Carlton is on track to end a nine-year drought and will continue to be a “wild card” in this year’s Premier League, says Gary Lyon.
Despite missing the back line with a hamstring injury, the Blues have won three of their last five games and are one percentage point high on the AFL ladder.
Following the transfer of Jacob Witer, Mich McGover, Sam Dordin, Zach Williams and Caleb Marchbank could all return in time to strengthen the Blues’ defense.
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“All of these are terrifying signs,” said Leon. SEN Breakfast.
Nathan Bookley believes striker Charlie Kurnou is making a difference for the Blues in hopes of making the final for the first time since 2013.
“Blues fans love this… Charlie Kurno, (he) was built for the end, he was made for September. I’m sure we all look forward to seeing how it goes.
“Four games in two years. He’s in. No one expects him to come in with this kid. He has a quiet game in the first round and then he builds and builds.
“(I think he felt the energy of the crowd) and if he started to get into the atmosphere, his energy and his drawing skills, it could take five minutes from your game.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens.”
“Who knows where he’s going?”
Gary Lyon added: “That’s why Carlton, who has been sneaking in and doing a little stupid thing this year.
“The fact that he returned to football last year, I thought why would they risk him? But it gave him the confidence to get up and go again.”
Fox Football’s David King Carlton believes he can win the flag, and Gerard Willy described the Blues as “the best ticket in town.”
“We talk a lot about cartoon cruelty – and we have to – and their verification work was amazing again over the weekend, +14 clearance,” King told SEN.
“They scored 6.1 on defense over the weekend. Fremantle somehow collapsed. For Carlton, all 14 medium loans are in the 50’s.
“There are some tricks in the way that Carlton got the ball in the middle of the traffic and then passed it.”