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Blues hit rock bottom

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THEY were a mighty force for many years and their song describes them as, “The team that never lets you down”. But the Old Dark Navy Blues have fallen on sad times, as PAUL GOUGH reports. More »

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Eagles record there to be broken – just not yet

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SMALL MERCY for the Blues as one of their old boys fails, for once, to put them to the sword, writes  RON REED: LONG-SUFFERING CARLTON fans, this one no exception, arrived at the MCG late on Saturday afternoon – well, some did, a lot didn’t – fearing two night... More »

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The flag the players owned, not the coach

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COACHES USUALLY get the credit for masterminding any premiership win but that wasn’t quite the case the last time Carlton saluted, writes RON REED: DAVID PARKIN coached Carlton to three premierships and Hawthorn to one and it goes without saying that he is pro... More »

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Pain turns into premierships

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IN a second extract from his new book, Larrikins & Legends, author DAN EDDY recounts how the Navy Blues formed a bond that dominated the G on Grand Final day: WHAT Alex Jesaulenko forced his Carlton players to endure before the 1979 season would be felt for th... More »