Carlton defeated North by 30 points - Optus Oval. Kouta was impossibly brilliant as he took Carey out of the game yet kicked 5 of his own. Houlihan debuted.

Round 11, 2000

Venue: Optus OvalDate: Saturday May 20, 2000
Result: Win by 30 pointsUmpires: Hayden Kennedy (7), Bryan Sheehan (9), Martin Ellis (23)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.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

The 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 collect 38 disposals, 5 goals, 10 clearances, 24 contested possessions, & 3 contested marks. This performance would be one of only two in AFL History where a player recorded 38+ disposals and 5+ goals in the same match which was also achieved by Leigh Montagna of St Kilda in 2010.

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
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Ryan Houlihan* Andrew Merrington Ben Nelson
In: Ryan Houlihan* - replaced Fraser Brown (quad)
Out: Scott Freeborn (hamstring)


Debut: Ryan Houlihan
200 Games: Brett Ratten

Brownlow Votes

3: Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)
2: Matthew Allan (CARL)
1: Peter Bell (KAN)


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