Carlton blew a big lead against Hawthorn on Sunday to fall just short as the Hawks pulled off an impressive comeback.
But this was not the Carlton of old.
This week on The Age Real Footy podcast, Bob Murphy, Jake Niall, Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson discuss the positives for the Blues in 2019. On the back of one of their most impressive performances in years, with their talented recruits finally gelling, the panel predicts blue skies ahead for Carlton.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are slumping and their former skipper puts it down to the chemistry in the forward line. Have some of the more adventurous line-up changes hurt more than helped?
Also this week: Jaeger O’Meara has stood up in the absence of Tom Mitchell, Gary Rohan’s impressive form — and role change — since joining Geelong and our panellists give their tips for the flag.
Plus, St Kilda’s tough run leading into the bye, when booing is appropriate — and acceptable — and the schism between the AFL and the umpires.