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Carlton demolished Collingwood by 51 points in a one-sided match at the MCG.

Round 8, 2009

Carlton5.1317.3 4511.67216.8104
Collingwood0.441.7133.9 277.1153
Venue : MCG
Date : May 17, 2009 Result : Won by 51 points
Umpires: M. James, S. Grun*, S. Ryan *J. Dalgleish *Dalgleish replaced Grun during the 1st qrtr Crowd: 82,834
Goalkickers: Betts 4, Waite 3, Murphy 2, Austin, Kreuzer, Yarran, Hampson, Judd, Stevens, Robinson 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Wiggins (back/hamstring) replaced in selected side by Browne
Ladder Position: 6th













Game Review

On what is regarded as the 150th Anniversary of the ‘writing of the first rules of Australian football’ in a room at Jerry Bryant’s Hotel in Wellington Parade on May 17, 1859 - when William Hammerslay, James Thompson, Tom Wills and Tom Smith met and formulated these rules, the only two sides that have played in every season of the League met in their 238th match on the hallowed turf of the MCG.
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Sadly, the less said about the second quarter of this game, the better, as it was the poorest football by both sides for ages. Collingwood scored their first goal for the match at the 14 minute mark of the term from a free kick, and frankly the standard of play all round was not an endorsement of the game.

Of exception was the brilliance of Blues' captain Chris Judd whose entire performance was exceptional. Two kicks in particular, early in the game, both of which resulted in goals to Betts and Austin, just had to be seen to be believed. He even took a sensational pack mark in front of goal in the third quarter, and no doubt earned three Brownlow Medal votes.

A huge umpiring blunder occurred during the last term when Dayne Beams scored one of Collingwood’s goals. Carlton defender Bret Thornton was manhandled, grabbed around the neck and slung to the ground by Magpie John Anthony - right in front of the most respected field umpire in the League in Mathew James - and nothing was paid. But then again, an emphatic 51-point victory over Collingwood was all that mattered in the end, and the club song was once again sung with gusto.

Mark Austin brought up his first career goal when he sent the ball through the middle during the first quarter. Brendan Fevola held goalless, but assisted in several. One of his kicks during the third quarter was enormous, from near the boundary line on the MCC wing to the Punt Road end goal. After 172 games, Fev had scored a major in 150 of them. Of the 22 games in which he hadn't kicked a goal, Carlton had won only eight.

This crowd was the third biggest for the season, only 1,995 less than the ANZAC day clash between Essendon and Collingwood. Carlton's Round 1 match against Richmond was the largest, drawing 86,972 to the MCG.

Carlton sat sixth on the AFL ladder after this game, ahead of Hawthorn, Essendon and Sydney on percentage.

Team


B: 45 Aaron Joseph 40 Michael Jamison 18 Paul Bower
HB: 27 Dennis Armfield 32 Bret Thornton 2 Jordan Russell
C: 29 Heath Scotland 5 Chris Judd (c) 6 Kade Simpson
HF: 3 Marc Murphy 30 Jarrad Waite 24 Nick Stevens (vc)
F: 22 Shaun Hampson 25 Brendan Fevola 12 Mitch Robinson
Ruck: 8 Matthew Kreuzer 10 Richard Hadley 4 Bryce Gibbs
Interchange: 13 Chris Yarran 15 Steven Browne 19 Eddie Betts
21 Mark Austin
Coach: Brett Ratten
Emg: 14 Brad Fisher, 28 Cameron Cloke, 34 Simon Wiggins

-* Browne replaced Wiggins (back/hamstring) in selected side

Milestones

First Goal : Mark Austin

Brownlow Votes

3. Chris Judd, Carlton
2. Bryce Gibbs, Carlton
1. Jarrad Waite, Carlton

Best and Fairest Votes

50 Chris Judd, 40 Kade Simpson, 38 Heath Scotland, 37 Bret Thornton, 35 Bryce Gibbs, 35 Marc Murphy, 24 Mitch Robinson, 23 Jarrad Waite,
7 Paul Bower, 6 Jordan Russell


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