team that might play anyone.
The first-year Kangaroo is hitting the scoreboard but working harder than ever to ensure others do, too.
Neil Craig has emerged as a leading contender for the Carlton director of coaching position, with chief executive Steven Trigg confirming the former Adelaide coach has held talks with the Blues.
They are the words many a Carlton official has eschewed through the years, but they underline what president Mark LoGiudice and the Blues are now all about as they plot a comprehensive rebuild.
Chris Yarran and Carlton have an understanding that he will seek a trade to another club at the upcoming exchange period.
The late-season form of Carlton tall Matthew Watson has not been enough to spare the former first-round draft pick from the axe.
Jake Niall and Jon Pierik
Carlton star Chris Yarran is not attending the Blues' best-and-fairest count on Thursday night.
In a year of turmoil for Carlton, Patrick Cripps was one of the Blues' few feel-good stories. That was reinforced on Thursday night when he became one of the youngest players in the club's history to claim the best and fairest.
Matthew Kreuzer's failure to satisfy Collingwood's medical team that his body would justify the massive four-year contract the Magpies had put on the table appears to have had a domino effect across the forthcoming trade period.
Jarrad Waite was a Carlton player so he is unaccustomed to playing finals.