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Sport AFL Finals 2022: When was the last time Carlton made the finals?

10:02  16 august  2022
10:02  16 august  2022 Source:   sportingnews.com

Carlton's AFL finals spot under threat

  Carlton's AFL finals spot under threat After starting the season at 8-2, Carlton's grip on a first AFL finals appearance in nine years is slipping ahead of the last two rounds.The Blues appeared certain to secure a finals berth for the first time since 2013 as they raced to 8-2 under new coach Michael Voss.

Carlton were all but set to return to the finals in 2022, beginning the year 8-2 and taking the competition by storm, led by skipper Patrick Cripps.

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However, due to a horrid run of injuries to key players such as Jacob Weitering, Mitch McGovern and Marc Pittonet, the Blues' playing list was left slightly bare and hindered their progression toward the top four.

In round 11, they faced arch rivals Collingwood but fell short in one of the game's of the year, losing by four points.

That loss was the catalyst of a disappointing second half of the year, where the club was gearing up for a top four finish but now may miss finals altogether.

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The Blues have lost their last three and four of their last five, with the solitary win coming against a disorientated GWS outfit.

However, they can take plenty of positives from their round 22 match with reigning premiers Melbourne, who stole the victory in the dying seconds as Kysaiah Pickett slotted a snap late in the final term.

With one round to go, which is ironically against the Pies, Carlton have everything to play for.

A win would secure a spot in the top eight and a return to finals footy: their first appearance in the finals since 2013.

But a defeat could spell another missed opportunity, as the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda are hot on their heels.

Who did Carlton play in the 2013 AFL finals?

In 2013, Carlton technically made the finals, but it wasn't because they were in the top eight sides of the competition.

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The Blues finished ninth and a game behind Port Adelaide who had finished eighth.

However, Essendon had undergone investigation due to the supplement saga that cost the club a spot in the finals series, with the League stripping the Bombers of their place and Jobe Watson of his Brownlow.

For Carlton fans, this was a delightful sight as they replaced one of their rivals.

Regardless how they got there, the Blues would take on a Richmond outfit that had narrowly missed out on a top four finish but were hungry.

On a traditional Sunday afternoon, two of the biggest clubs met at the MCG in front of 94,690 fans.

In a high-scoring affair, Carlton prevailed over the Tigers, running out as eventual winners by 20 points.

Nick Duigan and Jarrad Waite both kicked four goals as the Blues caused one of the upsets of the year.

The following week they faced the 2012 premiers, Sydney, at ACCOR Stadium.

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Unable to match it with the Swans, the game was over by three-quarter time, as Carlton trailed by 54 points.

However, the margin was trimmed to a respectable 26 points by the end of the match, with the Blues keeping Sydney scoreless in the final term.

When did Carlton last win the AFL premiership?

Carlton last won an AFL premiership in 1995 against Geelong.

The Blues were dominant, defeating the cats by 61 points.

Adding to his already stacked list of individual accolades, Greg Williams was awarded the Norm Smith Medal for best afield in the Grand Final, kicking five goals.

Carlton's record since they last played a finals game

Since that Semi-Final loss against Sydney back in 2013, Carlton have played in 192 games (recorded at round 22, 2022).

Of those games, the Blues have won a total of 60 matches at a winning percentage of 31 per cent.

During that period, the club only experienced one draw (in 2014 to Essendon) and 131 losses.

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