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2019         Hope springs eternal..... and SOS is in command!

2019

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2019 Summary

After the black-cat Wooden Spoon in 2018, the Blues threw everything in to the pre-season to start our resurgence. Months of planning and the 2018 Fitness Review saw the Blues - even in October 2018 - announce the recruitment of Andrew Russell as High Performance Manager and the nominations of target players Will Setterfield, Alex Fasolo, Nic Newman and Mitch McGovern.

It seemed the Blues were planning a serious recovery mission in 2019!

Some exciting JLT performances saw the Blues break their membership record before Round 1. No doubt fans were excited by the new recruits and the expected continued growth of our kids, not to mention the outstanding start to the year for Sam Walsh.

Alas, the traditional Round 1 clash with the Tigers saw a nervous first quarter and a 33 point loss, but there were clearly signs of a more balanced team and of some genuine dash and excitement for the year ahead. Yes, 3 further losses would follow, including a heartbreaking 2 pointer away to Gold Coast, but the media drums started beating and we needed to respond. Respond we did. Our Round 5 victory over the Dogs was a stirring win with good performances across all lines. Our biggest victory for a number of years indeed!

Alas, as false dawns go it was really midnight, and the Blues would lose the next 5 games in a row; some by close margins, but some in terrible smashings that ultimately saw Coach Brendon Bolton dismissed. Coach David Teague would step in...

People of 2019

Coach: Brendon Bolton / David Teague
Assistant / Development Coaches: Cameron Bruce, John Barker, Dale Amos, David Teague (Assistants), Josh Fraser (VFL), Shane Watson, Brent Stanton, Jason Davenport (Development Coaches), Hamish McIntosh (Specialist – Ruck), Saverio Rocca (Specialist – Goalkicking)
Captains: Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty
Leadership Group: Patrick Cripps, Sam Docherty, Marc Murphy, Kade Simpson, Ed Curnow
President: Mark LoGiudice

Milestones

Debuts: Michael Gibbons, Sam Walsh, Liam Stocker
Debuts (Carlton): Alex Fasolo, Mitch McGovern, Nic Newman, Will Setterfield, Hugh Goddard, Josh Deluca
50 Games: Jack Silvagni, Zac Fisher
Rising Star Nominees: Sam Walsh
Retirements: Jarrod Pickett


Click HERE for a list of the expected milestones in Season 2019...

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Pre-Season
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The Playing List | 2018 National Draft | Debuts | The Rookies | Stat Leaders | Brownlow Votes | B&F | Records | 2019 Image Gallery
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