|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 ReviewEddie 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.
|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|
|Emg:||33 Ryan Houlihan, 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín, 29 Heath Scotland|
-* Wiggins replaced Scotland (soreness) in selected side
MilestonesInteresting 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 Votes3. Chris Knights, Adelaide
2. Tyson Edwards, Adelaide
1. Marc Murphy, Carlton
Best and Fairest Votes38 Paul Bower, 35 Aaron Joseph, 29 Matthew Kreuzer, 18 Nick Stevens
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