Round 17 preview: It’s not going home! Sal’s picks and musings

The World Cup has destroyed sleep patterns but we are nearly there, although England aren’t – Sal got a bit sick of the “It’s Coming Home”.  They played well but not being able to score in open play was a flaw, being dependent on set pieces is not a complete enough game.  Now for our footy it is on to this week.

Fearless: 2018 Round13- The Bye Rounds #3…how many umpires do you need?

Fearless has something to say about umpires and rule changes, as well as reviewing Round 14 games.

Round 7 thoughts and predictions from Sal

Can’t decide who to pick in the footy this weekend? Sal’s thoughts and predictions for Round 7 might help.

Round 22 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Blues have luck on their side

Carlton defeating old foe Hawthorn makes the season almost worthwhile for Tony Reed.

Round 18 – Brisbane v Carlton: Football, solitaire and tiny pirates

Jamie Simmons has settled into his new house and was able to enjoy a Brisbane home win against a team he wants to like in Carlton.

Round 17 – Carlton v Western Bulldogs: Dogs not done yet… still got a trick or two up their long sleeves

The Western Bulldogs got the job done against Carlton on a cold arvo. It wasn’t an impressive performance but their finals chances are still alive.

Round 15 – Carlton v Adelaide: Fighting back

Peter Fuller was impressed with Carlton’s fight back in the last quarter to scare the Crows. The Blues may have fallen short, but their improvement from last season’s game has supporters excited for the future.

Round 14 – Richmond v Carlton: Return to normalcy

  In a weekend marked by high drama and some unexpected results, Richmond v Carlton provided a return to normalcy. The Tigers emerged as expected with a comfortable victory, and had the match in their control for most of the proceedings.   When I suggested just prior to ¾ time that they could don Joffa’s [Read more]

Round 12 – Carlton v GWS: In the Driver’s Seat

Sal Ciardulli is pleased with the men behind the Carlton steering wheel.

Round 12 – Carlton v GWS: Delirium at Docklands.

Warren Tapner celebrates the Blues great win in verse!

Round 9 – Fremantle v Carlton: Luck has deserted us

Peter Fuller’s sense of optimism disappeared during the second half as Fremantle got the better of Carlton at Subiaco.

Round 7 Preview – We need to talk about about Hawthorn (and Sydney)

Sal notes a pair of Levis coming up against each other this weekend. Sadly, there’s no Denham in the AFL anymore

Round 5 – Port Adelaide v Carlton: Well Used

Young Almanacker Aidan gives a thoughtful analysis of Port’s win over the Blues.

Round 12 – St Kilda v Carlton: And the sun shone on us

The Saints welcomed the spotlight created by the open roof, and both sun and son created a memorable day for Yvette Wroby.

Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Bill Hunter and Your Mum’s Betamax

The umpires barely merit a mention as Mickey takes us on a footy trip to the Melbourne of Bill Hunter and Percy Jones

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Unexpected

Yoshi, our Japanese correspondent, take in the season opener from an Australian bar in Osaka.

Round 15 – Richmond v Carlton: Tigers ascendant; Blues concede.

On a cold Melbourne night, perched high atop the Southern Stand, Carlton stalwart Peter Fuller learns the truism of a time-honoured Coodabeens maxim.

Round 13 – Fearless 2015: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Pies and Tigers earn it this week.

As we turn our attention back to a full suite of games for round 14, Fearless sets you up with his ‘what-you-need-to-know’ from round 13

Goalkicking- How hard is it?

It’s one of the essential skills of the game so why is accuracy in front of goal seemingly so poor? Tony Robb vents some frustration after watching some very ordinary performances at the sticks in round six.

Round 6 – Carlton v Brisbane Lions: Doom and Gloom after the Blooms

John Butler reflects on two teams struggling to recover form the mistakes of the past and they paths to ‘recovery’ they’re presently treading. How are those KPI’s looking?