Carlton POD Options 2015

Since the 2011 season, Carlton has made thirty changes to its list. THIRTY.

However, now it seems like Mick has put the hacksaw away and is now looking to build with the list he has now created. This means that there will be a few more dream team options to consider from the blues this year, including a few mid-pricers that you made not have thought about yet.

This list won’t focus on premium priced players like Kade Simpson and Marc Murphy or someone like Matthew Kreuzer who most people already have. So without further ado:

Sam Docherty $446,000

Docherty is listed as a defender but he will play predominantly in the midfield this year. He averaged 79 points last year coming off no pre-season and he didn’t really seem to find his niche in the team until the latter half of the season. He has found his role in the Blues midfield and I would be shocked if he didn’t push his average closer to 85 this year. He’s below premium price and could be a decent point of difference option in your side.
Verdict: Risky but worth a shot

Chris Judd $454,000

Judd believes his body is feeling like it did in 2010 and who am I to doubt the great man? Judd is priced at an average of 80 and is a proven DT stud of the past. He’d be a massive risk at his age but if it pays off he could make you some serious money. Murphy gets the number one tag nowadays and if Judd is left to do his own thing then look out. You can bet that very few people will pick him and a 2010 Chris Judd as a POD would be reasonably handy.
Verdict: At that price, why not? (Maybe wait and see if his body holds up early on)

Andrejs Everitt $412,000

Early in 2014, Everitt was used as a wingman that pretty much did as he pleased. He kicked goals and got plenty of the ball. As the year went on he was used in more defensive roles and that hurt his scoring ability. I can’t see him averaging over 80 this year but I can see him pulling out the odd 100+ score.
Verdict: Pass

Tom Bell $382,000

If you’re looking for an incredibly left-field and funky selection well… there are probably better options out there than Tom Bell. Bell averaged 67 in 2014 and while he should improve that in 2015, I can’t see him as a viable option in 2015. With quite a few mid-priced midfielders out there, I’d look elsewhere.
Verdict: Pass

Dylan Buckley $298,000

Buckley is dirt cheap due to an injury interrupted 2014. Early in the year, Buckley established himself as a running defender and despite being used as a substitute a few times, he showed that he could be a DT star of the future. He should get games for Carlton early in the season but I’d watch to see how he plays in the NAB Challenge before considering a selection this unique.
Verdict: Wait and see

Troy Menzel $281,000

Menzel has been selected as the ‘going-to-get-more-midfield-time’ candidate for the Blues this off season. While Menzel may one day be one of the best midfield/forwards in the game, right now he will probably be used similarly to 2014. Menzel is an impact player who is still building up his endurance and as such, I can’t see him averaging above 65 this year.
Verdict: Pass

Blaine Boekhorst $243,000

I know he isn’t a POD but I just wanted to get a warning out to those with him in their side. Mick Malthouse has a storied history of making new players the substitute and Boekhorst fits his sub mould perfectly. On top of that, I can’t see him getting picked for round one unless he really excels during the NAB Challenge.
Verdict: Green Vest

Kristian Jaksch $186,000

Carlton’s prize recruit over the summer had a setback late last year when he injured his foot. Thankfully, he’s back training and there shouldn’t be an issue with his availability for round one. However, Jaksch’s highest score in 2014 was 61 against the Swans in round 15. As a key position player, I can’t see him averaging much more than that this year and there will probably be better value out there amongst the rookies.
Verdict: Pass


  • Good article!

  • Nice work- how about Daisy now he is available as a fwd/mid again?

    • I left him out cos there’s a Deck of DT article about him but I would definitely consider him. Hasn’t had an issue this preseason

  • Sorry-forgot Daisy was already a deck article

  • Great article. As a blues supporter I can’t see Boekhorst being sub. His disposal is elite which is what the blues need. Mark Whiley I think will be one to watch too. Being from SA heard from Brogan at the Giants that he was the blues main man in the trade with Jaksh. Jaksh apparently is incredibly soft for a big man and Whiley is an inside mid which the blues lack.

    • shhh – if his 2014 average is anything to go by could be a great sneaky pick

    • Boekhorst is a highlight reel..but will be inconsistent. I’d pass

      • Lol. Pretty sure most rookies will be inconsistent. You get what you pay for. The extra cash in change for job security. I know its early but it seems mid rookies seem a little less clear this time around.

    • My theory is that if you look at most of our debutantes from 2013/2014 they all started in the green vest and given Boekhorst is a run and carry type player, i can see Mick doing the same with him

      • Just curious are you a blues supporter? Coz I see him in the best 21 easily. You don’t spend that high a draft pick for a mature aged player not to play. Best part is being the first game we will see where he starts before lockout.

        • FB: Tuohy Jamison White
          HB: Simpson Rowe Yarran
          C: Docherty Gibbs Curnow
          HF: Thomas Henderson Walker
          FF: Menzel Casboult Jones
          R: Kreuzer Judd Murphy
          IN: Everitt Cripps Buckley Carrazzo
          EMG: Bell Jaksch Boekhorst

          That would be my best 22. White of Jaksch for now based on last years form and i’d be picking Cripps ahead of Boekhorst.

          • Well we will have to wait and see. I see Walker playing across half back with Boekhurst across half forward rotating through the middle. I think Yarran will be the one to suffer and will be used as an impact player off the bench. Just my opinion. Your 22 does look pretty good. I just can’t see them recruiting a mature player for their first round draft pick to not play him. If that’s the case they should of taken Goddard or Laverde

          • you have walker at HF? fingers crossed. been screaming that at my tv since 2011!

      • Most debutant’s weren’t 21 tho

  • one player who’s not here that i’d be looking at closely in NAB is ciaran sheehan. as natural a kick as we’ve seen from an irishman. he’s a bit awkward and unorthodox but if he plays should get some nice easy touches off halfback. high kick to handball ratio. priced as a rookie but is 24. at 200k far more scoring potential than jaksch

    • If Sheehan is in the side round 1 i completely agree. Only issue is that i cant see Sheehan averaging too much more than someone like Tuohy – around the 60 mark

  • I loved having gibbs in my midfield last year, workmanlike tons week after week, low ownership %, whats not to like. walk up into my team this year

    • And if you picked him again this year, you’d probably get the exact same thing and he’d probably have the same low % of ownership