Mar 152014

Carlton vs Port Adelaide Sunday night footy is a new regular initiative set to feature all season. The Blues made week two of the finals under Mick Malthouse after their Essendon-assisted saloon passage. Port were also surprise week two finalists last season. Can they continue their resurgence under Ken Hinkley?

Former Collingwood star Dale Thomas should make debut for Carlton after off-season move
Dual Brownlow Medallist Chris Judd will miss the start of the season with an Achilles injury
Blue Bryce Gibbs is coming off contract and starts the season as the hottest free agency property in the game

“Expectation and all those things change slightly, but what we expect of each other doesn’t change at all,” Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley on greater expectations on his 2013 surprise packets in 2014.

“We’re extremely confident (Bryce Gibbs) will stay … in our view he’s still got his best footy ahead of him,” Carlton chief executive Greg Swann tells SEN Radio he believes the sought-after free agent will stay at the Blues next year.

AFL Live Streaming
Carlton Blues vs Port Adelaide Power
Round 01

Start Time : Sunday, 16 March, 19:40
Stadium: Etihad Stadium< Melbourne

Chris Judd – Carl – Achilles
Andrew Carrazzo – Carl – calf
Sam Docherty – Carl – quadriceps
Alipate Carlile – Port – shoulder
Jay Schulz -  Port – foot. Expected to play.
Jackson Trengove – Port – knee

R23, 2013, Carlton 15.14 (104) d Port Adelaide 15.13 (103) at AAMI Stadium
R8, 2013, Carlton 16.13 (109) d Port Adelaide 14.7 (91) at Etihad Stadium
R10, 2012, Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) d Carlton 6.9 (45) at AAMI Stadium
R11, 2011, Carlton 16.15 (111) d Port Adelaide 7.7 (49) at AAMI Stadium
R8, 2010, Carlton 17.16 (118) d Port Adelaide 14.8 (92) at AAMI Stadium

Players List:
FB: Pittard, Carlile*, Jonas
HB: O’Shea, Trengove*, Broadbent
C: Ebert, Cornes, Hartlett
HF: Wingard, Westhoff, Gray
FF: Polec, Schulz*, Monfries
R: Lobbe, Boak, Wines
IC: Moore, Cassisi, Young, White
EMER: Butcher, Hombsch, Colquhoun

Port Adelaide:
FB: Buckley, Jamison, White
HB: Walker, Watson, Simpson
C: Gibbs, McLean, Thomas
HF: Menzel, Henderson*, Everitt
FF: Kruezer, Waite, Garlett
R: Warnock, Murphy, Bell
IC: Tuohy, Yarran, Robinson, Curnow
EMER: Casboult, Ellard, Scotland