Coach - Mick Malthouse
Points for - 10th
Points Against - 14th
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Bryce Gibbs
- Marc Murphy
- Kade Simpson
- Chris Yarran
- Sam Rowe
2013/2014 Rising Star Noms
Kristian Jaksch, Mark Whiley, Liam Jones, Matthew ■■■■, Blaine Boekhorst, Dilan Viojo-Rainbow, Clem Smith, Jayden Foster, Jason Tutt, Billy Gowers, Bradley Walsh, Tom Fields, Fraser Russell,
Jarrad Waite, Jeff Garlett, Heath Scotland, Nick Duigan, Brock McLean, Mitch Robinson, Kane Lucas, Josh Bootsma, Andrew McInnes, Tom Temay, Jaryd Cachia, Luke Reynolds
The first thing I look at when trying to predict how a team will perform over the next year is who has left and who they have brought in. Pretty hard to argue they have lost some players and haven’t pulled in many who will have an immediate impact. They have lost a bit of hardness around the contest which is hard to believe from a team that already lacks in that area.
They have a few good young players who will develop naturally, Menzel is a super talent for one but depth wise they are really struggling. The list is a long way from being where it needs to be. Hard to believe it wasn’t long ago they recruited Malthouse as they thought they were in their premiership window. Right now I don’t think there is a team further away from being a challenger.
I was surprised to see their attack did as well as it did last year. Their most effective forward was Waite although Henderson continued to tease. Bringing in Liam Jones seems strange and I cant see him being any better or more consistant at Carlton. The backline is a debacle and that is not going to change
With all that being said. Carlton wont move much at all this year. Malthouse is probably coaching his last year of football. He will finish his career with a team that finished in the 13-15 range.