June 23, 2024

Carlton returns to the venue of their AFL Gather Round controversy next Saturday as they face Fremantle in a highly anticipated clash at Adelaide Oval.

Among the numerous significant matchups scheduled in the nine Adelaide games, the Blues and Dockers, both boasting 3-0 records, will headline the twilight fixture.

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Last year, Carlton found themselves in a similar situation, entering the first Gather Round with a perfect 4-0 record, only to face a crushing defeat against Adelaide in a Thursday night encounter at the same venue. This loss marked the beginning of a nine-game slump, during which their solitary victory came against the wooden spooners, West Coast.

Star Blues forward Charlie Curnow acknowledges the importance of every game, especially away matches, emphasizing the need to avoid complacency and maintain consistency throughout the season.

Despite Fremantle’s proximity to Adelaide, Curnow recognizes the significance of the upcoming clash against them.

The Carlton attack, buoyed by their impressive performance in the recent Good Friday win over North Melbourne, poses a formidable challenge for the Dockers’ defense, led by the in-form captain, Alex Pearce. In that match, Carlton showcased their scoring potency with 11 different goalkickers, including standout performances from Curnow and key forward Harry McKay.

Curnow praises the contributions of his teammates, particularly highlighting the emergence of Matt Owies and Elijah Hollands, as well as McKay’s improved accuracy in front of goal. With McKay and Curnow combining effectively as tall forwards, Carlton presents a formidable threat to opposition defenses.

“It’s fantastic having him back on the field. He really opens up opportunities for all of us in the forward line and boosts the team overall.

“We’re expecting big things from Harry McKay this season. He’s in exceptional form right now and deserves all the success he’s getting.

“And it’s not just McKay who’s shining. This morning brought more positive news for us with Sam Walsh returning to full training after his back injury kept him out of action at the start of the season.

“It’s a relief and a boost for all of us. Seeing him back out there without the yellow cap, which means no contact, was a great sight. He was all over the field, outsmarting us with his moves.

“Blues fans will be thrilled to have him back in action. Sam’s passion for the game is undeniable, and we’re all eager to see him back on the field doing what he does best.”

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