The Carlton Football Club, otherwise known as the Blues, are one of football’s oldest teams in AFL. Established in 1864, they were one of the core teams that sides that set up the VFA and later the VFL. The Blues, alongside Essendon, have won a record 16 premierships, but haven’t seen a grand final since 1999. They have had one of the longest droughts out of any club. 2013 marked the return of finals for the Blues under Mick Malthouse, but they are yet to follow that up since.
With the team’s huge legacy of greats, the current side of players have big shoes to fill like two-time Coleman Medallist Brendon Fevola and Brownlow Medallist Chris Judd. There are big names at Carlton currently with the likes of Adam Saad, Zac Williams, Patrick Cripps, Ed Curnow, Marc Murphy and the return of future hall of fame player Eddie Betts. The Blues have a lot to prove, but they also have an amazing roster and potential to actually do it.
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With head coach David Teague taking over just shy of the 2020 season, he has had little opportunity to prove his worth. Having had excellent direction with trades and draft pick ups, his elite roster and skills can surely ensure another AFL final series. The club has not been a favourite club for some time but with mild success amidst the limits of the 2020 COVID-19 season, the team could absolutely break out without such limitations.
Sitting a little low for their liking on the AFL ladder, the Blues are still taking some brutal defeats. Their losses currently come from finals contenders like Port Adelaide, Brisbane Lions and favourites, the Melbourne Demons. Carlton have a tight run home with teams places around them on the ladder, but they still have plenty of juice in the tank.
The Blues spirit comes from their faithful army of fans, but also a great list of players. Their roster has some power with hardworking players like Patrick Cripps and Eddie Betts having legacy careers. Now that the Blues are starting to harness their potential, hopefully, they can get some steam going for the last half of the 2021 season.
Carlton game and broadcast guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the Carlton Football Club live in Australia, including the Seven Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster and will show only selected Carlton matches live during the 2021 season across Seven and 7mate. Seven’s TV coverage is headed by Hamish McLachlan, Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw, alongside some new recruits in the shape of retired stars Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson, and the returning Daisy Pearce. Seven also offers a range of programming dedicated to AFL such as The Front Bar, Talking Footy and Armchair Experts.
For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 22 St Kilda Saints games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every Carlton match before the finals shown live on their dedicated Fox Footy channel.
As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of AFL programming that includes AFL 360, AFL Tonight and a new look Bounce. There will also be some familiar faces in the studio this season with live games fronted by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones. Match commentary will be made up of a team of former stars including Ben Dixon, Gerard Healy and Dermott Brereton.
What time is the Carlton game today on TV? (Sydney time
Check out all the upcoming AFL fixtures including Carlton games today, as well as the providers who will show games live.
|Game||Date / Time||Channel|
|St Kilda vs Carlton||LIVE: Fri, 30 July – 7.50pm||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Carlton vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: Thu, 05 Aug – TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Carlton vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: Sun, 08 Aug – TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Carlton free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.
How to watch the Carlton Football Club live online
If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every AFL game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you missed.
Stream the Carlton Football Club Live and FREE with Kayo Sports
You can watch the Carlton Football Club with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy so you can stream all Carlton Blues games live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
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Watch Carlton with Foxtel
Fox Footy can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch the Carlton Football Club online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream AFL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Footy comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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Stream Carlton games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching the Carlton Football Club on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.
Watch Carlton on Channel 7
Selected games across the AFL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Seven and their streaming platform, 7Mate. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Carlton game from every round.
Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Thursday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
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Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Playstation and Xbox: App in development – expected 2021