Memories of Bob and the Mighty Blues: Tony De Bolfo with John Menzies

Carlton Media’s Tony De Bolfo shares the thoughts of John Menzies, lifelong Carlton supporter and also the nephew of the former Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies. It’s a journey back to a different age.

The People’s Elbow: Exhausted

The People’s Elbow is exhausted. It takes a fair bit to exhaust him but his beloved Carlton have managed to achieve that. He explains why.

Almanac Footy: The Teague Train – No brakes, only one gear, ran out of rail

John Butler offers his take on the latest Carlton drama.

Almanac (Footy) Art and History: 1904 VFL Grand Final: Fitzroy v Carlton

DJ Williams continues his series of articles combining art and football history. This time he covers the 1904 Grand Final between Fitzroy and Carlton.

Almanac Local Footy: Northern Bullants give ex-VFL affiliates the Blues

Daniel Kelly took great delight in watching the Northern Bullants record their first win of the 2021 season – all the more so because it came against Carlton!

Round 12 – Carlton v West Coast: Here we go again

Deja vu all over again? Or a genuine quest for answers in place of scapegoats? John Butler considers the Carlton review in the wake of an insipid loss to West Coast.

Almanac Life: Our Winter Family

Rob Spurr takes a nostalgic look back to his early days supporting Carlton at Princes Park with family and friends.

Round 11 – Sydney v Carlton: Swans show us the way

With this loss to Sydney, John Butler sees Carlton expectations for 2021 are fading fast. Where to from here?

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 19, 1952: Geelong v Carlton – Cats rev up for finals

Kardinia Park was packed as the Cats battled the Blues in the final home and away round of 1952. Meanwhile, John Coleman chases another ton at Punt Road. Peter Clark continues his coverage of the Geelong record breakers of 1952-53.

Round 10 – Carlton v Hawthorn: There is merit in struggle

If it takes an ugly struggle to get a win over Hawthorn, then John Butler is all for ugly struggles. And he adds a few thoughts on tribunal matters .

Balcony Banter: What a lovely view

The view from the top was rather delightful for Melbourne fan Lynda Carroll.

Round 8 – Western Bulldogs v Carlton: When you risk becoming the problem…

Yes, the last quarter was grim. But John Butler has found much of what followed in the days since the game equally frustrating.

Round 6 – Carlton v Brisbane: Three out of four will never do

After a week of criticism, Carlton offered three-quarters of a response. John Butler offers his view on what was missing

Round 5 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: Carltony

After a poor performance from the Carlton club as a whole last Saturday, John Butler is as disappointed as any Blubagger. But he isn’t buying into the subsequent pile-on.

Round 6 – Sal’s Preview: Singing the Blues

Last week Collingwood, this week Carlton. Sal previews Round 6, and offers his thoughts on the Blues.

Round 5 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: An impressive Port show dims Carlton’s hopes

Nick Kossatch was hoping to see Port Adelaide, and specifically Robbie Gray, dominate the Blues once again. He got his way, as Gray and a raft of other young Power players ran riot on the MCG.

Round 4 – Gold Coast v Carlton: Shoot-out at the So-So Corral

‘In the current push to persuade us that the AFL has resurrected footy with a few rule tweaks, it is unlikely this game will be submitted as evidence for the prosecution.’. John Butler watched his Blues get the job done at Metricon.

Almanac Footy – Carlton 2021: The wildcard season

Ahead of a crucial game against their old rivals, John Butler tries to assess Carlton’s prospects for 2021.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Seven minutes told the tale

For all Carlton’s efforts on the night, it’s seven minutes that leave John Butler worried.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Playing possum

It’s the season for new beginnings: for the league, the reigning premiers and for Paddy Grindlay. Freshly ensconced in his Melbourne digs, it’s clear that home is where you make it, but can always be familiar and welcoming.