1955 SummaryCarlton finished 7th in 1955, a marginal improvement on their 8th placing in Season 1954. Led by Hands on the field for the third year, the Blues won half of their 18 games played and had a percentage just under 100, showing that they were a good solid team.
The Blues would improve again in 1956, before playing finals football for the first time in 4 years in 1957. The club was inconsistent during the year, losing seven games in a row between rounds and 11, before improving towards the end of the season, winning four games in a row between rounds 12 and 15, and six of its last seven games.
At the bottom of the ladder stood the woeful St Kilda with a percentage sub 50.
People of 1955Captain: Ken Hands
Coach: Percy Bentley (retires at seasons end after 15 years as senior coach)
Leading Goal-kicker: Noel O'Brien - 73 goals
Best & Fairest: John James
MilestonesDebuts: Barry Beitzel, Barry Archbold, Leon Berner, Colin Holt, Kevin Bergin, John Paice, Jack Ellis, Graham Donaldson, Jack Sullivan, Dave Browning, Bob Bosustow, Peter Aitken, John Cheffers
FinancesCarlton's income of the year was £18,020/17/8 ($36,041.80)