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Marc Murphy says Carlton 'let itself down'

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Daniel Cherny Carlton skipper Marc Murphy says he feels 'embarrassed' by his side's woeful showing against Essendon.

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Marc Murphy to stay at Carlton for four more years

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Jake Niall Carlton skipper Marc Murphy is set to sign a four-year contract with the Blues, as the club continues the task of securing its key senior players.

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Carlton getting closer to contract extension with skipper Marc Murphy

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Jon Pierik Carlton moves to lock away captain Marc Murphy on a new long-term deal.

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Blues skipper Marc Murphy awarded life membership

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Jon Pierik Carlton captain not forgotten at Monday night's annual general meeting.

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Marc Murphy growing into leadership role

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Jon Pierik Carlton skipper has taken more vocal lead in his second summer in charge.

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2014 AFL round five teams

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The selected teams for the Easter weekend of footy.

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Jack Grimes says Demons must build on line-in-the-sand win

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Jon Pierik Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes hopes a breakthrough win against Carlton was a ‘‘line-in-the-sand’’ moment for the Demons, as they take aim at the visiting Gold Coast Suns on...

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Jeremy Laidler much happier at Sydney Swans after frustrating end to spell at AFL rivals Carlton Blues

New lease of life: Jeremy Laidler is flourishing at the Swans after languishing at Carlton.

Andrew Wu As trying as times may be in Sydney, things could be a whole lot worse for Jeremy Laidler – he could still be at Carlton.

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AFL captains: proven leaders and the quiet achievers

Scott Pendlebury ... in the Quiet Achiever category.

Wayne Carey There's been a lot of talk about on-field leadership this week and, inevitably, it's a topic that rears its head when a team is losing.

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Tagger: Finally, they kicked it to Jack

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Peter Hanlon Just as Carlton's in need of some strong, honest leadership, Barry O'Farrell's looking for a job!

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Hard times bring out the best in the best clubs and players

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Garry Lyon It's not the disastrous loss or lamentable individual game that defines a football club or a player.

Demons tighten up in defence

Demons coach Paul Roos speaks to the media on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne is toughening up in defence, much to the delight of coach Paul Roos.

Blues lament pokie king's criticism, urge all club members to stick together

Carlton president Stephen Kernahan.

Jon Pierik Bruce Mathieson may be a billionaire pokies king and a Carlton powerbroker, but Carlton president Stephen Kernahan and captain Marc Murphy made it clear on Monday they were tired of his criticism of...

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Tagger tactics keeping the one-on-one duel alive

Brent Macaffer achieved his directive to nullify Trent Cotchin on Friday night.

Daniel Cherny The excessive niggling of Brent Macaffer towards Trent Cotchin on Friday night afforded football a rare treat in this day and age: an engrossing one-on-one contest.

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Kade Simpson defends Carlton leadership group

Carlton players trudge off following their defeat at the hands of Melbourne on Saturday.

Jesse Hogan Carlton vice-captain Kade Simpson has defended the Blues' on-field leaders but downplayed the idea that Chris Judd would be able to single-handedly rectify the club's woes upon his return.

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Mick Malthouse says he has utmost faith in Blues

Coach's statement comes as club reels from its worst start to a season in 25 years.

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Ultimate Footy - The Four Rs

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Matt Palfreyman, Footy Prophet Round 4 gave us another bumper fantasy week. Here are the highs, the lows and the downright ridiculous.

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Blue day as Dees dare to believe

Jack Watts

Rohan Connolly When a team has won just one of its past 21 games, and not at all for nearly a year, you can’t take anything for granted.

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Blues in disarray after shock loss

Mick Malthouse.

Jon Pierik Carlton is in crisis after slumping to its fourth straight loss and worst start to the season since 1989, the year coach Robert Walls was sacked.

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Andrew McKay says Mick Malthouse still the man to take Carlton forward

Mick Malthouse ponders his next move during Carlton's loss to Melbourne

Daniel Cherny Mick Malthouse remains the man best suited to take Carlton forward, but there is a dearth of leaders across the Blues' playing ranks according to Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay .