Carlton were demolished by Collingwood at the MCG in Mick Malthouse's record-breaking match.

Round 5, 2015

Carlton 1.1 7 2.3 15 5.6 36 6.9 45
Collingwood 4.4 28 8.9 57 14.11 95 18.12 120
Venue: MCG
Date: Friday, May 1, 2015. 7.50 pm
Result: Lost by 75 points
Crowd: 71,759
Goalkickers: Carlton: C. Wood 2, T. Bell, K. Simpson , D. Armfield, D. Ellard 1.
Umpires: B. Hosking, B. Rosebury, S. Ryan
Injuries: Jamison (calf) replaced in selected side by Warnock, Henderson (hamstring)
Ladder: 17th

Game Review

Although Carlton coach Mick Malthouse set a new all-time VFL/AFL coaching record in this landmark Friday night encounter against Collingwood at the MCG, his team’s season fell to pieces when the Blues were humiliated by 75 points. Some 66 years earlier, Collingwood’s Jock McHale had coached the Magpies in 714 games over an extraordinary 37 seasons, and Carlton hoped that Malthouse’s achievement in bettering McHale’s mark would inspire the team. Unfortunately for all concerned – both clubs, the AFL and the almost 72,000 spectators who turned up for the occasion, the Blues were only in contention for the first twenty minutes of the match. After that, they were outclassed.

Fresh from a much-needed victory over St Kilda on Anzac Day, Carlton made three changes to the team ahead of this much-anticipated clash. Andrew Carrazzo had succumbed to a leg injury, while Matthew Dick and Levi Casboult were omitted. Into the side came Chris Judd, Kristian Jaksch and first-gamer Mark Whiley. A fourth change became necessary shortly before the match, when Michael Jamison withdrew and Robert Warnock was a late replacement. A spectacular light-show and fireworks preceded Malthouse’s entry on to the field, where he was generously welcomed by fans of both sides.

From the first bounce, the signs were ominous for Carlton, although the Blues drew first blood when former Magpie Cameron Wood kicked the first goal of the game with a snap from a pack after two minutes of play. Carlton’s next major didn’t come until early in the second quarter, by which time the Magpies led by 15 points. Collingwood piled on another five majors in the next 20 minutes, and at half-time Carlton’s deficit had blown out to seven goals. The Blues were in deep trouble – particularly because a centre half-forward, Lachie Henderson was playing injured and could not get his hands on the ball.

Carlton put up some resistance in the third quarter, kicking 3.3 to Collingwood’s 5.2, but when Henderson was substituted out of the game, the Blues were shot ducks and the last quarter became a rout. The Magpies romped away and eventually won by 75 points, prompting Malthouse to declare afterwards, "Unfortunately, I've got to say that that's as disappointing a game as I've been attached to here at Carlton." Sadly for everyone at Princes Park, even worse was in store.


B: 15 Sam Docherty 17 Sam Rowe 18 Kristian Jaksch
HB: 1 Andrew Walker 42 Zach Tuohy 7 Dylan Buckley
C: 4 Bryce Gibbs (VC) 5 Chris Judd 33 Andrejs Everitt
HF: 46 David Ellard 23 Lachie Henderson 27 Dennis Armfield
F: 36 Cameron Wood 14 Liam Jones 28 Tom Bell
Ruck: 11 Robert Warnock 24 Mark Whiley 3 Marc Murphy (C)
Interchange: 6 Kade Simpson 9 Patrick Cripps 35 Ed Curnow
Substitute: 12 Blaine Boekhorst
Emergencies:31 Matthew Dick 40 Michael Jamison (VC) 41 Levi Casboult
Coach: Mick Malthouse


In: Chris Judd, Kristian Jaksch, Mark Whiley.
Out: Andrew Carrazzo, Matthew Dick, Levi Casboult.

Late Change

Robert Warnock replaced Michael Jamison in the selected side.

Subs: Blaine Boekhorst replaced Lachie Henderson during the third quarter.


Debut (Carlton) : Mark Whiley
Carlton v Collingwood : This was the 250th match between these two foundation clubs.
Coaching Records : Mick Malthouse beat Jock McHale's coaching record of 714 games in this match

Brownlow Votes

3. Scott Pendlebury, Collingwood
2. Adam Oxley, Collingwood
1. Taylor Adams, Collingwood

Best & Fairest Votes

Sam Docherty 5, Sam Rowe 5, Zach Tuohy 3, Tom Bell 1, Ed Curnow 1

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