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Carlton FC - 2017 Season Preview

February 06, 2017
Carlton FC - 2017 Season Preview

2016 was another disappointing year for the Carlton Football Club. After starting off the season in decent form under new head coach Brendan Bolton, the Blues were 6-5 at the halfway point of the season. It was all down-hill from there, only managing to notch up just one more win from their next eleven and finishing the season with a discouraging 7-15 record.

Although it’s not all doom and gloom for the Blues. The were some positives to come out of the season, none more exciting than the rise of number one draft pick Jacob Weitering, who was a strong asset for the Blues down back in his first season. Despite recent trade rumours, Patrick Cripps has been a star for the Blues the last two seasons, and Sam Docherty stepped his game up in 2016 winning the John Nicholls medal.

In the national draft Carlton picked up exciting young gun Sam Petrevski-Seton with pick number 6. The silky midfielder out of Western Australia is another good addition to the Blues outfit with the ability to play forward as well. The Blues also managed to pick up Zac Fisher with pick 27, Harrison Macreadie with pick 47, and several other promising players.

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There are some key games for the Blues if they want to elevate themselves in the 2017 season.

Round 1 v Richmond, MCG – Thursday, March 23

The season opener is always a big game – and this season is no exception. There is mounting pressure on both clubs to perform after long periods with no success, and this game has the potential to set up or destroy a season. This game will be a sell out with an electric and exciting atmosphere, so book your package or experience now.

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Round 3 v Essendon, MCG – Sunday, April 9

The Blues suffered an embarrassing round 23 loss at the hands of the bottom of the ladder Bombers last season, and will need to rectify if they wanted to be taken seriously in the 2017 season. Essendon will also have something prove, so it is sure to be a great match. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon that watching these two traditional rivals going head to head? Do it in style in a corporate box or with a dining package.

Round 22 v Hawthorn, Etihad Stadium – Saturday, August 19

Another game against a big club. Hawthorn have been a dominant force in the competition for the last decade, and the Blues have been on the receiving end of some big deficits. If Carlton could notch up a win against the Hawks late in the season, it would be a huge step in the right direction for the Club. Witness the action live with one of these packages or experiences.

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