Brett Ratten

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Blues' messy board handover close to completion

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson Stephen Kernahan's reign at Carlton for all intents and purposes has finished. Within a fortnight one of the messier and more protracted board handovers will finally be completed when the relatively...

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Tom Elliott and Fraser Brown discuss Carlton's future

Tom Elliott.

Jon Pierik Tom Elliott wants to know which direction the new Carlton president will take the club before deciding whether to run for the top job, possibly with the help of disgruntled former premiership player...

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Message for Carlton: no messiahs in the modern game

Carlton Football Club.

Rohan Connolly Carlton is a club with major issues at several levels. Its players lack fight and on-field direction.

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Carlton's lowest ebbs

A North Melbourne fan tries in vain to hand an unwanted gift to the Blues in 1998

Daniel Cherny A 23-point loss to Melbourne which, before Saturday, had just 17 goals in the first three rounds, has left Carlton languishing.

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Malthouse can rebuild Carlton, says Stephen Kernahan

In happier times: Stephen Kernahan welcomes Mick Malthouse to the club back in September 2012.

Caroline Wilson Carlton president Stephen Kernahan has backed Mick Malthouse to rebuild the struggling Blues, conceding his club was ''a fair way off'' the top four.

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Is Mick Malthouse the man to rebuild the Blues?

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

Rohan Connolly A couple of former prime ministers have had bold declarations come back to haunt them. Bob Hawke's line about no child living in poverty and Julia Gillard's insistence about no carbon tax will...

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Coaches cost AFL clubs $5m-$6m in payouts

Former Carlton coach Brett Ratten.

Jake Niall AFL clubs spent between $5 million and $6 million on payouts to sacked coaches over the past four seasons.

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Chris Judd picked the wrong club

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Garry Lyon Chris Judd hasn't got many things wrong in his 30 years on this planet. But going to Carlton was one.

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Long-term AFL coaching contracts can cause embarrassment and payouts

AFL coaches

Daniel Cherny When Sydney re-signed 2012 premiership coach John Longmire to a two-year contract extension, it was another example of what has become a trend in the AFL.

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Carlton Blues and Mick Malthouse reach a fork in the road

Matthew Lloyd Mick Malthouse is one year into a three-year deal at Carlton and on the eve of this year's season, the Blues are in no man’s land.

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Blues and Malthouse reach a fork in the road

Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd Carlton is stuck in no man's land and needs to unearth some youngsters.

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Blues axe veteran recruiter Wayne Hughes

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Jake Niall Carlton is restructuring its recruiting department on the eve of the 2014 season, having made veteran recruiter Wayne Hughes redundant.

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Carlton unlikely to change defensive game plan, says head of coaching Robert Wiley

Wiley competitor: Carlton's head of coaching, Robert Wiley, talks to players at training.

Jon Pierik Blues will hope for better disposal efficiency; 70 per cent last season meant they ranked 18th.

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Watters sacking a 'mystery'

Scott Watters with St Kilda players at Etihad Stadium in July.

Brent Diamond Scott Watters' handlers aggrieved he will have little prospect of re-employment for next season

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Ratten in Saints' sights to take on coaching job

Brett Ratten.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda expected to approach former Carlton coach as part of its search for senior coach.

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Choco block: Tiges may step in

Enjoying the Richmond gig: Mark Williams with Trent Cotchin earlier this year.

Caroline Wilson Richmond could thwart St Kilda's attempt to poach highly regarded assistant Mark Williams.

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St Kilda cuts to shortlist for new coach

Mark Williams

Michael Gleeson St Kilda will interview the final two candidates for the senior coaching job over the next two days.

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Belatedly, Blues lose defender

High point: Nick Duigan celebrates his fourth goal against Richmond in an elimination final this year.

Jake Niall Carlton will part company with defender Nick Duigan in a sudden decision that will leave the club one short on its senior list for 2014.

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Nick Duigan was open about knee injury, says Carlton

Retiring: Carlton's Nick Duigan is leaving AFL football due to a knee injury.

Matt Murnane Carlton denies utility blindsided them with his shock decision to retire.

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Blues keep fires burning on win mentality

Blues players buck the winter chill at their pre-season training camp amid the snowfields of Arizona, US.

Jon Pierik Coach Mick Malthouse and his panel know the players are warming to their primary task.