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Title: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Navy Maven on March 06, 2017, 09:25:53 AM
We've had a number of new posters join us recently, so I just want to throw out an official welcome to everyone.

Here at CSC we're all about creating an inclusive environment for all passionate Carlton supporters. You'll find on the notice board all of the necessary information to get you started (code of conduct, 'how to' guides etc) but if you'd like to use this as a way to introduce yourselves to the group, please feel free to do so.

Please don't be shy, feel free to post and get amongst it. We encourage healthy debate and opinion (as long as it's respectful) and want as many different insights into this great game as we can get. 

If you have any questions about where to post if you're starting up a new thread, or any general feedback, please don't hesitate to message myself or any of the other moderators.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Navy Maven on March 06, 2017, 09:33:07 AM
I'll also kick of an introduction:

I'm Navy Maven (obviously) also known as Jell in the real world  :) I'm 31, so for most of my football following life, Carlton have been pretty ordinary..don't know what that says about me, maybe I'm a glutton for punishment.

Have been posting on here for the best part of 10 years I think (gotta admit, that's gone really quickly).

Favourite current player is Jack Silvagni, favourite past player is Lance Whitnall (don't hold that against me).

Best Carlton memory.....well it used to be the '99 prelim, but after going to the inaugural AFLW match between Carlton and Collingwood, I think that's eclipsed it. Such an overwhelming sense of pride seeing that happen in front of 25,000 people at Princes Park, especially when I've played with or against a number of the women running around out there. 

Here's hoping I get to see a bit more Carlton success in my next 30 odd years!
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Lods on March 06, 2017, 11:28:15 AM
Hi Folks...and welcome to the new people.

I'm Lods (real name Laurie)

Carlton follower since 1968 ( a good year to start following them  :D)
Member of this site since 2002 (not a very good year :()

8 flags in the first 30 years kind of spoiled me which is why I find the last twenty years hard to take.

Favouite player: Jesaulenko
Favourite current player: Simpson
Favourite coach: Parkin
Favourite game: 1970 Grand final
Favourite H&A game :Round 2 1969-Carlton 30.30 def hawthorn 12.10,

Favourite other sport:Track and field

Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: LoveNavy on March 06, 2017, 07:31:58 PM
I'd also like to give a shout out to our new supporters. Welcome.

As a relative newcomer to CSC, I thought I'd offer something different to NM and Lods.

I'll share what I see as the benefits of being part of CSC.
It's provided me with:

- endless opportunity to rant anything Carlton (can't do that so much in my real life - living with Saints supporter)

- learning so much from the wisdom of others. From club history to footy analysis, structure, and position Intel to business and marketing.

- lots of laughs (my work life is pretty serious and stressful). This gives me some balance  :)) that's good for my mental health

- challenge my own opinions. You get to put your 2c worth in (say about who to recruit), then see how close you were (or not as is often the case for me). It's a bit like a tipping competition, but about more than W-L. Comes with the same little thrill if you're on the money.

- perhaps most importantly, I feel like I belong to a cool group of like minded others. Anyone who sees life from a Blues perspective is a dead set legend in my book. It's a place where I can safely vent (yes I'm sooky when we lose), speculate, learn, and just have fun.

I love the diversity of opinion and look forward to hearing your views on all that is Carlton.

Welcome Bluebaggers ^-^
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Navy Maven on March 08, 2017, 09:12:08 AM
Love your work LN  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: malo on March 08, 2017, 10:11:24 AM
OK, good idea Navy....

Long time member (from the old csc days), occasional poster.....avid follower.

Malo - real name Mal.....well, that's tricky isn't it.  Born in a Premiership year...one far too long ago after our 2nd longest premiership drought was broken !  Located in the far south......no, not Geelong....keep going over the water !

Favourite Carlton memory: 

attending the 95 Grand Final,
watching the 99 prelim at a BBQ surrounded by Essendon supporters,
being at game at the MCG with my dad & watching a Fev inspired comeback from about 30 points down at half time to beat Collingwood in a H&A game.

Favourite Player:  Bruce Doull - Just did his job at the elite level week in week out, no fuss, no flashiness

Favourite current player:  Kade Simpson - see above description for Bruce Doull !

Looking forward to more success from the Blues before I leave this world !!!!

cheers

Mal.


Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: LP on March 08, 2017, 11:07:21 AM
LP;- Fanatical Carlton supporter.

Real name;- Pat, too old to be using the Interweb.

Favorite Carlton moment;
 - Fraser Brown's tackle of alleged TB4 Label Writer and Footy Punting expert Dean Wallis!

Favorite Players;
Growing Up - Southby (Mr Reliable.)
Later - Doull (Not much more to say.)
A Bit Later Again - Diesel (Shear brutality and bloody mindedness!)
Current - Brianna Davey (A class above the bulk of our list(Male or Female!))

Favourite Coach;- Parkin

Favourite Jumper;- Classic Vintage

Favourite Alternative Jumper;- Silver (The current one is not too bad either!)

Favourite Ground;- MCG (Princes Park close 2nd)

Least Favourite Ground;
Now - Docklands / Etihad / etc., etc..
Back Then - Moorabbin (And the animals within!)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Gointocarlton on March 08, 2017, 12:36:22 PM
Gointocarlton: The handle comes from the good old days when every star player from other clubs were always "going to Caaaaarltn".
Name: Nando
Heritage: Italian (but Aussie from cradle to grave)
Moto: "you can barrack for whoever you like....as long as its Carlton"
Favorite quote: "we are Carlton, f--- the rest" (I know there were alot of people who didnt like it when Stick said that, I personally loved it!)
Occupation: Director of a small Engineering Consultancy firm
Favorite game: 99 Prelim
2nd Favorite Game: 95 Granny
Favorite All Time Carlton Player: Cant name one, Andrew Mckay and Kade Simpson are me two all timers which I cant split. Why? Not superstars of the comp but ever reliable, team first, ruthless on the field, gave 120% week in week out, dire defenders (close to my heart), only those in the inner sanctum know their true worth and importance to the team, play(ed) for the jumper. Doull would have been the same I'm sure but these two combine old school qualities into the modern era. Blokes like that are the heart and soul of your club
Favorite Other Sports: All sport except anything American. I'd rather m--------- with a cheese grater than watch anything that's American sport.
Most hated team: Cheats FC by the length of the The Nullabor.
Favorite Ground: The G
Least Favorite Ground: Etihad
Least Favorite Ground back in the Day: Viccy Park


Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Baggers on March 08, 2017, 01:24:04 PM
Great idea. Well done NM. Welcome one and all.

Started barracking for the mighty bluebaggers in '64 as a toddler.
First game attended: R8 1964 v Sth Melbourne at the Lakeside Oval. We won by 25pts. One of the few wins that year.
Real name: Shane (yes, after the Alan Ladd western - thanks mum!)
Married, two daughters - either could be the anti-Christ  ;)
Live: Black Rock (moving back to the country soon - can't stand traffic and snobs).
Occupation: Charity Founder/Director. Author.
Blood: Danish/Norwegian & Scottish/Irish.
Favourite past player(s): Gary Crane, Brent Crosswell, Maurie Sankey, Ragsy Gould, Jezza, Dommi, Rhys, Motts.
Favourite recent/current player: SOS/Fev/Darcy Vescio!
Best h/a games: v Eagles '87, Kangabies '87 - last game.
Best finals: '70, '72 (loved seeing Sheedy spewing), '82 & '99 prelim (loved seeing Sheedy spewing again!)
Best coach: Barassi, closely followed by big Nick and Parko.
Worst memories: time under Pagan and MM.
Favourite ground: Princes Park.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: malo on March 08, 2017, 02:57:54 PM
Maurie Sankey,

I couldn't let that one pass Baggers.......one out of left field for most Blues supporters in recent history.  A Tassie boy, a hundred gamer by the time he was 25 & from all reports a heart the size of Phar Lap.  Must have ripped the guts out of the club when he tragically lost his life.  Deserves to be mentioned more than he does.  Well done mate.

Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: DJC on March 08, 2017, 03:19:07 PM
I couldn't let that one pass Baggers.......one out of left field for most Blues supporters in recent history.  A Tassie boy, a hundred gamer by the time he was 25 & from all reports a heart the size of Phar Lap.  Must have ripped the guts out of the club when he tragically lost his life.  Deserves to be mentioned more than he does.  Well done mate.

Maurie Sankey, Gordon Collis and one other player, whose name escapes me, lived in a house with one of my brother's mates.  His mother was their host, as was the way many players were accommodated back in those days.  I used to see them at the Sydney Road shops when I was a little tacker and Maurie always said "G'day".  I was devastated when I heard about his car accident  :(
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Lods on March 08, 2017, 03:57:14 PM
Maurie Sankey, Gordon Collis and one other player, whose name escapes me, lived in a house with one of my brother's mates.  His mother was their host, as was the way many players were accommodated back in those days.  I used to see them at the Sydney Road shops when I was a little tacker and Maurie always said "G'day".  I was devastated when I heard about his car accident  :(

John Reilly?

http://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2015-11-06/old-mates-remember-sankey
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: DJC on March 08, 2017, 04:11:11 PM
John Reilly?

http://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2015-11-06/old-mates-remember-sankey

How could I forget John?  We played geriatric basketball together for 10-15 years and I still see him occasionally!

John used to get a bit embarrassed when I spoke about watching him play for the mighty Blues when I was in primary school.  Interestingly, John played more games with Footscray but his allegiance is to Carlton.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: BluePhantom on March 08, 2017, 07:28:41 PM
Hi guys, long time member, big time reader, small time poster.

Love everyone's ideas and views and wish I had the time, knowledge and in depth thinking some of you guys have. Enjoyable reading.

Fanatical Carlton supporter all my life as is my family...as it was said before "You can barrack for who ever you like... as long as it is Carlton!"

Real name;- Scott

Favorite Carlton moment;
 - There are many, many favorite moments. Probably first ones that come to mind would be Lance Whitnall's kick from outside 50 in the last qtr in the 99 prelim or that crazy goal from the crowd by Fev against Adelaide.

Favorite Players;
Growing Up - Jezza (Have one of his jumpers  :) )
Later - SOS
Current - Crippa

Favourite Coach;- Parkin

Favourite Jumper;- Classic Vintage

Favourite Alternative Jumper;- Baby Blue Colour (I also barrack for Sturt)

Favourite Ground;- MCG

Least Favourite Ground;
Now - ANZ stadium
Back Then - Waverley (too large, players were so small over the other side)

Go Blues and the Bluettes  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: hanwell on March 08, 2017, 10:24:15 PM
I too came from the other site....
Attended: '79,'81,'82,'87,'95 flags, and the "other" ones...
Best Game Anytime:'99 Prelim (Scum members lined up for GF tickets, not bothered to go to the day that changed everything(Big Jeff's last day too) rode that magic last Kouta quarter every kick/mark)
Lived in Station St so saw every last quarter from '85 to '90
Cried the day Motts was lost to us, then cried when Deano stood on the podium and dedicated the '87 season to Him and Des
Shook Kenny Hunters hand one day in Canning St, then had Teddy break every finger
Saw Kouta own the Eagles in the last quarter in 2000 at Princess Park
Was on the flank when Bradles dobbed the torpe from 65m
Was also there when Blight smashed it from the wing, and when that good ordinary player took the mark of the year over Flanigan in the goal square
Can attest that Helen Demica (?) was really NOT BLONDE!!
And that Doull was God
As much as I want my boy to share the glory that is Carlton, I've had such a good time, my poor dear wife is a sainter, say no more....
By the way Hanwell is the village in the UK where I lived and was the guv of the pub.....
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: DJC on March 08, 2017, 11:12:24 PM
My name is David and DJC represents "David: Just Carlton" (it should really be D:JC!)

My great grandparents lived in Lygon Street, behind what is now a gelateria.  They became Carlton supporters on arrival in Australia (I think it was compulsory for folk who lived in the suburb) in 1888.  They came from Staffordshire but the family had lived in the Lakes District for around 5,000 years before moving.  I'm an archaeologist so I take great interest in human settlement patterns and migration.

I grew up in Coburg which was in Carlton's zone and had lots of contact with Carlton players through my older brothers, footy club pie nights, etc.  Brent Crosswell was a regular visitor at our home during his first few years in Melbourne.

I started going to the footy when I was about ten and I used to wear a Carlton jumper with "2" on the back.  We had a spot under the Heatley stand stairs and I can remember the crowd hurling good-natured abuse at Pig-Iron Bob as he walked up the stairs.  Needless to say, John Nicholls is my favourite player but I have been lucky to see so many great players over the years - not to mention a reasonable number of premierships although I wouldn't mind another in the next few years.

The game that remains fixed in my memory is a victory over Richmond in the night footy competition at Albert Park.  It was notable because Ron Barassi knocked the stuffing out of Roger Dean and turned our fortunes around.  Footy was a simpler, more brutal game then.  When I was a little older, standing in the outer, scoffing a few beers and pies, and queuing at the urinals in between watching legends like Doull, Jesaulenko, Swan McKay, Percy Jones, Wallsy, Perovic and many others do their thing was the best way to spend a Saturday arvo.

I have been a regular on this site for a few years now and I find it really informative and entertaining.  I'm a little disappointed that we have lost some of the stalwarts from years gone by but the discussions are still lively and reflect diverse views on everything from Mick Malthouse to the POTUS.

I'd like to welcome our new members and encourage them to have a say.  We've established that no-one here knows anything about footy so let your thoughts be known; they will add to knowledge  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Gointocarlton on March 09, 2017, 07:42:57 AM
My name is David and DJC represents "David: Just Carlton" (it should really be D:JC!)

My great grandparents lived in Lygon Street, behind what is now a gelateria.  They became Carlton supporters on arrival in Australia (I think it was compulsory for folk who lived in the suburb) in 1888.  They came from Staffordshire but the family had lived in the Lakes District for around 5,000 years before moving.  I'm an archaeologist so I take great interest in human settlement patterns and migration.

I grew up in Coburg which was in Carlton's zone and had lots of contact with Carlton players through my older brothers, footy club pie nights, etc.  Brent Crosswell was a regular visitor at our home during his first few years in Melbourne.

I started going to the footy when I was about ten and I used to wear a Carlton jumper with "2" on the back.  We had a spot under the Heatley stand stairs and I can remember the crowd hurling good-natured abuse at Pig-Iron Bob as he walked up the stairs.  Needless to say, John Nicholls is my favourite player but I have been lucky to see so many great players over the years - not to mention a reasonable number of premierships although I wouldn't mind another in the next few years.

The game that remains fixed in my memory is a victory over Richmond in the night footy competition at Albert Park.  It was notable because Ron Barassi knocked the stuffing out of Roger Dean and turned our fortunes around.  Footy was a simpler, more brutal game then.  When I was a little older, standing in the outer, scoffing a few beers and pies, and queuing at the urinals in between watching legends like Doull, Jesaulenko, Swan McKay, Percy Jones, Wallsy, Perovic and many others do their thing was the best way to spend a Saturday arvo.

I have been a regular on this site for a few years now and I find it really informative and entertaining.  I'm a little disappointed that we have lost some of the stalwarts from years gone by but the discussions are still lively and reflect diverse views on everything from Mick Malthouse to the POTUS.

I'd like to welcome our new members and encourage them to have a say.  We've established that no-one here knows anything about footy so let your thoughts be known; they will add to knowledge  :)
You certainly got to see a golden era for Carlton DJC with some of the greatest players (ours that is) the game has ever seen. I envy you and others who have also.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Gointocarlton on March 09, 2017, 07:46:13 AM
Gointocarlton: The handle comes from the good old days when every star player from other clubs were always "going to Caaaaarltn".
Name: Nando
Heritage: Italian (but Aussie from cradle to grave)
Moto: "you can barrack for whoever you like....as long as its Carlton"
Favorite quote: "we are Carlton, f--- the rest" (I know there were alot of people who didnt like it when Stick said that, I personally loved it!)
Occupation: Director of a small Engineering Consultancy firm
Favorite game: 99 Prelim
2nd Favorite Game: 95 Granny
Favorite All Time Carlton Player: Cant name one, Andrew Mckay and Kade Simpson are me two all timers which I cant split. Why? Not superstars of the comp but ever reliable, team first, ruthless on the field, gave 120% week in week out, dire defenders (close to my heart), only those in the inner sanctum know their true worth and importance to the team, play(ed) for the jumper. Doull would have been the same I'm sure but these two combine old school qualities into the modern era. Blokes like that are the heart and soul of your club
Favorite Other Sports: All sport except anything American. I'd rather m--------- with a cheese grater than watch anything that's American sport.
Most hated team: Cheats FC by the length of the The Nullabor.
Favorite Ground: The G
Least Favorite Ground: Etihad
Least Favorite Ground back in the Day: Viccy Park
PS I also started on the other site and migrated to this one. I started in the days of Synbad, Massive, Navy Andrew (or was he this site?) and another maniac starting with J who's handle escapes me. Very colorful days they were.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Baggers on March 09, 2017, 11:01:21 AM
I couldn't let that one pass Baggers.......one out of left field for most Blues supporters in recent history.  A Tassie boy, a hundred gamer by the time he was 25 & from all reports a heart the size of Phar Lap.  Must have ripped the guts out of the club when he tragically lost his life.  Deserves to be mentioned more than he does.  Well done mate.

He was my first sporting hero! The first game I saw him in I just watched him all arvo (turned out to be one of his last games). He was brilliant and such a tragedy when he died in that car accident. I was only a kid but I was inconsolable. You're right, he deserves far more acknowledgment.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Professer E on March 09, 2017, 02:17:10 PM
When my folks first came to Melbourne in the 1960's they stayed in Parkville because it was cheap.  I can remember the cobbled lanes and we would walk to the footy using these as short cuts.  On the Princes Hill side was a lane and dad would always point at a high woodem gate and say "Jezza lives there".  In the same area was a woman called Molly Malone and she had a caustic tank and we used to take windows and doors to her and get the paint stripped off... she also had a cockatoo that used to scream obscenities at pedestrians walking past.  Does anybody remember that?

Later we moved to Coburg and Wallsy was a teacher at school - Carlton North P.S. - the players were really embedded in the local community back then.  Sometimes you would see players catching trams etc to and from training and games etc.

We then moved to
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: malo on March 09, 2017, 02:55:13 PM
PS I also started on the other site and migrated to this one. I started in the days of Synbad, Massive, Navy Andrew (or was he this site?) and another maniac starting with J who's handle escapes me. Very colorful days they were.

Ha..yeah....big fan of Denis Pagan was Massive......
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Navy Maven on March 10, 2017, 03:25:29 PM
Welcome to CSC Jonesy (new member today) hope you enjoy our little community  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: RiverRat on March 10, 2017, 04:24:23 PM
Great idea.
 
Started barracking for the mighty bluebaggers when my dad dragged me along to games in the sixties.

Early favourite players: Gary Crane, Ian Robertson (great exponent of the drop kick), Ian Collins (I had #19 on my jumper and tried to wipe out opposition players - like Collo did - when I used to play the game).

Best football memory: getting a stiff neck from sitting in one of the front rows (between the goal posts) at the Ponsford end during the 1972 GF and repeatedly watching the ball sail over my head as the Tiggers copped their just deserts.

Best player and inspirational coach: John Nicholls.

Best memory: Dragging my two sons along to games to keep the history repeating.


Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Navy Maven on March 15, 2017, 02:40:23 PM
Great to read so many posters stories. A lot of deep rooted Carlton passion here.

Also a welcome to Ryanscott who joined us yesterday. Happy posting mate  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: PaulP on March 15, 2017, 02:51:14 PM
Great to read so many posters stories. A lot of deep rooted Carlton passion here.

Also a welcome to Ryanscott who joined us yesterday. Happy posting mate  :)

I thought Ryanscott was some sort of spambot, judging by his 2 posts yesterday, both of which have disappeared.

Apologies if he's real.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Thryleon on March 15, 2017, 04:48:21 PM

I'm Thryleon (real name Theo)

Carlton follower since 1982 when I was born.
Member of this site since I can't remember but Judd hadn't joined us at that stage.

Ive been a Carlton supporter since I can remember.

Favouite player: Diesel Williams/SOS/Sticks/Kouta/Fev/Judd
Favourite current player: Patrick Cripps
Favourite coach: Parkin
Favourite game: 1995 Grand final
Favourite H&A game : Ill go with the 94 point belting of Essendon.

Favourite other sport:Soccer

bonus stuff: 

I fondly remember meeting at Cafe "notties" Notturno for lunch before a game at Princes Park.
99 Preliminary final
2013 final against Richmond

I have been a paying member for 10 straight seasons now.  Time flies even when you arent winning flags.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: crashlander on March 15, 2017, 07:09:28 PM
G'day, I am crashlander, sometimes known as Stephen. :)
I've been on this site (and a few others) for some years now. I joined because I was desperate to talk about Carlton's recruiting and my wife wouldn't know Alex Jesaulenko from Alexander III of Macedon.

I found out recently that my great great uncle played for Carlton back in about 1868, a young bloke named Azzopardi with Maltese roots who had a strong Scottish accent. I was impressed. We've been Carlton supporters ever since.

I'm a moderator around here now. I've been a member of Carlton since 1974. I was 3 (1964) when Carlton had their worst season to that point. It was then that I decided to follow the family tradition. My father, a Hawthorn supporter, was horrified. By the time I was actively going to games, we were damn good. In fact, the first game I saw live was at the MCG when Jezza kicked his 100th goal for the season against Melbourne.

Collingwood and Essendon head my faecal pantheon. Richmond tried hard for supremacy: I will never forgive them for the 1973 GF, the first  saw live. However, the Cheats and the Meat Pies still managed to drag their way to their present place.

I don't think I have a single favourite player. I grew up in a great time and saw many of the true superstars play. I also used to watch the U19s when I could, as I was fascinated by our recruiting even then. One of my former work mates, Scott Langan, found it amazing that I could remember seeing him waltz around in our U19s as a 16 year old. I also recall Ange Christou walking around Arden St after we had just lost in the U19s, wearing a Collingwood Guernsey. Yes, he was an ignorant kid back then, unaware that his future was in Blue. :)

I like David Parkin as a coach. I heard him speak any number of times live. He could motivate me to walk through walls. I heard Tom Hafey speak also: he couldn't have made me get out of bed even if I wanted to wake up. (He was a great coach: the number demonstrate it, but he never got on with intellectuals, and I am probably an intellectual. :) I am a Maths/Chemistry/Physics teacher.)

My favourite games are many: the 1970 GF was amazing. The 1999 PF also holds pride of place. However, the H&A game I remember best was at Windy Hill. We kicked 14 goals in the 2nd quarter, which lasted about 40 minutes with all of the goals and brawls. Swan McKay got reported after some Essendon thuggery. It stimulated him into kicking 8 goals that day.

I am about as Aussie as you can get. My last foreign born ancestor landed here in the 1880's work in the Beaconsfield Gold Mine from Cornwall. I have Scottish, English, Irish, Maltese, German and Shetland Islander heritage, with the earliest arriving in 1802, to be sent to Tasmania.

I have seen some firsts, but one of my favourites is the AFLW initial game between Carlton and Collingwood. A great occasion.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Navy Maven on March 16, 2017, 03:46:02 PM
Loved every bit of that Crash  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: crashlander on March 16, 2017, 04:14:42 PM
Loved every bit of that Crash  :)
No worries.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Pominoz on April 04, 2017, 04:09:54 PM
Hi Guys & Girls

Im 32 and been living in Australia 5 years (feel in love with footy 3 years ago)

Been posting on here 24hours

Best memory was my first win vs st kilda in 2015, Patrick Cripps made me fall in love with the game, the atmosphere the hits the marks after seeing soccer for 30 plus years it was so much of an eye opener

Favourite Current player, Kreuzer or Cripps

Past Player (not many to choose from as so recent) but Juddy was a class apart

Visit about 7 matches per year, and growing yearly so if you ever in need of someone to tag along hit me up

hopefully i can enjoy the last few weeks of the season with the blues in the finals where they belong
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Lods on April 04, 2017, 04:57:21 PM
Welcome to the site Pominoz...
Hope you find it an enjoyable experience and feel inclined to contribute on a regular basis. :D
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Pominoz on April 04, 2017, 05:43:23 PM
ill endeavour to do my best  :o
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: blueycarlton on April 05, 2017, 05:52:20 PM
Pominoz

I'm blueycarlton just an occasional poster on this and other forums.
Both my parents and their parents were Carlton supporters, so the family's allegiance goes back into the 19th century. My dad first took me to Princes Park in the late 1950's. He grew up not far from the ground and I've been told he knew a few people at the club back then. So my children did not have any choice when it comes to Carlton. When I was 11 or 12 I used to get bouts of tonsillitis and be off school for a week or so and our doctor on a home visit brought a copy of The Carlton Story pub. 1958 to read. I was amazed at the history of the club.
So many, many years later when I stumbled onto the newly created Blueseum,  I was in blue heaven, and as no-one was doing the Pre VFL section I jumped in.

So now I'm heavily involved with the Carlton history web-site, Blueseum (www.blueseum.org)
Blueseum has a bio page on every Carlton player from 1864 onwards, more than 2100 players, plus Reserve and Under 19 grade players. The site currently has over 40,000 images including many team photos dating from 1868 onwards. Pre VFL Image pages, and year by year Image Galleries from 1897. Year by year details with most match details 1864-1896 and then round by round pages for each year from 1897 onwards. Stories about Princes Park, articles, memorabilia, membership tickets, etc. etc.

It's a real treasure trove of all things Carlton.

To all you Carlton barrackers out there, volunteers are most welcome to contribute to Blueseum.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: kruddler on April 05, 2017, 07:38:03 PM
Pominoz

I'm blueycarlton just an occasional poster on this and other forums.
Both my parents and their parents were Carlton supporters, so the family's allegiance goes back into the 19th century. My dad first took me to Princes Park in the late 1950's. He grew up not far from the ground and I've been told he knew a few people at the club back then. So my children did not have any choice when it comes to Carlton. When I was 11 or 12 I used to get bouts of tonsillitis and be off school for a week or so and our doctor on a home visit brought a copy of The Carlton Story pub. 1958 to read. I was amazed at the history of the club.
So many, many years later when I stumbled onto the newly created Blueseum,  I was in blue heaven, and as no-one was doing the Pre VFL section I jumped in.

So now I'm heavily involved with the Carlton history web-site, Blueseum (www.blueseum.org)
Blueseum has a bio page on every Carlton player from 1864 onwards, more than 2100 players, plus Reserve and Under 19 grade players. The site currently has over 40,000 images including many team photos dating from 1868 onwards. Pre VFL Image pages, and year by year Image Galleries from 1897. Year by year details with most match details 1864-1896 and then round by round pages for each year from 1897 onwards. Stories about Princes Park, articles, memorabilia, membership tickets, etc. etc.

It's a real treasure trove of all things Carlton.

To all you Carlton barrackers out there, volunteers are most welcome to contribute to Blueseum.

I have contributed to that site as has quite a few others.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Pominoz on April 05, 2017, 08:12:10 PM
Thats amazing love delving into the history of clubs will be reading regularly thank you amazing story :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: LoveNavy on April 05, 2017, 10:00:28 PM
Pominoz

I'm blueycarlton just an occasional poster on this and other forums.
Both my parents and their parents were Carlton supporters, so the family's allegiance goes back into the 19th century. My dad first took me to Princes Park in the late 1950's. He grew up not far from the ground and I've been told he knew a few people at the club back then. So my children did not have any choice when it comes to Carlton. When I was 11 or 12 I used to get bouts of tonsillitis and be off school for a week or so and our doctor on a home visit brought a copy of The Carlton Story pub. 1958 to read. I was amazed at the history of the club.
So many, many years later when I stumbled onto the newly created Blueseum,  I was in blue heaven, and as no-one was doing the Pre VFL section I jumped in.

So now I'm heavily involved with the Carlton history web-site, Blueseum (www.blueseum.org)
Blueseum has a bio page on every Carlton player from 1864 onwards, more than 2100 players, plus Reserve and Under 19 grade players. The site currently has over 40,000 images including many team photos dating from 1868 onwards. Pre VFL Image pages, and year by year Image Galleries from 1897. Year by year details with most match details 1864-1896 and then round by round pages for each year from 1897 onwards. Stories about Princes Park, articles, memorabilia, membership tickets, etc. etc.

It's a real treasure trove of all things Carlton.

To all you Carlton barrackers out there, volunteers are most welcome to contribute to Blueseum.

Yours too is a great story blueycarlton. Thanks for sharing and the Blueseum reminder. Our club has such a rich history that we can all feel proud of.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Pominoz on April 05, 2017, 10:18:54 PM
Yours too is a great story blueycarlton. Thanks for sharing and the Blueseum reminder. Our club has such a rich history that we can all feel proud of.

Too True, Awesome Work! been watching some old matches pre 80s etc and its amazing just from video the development of the game, i can only imagine how many great stories you have to share :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: Amers on April 06, 2017, 01:44:58 AM
The Blueseum is a great resource that I have used numerous times. It's a great site, especially considering it is only run by volunteers.
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: hanwell on April 06, 2017, 09:03:52 AM
G'day, I am crashlander, sometimes known as Stephen. :)
I've been on this site (and a few others) for some years now. I joined because I was desperate to talk about Carlton's recruiting and my wife wouldn't know Alex Jesaulenko from Alexander III of Macedon.

I found out recently that my great great uncle played for Carlton back in about 1868, a young bloke named Azzopardi with Maltese roots who had a strong Scottish accent. I was impressed. We've been Carlton supporters ever since.

I'm a moderator around here now. I've been a member of Carlton since 1974. I was 3 (1964) when Carlton had their worst season to that point. It was then that I decided to follow the family tradition. My father, a Hawthorn supporter, was horrified. By the time I was actively going to games, we were damn good. In fact, the first game I saw live was at the MCG when Jezza kicked his 100th goal for the season against Melbourne.

Collingwood and Essendon head my faecal pantheon. Richmond tried hard for supremacy: I will never forgive them for the 1973 GF, the first  saw live. However, the Cheats and the Meat Pies still managed to drag their way to their present place.

I don't think I have a single favourite player. I grew up in a great time and saw many of the true superstars play. I also used to watch the U19s when I could, as I was fascinated by our recruiting even then. One of my former work mates, Scott Langan, found it amazing that I could remember seeing him waltz around in our U19s as a 16 year old. I also recall Ange Christou walking around Arden St after we had just lost in the U19s, wearing a Collingwood Guernsey. Yes, he was an ignorant kid back then, unaware that his future was in Blue. :)

I like David Parkin as a coach. I heard him speak any number of times live. He could motivate me to walk through walls. I heard Tom Hafey speak also: he couldn't have made me get out of bed even if I wanted to wake up. (He was a great coach: the number demonstrate it, but he never got on with intellectuals, and I am probably an intellectual. :) I am a Maths/Chemistry/Physics teacher.)

My favourite games are many: the 1970 GF was amazing. The 1999 PF also holds pride of place. However, the H&A game I remember best was at Windy Hill. We kicked 14 goals in the 2nd quarter, which lasted about 40 minutes with all of the goals and brawls. Swan McKay got reported after some Essendon thuggery. It stimulated him into kicking 8 goals that day.

I am about as Aussie as you can get. My last foreign born ancestor landed here in the 1880's work in the Beaconsfield Gold Mine from Cornwall. I have Scottish, English, Irish, Maltese, German and Shetland Islander heritage, with the earliest arriving in 1802, to be sent to Tasmania.

I have seen some firsts, but one of my favourites is the AFLW initial game between Carlton and Collingwood. A great occasion.
That Windy Hill game was the first I ever saw, my dear old Bomber supporting nan brought me down from Ballarat to stay with her ancient sister for the weekend, we travelled on the old red rattlers with the steel feet warmers, and the tea lady. Never forgot the endless second quarter, and the all in, what an introduction for a ten year old!!
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: DJC on April 06, 2017, 09:11:23 AM
I'm blueycarlton just an occasional poster on this and other forums.

I have spent a few days in the bush with blueycarlton (we have the same type of camper trailer and occasionally get together with other folk who also have the same model).

It's great chewing the fat with someone who shares your passion for the mighty Blues  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to CSC: 2017
Post by: LP on April 06, 2017, 12:17:54 PM
That Windy Hill game was the first I ever saw, my dear old Bomber supporting nan brought me down from Ballarat to stay with her ancient sister for the weekend, we travelled on the old red rattlers with the steel feet warmers, and the tea lady. Never forgot the endless second quarter, and the all in, what an introduction for a ten year old!!

Aahh the old carriages. I had a day out a year to two ago on the Double Header Spectacular train doing the Spencer St - Castlemaine - Muckleford - Maldon line run on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. The individual compartments, the foot warmers and radiators connected to hot water warmed by the locomotives steam. Standing on the balcony of the front car behind the locomotive getting covered in coal dust and soot, the good old days!

(http://www.vgr.com.au/gallery/highslide/images/large/OCT%202013%20023.JPG)

Well worth it for a day out and not that expensive, much better for adults than Puffing Billy.

Double Header Spectacular
Wine and Cheese Express
Ales on Rails

(http://www.vgr.com.au/events/alesonrails/alesonrails2.png) (http://www.vgr.com.au/alesonrails.php)