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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.