|Venue: Optus Oval||Date: Saturday May 20, 2000|
|Result: Win by 30 points||Umpires:||Crowd: 29,778|
|Goalkickers: A.Koutoufides 5, L.Whitnall 2, A.Hamill 2, A.Hickmott 2, M.Allan 1, S.Beaumont 1, C.Bradley 1, S.Camporeale 1, S.Fletcher 1, T.Hotton 1, M.Lappin 1, M.Mansfield 1, A.McKay 1.|
|Best: A.Koutoufides, B.Ratten, A.Hickmott, A.McKay, M.Allan, S.Fletcher, A.Hamill.|
Game ReviewThe Blues would pull away from the Kangaroos in this Grand Final Replay in the second half to take the game by 5 goals.
But the headline result doesn't tell the story of the day - Koutoufides. Kouta was impossible to describe as he not only took Roo Legend Wayne Carey out of the game in the first half, but he went on to kick 5 goals and earn the ball 38 times (17 kicks / 21 handballs). Throw in a leisurely 8 marks and this game was a testament to the power that Kouta was in this era.
The support staff, as always in 2000, were also good, with Brett Ratten getting 30 stats in his 200th game, Hickmott 23, and a great array of goalkickers as we pumped the Premiers at home. As another bonus, Carlton would welcome a young Ryan Houlihan for his debut game. Despite being a late draft pick, Houlihan would quickly become a regular in the team.
This game is remembered fondly by Carlton fans, and is considered one of our best wins in the Home & Away rounds of the 2000's. For more games like this, please click here.
Blueseum Footnote: This game has been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.
|B:||23 Dean Rice||1 Stephen Silvagni (vc)||27 Darren Hulme|
|HB:||39 Ang Christou||37 Trent Hotton||5 Andrew McKay|
|C:||45 Anthony Franchina||7 Brett Ratten||16 Scott Camporeale|
|HF:||9 Adrian Hickmott||8 Lance Whitnall||4 Aaron Hamill|
|F:||29 Simon Beaumont||26 Stephen O'Reilly||12 Matthew Lappin|
|Ruck:||24 Matthew Allan||43 Anthony Koutoufides||21 Craig Bradley (c)|
|Interchange:||10 Michael Mansfield||22 Glenn Manton||31 Simon Fletcher|
|33 Ryan Houlihan|
|Emg:||Ryan Houlihan*||Andrew Merrington||Ben Nelson|
|In:||Ryan Houlihan* - replaced Fraser Brown (quad)|
|Out:||Scott Freeborn (hamstring)|
MilestonesDebut: Ryan Houlihan
200 Games: Brett Ratten
Brownlow Votes3: Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)
2: Matthew Allan (CARL)
1: Peter Bell (KAN)
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