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Have Carlton really improved? Why the time is now for the Blues – The Age

It feels as if the Blues have been rebuilding for decades, and in recent years the inexperience on their list has given them an excuse. Now, there can be no more excuses.



Expectation can be a funny thing, so too when you finally grasp that you’re “better” than your opposition. There’s always a balancing act between being confident and overconfident, but these Blues have no reason to get ahead of themselves.
In many ways they could already be entrenched in the top eight. A fortnight ago they touched up the Dogs. While they have won a few close ones including a one-point win over Essendon and a two-point win over Geelong, they’ve also lost to Melbourne by a point …

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