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Round 15, 2010         It was twilight time on a Sunday at Docklands, when Carlton was thrashed by the Bulldogs.

Round 15, 2010

Carlton 1.5 11 4.5 29 6.8 44 8.10 58
Western Bulldogs 4.2 26 10.4 64 16.4 100 20.6 126
Venue: Docklands Stadium
Date: 4.40 pm, Sunday, July 11, 2010
Result: Lost by 68 points
Crowd: 37,517
Goalkickers: Judd 2, Garlett 2, Jacobs, Henderson, Simpson, Robinson 1.
Reports: Nil
Umpires: S. Jeffery, B. Rosebury & S. Stewart
Injuries: Henderson (corked knee)
Ladder: 7th


Game Review

It was a game that promised so much, but delivered only heartache for disappointed Blues supporters. It was fifth pitted against sixth, equal on points, a chance to creep within a game of the top four and plenty to play for. From the outset the Bulldogs showed just how big the gap in class was between the two sides with their hard-running, slick hands and accurate kicking on the way to a 68 point lesson for the Blues.

With Paul Bower coming back into the side at the expense of Shaun Grigg the Carlton backline appeared to be somewhere near full strength. They were going to need every bit of that strength and more in their desperate, and in the end fruitless, attempts to curtail the Bulldogs forwards. Aside from the opening goal, from an unlikely source in Sam Jacobs, the first quarter momentum was predominantly with the Bulldogs. That said, the Blues were not without their chances and had their share of inside 50s, but their finishing was just criminal. The usually sure footed Kade Simpson and Chris Judd were amongst the offenders missing gettable shots on the way to a lamentable 1.5 opener for the Blues. At the other end the Bulldogs were far more efficient with their goal kicking and deserved every bit of their 15 point quarter time lead.

The Blues managed to score a little more freely during the second quarter, but in truth the goals they conjured were very much against the run of play. One lovely finish from Simpson and another from distance courtesy of Mitch Robinson were exceptions in a period of play dominated by the Bulldogs. The Dogs piled on another six goals as the Carlton defenders looked completely rattled and bereft of confidence as they attempted to cope with the constant barrage. If the Bulldogs forward setup looked a million bucks, in contrast the Carlton setup probably could’ve been found in a bargain bin at the $2 shop. They looked disorganised and disinterested and they certainly weren’t helped by some woeful delivery to them from the midfield. At times you could have been excused for thinking Brian Lake was wearing a Carlton jersey given the frequency at which our inside 50 thrusts seemed to find him unattended.

The half time break offered some momentary respite from the onslaught, but sadly it didn’t end it. The Bulldogs picked up where they left off after the resumption with Barry Hall adding three more to take his tally to six. If it were skills errors and disorganisation to blame for the Blues’ poor first half showing, it appeared that lack of spirit and (dare I say it) effort accounted for much of their disappointing second half. The chase and tackle that is the signature of the Carlton 2010 side when playing well was nowhere to be seen and a real lack of general hardness was apparent. Trailing by 56 points at the final change it was difficult to see where a modicum of positivity might be found.

The Blues simply went through the motions in the final term. More of the lack-lustre response witnessed throughout the game when challenged by a willing opponent. Chris Judd and Jeff Garlett both kicked their second goal during the term to be Carlton’s only multiple goal kickers on the night. It was the sort of game when finding half a dozen acceptable performers for the Blues was going to be difficult, nigh on impossible. Perhaps Denis Armfield, Andrew Walker, Chris Judd and Jeff Garlett came closest. Outscored four goals to two during the term, the final margin was a disappointing 68 points, leaving the Blues in seventh place on the ladder and seemingly light-years away from the top four teams.

Team


B:32 Bret Thornton 40 Michael Jamison1 Andrew Walker
HB: 2 Jordan Russell 18 Paul Bower 45 Aaron Joseph
C: 44 Andrew Carrazzo 29 Heath Scotland 3 Marc Murphy
HF: 5 Chris Judd (c) 23 Lachlan Henderson 33 Ryan Houlihan
F:38 Jeff Garlett 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 39 Sam Jacobs 4 Bryce Gibbs 6 Kade Simpson
Interchange: 12 Mitch Robinson 13 Chris Yarran 22 Shaun Hampson
27 Dennis Armfield
Coach: Brett Ratten
Emg: 16 Shaun Grigg, 24 Kane Lucas, 34 Simon Wiggins


Milestones

Greatest Losing Margin : This was the Bulldog's greatest winning margin over the Blues, eclipsing their previous best of 59 points in Round 1, 1989.
Interesting Fact : The Dogs also became the 16th League side to have defeated Carlton by 10 goals; only University did not achieve this feat.

Brownlow Votes

3. Barry Hall, Western Bulldogs
2. Matthew Boyd, Western Bulldogs
1. Adam Cooney, Western Bulldogs

Best & Fairest Votes

32 Jordan Russell, 28 Aaron Joseph, 27 Dennis Armfield, 12 Jeffery Garlett, 4 Lachlan Henderson, 3 Marc Murphy,

Ladder


. . P W D L For Agn
%
Pts
1 Geelong 15 12 0 3 1724 1178 146.35 48
2 St Kilda 15 12 0 3 1303 1017 128.12 48
3 Collingwood 15 11 1 3 1599 1206 132.59 46
4 Fremantle 15 10 0 5 1562 1312 119.05 40
5 Western Bulldogs 15 9 0 6 1492 1133 131.69 36
6 Sydney 15 8 0 7 1324 1218 108.70 32
7 Carlton 15 8 0 7 1438 1334 107.80 32
8 Hawthorn 15 8 0 7 1318 1284 102.65 32
9 North Melbourne 15 7 0 8 1227 1509 81.31 28
10 Adelaide 15 6 0 9 1267 1370 92.48 24
11 Melbourne 15 5 1 9 1203 1352 88.98 22
12 Brisbane Lions 15 5 0 10 1274 1496 85.16 20
13 Essendon 15 5 0 10 1317 1563 84.26 20
14 Port Adelaide 15 5 0 10 1170 1481 79.00 20
15 Richmond 15 5 0 10 1163 1536 75.72 20
16 West Coast 15 3 0 12 1186 1578 75.16 12
Game
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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11
Posn
3
8
10
7
6
9
7
5
6
6
5
% 187.5 122 106.39 120.25 125.96 108.82 117.81 119.18 110.44 112.81 116.328
Game
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15
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17
18
19
20
21
22
Posn
6
6
6
7
. . . . . . .
% 112.03 110.24 114.24 107.80 . . . . . . .


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