CAROLINE WILSON Steven Trigg's emergence as the new boss of one of Australian football's most famous clubs will be seen by less generous AFL observers as yet another victory for the boys' club.
ASHLEY PORTER About 30 years ago, Carlton closed the door on Steven Trigg as an aspiring young wingman wanting to join the VFL, but today, the club opened it to welcome him as its new chief executive.
Carlton's Mitch Robinson has been suspended for the third time this AFL season after accepting a two-match ban.
CAROLINE WILSON Carlton has appointed Steven Trigg as its new chief executive in a move which has created yet another vacancy at the helm of an AFL club with Adelaide immediately embarking upon its own executive search.
JON PIERIK Having been mentioned by his club president as a potential key contributor of the future, emerging Carlton speedster Nick Graham says he is keen to prove his worth, and hopes to secure a new contract with the club.
JESSE HOGAN Carlton's Mitch Robinson has been handed his third suspension this season, while North Melbourne's Leigh Adams has been reprimanded.
JESSE HOGAN A late and high bump is set to trigger a third suspension this season for Mitch Robinson.
JON PIERIK Jarrad Waite's stunning return against North Melbourne has provided an added curve ball to the veteran Blues' contract discussions.
SAMANTHA LANE To critique Carlton by focusing on its coach, or even feel-good but ultimately small victories, is to overlook a profoundly more important matter that’s paralysing the club.
Brent Diamond Carlton development coach Luke Webster says the Blues can still get plenty of value out of dumped forward Jeff Garlett.
JAKE NIALL A move to Fremantle might be a career saver for Jarrad Waite.
JON PIERIK Emerging Carlton forward Troy Menzel has been cleared of a potentially serious knee injury and could even play against Fremantle in a fortnight.
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse was in no mood for pleasantries at the conclusion of his post-match press conference on Friday night.
Neil McMahon Betty Harding wasn’t actually present at the birth of the Blues but she's the closest thing Carlton has to a touchstone for its long life and times. At 85, she can summon the names of heroes whose exploits are mostly lost to memory, and then take you back even further to when her granddad was a local lad.
JON PIERIK For those who wondered whether Mick Malthouse would find a reason to crack a smile this week, the answer came quickly.
CAROLINE WILSON Mick Malthouse's half-hearted mea culpa on Thursday said as much about the changing times in which he is coaching as about the man himself.
The enigmatic Kangaroos must keep winning to ensure they play in September.
CAROLINE WILSON Mick Malthouse's admission that he may need to change his demeanour in post-match media conferences came after a series of frank in-house discussions at the club.
ALANA SCHETZER Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling says he is still open to working at Carlton as part of Mick Malthouse's coaching team, despite the pair's stoush in Sydney last weekend.
JON PIERIK There is something about the history between the Blues and Kangaroos which long-time observers believe deserves greater credence
Alana Schetzer and Jesse Hogan Mick Malthouse’s belief Carlton is playing better against the league’s elite sides this year will be tested during the dying rounds of its season.
JESSE HOGAN Carlton's veteran coach Mick Malthouse says he has been dealing with the media and his players in the same way for his entire 30-year career, but says if it's hurting the Blues he will look at it.
DANIEL CHERNY Former Carlton captain and now media pundit Mark Maclure has launched a scathing attack at Mick Malthouse, describing the Blues coach as 'friendless' and questioning whether he should coach on in 2015.
JON PIERIK While Chris Judd's playing future remains unclear, he knows exactly the type of person the Blues need if they are to again emerge as an on-field power.
JON PIERIK Melbourne coach Paul Roos says the propensity of AFL broadcasters to regularly cut to coaches in an animated state on game day is unnecessary and does not add to the spectacle.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Dynamic Carlton defender Andrew Walker has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a lingering knee injury.
JON PIERIK UPDATE: Carlton coach Mick Malthouse was so incensed by the lack of his customary footage while coaching at the SCG on Saturday night that he vented his anger at half-time in a verbal stoush with Channel Seven's Cameron Ling.
EMMA QUAYLE Carlton is hoping Jarrad Waite will recover from a minor calf strain to play this weekend, with the veteran forward otherwise facing a three-week break in his battle to get back into the senior team.
JESSE HOGAN Fremantle's Hayden Ballantyne and Gold Coast's Tom Murphy each offered one-match bans by the match review panel, while Port Adelaide veteran Kane Cornes can escape with a reprimand.
ANDREW WU At half time, Sydney were in the midst of a red-hot contest, their hopes of equalling a club record of 12 consecutive wins on the line, against a Carlton team taking the game up to the flag favourites.