Friday, February 1, 2013

Streets Ahead

The Blues took a stroll down iconic Lygon St, this week, deep in the heart of Carlton's original hometown.

In an effort to spend time connecting with both supporters and locals, a full regiment of players and coaching staff walked the three blocks along the shady, restaurant-lines street from Argyle Square, all the way to Elgin St, at which corner stands the famous 'Percy's' pub, owned and run by local identity and Carlton legend Percy Jones.

All of the Carlton players who took part in the now traditional walk down Lygon Street spent nearly two full hours chatting with fans, posing for friendly photographs and signing autographs for the many supporters who turned up to meet their idols.

High profile players such as Jarred Waite and Mitch Robinson gave impromptu interviews to television and print media crew, while others, such as second year player Dylan Buckley, and key defender Simon White manned the makeshift Carlton Membership table, set up under the trees in Argyle Square.

Senior coach Michael Malthouse, and his fleet of assistant coaches mingled with supporter while his charges took to the streets, stopping in shops and cafes to greet local business owners and fans.

Here are some more images from the afternoon:

Matty Kreuzer signs a fan's jumper

Marc Murphy breaks away from the pack

New Blue Troy Menzel

The boys pose for six different cameras

Mitch Robinson autographs a young fan's jumper without asking

Mitch and a fan wearing Navy, er...white

A fan helps Shaun Hampson with the spelling of his name

Jeremy Laidler signs for a young fan who obviously couldn't find Chris Judd

Ed Curnow, right before a bird flew out of his hair

Matthew Kreuzer rescues a young fan from a bin

Kade Simpson, fresh from a shave

Captain Carlton considers ordering the veal

An 8 year old kid dressed like Eddie Betts

Andrew McInnes uses Wikipedia to convince a fan that he's a Carlton player

And so would you

1 comment:

  1. "Andrew McInnes uses Wikipedia to convince a fan that he's a Carlton player" LOL.