Australian Football League Live Carlton Blues vs Port Adelaide Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 12 math will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 20 June 2015 online, 13.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Power look to get back on the winners list after a disappointing loss to Geelong whilst the Blues are looking to win back some pride (but retain a good draft pick) in the second half of the year.
In their first game back following the bye, the Blues could regain Bryce Gibbs, Michael Jamison and Chris Yarran. Midfielders Dale Thomas (shoulder) and Chris Judd (knee/retired) are missing from their best 22. Port is likely to be without Ryder, Trengove, Matt White (hamstring) and Jared Polec from their best 22. Cam O’Shea, Andrew Moore and Kane Mitchell have put their hand up for a recall in the SANFL in recent weeks.
Carlton is last on the ladder with just one win – to go with nine losses. They rank 17th both in most points scored and most points conceded. Port Adelaide is 10th on the ladder with a 5-6 record. They rank 11th in points scored and 9th in points conceded this season.
Port Adelaide and Carlton have played 27 times with Port leading 15-11 with one draw. Since 2010, Port is 3-4 (4-3 against the line) vs the Blues – having won and covered the line in their last two match-ups. Carlton is 5-15-1 (9-12 against the line) at the MCG under since the start of 2013. The Power are 2-5-1 (6-2 against the line) at the MCG since 2010. Carlton is 1-3 (2-2 against the line) following a week off since the middle of 2012. Three of their last four match-ups have totalled over 199-points. Port is 5-5 (3-7 against the line) following one loss in 2014-15.
The great Meat Loaf once said, “three out of four aint bad” and that’s what Port is going for today. Having beat up on Melbourne and the Bulldogs, they lost to Geelong last week and should atone for that against the hapless Blues. Port’s midfield will be able to out-run the one-paced Carlton set-up whilst Schulz, Wingard, Westhoff and Gray are too much to handle for Carlton’s defenders. Port absolutely destroyed the Blues in round 22 last year and though they probably won’t win by 100+ this week, The Wolf is expecting an easy win.
B: Z. Tuohy, S. White, S. Rowe
HB: D. Buckley, C. Yarran, S. Docherty
C: E. Curnow, A. Carrazzo, K. Simpson
HF: D. Armfield, L. Henderson, T. Menzel
F: M. Kreuzer, L. Casboult, A. Everitt
Foll: C. Wood, P. Cripps, M. Murphy
Inter: N. Graham, B. Gibbs, T. Bell, A. Walker
Emerg: J. Tutt, D. Ellard, K. Jaksch
In: B. Gibbs, C. Yarran
Out: C. Judd, J. Tutt
B: J. Hombsch, A. Carlile, J. Impey
HB: J. Trengove, T. Jonas, J. Pittard
C: S. Colquhoun, M. Broadbent, B. Ebert
HF: R. Gray, J. Westhoff, C. Wingard
F: T. Boak, J. Schulz, A. Monfries
Foll: M. Lobbe, H. Hartlett, O. Wines
Inter: K. Mitchell, B. Ah Chee, N. Krakouer, A. Moore
Emerg: T. Clurey, S. Gray, C.O’Shea
In: N. Krakouer, K. Mitchell, J. Trengove, A. Moore, B. Ah Chee
Out: M. White, P. Stewart, A. Young, S. Gray, T. Clurey