Over the past few years, we have seen several teams compile the best talent in the midfield in an attempt to win a flag. On the surface, it is a wonderful idea – getting the best available talent into the positions that make all the running. What could possibly go wrong?

Instead of two stars, you now have three. Instead of three, there are now four. You’ve already got one of the highest-rated groups in the game… why not add another star to the mix?

Why not, indeed…

Things look a little different at Carlton in 2022. After a couple of seasons where the Blues resembled a 3am sweep of the nightclub, grabbing anyone they could get their hands on, their efforts to bolster their list, and in particular, their midfield, have changed the way the club moves the footy.

Never has it been more evident than in their clash with the Western Bulldogs.


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