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    Carlton vs. Gold Coast Suns

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away March 31, 2018
    Carlton 67, Gold Coast Suns 101
    Carlton Gold Coast Suns
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q1117   5535
    Q24428   8755
    Q36844   12981
    Q491367   1511101

    Match result:

    The Gold Coast Suns have gone 2-0 with a dominant win over the Carlton Blues, as Tom J Lynch kicked eight on Saturday at Etihad Stadium.

    Final score
    Carlton Blues 9.13 (67)
    Gold Coast Suns 15.11 (101)

    Match preview:

    The Carlton Blues welcome the Gold Coast Suns to Etihad Stadium in a game that both sides will fancy their chances to come out with all four points. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1:45pm (AEDT).

    Carlton may not have got the win they would have wanted last week, but they were very impressive in the opening game of the season, where they were competitive against last season’s premiers, the Richmond Tigers.

    Under Brendon Bolton, the Blues have been known to play a more defensive brand of football, but that went down the drain last week against the Tigers. They took the game on and played this attacking style of footy that any supporter would enjoy watching.

    One of the shining lights was Charlie Curnow, who kicked five goals against the Tigers. Bolton no doubt will be looking for him to stand up again and give his side a chance of getting their first win of the season.

    In team news for the Blues, Cam O’Shea will make his Carlton debut, and David Cunningham also comes into the side. Matthew Kennedy comes out of the team with an ankle injury, and Jack Silvagni is omitted.

    As for the Suns, they come off a handy win against the North Melbourne Kangaroos. In those horrendous conditions they played up in Cairns last week, that game had the potential to go either way, so they will be pleased to come out with a win to start the Stuart Dew era.

    It was difficult to take anything out of the Suns’ win against the Kangaroos due to the conditions, but the collective effort from the team is an encouraging sign for a side that have lacked team continuity in previous years.

    In team news for the Suns, Aaron Hall replaces the omitted Matt Rosa.

    This is a tough game to predict. Majority in the public feel the Blues will win this, but I’ve got a funny feeling the Suns will win in a close one. They will surprise a few come the end of this season.

    Gold Coast Suns by 11.

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    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    5' GOAL - Darcy MacPherson (Gold Coast Suns)
    9' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    11' BEHIND - Ben Ainsworth (Gold Coast Suns)
    12' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    14' BEHIND - Sam Day (Gold Coast Suns)
    18' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    22' GOAL - Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
    24' BEHIND - Jack Bowes (Gold Coast Suns)
    29' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    30' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    33' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Ed Curnow (Carlton)
    8' BEHIND - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    9' GOAL - Zac Fisher (Carlton)
    10' GOAL - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    12' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    13' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    15' GOAL - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    16' BEHIND - Cameron Polson (Carlton)
    23' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    27' BEHIND - Touk Miller (Gold Coast Suns)
    31' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    Quarter 3
    5' BEHIND - Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
    7' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    10' GOAL - Jacob Weitering (Carlton)
    11' GOAL - Jed Lamb (Carlton)
    16' BEHIND - Jed Lamb (Carlton)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    17' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    20' GOAL - Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast Suns)
    24' BEHIND - Aaron Hall (Gold Coast Suns)
    27' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    28' BEHIND - Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
    30' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Matthew Wright (Carlton)
    3' BEHIND - Aaron Mullett (Carlton)
    4' GOAL - Matthew Wright (Carlton)
    5' GOAL - Ben Ainsworth (Gold Coast Suns)
    6' BEHIND - Brayden Fiorini (Gold Coast Suns)
    7' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    13' GOAL - Matthew Wright (Carlton)
    17' BEHIND - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    21' GOAL - Aaron Young (Gold Coast Suns)
    24' BEHIND - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    26' BEHIND - Levi Casboult (Carlton)
    27' BEHIND - Ed Curnow (Carlton)
    29' GOAL - Marc Murphy (Carlton)
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    • 8:55pm
      Seventeener said | 8:55pm | ! Report

      Wow, there sure are a lot of people bagging out a very young Carlton side that played against a superior Suns side on Saturday. The Blues played well for a side lacking a ruckman and playing kids in roles that needed men. The Suns have been quietly recruiting role players and developing Academy players to the point that they are competitive this year without Gaz in the side. The Suns have a deeply talented no-name midfield, a forward line that loves Etihad and a backline that continually repelled everything thrown at them

      Carlton were good. The Suns were very good.

    • 5:52pm
      Mic said | 5:52pm | ! Report

      No ruckman killed us

      • 10:24pm
        PeteB said | 10:24pm | ! Report

        Yep can’t afford to be having Casboult as full time ruckman again

    • 5:52pm
      mattyb said | 5:52pm | ! Report

      Another poor performance by the Blues and it seems they are again going backwards.
      – there defence is still to tall,I don’t understand why if moving Weitering forward they needed to add O’Shea to the backline.
      – enough is now enough for Weitering and he needs to be dropped,it hasn’t helped that Marchbank has overtaken him in his preferred position. He needs to go back to the VFL,put at FB and told that sometimes AFL footballers get bruises.
      – The reject shopping really hasn’t helped Carlton at all,and you can now add O’Shea and Mullet to that sorry lot. O’Shea was simply terrible while Mullett seems exactly like Kerridge with his blind kicking and constant turnovers.
      – Liam Jones is only any good for a couple of games when he’s coming out of contract.
      – massive question marks on Bolton. North and GC have proven this week predicted bottom sides can win while all he can produce is honorable loses. In his third season now and he can’t take the club backwards again like he did last year.
      – Murphy needs to lift. It seems he’s really slowed down and his disposal today and last week was terrible. Really hard to understand how he’s captain and his leadership today was extremely poor.

      • 6:55pm
        Kane said | 6:55pm | ! Report

        Just why is it that “Carlton should be more successful than Footscray”?

        • 7:57pm
          Mattyb said | 7:57pm | ! Report

          Kane,I think after today and in fact many years Footscray is the least of Carltons problems,not sure why you’d mention another club after today’s performance.
          I actually think the attitude down at Carlton is half the problem,the constant tears to any criticism,the she’ll be right mate just because we are Carlton,the inability to take responsibility,the deflections of the problems.

          Which part of the original post don’t you agree with? Or is that to hard to deal with?
          This loss wasn’t even honorable,no wonder Weitering spends half the game moping around going by the attitude towards failure of everyone else at Carlton,admin,coaches and supporters alike.

          She’ll be right mate,you’ve got SOS and his merryband of rejects,look forward to seeing prized recruits like Alex Silvagni and Lobb before the seasons out,he sure nailed those ones.

          • 9:01pm
            Macca said | 9:01pm | ! Report

            Once again you can’t answer simple questions.

          • 9:26pm
            Kane said | 9:26pm | ! Report

            You really are a sad little thing aren’t you. I asked you that question because as you well know you made a statement weeks ago that you won’t back up. Why do you even care what happens at Carlton? I don’t expect an answer to that question because you’re not very good at answering them. You remind me of that Brad Paisley song “Online”. Look it up on You tube if you don’t know it. You might want to worry about the rabble that you barrack for because they’re going backwards faster than what you say Carlton are

          • 12:05pm
            Kane said | 12:05pm | ! Report

            Carlton’s “prized recruits” are probably on a combined quarter of the money that Tom Boyd is getting paid to play reserves so I’d say SOS probably did nail them. Well said, you’re correct again.

      • 7:59pm
        Macca said | 7:59pm | ! Report

        The same ole tired things being rolled out again, just out of interest how many “rejects” were playing today versus how many draftee she from post2015?

      • 10:54pm
        PeteB said | 10:54pm | ! Report

        Yes Matty it was a poor performance and Weitering is badly out of form. I do disagree on Bolton though. While the win loss ratio last year may not look good there was a substantial improvement in performance given the number of young players blooded and a more difficult fixture. There were good wins over GWS, Sydney, Essendon, Hawthorn and Collingwood. We do face another tough year with the loss of Gibbs and Docherty, and not having a full time ruckman today badly hurt us. We do need to somehow make ourselves a more attractive destination for players…not being able to pick up Rockliff or Devon Smith hurt after losing Gibbs last year. Let’s see how the Dogs go tomorrow. They need to hit back hard after their shocker last week.

        • 11:09pm
          Mattyb said | 11:09pm | ! Report

          Cheers Pete,I’ll be at the dogs game tomorrow with some WC fans so hopefully our ongoing poor form improves or questions will need to be further asked.

          What’s your take on Murphy? He’s been terrible.
          He looks like he’s really slowed down,or is he just missing Gibbs,or is he having to do to much on the inside? Is there another reason? He was down to 38% efficiency at one point. Maybe he’s just out of form but his drop off has been enormous.

          • 8:22am
            Macca said | 8:22am | ! Report

            30 possessions, 5 clearances, 7 marks, a goal and 488m gained (5th most for the game, second most for the blues) is a “form drop off” most players would love to have.

            Factor in no Kreuzer or Kennedy and a support cast predominantly under 21 and those stats get even better.

            Still no answer to the simple questions? How about this one, what did you think of Fisher, SPS and Cuningham yesterday?

            • 9:37am
              Mattyb said | 9:37am | ! Report

              You do realise Carlton lost? Again.
              Murphy’s DE was terrible,and he constantly fumbled breaking down chains of play. His leadership was again there for most to see.

              I thought Fisher was pretty good.SPS probably doesn’t have enough taste for the contest as yet,Cunningham was nothing to be excited about.
              You do realise you snaked into my comment?

              • 10:22am
                Kane said | 10:22am | ! Report

                You do realise you’re dodging questions again? Why do you have so much interest in Carlton? If you can’t answer simple questions but are happy to attack the clubs that the questions are about then it shows the kind of individual you are. Everyone on here is seeing the sad little thing that you really are and it’s not only the Carlton supporters that are seeing it. And no, it’s not a personal attack on my behalf, rather an observation.

              • 12:26pm
                Macca said | 12:26pm | ! Report

                Yep I do realise we lost, a very disappointing loss as well, but that doesn’t make your observation correct.

                No one is saying Murphy played well but he was still able to get 30 touches (many more apparently that he fumbled) and kick a goal, it is hardly a ours day on the park, tidy up a his disposal and he is close to best on. And I fully expect Murphy’s leadership was on show for all to see, he is a quality captain.

                And who would have bought a lightly built second year player might be a bit more outside, still 24 touches is promising, as for Cuningham 21 touches at 86% DE in your first game for the year is a promising start.

                You never did answer my question on the reject to drafted ratio?

          • 1:00pm
            PeteB said | 1:00pm | ! Report

            Yeah Murphy’s had a pretty ordinary start to the year but it’s only 2 games so not worried. The Bont was awful last week too but I’m not writing him off just yet either.

            • 2:15pm
              Macca said | 2:15pm | ! Report

              If yesterday is his worst game for the year he will be very happy!

              Get Kennedy back in the side and Murphy will thrive.

              • 4:22pm
                PeteB said | 4:22pm | ! Report

                9 turnovers 8 clangers. I hope I don’t get to see him play like that again for a long time Macca.

              • 4:45pm
                Macca said | 4:45pm | ! Report

                I prefer him to be getting 30 and making errors than gettin 15 perfect, skill errors are easy to fix, finding the ball is hard.

    • Roar Guru

      Cat said | 4:27pm | ! Report

      Can people finally admit the massive overhype of Carlton after round 1 was complete rubbish?

      • 4:37pm
        Mattyb said | 4:37pm | ! Report

        Round one?
        Carltons greatness was all we heard about over the entire pre season.

        Bolton does though need to get a handle on these honoable loses being talked up by the club,he’s into his third season now and they need to start showing more improvment.

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          Murphster888 said | 12:09am | ! Report

          Do you actually grasp the turnover of players in that 3 years, the list has just been put together and now is when the hard work starts and I emphasise starts because this is effectively year 1 of this whole list playing together, hence the 5 year rebuild not 3. You can judge Bolton, SoS and the whole club when this current list has had a chance to actually play together for more than 5 minutes. We spent 3 years putting the list together and 2 years of that time building a team defence mindset, now it is time to add to our game plan as the players learn to play together. So finally for all you dimwits out there we are right where we should be, again it all starts now so get with the program and back off until it is time to judge the results of 5 years of hard work rebuilding a whole team and football club, this has been the biggest team rebuild ever attempted in terms of player turnover, that has taken courage of the sort most clubs only dream of having the balls to try. And we will stick together and finish the job regardless of outside noise which like most things written by commentators and others about Carlton is just uninformed knee jerk reaction garbage.

      • 7:57pm
        Macca said | 7:57pm | ! Report

        Cat – is the over rating of the positives blues round 1 loss anything like the over rating over the negatives of their round 2 loss? We did smash them in th inside 50’s!! 😉

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          DingoGray said | 10:59am | ! Report

          I think someone claimed the Blues could very much be 3-1 after the 1st month.

          They’ll be lucky to be 1-3 after that month by what I’ve seen the last two weeks

          • 12:29pm
            Macca said | 12:29pm | ! Report

            Do you jotice the word could? You will also notice the phrase “if they replicate their round 1” effort, clearly they didn’t yesterday but as people said last week you don’t lose too many getting 67 inside 50’s! 😉

      • 10:39pm
        PeteB said | 10:39pm | ! Report

        Yeah Cat it may have been more exciting to watch last week…but take out the 5 goals in first 11 minutes and those ludicrous 50 metre penalties and our performance was no better than previous years

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:25pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me today everyone. I hope you enjoyed the call.

    • 4:25pm
      Kangajets said | 4:25pm | ! Report

      The age of the big forwards smashing goals through has returned

      The game has gone full circle

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:25pm | ! Report

      The Gold Coast Suns have defeated the Carlton Blues 101 to 67 to remain unbeaten in the Stuart Dew reign. The dry conditions at Etihad Stadium suited Tom Lynch, who finished the game with eight goals. There was a patch in the third quarter where the Blues looked like they may get back into the game, but the Suns responded. It’s a good start to the season for them, and perhaps they will surprise a few come the end of the season.

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      Dalgety Carrington said | 4:23pm | ! Report

      Very promising start to the season by the Suns. They’ll be a dangerous opponent for most teams this year. A lot of talent at their disposal.

      • 5:21pm
        Kangajets said | 5:21pm | ! Report

        Suns easily best team in Queensland.

        Probably time for the lions to give it in

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        Mattician6x6 said | 6:18pm | ! Report

        Did you see the front of the west today?

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:22pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      A dominant display from the Suns. They notch up their second win of the season.

      Carlton Blues: 9.13 (67)
      Gold Coast Suns: 15.11 (101)

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