1936 SummaryTwo thumping wins to start the season, over Fitzroy by 76 points and Essendon by 102 points. Another win in round 3 saw Carlton in second place on the ladder, the entire top 4 being unbeaten after three rounds. The early season form deserted the club through the middle of the season, the team winning only 3 out of 8 games between rounds 4 and 11. This dropped the Blues to fifth place, two games out of the top 4. While Carlton was struggling to win games, one positive was that they were competitive, the losses five losses to date being by only 10, 6, 19, 15 and 7 points.
The teams fortunes improves from round 12 with 6 straight wins bringing the Blues back into finals contention. A 1 point loss to St Kilda in round 18 rounded out the home and away season, the team finishing in third place with a 12 win, 6 loss record. Amazingly 7 out of the 18 wins had margins of 10 points or less, with the Blues winning 3 of these close games.
Carlton would start poorly in the first Semi Final against Melbourne, giving Melbourne a 22 point half time lead. The Blues endeavour couldn't be faulted in the second half, outscoring the Demons 19 scoring shots to 11. Inaccurracy cost the team dearly, after kicking 3.7 in the third quarter and 3.6 in the final term, Carlton would lose the final by only 9 points despite having 6 more scoring shots.
People of 1936Coach: Frank Maher
Captain: Jim Francis
Leading Goal-kicker: Harry Vallence - 86 goals
Best & Fairest: Ansell Clarke
MilestonesDebuts: Frank P Williams, Jack Wrout, Norm Cashin, Will Kuhlken, Gordon Crisp, Albert 'Mick' Price, Harry Hollingshead, Clem Neeson, Jack Carney
FootnoteA total of 1,538,000 attended V.F.L. home and away matches this season.
This is down on season 1935 by 125,867
Carlton vs North Hobart, at North Hobart October 10North Hobart were the Tasmanian premiers by defeating North Launceston the previous week.
Backs; Francis, Park, Denning
Half backs; Huxtable, Mackie, Hale
Centres; Green, Anderson, Carney
Half forwards; Shea, Wrout, Butler
Forwards; Gill, Vallence, Collard
Followers; Pollock, Cooper, Clarke
Umpire; E. Burgess
Carl; 3.1 10.6 12.8 20.19.139
N H; 4.9 6.10 9.13 12.13.85
Goals; Vallence 9, Carney 4, Wrout 3, Shea 2, Clarke, Butler
Best; Vallence, Carney, Shea, Park, Francis, Huxtable, Hale, Cooper, Wrout, Clarke, Collard