Blues weary of Greene as Carlton prepare to meet Giants


Carlton’s home ground. Photo: Michael Coghlan (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Carlton coach Michael Voss says he’ll look to neutralise the threat posed by GWS superstar Toby Greene as his side travels to Sydney this week to face the Giants.

After having done his homework, Voss says he’s looked at potential matchups to counteract the Giants captain.

“I think it’ll vary a little bit based on where he is in the ground – clearly, he’s dangerous in a couple of parts of the ground, and he can make a difference when he comes through those areas,” he said.

“When he plays deep forward, we’ve obviously got to have a plan for that – if he comes further up the ground, we’ve got to have a plan for that as well.”

Carlton is coming off the back of an impressive win against reigning premiers Geelong in the first instance of the Blues beating the previous year’s title holders since 2010.

Despite this, Voss says he’ll maintain a game by game approach when looking ahead for the season.

“I don’t think the momentum has kicked in as such – you’ve got to put it in its place and then you’ve got to be able to move on,” he said.

“It hasn’t been long enough in the season, or enough evidence in the season, to say that you’ve nailed a curtained area.”

Carlton will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten streak, while GWS will look to rebound after a stellar round one performance was followed by a loss away to the West Coast Eagles.