Australian Football League (AFL) Live Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks match will be kick off on MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Friday 13 june 2014 online, 19:50 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Expect Carlton to welcome back former captain Chris Judd for his second game of the year but whether he avoids the green vest remains to be seen. Defender Michael Jamison has to overcome a shoulder injury sustained against the Cats in order to play. For the Hawks; Ben McEvoy, David Hale, Ben Stratton and Brian Lake are all a chance to return from injury. Youngster Billy Hartung is out for six weeks with an elbow injury.
On the back of a career night from Bryce Gibbs (29 disposals and four goals), the Blues got within five-points of Geelong last Friday night. Leaving them with two consecutive close losses. They sit 12th on the ladder with a 4-7 record and are quickly losing touch with the top 8. The Hawks on the other hand, are second on the ladder going 8-3 through their first 11 games. Despite a slow start they got a hold of West Coast last weekend and have lost to only Sydney (flying), Port (flying) and Geelong (nemesis) all year.
Round 12, 2013 was perhaps best remembered as they night Luke Hodge went hard and straight at the footy and collected Marc Murphy’s in the process leaving the Carlton skipper with a broken jaw. Hodge got off – which was the right call. The Hawks big goal kickers came to the party with Franklin (4), Roughead (4) and Gunston (3). Hodge received the three Brownlow votes despite having only 15 disposals.
B: White, Rowe, Jamison
HB: Walker, Yarran, Simpson
C: Thomas, McLean, Armfield
HF: Docherty, Casboult, Menzel
F: Judd, Henderson, Gibbs
FOLL: Warnock, Murphy, Carrazzo
I/C: Everitt, Robinson, Tuohy, Waite
EMG Garlett, Graham, Watson
B: Burgoyne, Schoenmakers, Hodge
HB: Suckling, Cheney, Birchall
C: Smith, Sewell, Hill
HF: Puopolo, Gunston, Rioli
F: Breust, Roughead, Spangher
FOLL: Ceglar, Lewis, Shiels
I/C: Ross, Hale, Duryea, Litherland
EMG Hallahan, O’Brien, Simpkin
IN: Ross, Hale
OUT: Lowden (omitted), Hartung (elbow)