Merry Christmas from the Spirit of Carlton Past & Present!
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.
|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.
|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)|
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.
|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.
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.
Executive Member SOC
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.
Please use the comments section at the bottom of this article to pass on your best wishes to Brent.
Debut: Round 15, 1992 vs Richmond
986th Carlton Player
Last Game: Qualifying Final, 1996 vs West Coast
Guernsey No. 55 (2 games), 17 (62 games)
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.
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.