Adam Cooper

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Blues boosted by return of Laidler and Rowe

Adam Cooper Return of Jeremy Laidler and Sam Rowe in Carlton's first intra-club match of the year has the Blues optimistic they can put their injury curse behind them in 2013.

Message loud and clear for Malthouse's Blues

Ball magnet: Carlton's Eddie Betts gets the jump on Docker Nathan Fyfe on Saturday night.

Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse admitted during the week he was impatient for Carlton to click to his way.

Blues coach highlights improved flexibility in win over Dockers

Eddie Betts.

Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse has nominated improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took in thrashing Fremantle by 70 points in their NAB Cup match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Flexibility key for Blues in defeat of Dockers

Mick Malthouse

Adam Cooper Carlton coach nominates improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took.

AFL

Brisbane knocks Blues over

NAB Cup Final. Carlton v Brisbane. Brisbane celebrate their win at Etihad Stadium.

Adam Cooper It's been a long time, but Jonathan Brown never lost that taste for silverware.

Carlton lacking in attack

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Adam Cooper Twice-sacked Carlton coach Alex Jesaulenko has no fears for current boss Brett Ratten.