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Magpies and Blues in talks about MCG double-header

Rhyce Shaw in action during an AFL reserves curtain-raiser against Carlton at the MCG in 1999.

Daniel Cherny   Collingwood are set for Saturday morning fever at the MCG next year, with the soon to be released VFL fixture likely to hand the Magpies a pair of Saturday curtain-raisers, including the tantalising possibility of a Magpies v Blues MCG double-header.

Silvagni returns, says Blues 'will take time'

Stephen Silvagni is back at Carlton.

Jake Niall   Carlton announce the prodigal return of former champion Stephen Silvagni in a position heading up list management.

Ex-girlfriend of former AFL star Nick Stevens scarred by alleged abuse, court hears

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The mother of Nick Stevens' girlfriend had to step between the pair to stop the former AFL player headbutting her, a court has heard.

Carlton and the culture club

Carlton character Percy Jones in 1976.

Jake Niall   A few weeks ago, a pair of brothers who run a Clifton Hill cafe received second-hand word that "Jeremy Cameron is coming to Carlton when he comes out of contract at the Giants."

Carlton target expansion clubs for curtain-raisers

The Northern Blues could take on Frankston at Etihad Stadium.

Daniel Cherny   The revival of curtain-raisers at Carlton home games seems likely to be confined to just two matches in 2015, with low-drawing dates against expansion teams pin-pointed as likely options.

Bulldogs launched last-ditch bid to keep Tutt

Jason Tutt.

David Polkinghorne   Jason Tutt already had the Blues when the Western Bulldogs made a final play for the Canberra product.

Murphy captain in smaller Carlton leadership group

Captain again: Marc Murphy.

Ronny Lerner   Carlton has unveiled a downsized leadership group for the 2015 season that will be spearheaded by Marc Murphy for a third year in a row.

New Blue draftee Smith channels Pickett's toughness

Clem Smith.

Jon Pierik   While tweeting teammate Blaine Boekhorst has already made an impression on Carlton, fellow draftee Clem Smith hopes to soon do so - and it won't be via social media.

Life's 'Tweet' for new Blue Boekhorst

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Jon Pierik   Carlton draftee Blaine Boekhorst hasn't had to wait long to be given a nickname that is likely to stick for some time.

Carlton go back to Blue basics with 2015 jumper

Bryce Gibbs poses as he unveils Carlton's guernsey for 2015.

Rohan Connolly   Carlton hasn't been able to match the heights they reached during the golden days of the 1970s and 80s for some time now. But at least in 2015, the Blues will be looking a lot more like they used to.

Pratt family tips in $1.3 million for the Blues

Jeanne Pratt provided $1.04 million in sponsorship.

Jon Pierik   The Pratt family and their packaging and recycling businesses continue to play a key role in Carlton's financial fortunes, contributing almost $1.3 million to the Blues' bottom line last season.

New Blue red-faced after tweet comes back to haunt

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Carlton draftee Blaine Boekhorst has probably earned his first players' fine before he even sets foot inside the AFL club.

Carlton says recruiting needs upgrade

Carlton pre-season training.

Jake Niall   Carlton has acknowledged its list management has not been up to scratch.

Malthouse vows to pull up post-match socks

Mick Malthouse has long had a strained relationship with the media.

Caroline Wilson   On the eve of his 31st season as an AFL coach, Mick Malthouse has given some ground on the vexing issue that has increasingly proved to be his most famous Achilles heel: football's fifth quarter.

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Club-by-club guide to the 2014 AFL draft: part one

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Emma Quayle   Everything you need to know for the AFL Draft with your club-by-club guide to your team's draft needs, hopes and dreams.

Stars finally align for Silvagni homecoming

Stephen Silvagni in 2001.

Caroline Wilson   The historic significance of Stephen Silvagni's imminent return to the Carlton Football Club should not be underestimated.

Robinson to be Lions protector

Mitch Robinson says he will be the Lions' enforcer next year.

Mitch Robinson feels like an AFL dinosaur among Brisbane's young-guns but he's be throwing his weight and experience around for the Lions' blue-chip brigade.

Wood a Blue for two more years

Cameron Wood and Padyy Ryder do battle in Round 23.

Daniel Cherny   Having granted him a lifeline in the rookie draft a year earlier, Carlton has reaffirmed its commitment to ruckman Cameron Wood, re-signing him for two years.

Jaksch to miss ten weeks with foot injury

Kristian Jaksch is still waiting to learn his fate.

Michael Gleeson   Carlton's top recruit Kristian Jaksch has a stress reaction in the navicular bone of his foot and will miss the next two and a half months of pre-season training as they seek manage the potentially serious injury.

Carlton recruit foot worry

Michael Gleeson   Carlton's top recruit Kristian Jaksch has a stress reaction in the navicular bone of his foot and will miss 10 weeks training as they manage the potentially serious injury.