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2020 AFL preview: Carlton Blues team guide

Carlton gave fans a fair bit of excitement towards the back end of the 2019 AFL season.

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The Carlton Blues surprised both fans and critics towards the end of the 2019 AFL season. After scoring a wooden spoon in 2018 with a 2–20 record, they replaced coach Brendon Bolton with David Teague, which led to a significant improvement. The squad managed to win 6 of their last 11 games, finishing 16th on the ladder.

Now it's all about whether the Blues will be able to capitalise on that momentum as they kick off their 2020 AFL campaign. Teague is undoubtedly under a lot of pressure to deliver and some fresh blood might just help him succeed.

Eddie Betts, a fans favourite, has joined the Blues, but it remains to be seen whether he will be able to energise the team and inspire younger teammates to reach new heights.

How to watch Carlton Blues AFL matches

Some Carlton Blues AFL games air live and free on the Seven Network. That being said, Channel Seven only broadcasts four matches per week, which vary from state to state. If you're a dedicated Carlton Blues supporter and don't want to miss any AFL fixtures, getting a paid subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now is the way to go.

All three services offer AFL fixtures live and on demand. Kayo Sports is the most affordable one, with subscriptions starting at $25/month. This buys you access to more than 50 sports, a user-friendly interface and exciting features like SplitView and Interactive Stats. Plus, new users get a 14-day free trial, so you can test the platform for two weeks and see if it's a good fit for you.

If you're still undecided, our Kayo vs Foxtel guide should be able to help you figure out which provider is best suited for your viewing habits.

On the same note, AFL fans can also watch games with AFL Live Pass. The service is available for free to selected Telstra customers and accessible to anyone who downloads the official AFL Live app and purchases a subscription. Live streaming is limited to a seven-inch display size.

If you spend a lot of time on the go, this might suit you well. But if you prefer to watch live on the big screen, one of the other three options will probably be more up your alley. For additional information, go to our guide on how to stream the 2020 AFL season. You'll get a full breakdown of providers.

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Watch Carlton Blues matches overseas

If you're travelling outside Australia for business or pleasure, the AFL is just a few clicks away. There's no need to miss any Blues matches, as Watch AFL lets you stream AFL games live online. We have a full guide on how to stream the 2020 AFL season from overseas.

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When do Carlton Blues play next?

Their first fixture in the 2020 AFL season will be against Richmond on 19 March. Here's the upcoming schedule for the Carlton Blues. You can see the complete AFL draw here.

Round Day Date Match Stadium Kick-off (AEST) How to watch
Round 1 Thursday 19/3/20 Richmond vs Carlton MCG, Vic 7:25 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7
Round 2 13/6/20 13/6/20 Carlton vs Melbourne Marvel Stadium, VIC 4:35 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
Round 3 Saturday 20/6/20 Geelong vs Carlton GMHBA Stadium, VIC 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
Round 4 Saturday 27/6/20 Essendon vs Carlton MCG, Vic 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7
Round 5 Saturday 4/7/20 Carlton vs St. Kilda MCG, Vic 1:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass

Carlton Blues squad

Besides Betts, new Blues players include Marc Pittonet, Jack Newnes and Jack Martin. Here's how the squad looks ahead of the 2020 AFL season.

Player Number Name Position Career Games
19 Eddie Betts Forward 316
41 Levi Casboult Defender, Forward 124
46 Matt Cottrell Defender 0
9 Patrick Cripps Midfield 101
28 David Cuningham Forward 25
30 Charlie Curnow Forward 58
35 Edward Curnow Midfield 165
12 Tom De Koning Ruck 2
15 Sam Docherty Defender 92
2 Paddy Dow Midfield, Forward 39
25 Zac Fisher Midfield, Forward 55
40 Michael Gibbons Forward 21
45 Hugh Goddard Defender 12
36 Josh Honey Midfield, Forward 0
14 Liam Jones Defender 125
17 Brodie Kemp Midfield 0
7 Matthew Kennedy Forward 41
8 Matthew Kreuzer Ruck 188
16 Darcy Lang Forward 63
26 Harrison Macreadie Defender 9
22 Caleb Marchbank Defender 48
21 Jack Martin Midfield, Forward 97
11 Mitch McGovern Forward 64
10 Harry McKay Forward 35
36 Callum Moore Forward 8
3 Marc Murphy Midfield 268
24 Nic Newman Defender 51
32 Jack Newnes Midfield 155
4 Lochie O'Brien Midfield 35
38 Finbar O'Dwyer Forward 0
44 Matt Owies Forward 0
5 Sam Petrevski-Seton Defender, Midfield 64
39 Fraser Phillips Forward 0
34 Sam Philp Midfield 0
27 Marc Pittonet Ruck 7
20 Lachlan Plowman Defender 94
29 Cameron Polson Forward 16
33 Sam Ramsay Midfield 0
43 Will Setterfield Midfield 20
37 Ben Silvagni Defender 0
1 Jack Silvagni Forward 60
6 Kade Simpson Defender 325
13 Liam Stocker Defender 5
18 Sam Walsh Midfield 22
23 Jacob Weitering Defender 76
31 Tom Williamson Defender 17

Carlton Blues history

The Carlton Blues have a rich history. Founded in 1864 in Carlton, they were 1 of the AFL's (previously the Victorian Football League) 8 founding member clubs in 1896.

Over their time in the competition, they have won 16 senior VFL/AFL premierships, equal with Essendon as the most of any club. Their last premiership win was in 1995.

The Blues also fielded a team in the AFL Women's league since its establishment in 2017. They play their home games at either Marvel Stadium or the MCG.

Image source: Carlton Blues team website

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