AFL 2014 Live Carlton Blues vs North Melbourne match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne,Friday 18 July 2014 online, Time 19:50 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Mick Malthouse could make multiple changes to the Blues outfit that rolled over in the third quarter against the Swans. Troy Menzel, Mitch Robinson and Patrick Cripps are all in contention to return. For North – Luke McDonald and Jack Ziebell should both be available to return after missing last week. Whilst Lachie Hansen needs to prove his fitness after being subbed out with concussion last weekend.
The Blues sit 14th on the ladder with no prospect of playing finals. They’re 5-11, having lost six of their last seven games – their only win being a thrashing of St Kilda. Carlton is 0-7 (3-4 against the line) vs top eight teams this year. North rank have the fourth stingiest defence in the league – allowing just 76 ppg this year. They’re sixth on the ladder with a 10-6 record having won five out of their last seven games. The Kangaroos are 6-3 head to head and against the line vs bottom-ten teams this year.
It was an absolute thriller the last time these two played each other – in round 17 last year. The Blues withstood a furious final quarter comeback to prevail by just one point. Drew Petrie nearly led the Kangaroos to a surprise victory with three final quarter goals but ultimately the Blues were just too strong. Matthew Kreuzer dominated in the middle with 29 hitouts and 17 possessions, keeping Todd Goldstein to just eight touches.
B: Michael Jamison, Sam Rowe, Zach Tuohy
HB Chris Yarran, Kade Simpson, Andrejs Everitt
C Nick Graham, Chris Judd, Mitch Robinson
HF: Dale Thomas, Levi Casboult, Brock McLean
F Marc Murphy, Lachie Henderson, Troy Menzel
Fol Cameron Wood, Bryce Gibbs, Ed Curnow
I/C Tom Bell, Sam Docherty, David Ellard, Simon White
Emg Jeff Garlett, Blaine Johnson, Jarrad Waite
In Mitch Robinson, Troy Menzel, Cameron Wood
Out: Robert Warnock (omitted), Andrew Walker (Knee), Blaine Johnson (omitted)
B: Michael Firrito, Scott D. Thompson, Scott McMahon.
HB Shaun Atley, Lachlan Hansen, Sam Wright.
C Sam Gibson, Andrew Swallow, Levi Greenwood.
HF Brent Harvey, Aaron Black, Nick Dal Santo.
F Ben Brown, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas.
Fol Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell.
I/C Ryan Bastinac, Ben Jacobs, Leigh Adams, Luke McDonald.
Emg Brad McKenzie, Majak Daw, Aaron Mullett
In Jack Ziebell, Luke McDonald.
Out Aaron Mullett (omitted), Brad McKenzie (omitted).