Friday (29/05/2015) only AFL 2015 Round 9 match is between Sydney Swans and Carlton Blues. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:50 local time with the game to be played at SCG. The home team Sydney Swans are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney Swans and Carlton Blues.
When: 19:50 | Friday 29/05/2015
Tip: Sydney Swans at $1.03
B Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Nick Smith
HB Jeremy Laidler, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe
C Lewis Jetta, Josh P. Kennedy, Dan Hannebery
HF Jarrad McVeigh, Lance Franklin, Ben McGlynn
F Adam Goodes, Kurt Tippett, Sam Reid
FOLL Mike Pyke, Luke Parker, Kieren Jack
I/C Harry Cunningham, Tom Mitchell, Daniel Robinson, Gary Rohan
EMG Brandon Jack, Jake Lloyd, Sam Naismith
IN Daniel Robinson
OUT Jake Lloyd
NEW Daniel Robinson
B Sam Rowe, Simon White, Zach Tuohy
HB Dennis Armfield, Chris Yarran, Kade Simpson
C Ed Curnow, Andrew Carrazzo, Lachie Henderson
HF Dale Thomas, Andrew Walker, Andrejs Everitt
F Troy Menzel, Levi Casboult, Liam Jones
FOLL Cameron Wood, Tom Bell, Patrick Cripps
I/C Dylan Buckley, Sam Docherty, Nick Graham, Jason Tutt
EMG Matthew Dick, David Ellard, Nick Holman
IN Andrew Carrazzo, Lachie Henderson, Andrew Walker, Nick Graham
OUT Robert Warnock (hip), Marc Murphy (calf), Bryce Gibbs (back), Chris Judd (knee)
Mick Malthouse could be just two matches from ending his storied AFL coaching career after Carlton announced it would bring forward a decision on his future.
In a sharp departure from the club’s previous plan, on Monday Blues president Mark LoGiudice said Malthouse’s position would be assessed during the club’s bye round in a fortnight’s time.
The new timeline gives Malthouse two matches to turn around the club’s fortunes, against Sydney and Adelaide.
LoGiudice said rampant speculation around Malthouse’s position necessitated the change of heart.
As recently as two weeks ago, LoGiudice said the veteran coach was safe until the end of the season, when his contract expires.
But two weeks and two heavy defeats later, to Greater Western Sydney by 78 points and Geelong by 77, LoGiudice outlined the change of plan in an email to club members.
“Our CEO, Steven Trigg and myself met with Mick Malthouse (on Monday), and agreed that in the best interests of the club, we would make a decision on the future direction of our senior coaching position in the week of the bye, which is round 11,” he said.
“Mick supports our revised timeline and has again committed to stay the course.
“We are very mindful of the speculation surrounding the senior coaching role and the impact it is having.
“Out of care for all concerned we believe it is best to make a decision sooner than previously indicated and that the bye round represents an appropriate time.”
The Blues sit bottom of the AFL ladder with just one win from eight games.
It is Carlton’s worst start to a season since 2007, when they finished second bottom, and the worst opening eight games of Malthouse’s 30 seasons as a senior coach.
LoGiudice called the season a “challenging time”, saying he shared members’ pain over the poor performances.
He said Carlton would not be looking for a “quick fix” when deciding whether to extend Malthouse’s tenure or seek a new direction.
“We will take the next few weeks to review the future of the Senior Coach position before making an informed and rational decision to take Carlton forward,” LoGiudice said.
“Our approach to this very important decision will be methodical and considered.
“This is about making the right decision the right way, in an orderly manner that is right for Carlton.”
Melbourne coach Paul Roos said huge interest in Malthouse’s future had forced the board’s hand.
“Once the media jumps on something it becomes an ongoing story,” he told Fox Footy.
“There’s so much pressure that goes on the footy club.
“We see it most years and it’s very hard for the board not to act.”
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