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Carlton lost to Adelaide by 44 points at AAMI Stadium. Jarrad Waite wrecked a knee and missed the rest of the season.

Round 9, 2009

Carlton0.330.5 55.8388.1260
Adelaide7.4228.6549.11 6515.14104
Venue: AAMI Stadium
Date: May 23, 2009 Result: lost by 44 points
Umpires: C. Hendrie, S. McLaren, T. Pannell Crowd: 41,107
Goalkickers: Kreuzer, Murphy, Stevens 2, Betts, Fevola 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Waite (knee), Scotland (soreness) replaced in selected side by Wiggins
Ladder Position: 9th













Game Review

Eddie Betts won the coin toss during this 'Indigenous Round', and it went down hill from there. Jarrad Waite wrecked his knee during the first quarter, and we scored only a miserable five points in the whole first half. The last time Carlton didn’t score a goal until after the main break was Round 19, 2002 when we managed only 4 points against Port Adelaide at Princes Park.

Overall, this was a terrible match for Carlton, and a terrible outcome. In a season in which 12 teams were fighting over the bottom 6 rungs of the top 8 - Geelong and St Kilda being so dominant - we took on a team below us and left with our tails between our legs. Our much vaunted midfield was smashed by a harder-working, better organised team.

Statistically, the average age of this Carlton side was 23 years and 16 days, with an average League experience of 67.9 games per player. Nick Stevens was the most experienced with 221 games. Chris Yarran was the youngest at 18 years, 155 days. He was playing his third senior match.

Andrew McLeod set a new games record for Adelaide in this game. It was his 313th appearance in a stellar career for the Crows, and goes some way to explaining why Adelaide was so good, and the Blues were so bad.

Team


B:27 Dennis Armfield 40 Michael Jamison 18 Paul Bower
HB: 21 Mark Austin 32 Bret Thornton 2 Jordan Russell
C: 24 Nick Stevens (vc) 5 Chris Judd (c) 6 Kade Simpson
HF: 12 Mitch Robinson 30 Jarrad Waite 45 Aaron Joseph
F: 19 Eddie Betts 25 Brendan Fevola 22 Shaun Hampson
Ruck: 8 Matthew Kreuzer 4 Bryce Gibbs 3 Marc Murphy
Interchange: 10 Richard Hadley 13 Chris Yarran 15 Steven Browne
34 Simon Wiggins
Coach: Brett Ratten
Emg: 33 Ryan Houlihan, 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín, 29 Heath Scotland

-* Wiggins replaced Scotland (soreness) in selected side

Milestones

Interesting fact: This was the first time all season that Carlton did not finish a Round in the Final 8.
Losing streaks: Adelaide extended their record winning streak against Carlton to 6

Brownlow Votes

3. Chris Knights, Adelaide
2. Tyson Edwards, Adelaide
1. Marc Murphy, Carlton

Best and Fairest Votes

38 Paul Bower, 35 Aaron Joseph, 29 Matthew Kreuzer, 18 Nick Stevens


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