Saturday, March 30, 2013

Season 2013 started with the Blockbuster against Richmond on a Thursday night. Richmond held off a fast-finishing Carlton to break a nine-game hoodoo against the Blues and hand Mick Malthouse a five-point loss in his return to coaching. However, the Tigers made hard work of it after leading by 42 points midway though the third term before a Carlton onslaught almost stole the show. The Tigers scraped to victory. But only just. In front of a huge crowd at the MCG on Thursday night, Carlton kicked the last five goals of the game and might well have won if either of Chris Yarran's two shots in the dying stages went straight. A winning start to the season is always the goal and this time the Blues were 5 points short. It was close run at the end and both teams dominated the game convincingly at various times. The final result is all that counts and there can be no recriminations that will change this. The coach and players all did what they could to win and failed. Not by much though and the come back from a 40 + point deficit by Carlton was a good thing and almost a perfect thing. The season has began now it is time to unite and follow the unknown path towards a finals appearance as the first goal of season 2013. Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff

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