2010 Pre-Season

NAB Cup Round 1

Carlton 0.2.3 15 0.3.9 27 0.6.9 45 0.8.11 59
Sydney Swans 1.1.2 17 1.3.2 29 2.6.8 62 2.7.11 71
Venue: Bankstown, NSW
Date: Saturday 20 February, 2010 Result: Lost by 12 points
Umpires: R. Findlay, H. Kennedy, H. Ryan & S. Stewart Crowd: 9,732 (sellout)
Goalkickers: NINE POINT: Nil
SIX POINT: M. Robinson, H. Scotland 2, A. Carrazzo, Henderson, Thornton & Yarran 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Fisher (ACL)

Game Review

The Blues struggled for skills and any momentum in this tight and scrapphy match at Blacktown. A number of options were tried for the new forward line, but nothing really seemed to click as we went down by 2 goals.

In the wash-up, Brad Fisher was confirmed to have torn his ACL. A week later he would undergo radical surgery to replace his ACL with artificial componentry in an effort to save his 2010.


B: 26 Joe Anderson 40 Michael Jamison 45 Aaron Joseph
HB: 2 Jordan Russell 32 Bret Thornton 18 Paul Bower
C: 15 Steven Browne 7 Brock McLean 29 Heath Scotland
HF: 14 Brad Fisher 8 Matthew Kreuzer 44 Andrew Carrazzo
F: 12 Mitch Robinson 23 Lachlan Henderson 5 Chris Judd (c)
Ruck: 11 Robert Warnock 4 Bryce Gibbs 16 Shaun Grigg
Interchange: 10 Richard Hadley 13 Chris Yarran 24 Kane Lucas
31 Marcus Davies 38 Jeffery Garlett 39 Sam Jacobs
22 Shaun Hampson* 34 Simon Wiggins * *Substitute Player
Coach: Brett Ratten


Senior Carlton 'Night' Debut: Marcus Davies, Lachlan Henderson, Kane Lucas, Brock McLean & Robert Warnock

NAB Challenge (week 2)

Carlton 3.6 24 4.7 31 8.8 56 14.9 93
Brisbane 4.1 25 7.2 44 10.3 63 12.8 80
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Fri 27 February, 2010 Result: Win by 13 points
Umpires: TBD Crowd: 10,000
Goalkickers: E.Betts 3, M.Robinson, C.Yarran, L.Henderson 2, A.Carrazzo, S.o'hAilpin, H.Scotland, K.Simpson, C.Judd 1.
Best: E.Betts, C.Judd, K.Simpson, B.Gibbs.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Brendan Fevola may have had his Carlton homecoming a little more quickly than expected but it wasn't a victorious one, with Carlton recording a 13-point win over Brisbane in this NAB Challenge clash at Visy Park. Fevola was restricted to just two goals and two marks by Michael Jamison. The Blues trailed at every change but outgunned the Lions in the final stanza to score their first win of the pre-season. They had an even forward line, with Eddie Betts the standout with an impressive three goals.

NAB Challenge (week 3)

Carlton 1.2 8 2.5 17 6.7 43 9.12 66
West Coast 3.4 22 7.6 48 11.9 75 16.9 105
Venue: Leederville Oval, WA
Date: Sat March 6, 2010 Result: Lost by 39 points
Umpires: TBD Crowd: 6,000
Goalkickers: E.Betts 2, R.Houlihan 2, M.Murphy 1, S.Browne 1, H.Scotland 1, K.Lucas 1, S.O'hAilpin 1.
Best: C.Judd, H.Scotland, K.Simpson, S.Hampson, S.Browne, E. Betts, S. Griigg.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

This game saw the return of Jarrad Waite after his knee reconstruction and Marc Murphy after hip surgery in January. A number of other senior players were rested, although Chris Judd, who would be forced to sit out the first 3 home and away rounds due to suspension, did make the trip to play against his former club. A slow start proved costly but coach Brett Ratten said the result meant little in comparison to seeing the return of Murphy and Waite.

The Blues managed just two goals in the opening half, while the Eagles kicked seven, taking the game away from the Blues. Eddie Betts and Ryan Houlihan each kicked two goals for the Blues, with Betts joining Chris Judd, Kade Simpson and Shaun Grigg among the best players.

NAB Challenge (week 4)

Carlton 1.5 11 4.7 31 8.11 59 11.16 82
Adelaide 3.5 23 6.7 43 7.10 52 12.11 83
Venue: Princes Park
Date: Fri March 12, 2010 Result: Lost by 1 point
Umpires: TBD Crowd: 2,500
Goalkickers: S.O'hAilpin 3, M.Robinson 2, E.Betts 2, J.Waite 1, B.Gibbs 1, M.Murphy 1, B.McLean 1.
Best: M.Robinson, S.O'hAilpin, E.Betts, K.Simpson, M.Kreuzer.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

Carlton was close to full strength for this final pre-season hitout, while the Crows were without a number of key players.

Ryan Houlihan was the leading possession getter with 25, followed by Andrew Carrazzo and Shaun Grigg with 22, Bryce Gibbs with 21 and Mitch Robinson with 20. Setanta O'hAilpin was among Carlton's best in the first half with two goals and provided a target up forward. Jarrad Waite played his second match since a knee recosnstruction and had some early touches before fading out of the contest. Marc Murphy ran hot and cold in his second pre-season match, but kicked a crucial goal in the second term.

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