Carlton Blues

Clarkson laments 'toxic' environment at Blues

Michael Gleeson and Jesse Hogan 7:45 PM   Reigning premiership coach Alastair Clarkson believes his Carlton counterpart Mick Malthouse is having to coach within a "really toxic and difficult environment" at Carlton, ahead of the beleaguered coach's expected meeting with club chiefs on Monday to discuss his future.

Malthouse to remain in charge: manager

Illustration: Matt Golding

Jon Pierik   Mick Malthouse's manager expects the AFL's most capped coach to remain in charge of Carlton next weekend and will not approach the club to bring forward contract discussions.

Rebuilding talk may be affecting Blues, says Murphy

 Marc Murphy of the Blues.

Jon Pierik   Carlton captain Marc Murphy admits the declaration of a rebuild may have impacted on players "sub-consciously", as the Blues admitted they had been guilty of "pathetic" on-field performances this year.

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Not the time for Blues to panic

Jake Niall

Jake Niall   Many Carlton fans are demanding a ritual sacrifice of the coach, in keeping with club tradition, as a short-term panacea.

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Jumper swap: Judd agrees to unconventional request

Now the walk off: Chris Judd leaves the field with his unexpected souvenir.

Scott Spits   You could have easily joked about Chris Judd happily giving up his Carlton jumper after the Blues suffered another inglorious defeat on Friday night, but his guernsey swap with his Geelong opponent had footy fans celebrating an unexpected moment.

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Malthouse criticism is rude and disgusting, says Wood

Cameron Wood is standing by his coach.

Michael Gleeson   Criticism of Michael Malthouse as a coach were "rude and disgusting" according to ruckman Cameron Wood in a spirited defence of the coach who brought him to Carlton.

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Malthouse moves to defuse conflict with club

An exasperated Mick Malthouse looks on during Friday's match.

Jake Niall   Embattled Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has moved to defuse any conflict with the club administration, saying that he backs the club's and chief executive Steven Trigg's rebuilding plans.

Carlton suffer yet another thrashing

Ed Curnow of the Blues and Joel Selwood of the Cats wrestle for the ball during the round eight match on Friday night.

Jake Niall   Carlton thrashings no longer hold shock value. They're becoming weekly rituals.

AFL round eight: Geelong v Carlton

Mick Malthouse

Lee Crossley   Carlton again take centre stage on Friday night. This time they take on the up-and-down Geelong.

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Carlton opt to rest Kreuzer from VFL

The Blues are not prepared to rush Matthew Kreuzer back to the senior team.

Brent Diamond   Carlton has opted to rest Matthew Kreuzer from the VFL despite an encouraging two-week stint on return from a serious foot injury for the Northern Blues. 

Blues boss won't let Malthouse comments slip

Mick Malthouse

Samantha Lane   Carlton boss Steven Trigg has admitted his dismay at the latest comments of Mick Malthouse that have put the already precariously placed coach at odds with the club hierarchy and its messaging about a significant rebuild.

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Mass exodus of Carlton staff continues

Carlton CEO Steven Trigg.

Samantha Lane   Carlton's extraordinary turnover of staff continues with a one-time membership boss who was demoted from the Blues' executive the latest key resignation.

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Blues' talk of rebuilding puts mental hurdle in front of players

Mick Malthouse

Matt Murnane   Carlton coach Mick Malthouse concedes that some of his players might be finding it hard to handle the mental "hurdle" put in front of them by the club's decision to declare it is in a rebuilding phase.

Hawks regain key trio for Swans clash

Brian Lake is back to face the Swans again.

Daniel Cherny   Hawthorn have been bolstered by the inclusion of three key members of their 2014 premiership side for their clash with Sydney on Saturday night.

Why Yarran is Carlton's best trade

Trading places: Carlton's Chris Yarran.

Jake Niall   It is a truth universally acknowledged that a club in possession of a sub-standard playing list must be in want of a high draft pick.

Malthouse won't blame 'rebuilding' for current woes

AFL Sherrin

Jason Phelan   'Rebuild' is a dirty word for Mick Malthouse. The listless Blues are mired at the bottom of the ladder with one win going into round eight and Malthouse believes the decision to label the club's playing list as one in need of a rebuild has been a significant factor in the team's woes.

Worsfold open to coaching offers

Former coach John Worsfold is open to returning as an AFL coach.

West Coast great John Worsfold has left the door open for a coaching return, but Carlton fans shouldn't hold their breath just yet.

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Time for Blues' players to take the heat: Justin Madden

Before the fall: Dale Thomas and Marc Murphy head out for the warm-up before the match against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.

Jon Pierik   Dual Carlton premiership star Justin Madden has declared the spotlight should be on the players and not coach Mick Malthouse for a run of stinging defeats, while Channel Seven has brushed aside fears the Blues could be a Friday night ratings disaster.

Carlton plans to stick with strategy on youth

Back to the wall: Blues coach Mick Malthouse with his players during the game against GWS.

Matt Murnane   Under-siege Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has indicated to members he will not bow to external pressure and gift games to young players, even as criticism of the club's selection philosophy mounts.

The rise and fall of football empires

Giant steps: GWS are a rising AFL power.

Rohan Connolly   There are usually moments in games of football that speak to a bigger picture. But seldom can an entire four quarters have been as dripping with symbolism as what took place at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.