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On This Day: 16th July

The Blues face a huge test in front of a jam packed MCG against the reigning premiers today. This is not the only big test Carlton has faced on this date, including a recent clash with Collingwood where the Blues triumphed.

Round 16, 1977

Carlton 3.3 21 6.3 39 9.5 59 13.7 85
Sth Melbourne 1.1 7 5.1 31 11.3 69 12.4 76
Venue: Lake Oval Date: July 16, 1977
Result: Win by 9 points Umpires: K.Smith & M.Dye Crowd: 17,058 Receipts: $18,162
Goalkickers: R.Ashman 2, Jesaulenko 2, M.Maclure 2, R.Walls 2, J.Canfield 1, T.Keogh 1, J.Buckley 1, R.Byrne 1, R.Serafini 1
Best: B.Armstrong, R.Walls, B.Doull, R.Ashman, T.Keogh, G.Southby
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil
Replacements: K.Heath (broken toe) replaced by J.Buckley as a reserve in the selected side by R.Serafini. M.Maclure by R.Serafini at three quarter time & J.Canfield by M.Young in the last quarter




Renato Serafini, in his debut for the Blues after crossing from Fitzroy, kicked a late goal to help the Blues win.

Carlton put another temporary stop to South's hopes of making the Final Five when reserve Renato Serafini kicked a goal at the 22 minute mark and shepherded for Rod Ashman to do likewise minutes later. Prior to this, the Swans had grabbed the lead after trailing early in the game, which would rank with one of the worst of the season in the Lakeside Oval mud. The Blues late run and win gave them their sixth in a row against South. - Football Record.


Round 16, 1988

Carlton 6.2 38 11.6 72 16.11 107 21.15 141
Geelong 7.1 43 9.5 59 10.10 70 14.14 98
Venue: Princes Park Date: 16 July 1988
Result: 43 point win Umpires: P.Cameron & D.Howlett Crowd: 17,821 Gate: $39,672
Goalkickers: J.Dorotich 5, W.Blackwell 4, P.Sartori 4, A.Gleeson 3, I.Herman 2, S.Kernahan 1, M.Naley 1, J.Madden 1.
Best: J.Dorotich, S.Silvagni, W.Blackwell, J.Madden, D.Rhys-Jones, I.Herman, D.Glascott.
Reports: B.Lindner (Gee) for striking I.Aitken (Car) with a forearm in the third quarter.
Injuries: T.Alvin (knee)


Carlton moved back into third spot on the ladder with a convincing 43 point victory over Geelong at Princes Park. After an action-packed first quarter in which 13 goals were kicked, the Cats lead narrowly, but from that point on the Carlton big guns seized control. Justin Madden, Stephen Silvagni, Craig Bradley, Wayne Blackwell, Adrian Gleeson, David Rhys-Jones, Justin Madden and Jon Dorotich (five goals) are simply too good for their Geelong counterparts. It's the Cats sixth successive defeat - their worst losing sequence since 1975. - Tony Greenberg Inside Football.

Steal of the Round
Carlton's Stephen Silvagni is caught out of position as Geelong's Michael Turner taps a short pass across to teammate Bruce Lindner. But somehow Silvagni, who is travelling in the same direction as the ball manages to intercept and clear for the Blues as a bewildered Lindner looks on....... - Inside Football.


Round 17, 1994

Carlton 4.6 30 9.9 63 11.10 76 14.13 97
Collingwood 3.1 19 3.3 21 4.11 35 7.12 66
Venue: MCG Date: July 16, 1994
Result: Win by 43 points Umpires: Caulfield, Sheehan, Mitchell. Crowd: 85,381 Gate: $339,171.60
Goalkickers: M.Hanna 3, T.Lynn 2, G.Williams 2, S.Kernahan 2, C.Bradley 2, A.Gleeson 1, J.Madden 1, J.Cook 1.
Best: S.Silvagni, A.Christou, G.Williams, F.Brown, A.Koutoufides, P.Dean, M.Hogg, M.Hanna.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

This game was a blockbuster in every sense of the word, and away walked Carlton with a solid 7 goal win to stay at the top of the table. A huge crowd between prospective finals teams, both being at the top of the table of historic success in the competition, ensured a great atmosphere.

Again it was the great Greg Williams who would dominate the game, with 31 stats and 2 goals, and take 3 votes. But he was well supported by Fraser Brown, again with 30+ stats, the emerging Anthony Koutoufides, an even forward line and another 2 goals from Tony Lynn from the back pocket. Stephen Silvagni would turn the tables on giant Saverio Rocca, and keep him goal-less for the game.

Thanks to the Blueseum for game information.


Round 17 vs Magpies

Dear Spirit of Carlton member, Past player, Official, Sponsor, Supporter,

Due to the extraordinary contract arrangements that the Collingwood Football Club has with the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Club),and the immanent sell out of the Carlton versus Collingwood game on 16/7, the Spirit of Carlton room and tickets unfortunately are now not available for this game. We are very disappointed with this situation and we apologise for any inconvenience this causes to you our valued members.

 Once again apologies for this situation but it is out of our hands.

 Thanks for your support of the Spirit of Carlton Past & Present group. It is very much appreciated.

 Geoff Southby

Executive Member SOC

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Get Your Tickets for Round 14

Tickets for Round 14, 26/6 Carlton V West Coast match at Etihad Stadium are now available. The cost is $50.00 per ticket due to an allocation of premium seating that we have been lucky enough to get, this includes entry to the ground and reserved seat, and finger food in the Spirit of Carlton room. Tickets will be sold on a first in best dressed basis. To book tickets please call Justine Wratten on her new contact number 0420-318266.


Please note : These tickets are only available to Spirit of Carlton members, if you have not yet joined and wish to do so, download our membership application form.

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Happy 40th Birthday to Brent Heaver

Please use the comments section at the bottom of this article to pass on your best wishes to Brent.

Brent Heaver

Career: 1992-1996
Debut: Round 15, 1992 vs Richmond
986th Carlton Player
Games: 64
Goals: 106
Last Game: Qualifying Final, 1996 vs West Coast
Guernsey No. 55 (2 games), 17 (62 games)
Height: 173cm
Weight: 73kg
DOB: 15 June, 1971

Brent Heaver was a right footed forward pocket / midfielder who played 64 games for Carlton in between 1992 and 1996. An opportunistic forward pocket with a flair for a goal on the run, Heaver wore the #17.

Heaver was originally from Melbourne, but Carlton recruited him from Epping. After a couple of seasons and 12 games / 12 goals with Melbourbe - including 5 in a game against the Blues in his league debut (in Round 11, 1990), he was delisted and picked up by the Blues in the 1992 Mid Season Draft.

Heaver played a significant role in our unsuccessful tilt at the 1993 Premiership with 48 goals from 23 games, a phenomenal output for a true pocket. At 173 centimetres and 73 kilos, Heaver was small but nimble. Despite his success in this year, Wanganeen of the Bombers would appear to have the edge over Heaver and "Heavs" would only kick 1 in the '93 Grand Final.

Heaver played 15 games in 1994 for 24 goals, and only 5 in our 1995 Premiership year, with his last coming in Round 21. Despite 19 games in 1996, Heaver was traded to the incoming Port Adelaide Power in return for the untried South Australians Andrew Balkwill and Ben Nelson. Heaver would play 2 seasons for the Power before retiring at the end of 1998. In total, his league career game total at his three clubs were 84 games and 127 goals between 1990 and 1998.

Thanks to the Blueseum for player pic and bio.


Get Your Tickets for Round 13

Tickets for Round 13, 19/6 Carlton V Sydney match at Etihad Stadium are now available. The cost is $50.00 per ticket due to an allocation of premium seating that we have been lucky enough to get, this includes entry to the ground and reserved seat, and finger food in the Spirit of Carlton room. Tickets will be sold on a first in best dressed basis. Justine Wratten will be unavailable by phone from 9-5 this week, please email your ticket requests and she will respond at night. You can call her to book tickets on 0438271948 but please understand she will be unable to answer and will return your call during the evening.

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