John Butler looks at the troubles that have haunted both teams since 2000 and where they may be heading in the future. For now, Carlton have the bragging rights for 2017.
The AFLW Grand Final represented exactly what this sport is all about according to John Butler.
John Butler was feeling blue as Carlton lost their premiership hopes to the Dockers on Friday afternoon.
Princes Park delivered the goods as fans witnessed the highest scoring AFLW game so far. Carlton and the Western Bulldogs went goal for goal in a close, free-flowing match.
A high scoring contest between Carlton and GWS kept John Butler on his toes as he memories poured back at Princes Park.
Long-suffering Carlton fan John Butler relishes in an early season victory and the crowds at Princes Park.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds made their return to the road in Ballarat on Sunday, as John Butler watched on.
With a favorable result, Day 4 restored some pride to Australian Cricket while John Butler can now look towards the series against Pakistan with more expectation than a week ago.
John Butler feels that Australian Cricket’s foundations aren’t what they once were, this summer needs to regain a sense of balance.
John Butler’s view on the first day of the Perth Test, where lack of resolve and test cricket nous has left South Africa in a bit of a hole.
John Butler places Hawthorn’s current champion team in the context of broader Hawks history, looks at the enormous contribution of Alastair Clarkson and his coaching and teaching staff, and gives an astute account of Friday night’s match.
How to rate the year? John Butler is happy that current management and coaching practices at Carlton differ from the old. And he’s got some advice for cocky Bomber fans.
John Butler spots symbolism and structure aplenty as the Blues show glimpses against a West Coast outfit not heading deep into September.
John Butler rates Adelaide in their win over his Blues, like a Barossa Red they keep improving.
Two titanic figures battle it out on Saturday – this was neither the case in politics or football as John Butler endures another Carlton v Collingwood rivalry with relevance, shame about the quality.
As Gold Coast have shown, it was not a “given” that the AFL’s new franchises would be successful in the short term. John Butler is impressed that the Giants are on the verge of something special so soon.
Failing to make it into the ground, John Butler took to his tranny, iPad and a nearby pub to watch/listen as his Blues lost to the Saints.
Encountering Etihad’s ticketing procedures, John Butler experienced the “everything is working normally” process, and the problem is all of his own doing.
John Butler adopts Carlton’s new mantra: the journey will be long, so no point getting too high, or too low.
Round 9 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Orange Peril trample working class beneath corporate subsidised boot
John Butler asks how after 92 seasons for one flag, the Doggies would feel with the prospect GWS might pocket one, or more, before their first decade?