Friday, 12 July 2019
David Teague says he didn't need to clear the air with Chris Judd after the Blues' football director appeared to rule him out of contention for the vacant senior coaching role.
Teague has impressed since taking over from Brendon Bolton last month, but his hopes of assuming the job permanently appeared to be dashed when Judd pointedly declared the Blues "don't want someone with training wheels on."
"We want an experienced coach that can take us to the next step," Judd told the Nine Network.
"(Teague) is getting some really good coaching experience now ... he's in effect coached his own team, but that's not really the same as being an actual senior coach of a football team with the pressure that comes with that."
But Teague said he had no issue with Judd's comments.
"I speak to Chris regularly and I'm very comfortable with where the club's at. I think we've got the right people in place to make that call, and I've got no issue at all there," Teague said.
"He did mention that there was some conversation around what he said on the Monday night, but he didn't really need to clear it up with me."
Friday, 7 June 2019
Cyril Rioli has been confirmed
as the last sporting champion to take the plunge as part of the Big Freeze at the 'G on Monday.
The four-time premiership Hawk and Norm Smith medallist was locked in to be the 14th slider during Collingwood's clash with Melbourne on Queen's Birthday.
Chris Judd, Dane Swan, Nick Riewoldt, Jobe Watson and Sam Mitchell are some of the other ex-AFL stars preparing for the slide into icy water.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
message from Carlton and West Coast great Chris Judd helped lift draft prospect Max King's spirits after the talented teenager went down with a season-ending knee injury last month.
"He sent me a text saying he had shoulder reconstructions in his draft year and just gave me some great advice on how to handle that and stay positive because these things do happen but you get over them," King said.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Chris Judd joins Carlton's board of directors and will handle the club's football and list management portfolio.
Judd replaces outgoing director Adrian Gleeson on the Carlton board having been nominated and accepted to fill the casual vacancy earlier this year.
Friday, 29 September 2017
Chris Judd is appointed the chairman of the five-person panel that will decide the 2017 Norm Smith Medal.
Joining him to judge the best on ground in Saturday's Grand Final between Adelaide and Richmond at the MCG are Mark Maclure, Terry Wallace, Daisy Pearce and Jake Niall.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Chris Judd will return to Carlton in an important off-field capacity, with the retired superstar player set to join the Blues' board at the end of the 2017 season.
Judd will replace outgoing director Adrian Gleeson who will retire from the board at the end of this season.
"With his extensive football knowledge and feel for the game, as well as his understanding of the club’s redefined culture and values, there is no doubt Chris will be a strong addition to our board at Carlton," Blues president Mark LoGuidice said.
"Chris is a highly respected former player and is now regarded as an emerging business leader. Importantly, he has a shared vision for creating sustained success for the Carlton Football Club. We will officially welcome Chris to the position at season's end."
Thursday, 29 September 2016
A bidding war between West Coast and Carlton looms in years to come after champion midfielder Chris Judd and wife Rebecca welcomed twin boys on Thursday.
Tom and Darcy Judd were born around lunchtime on Thursday and join five-year-old brother Oscar and two-year-old sister Billie in the Judds' growing family.
Rebecca Judd announced the news on social media, posting a photo of the twin boys with the proud parents on Instagram.
"Tom and Darcy Judd are here! Born at lunchtime today, perfectly healthy. We are the luckiest parents in the world," she wrote.
Friday, 9 October 2015
Chris Judd has been honoured for his on and off-field contribution to the game with the West Coast and Carlton champion awarded this year's Madden Medal.
The medal, which recognises a player's contribution to football, family, personal development and the community, was awarded in Melbourne at the Roaring Forties Club Post Grand Final lunch.
"The most valuable things I've taken away from my footy career are the friendships and probably the lessons I've learnt throughout 14 years in the industry, and a lot of those lessons can be applied to all sorts of areas of your life," Judd said.
"I've been lucky to meet a huge number of really interesting and great people at two wonderful footy clubs."
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Former West Coast skipper Chris Judd says public perception of the Eagles' drug culture in 2006 was overblown.
Judd's comments come following former Eagle Daniel Chick's claims of rampant drug use by players during West Coast's 2006 premiership-winning season.
"There's no doubt that there was a small group of players that had some drug issues and that's been well documented, but I think the perception from the outside looking in was that there was 45 players on the list running around Perth running riot, and obviously that was not the case," Judd said.
"We wouldn't have been able to play the sort of footy that we did if that was the case.
"With Cuz (Ben Cousins) and some of the issues he faced there was certainly that perception going around, but my time at West Coast will just be remembered as a group of players that were really driven to achieves success and worked their butts off to get there."
Friday, 7 August 2015
Chris Judd says it is a shame West Coast's 2006 premiership has been tainted by the club's drug culture during that period.
"It's a bit of a shame that whole period really gets summarised by [reports of] drug issues or some of the other behavioural things that the players were doing," Judd told Fairfax.
"[There was] some poor behaviour. People getting arrested for assaults. You've read the stories as have I.
"But on a list of 45 people it was probably five or six who had been in the headlines for those reasons. Five or six is unacceptable but it's 40 guys that are living a respectable existence."
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Retired champion Chris Judd and Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou will head a five-man panel charged with selecting Carlton's new coach.
Judd, who called time on his decorated career last week after a serious knee injury, has been included to provide a "gen Y perspective", according to Blues CEO Steven Trigg.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Chris Judd announces his retirement from football.
"It was a disappointing finish to my career, but I don't lose sight of just how fortunate I've been to play for two wonderful football clubs," Judd said.
Judd said injury had forced him to become a different player at Carlton compared to the explosive player he was at the Eagles.
"I lost a bit of my speed from my groin and subsequent back issues. I just had to adapt, so I did," Judd said.
"To get 279 games out, (my shoulder) served me pretty well. Particularly the right shoulder has paid a pretty big cost for it."
The 31-year-old was the first to admit, in a rare misstep during a near-flawless career, that he went on one year too long at Carlton.
"Clearly it was the wrong decision to go on, but it was very much made for the right reasons," Judd said.
"My motives were pure and the decision-making process was sound. As it turned out, it wasn't a great year, but I'll certainly be left with no 'what-ifs'."
Mick Malthouse pays tribute to retired star Chris Judd, saying he knew the midfielder was going to be a rare player from the day he watched him debut from the opposition coaches box.
"I remember thinking, 'I've got to keep an eye on this kid, because he could actually change the course of this game'," Malthouse said.
"I don't think young players coming into the game have a great bearing on where their team finishes, but there are exceptions and I reckon he's one of the very few exceptions I've encountered.
"From that moment, I had an interest in how he went and as he got more momentum, he changed the game considerably."
Saturday, 6 June 2015
The career of Chris Judd hangs in the balance after the Carlton star collapsed in pain 21 minutes into the first quarter of the Blues' clash with Adelaide at the MCG.
He emerged from the rooms on crutches in the second quarter and left the MCG in a car to have scans that will confirm the extent of the injury.
But the look of resignation on Judd's face immediately after his leg buckled – and the way he acknowledged the crowd as he left the MCG for possibly the last time – indicated he knew straight away.
Chris Judd has almost certainly graced an AFL field for the last time but Carlton refused to call time on his career after Saturday's loss to Adelaide, saying it would leave the decision up to the modern great.
Judd ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament after out-marking Crows star Patrick Dangerfield at the 21-minute mark of the first quarter, his knee buckling as he landed awkwardly.
The two-time Brownlow medallist seemed to acknowledge his career was over when he was placed on a stretcher and taken from the MCG on a motorised cart, acknowledging bipartisan applause from the crowd with an understated wave.
Judd left the MCG at half-time to have scans. As he left the hospital – but before the scan results had confirmed a ruptured ACL – he was asked by Channel Seven: "Are you worried that this could be the last game you play?"
Judd answered simply: "Yep."
Thursday, 4 June 2015
Chris Judd says a one-type-fits-all illicit drugs policy is not the way for the AFL to go.
"I think you've got your young guys going out exploring and experimenting and other guys who are sometimes self-medicating a mental health issue," Judd said.
"To just group any drug user as the same, and come at them with the biggest stick you can grab, I don't think that's constructive."
Judd said despite Carlton's horrific season, he still hadn't ruled out playing on next year.
"There's still a lot of footy to go under the bridge this year," he said.
"Similar to last year, I'll make a call on that in the last couple of weeks of the year."
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Chris Judd questions whether members of the public should be able to profit from selling mobile phone footage, saying it sets a dangerous precedent.
"I understand that the news is a commercial venture, competing for eyeballs and advertising dollars, and as an AFL player I also understand that although unfair, we've always had a figurative target painted on our backs by people who are unhappy about the cards they've been dealt in life, or who are desperate for attention," Judd told The Age.
"But discovering that getting abused and almost being forced to come to blows with a stranger has turned into a lucrative payday for someone else makes me feel that the target on my back just got that little bit bigger."
Monday, 27 April 2015
Chris Judd says he feared for his safety and felt "very threatened" after being confronted by an Essendon supporter while out for lunch on Lygon St last week.
Vision supplied to Channel Seven showed Judd receiving a tirade of abuse from a man wearing a Bombers singlet in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Carlton.
Judd, who remained composed when provoked by the man, spoke of his ordeal on Monday evening.
"He was pretty close to coming to blows," Judd told Channel Nine.
"I've got no interest in really fighting anyone, particularly strangers I don't know. I certainly felt in a very threatened situation.
"My mind was generally racing around the fact that I can't do anything to this bloke until I essentially get assaulted first."
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says Chris Judd is capable of playing for a few more seasons after reversing his decision to retire at the end of last season.
"He's still got the capacity to play as much football as he wants to play for a number of years the way I see it," Malthouse said.
"But each to his own. In his current shape compared to what he was he feels good, he feels fresh and he's excited about the year.
"My job and a lot of other people's jobs at the football club is to make sure that we get the best out of him and other players, but also make it enjoyable and make it practical and be realistic about expectations."
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Michael Jamison says Carlton teammate Chris Judd's extended time on the sidelines last season could actually help him make the most of 2015.
"I think a positive to come out of him missing so many games last year is that he is feeling fresh this time of year," Jamison said.
"(The club is) still looking after him, (he's) still just doing a monitored load, but he's as sharp as I've seen him for a few years."
Monday, 11 August 2014
Chris Judd says he had already decided to retire earlier in the year but has changed his mind and will more than likely play on in 2015.
"Four or five months ago I had made the decision to retire and was really definitive on it and clear and for a number of reasons thought it was the right decision," Judd said.
"I guess circumstances changed a bit three or four weeks ago and I have been speaking quite a lot to [Carlton coach] Mick [Malthouse] in the last couple of weeks and it forced me to have a rethink.
"[I] have to get through the next three games and have a clean bill of health at the end of the season but barring any unforeseen injury I'll be back next year."
Friday, 18 July 2014
Blues president Mark LoGiudice says he believes Chris Judd should play on in 2015.
"Chris is a champion of the game. He came to Carlton in 2008 and gave us all renewed hope," LoGiudice said.
"He has been an unbelievable ambassador for this football club, and continues to play with the class and the skills of the elite in this competition.
"For the record, we would like him to continue playing in 2015. But whatever he chooses to do, he will have the unconditional support of this football club."
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Chris Judd will delay a decision on his playing future until the end of this season, saying the state of his battle-scarred body would determine whether he retires.
"I'm pretty clear on what I want to do at the end of the year," Judd said.
"At the end of the day, I think it's your body that really decides whether or not you keep playing and the wise thing to do is to make that decision at the end of the year when you know exactly where your body sits."
Saturday, 14 June 2014
Chris Judd makes an impact in his return to senior football with 26 disposals as one of Carlton's best players in a loss to Hawthorn.
"He is one of the highest-rated players that I see as a pro," Blues coach Mick Malthouse said.
"He will always get the best out of himself, and his ability to get ready for a game is just as important as actually playing.
"So credit to him, a wonderful credit."
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Chris Judd's return to football has been delayed as the Blues opt for a cautious approach to his hamstring injury.
"Juddy is probably a week behind what we thought, but when I say that it's not doom and gloom," Carlton coach Mick Malthouse said.
"What we don't want to do is hasten it because we've said it's going to be four weeks or five weeks."
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Carlton are confident Chris Judd could be back as soon as round 10 to face Adelaide.
"He's starting to get some higher-end speed, so it's a week-by-week thing," Carlton assistant coach Dean Laidley said.
"We certainly need to make sure we get it right for his sake and obviously for the club's sake, because we really want him to play some really good footy for us in the back half of the year."
Friday, 2 May 2014
Chris Judd says his ailing body is the result of pushing himself hard earlier in his career.
"When I was a really young bloke, I made the connection that the harder I worked, the better I got," Judd told SEN Radio.
"I just smashed myself in how I trained and the amount of extra [work] I did; looking back I was a bit ridiculous and certainly I've paid the cost in the second half of my career.
"If I had my time over I still wouldn't do it too much differently. I'd prefer to just burn out than fade away and not have a good crack at it."
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Outgoing Carlton president Stephen Kernahan laments giving up Josh Kennedy in the trade that landed the Blues Chris Judd.
"I would never knock back what Chris Judd's given our football club," Kernahan said.
"That (deal) went to about the last 30 seconds of the trade period.
"We had picks one, three and 20. We had three and 20 on the table, Richmond had two and 12 on the table.
"Judd was either going to stay [at West Coast] – he didn't want to go to Richmond – so we had to make a call and the only bloke they were interested in the whole time was Kennedy.
"We offered to put up the whole team, just about. And Josh Kennedy, you can't let centre-half-forwards go."
Monday, 21 April 2014
Chris Judd will miss five weeks with a hamstring injury while Ed Curnow is expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a six weeks after fracturing a fibula.
Curnow's lower leg was slammed into the goal post during a tackle in the final term of the Blues' clash against the Western Bulldogs.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has denied Chris Judd returned under an injury cloud despite lasting just six minutes in Sunday's win over the Western Bulldogs before injuring his hamstring.
Judd started as the Blues' substitute in what was his first game for the year after February Achilles surgery.
He came on for Patrick Cripps at the 22-minute mark of the third quarter as Koby Stevens kicked a goal for the Dogs.
He collected three possessions in less than 10 seconds but pulled up sharply when he was pushed after he disposed of the third around six minutes after he came on.
"For him to go through what he has gone through as a footballer for a start and then have the injury with his Achilles and get over it, work as hard as he did … as he said to me, it wasn't a weakness or anything," Malthouse said.
"It was just simply the occasion when he got it, gave it, received and he got pushed [in the back], it was just an over [stretch] and probably most players would have got it or certainly players who have that sort of pace."
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Mick Mathouse says the club will not rush Chris Judd back from an Achilles injury.
"That was probably weirder than me playing in a Hawks jersey was watching the boys run around, but it was good to see them get a win first up," McEvoy said.
"Knowing how tough it was last year, it was really good for them to be able to kick-off the year with a win."
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Chris Judd's return date has been pushed back to round five, with the former Carlton skipper's recovery from an Achilles injury taking longer than expected.
"Certainly (he has been) a little slower to recover than we would have liked," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.
"So we've decided to take the pressure off Chris and just push that start date back to round five, just to give him a little bit more time to recover and certainly get fit before he makes an assault on the season."
Friday, 14 March 2014
Carlton football manager Andrew McKay says Chris Judd should return to the senior side in round three.
"The plan is that with two weeks of solid training he'll be right to go for round three against Essendon," McKay said.
"He's maybe a little bit ahead of where we thought he'd be, but we don't want to get too excited and we're still looking at a round three return."
Friday, 14 February 2014
Chris Judd will be off the track for two weeks after surgery on his troublesome Achilles.
"It wasn't improving at the rate we would like, so he went in to have surgery a couple of days ago," Blues football manager Andrew McKay said.
"They found some floating bodies behind his kneecap, so they removed those, and the surgeon believes that was what was causing the pain rather than the quad tendon."
Friday, 7 February 2014
Chris Judd is facing a late start to the season after injuring his Achilles and being sidelined for the next six weeks.
"We're going to surgery now, because we've tried to put in some rehab measures that haven't worked, so this was the next progression from that," Judd said.
"We'll hopefully be able to run again after two to three weeks and then we'll be looking to play, again, around round three."
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Chris Judd says he hopes to return to the side from a knee injury for the Blues' elimination final against Richmond.
"I'm feeling good, so I expect to be putting my hand up," Judd told the Seven Network's AFL Game Day.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
A brutally honest Chris Judd admits the Blues are a long way off the pace.
"We're a mediocre team," Judd told reporters at a cancer charity event.
"It has given us some real clarity on where our club and where our list is at. I certainly don't think we've been able to band-aid over anything.
"The coaching staff have a really clear picture of that."
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Chris Judd will miss the remainder of the season after straining a medial ligament during the Blues' 28-point loss to the Western Bulldogs.
Friday, 21 June 2013
Chris Judd says troubled former teammate Ben Cousins deserves to be inducted to the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible next year.
"In my eyes he'd be in," Judd told the Herald Sun.
"I'm no expert. I don't know who does or doesn't get in. But I would have thought what he achieved on-field would be enough to earn him Hall of Fame status, under the proviso I couldn't tell you what the criteria is for judging it."
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Carlton CEO Greg Swann says Chris Judd's pay cut means Carlton can target rival stars like Dale Thomas.
"I think we could get someone of that dollar value," Swann said when asked about Thomas.
"One of the advantages with Chris re-signing - which we didn't make a big deal out of - but he took a substantial a really, really substantial pay cut, which has obviously freed up a lot of salary cap space,"
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Carlton superstar Chris Judd signs a one-year contract extension but is uncertain how much longer he'll stay in the AFL.
"There's just so many variables you can't control,'' Judd said.
"Whether or not you have any success, how your body's feeling, how your mind's feeling, a myriad of options, how your form is.
"It's really not something you can predict and you're probably better off not even trying to.
"You're better off enjoying what's happening now and enjoying that and assessing things at the end of the season or whenever's appropriate.''
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Chris Judd says he is relishing the opportunity to focus solely on playing footy after relinquishing the captaincy in 2013.
"It's just a nice thing to do later on in your career, where you can really just focus on playing footy and not be distracted by some of the administrative duties that go with being in a leadership position," Judd said.
"It's not that I won't have a say at the club or won't be fully engaged, but I certainly feel like I'm enjoying the purity of just worrying about playing footy."
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Chris Judd will play his first game in 2013 after being named in the Blues' side for the NAB Cup Grand Final against Brisbane.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Carlton expect Chris Judd to be a certain starter for their Round 1 clash against Richmond despite his absence from the NAB Cup.
"Juddy's going really well and training wonderfully well," Blues assistant coach Robert Wiley said.
"It's more about management and getting him right and we expect him to be right next week."
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Chris Judd remains uncontracted for next year but says he plans to continue playing for the Blues.
"I'm keen to play on next year - the club's keen to have me," Judd said.
"At some stage throughout the year, we'll sit down and nut out the finer details.
"I've been excited by what (new coach Mick Malthouse) and his team are doing and I want to hang around for a little while longer yet."
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Carlton will decide between Andrew Carrazzo, Marc Murphy and Kade Simpson for the captaincy with each player being rotated for the leadership role in the opening three rounds of the NAB Cup.
Carrazzo says former skipper Chris Judd will be invaluable resource to all three players.
"He's got a wealth of knowledge, having played under John Worsfold (at West Coast), and his experience, and being in a successful team he knows what it takes to get to the top level," Carrazzo said about Judd.
"Juddy's a fantastic example. He's someone who's always willing to offer his experience and his know-how. In a way, we're lucky that Juddy's still here and playing such a big part still, so he's able to help us along."
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Western Bulldogs youngster Clay Smith says he has been working hard on his kicking.
"It's been a focus of mine for the past three or four years, and I'm really making some good improvements now," Smith said.
"I don't think it's a major weakness, but it's an area that I need to improve on to get to the next level.
"I'm feeling more comfortable with my kicking. It's about making sure I concentrate and get the ball-drop right and have confidence to hit my kicks."
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Chris Judd's management is hoping to negotiate and reach a compromise with the AFL on Judd's Visy deal.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Carlton, in conjunction with the AFL Players' Association, will challenge the AFL's ruling that Judd's $200,000 annual payment must be included in the Blues' salary cap at a grievance tribunal to be held next month.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Matthew Kreuzer has backed Blues skipper Chris Judd's decision to step down as captain for next season.
"It was his call in the end,'' Kreuzer said.
"He's a terrific player so I don't think it will matter too much whether he's captain or not, he's still going to do the exact same thing and lead on the field.''
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Carlton has named five players to its leadership group including Nick Duigan who joins Andrew Carrazzo, Kade Simpson, Jarrad Waite and Marc Murphy.
Bryce Gibbs and Michael Jamison, leaders in 2012, have been left out of the group, along with former skipper Chris Judd who has decided to focus solely on football in 2013.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Brock McLean says Chris Judd should relinquish the captain and allow players such as Andrew Carazzo or Marc Murphy to assume the leadership mantle at Carlton.
"He's probably the best player at the club. Personally I think he's best off focussing on his footy, but that's only my opinion," McLean said of Judd.
"The two standouts for me are Andrew Carrazzo and Marc Murphy. 'Carrotts' is probably a little bit more experienced and bit older than Murph, he's got a really good hold on things and the way he talks to the group both in a positive manner and a demanding manner is something that we need.
"Marc Murphy, his best way of leading is leading by example and his performance the last two years when he has been out on the park have been pretty outstanding."
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Chris Judd has criticised the AFL's decision to include his Visy payments into the club's salary cap.
"It's certainly very disappointing from our point of view and makes it very difficult to cultivate a career post-footy and explore work opportunities while you are playing," Judd told Channel Seven.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Player manager Liam Pickering has expressed his dismay at the AFL's decision to force Carlton to count Chris Judd's Visy payments in its salary cap.
Unless something in the deal has changed that we don't know about … I find it staggering with a year to go on a deal that's been going five years that all of a sudden they've (Carlton) got to drop $200-250,000 into their cap," Pickering told SEN radio.
"That's a lot of money."
Friday, 16 November 2012
The manager of Chris Judd will fight the AFL's decision to crack down on his client's contentious third party deal with Visy.
"There's rules and regulations. The AFL is obviously an extremely powerful organisation and they can have their say, but there's also due process and you're allowed to argue the case," Judd's manager Paul Connors told SEN.
"There's always room to wriggle and we disagree with their initial findings."
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Heath Scotland wins his first John Nicholls Medal as Carlton's best and fairest with 362 votes ahead of Eddie Betts with 353 votes and skipper Chris Judd with 334.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Carlton skipper Chris Judd says he wants to move on quickly from his four-week ban.
"What's done is done - I've made my peace with Leigh and made my peace with the footy club," Judd said.
"Now I'm just focusing on being useful during this month when I can't get on the field and obviously making sure I'm cherry ripe to go when I can get back out there."
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Chris Judd's business partner Steven Greene says Judd will walk away from football after his playing days are done.
"He's put his all into it over a 12- or 13-year career and is hell-bent on Carlton winning a premiership. I think he has a sense of not achieving everything he wants out of his career if he can't do that. I know it's his biggest goal. He's a driven beast," Greene said.
"But I just see Chris putting everything into this chapter of his life and then moving on to something else. Footy has consumed his life so much now that I can't see, when he's finally got that ability to enjoy the other things that life can offer, that he'll jump back into a (football) role."
Friday, 20 July 2012
Marc Murphy will skipper the Blues for the next four games while Chris Judd serves a suspension.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Chris Judd incurs a four-week ban for his 'chicken wing' tackle on Leigh Adams.
"We're disappointed but we respect the tribunal's decision," Judd told reporters outside the hearing room.
"I'd just like to reiterate that it was never my intention to hurt Leigh Adams.
"I've obviously expressed this apology to him personally since the event, and we'd just like to extend that apology to the Carlton Football Club and their supporters for obviously letting them down."
Chris Judd's manager savages AFL for its "interference" after the Carlton star's four-week suspension handed out on Tuesday.
"You've got the head of the match review panel making comments before the case is heard - I just can't remember that happening before," Connors told SEN.
"Then you've got ... Adrian Anderson. If he hasn't been speaking to Fraser and telling the world why this had to go directly to the tribunal, I'll go 'he'.
"It's just another case of AFL interference for mine and I think we're getting a pretty good dossier."
AFL operations manager Adrian Anderson responded aggressively to the allegation.
"That's nonsense ... that's absolutely incorrect and I'll be having a close look at exactly what he said, and I'll be assessing it from there," Anderson said.
"The allegation of interference is a very serious one, and a wrong one. I'm really concerned about those comments."
Player agent Paul Connors has apologised to key AFL figures for comments about the Chris Judd case.
"I jumped to incorrect conclusions and stated them as fact," Connors said.
"I accept that the MRP and the tribunal are independent bodies and I apologise to Adrian for suggesting that he would interfere and to Mark for suggesting that he would allow such interference.
"I didn't intend to undermine confidence in the MRP and tribunal system and hope I haven't done that."
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
MRP chairman Mark Fraser says Chris Judd's tackle on Leigh Adams was 'unsportsmanlike'.
"We had a discussion amongst the panel about whether it was rough conduct or misconduct and we decided this would probably be best served under misconduct," Fraser said.
"We thought it was unsportsmanlike in nature. It has the potential to bring the game into disrepute so we thought it would be better served by sending it straight to the tribunal for a verdict."
Monday, 16 July 2012
A medical report by the Kangaroos submitted to the Match Review Panel is expected to reveal that Leigh Adams' shoulder was dislocated by Chris Judd's 'chicken wing' tackle.
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Chris Judd's report for a "chicken wing" tackle on Kangaroo Leigh Adams dominates the media landscape.
"I was stuck at the bottom of the pack and obviously felt the arm get pulled and it was a pretty uncomfortable position," Adams said.
"He doesn't have a bad bone in his body so I'm sure, whatever he did he didn't mean it, and hopefully he gets off."
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Carlton coach Brett Ratten says the bye will allow Blues skipper Chris Judd to rest neck and shoulder problems that have hampered him in recent weeks.
"He has had to do a fair bit of work to get himself up to play each week," Ratten said.
"He'll thrive from having a few days off. He's got to work through this part of the injury and take the time to heal. We've got 15 days so that will allow him to get a bit of recovery."
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Rugged midfielder Mitch Robinson reveals that, as a former Swans supporter, he once had a deep hatred of his current skipper Chris Judd.
"I hated Juddy and I told him that, but it's pretty hard to now," Robinson said.
"Since I got here, coming from Tasmania, he's the most professional bloke I've ever seen. He just leads by example and you can tell why he's the captain of the club."
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Chris Judd says the struggling Blues fully support embattled coach Brett Ratten, stating the team just needs to play better.
"He's got our full support and he's doing a great job - we just need to play better footy," Judd said.
"We're not going to look externally and point the blame elsewhere. The players need to take control of that and put up better performances."
Friday, 11 May 2012
The AFL investigates a business deal between Carlton skipper Chris Judd and Mark Lo Giudice, a Carlton coterie club member who has since moved onto the club's board.
Judd successfully retrieved a $500,000 investment after the matter was played out in the County Court.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Carlton coach Brett Ratten says the media scrutiny of the club's decision to rest captain Chris Judd is unwarranted.
"We laugh as a coaching group to think that because Chris is out for a week there's all this focus on it," Ratten said.
"You go through and have a look in the last 12 months or even a bit longer, in regards to individual players, they've been taken out of the team and … the reason why is they've got general soreness written there.
"I find it so funny that we make this big song and dance about one individual."
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Carlton assistant coach Alan Richardson says the club would have played Chris Judd against a better opponent after deciding to rest their star player against GWS.
"There's no doubt if we were playing one of those (top teams) and we didn't have someone to come in and replace him he'd be more likely to play," Richardson said.
"For the last three years we've tailed off at the back end of the year and we think that managing the list is really important."
Friday, 4 May 2012
Carlton decides to rest Chris Judd, Matthew Kreuzer and Jarrad Waite against the Giants, a move which GWS midfield Tom Scully says is disappointing.
"To have them resting is disappointing in a way but I can certainly understand it from Carlton's point of view. We'll just be focusing on the players that are actually going to be taking to the field," Scully said.
"The guys that are resting can't have an impact on the game and certainly they're still going to have some good players coming in so we're going to have to focus on those guys and recognise that they'll be hungry for opportunities."
Carlton coach Brett Ratten says there is no arrogance in his side's decision to leave star players Chris Judd, Matthew Kreuzer and Jarrad Waite out of their clash with GWS.
"I don't think you can call us arrogant in regards to what we're doing to look after our list and make sure that our best players are ready to play every week," Ratten said.
"I think that's a bit out of line."
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Chris Judd expects to miss up to two home and away matches as the Blues ape Geelong's model by resting their stars in the lead up to the finals.
"I think it's one of the reasons why it's so important to win games early on in the season … it probably does give you the luxury to rest players later on," Judd said.
"Not wanting to look too far ahead, but certainly I'd be comfortable to have a couple of rests throughout the year. When they'll be we'll wait and see."
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Chris Judd says he intends to play in Carlton's second round NAB Cup match against the Western Bulldogs on March 4 if his shoulder holds up.
"My shoulder is really well and I'm doing full training with the rest of the team," Judd said.
"I won't be playing this weekend, but I'm keen to play the weekend after. The fitness coach is trying to get me to play the third NAB Cup game so we'll wait and see who wins that battle."
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Gary Ablett, Chris Judd and Nick Riewoldt are reported to be the AFL's top paid players with Ablett earning in excess of $1 million.
Friday, 13 January 2012
Carlton captain Chris Judd has returned to the training track following shoulder surgery last month.
"I think he's well ahead of schedule even though the surgery was quite minor in the end anyway so he'll probably have another couple of weeks with no contact and then he'll be back," teammate Michael Jamison said.
"He'll certainly play in the NAB Cup. To what extent I'm not sure but we would have thought he'd play at least the last couple of NAB Cup games."
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Chris Judd is in good spirits after surgery to his shoulder, and expects to start running before Christmas.
"I have pulled up really well and am really happy with how it all went," Judd said.
"The good thing about an upper body injury is there is still plenty of things you can do on your legs, so keeping all that stuff up while resting [the shoulder] holds you in good stead when you go back into work."
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Chris Judd will undergo minor surgery after injuring his shoulder in pre-season training.
"Chris will have a minor procedure on his shoulder early next week," general manager of football operations Andrew McKay said.
"At this time of the year it is best to ensure he commences 2012 in peak condition and being a shoulder injury he will be able to maintain his fitness before resuming full training in January."
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Star midfielder Marc Murphy has capped a stellar 2011 season, winning Carlton's best and fairest to take out the John Nicholls medal ahead of skipper Chris Judd.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Carlton skipper Chris Judd has won the Leigh Matthews Trophy after being voted the AFLPA's Most Valuable Player.
"Players strive for the recognition of their colleagues - whether it's from their teammates or opponents," said AFLPA president Luke Power said.
"Chris Judd's recognition tonight as a player and captain is richly deserved and I congratulate him for a stellar season."
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Carlton skipper Chris Judd and wife Rebecca are celebrating the birth of a healthy baby boy, Oscar Dylan Judd.
The arrival of the newborn on Tuesday allows Judd to play in Friday's match against North Melbourne.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Chris Judd reflects on his career as he prepares for his 200th game of AFL footy this Saturday night against Gold Coast.
Judd has had to battle various injury concerns on his way to reaching his latest milestone.
"I think if you don't play AFL football, then it's hard to understand the level of anxiety that all players would feel over their bodies at various stages of their careers - that was certainly a challenging time for me," Judd said.
"But all players would have moments throughout the year when they might wonder if their year is over or if they're going to get up for next week and that's really one of the things you have to deal with as an AFL player."
Friday, 25 February 2011
Despite an injury interrupted pre-season, Chris Judd is as fit as he wants to be at this time of year.
"I've probably had a bit of an injury-interrupted pre-season ... but having been in the system for 10 years I'm as fit as I need to be," Judd told CFC TV on Friday.
"I've had a good run for the last couple of months and I'm looking forward to putting a few different structures in place that the club's been working on."
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Chris Judd says his second Brownlow Medal win was a bigger surprise than his first in 2004.
"Last night was the biggest shock. They were deserved favourites and both had terrific seasons," Judd said about beating Brownlow Medal favourites Gary Ablett and Dane Swan.
"The role I've played is winning the ball at stoppages, breaking the lines and pumping the ball forwards, and they're the sorts of roles that generally have the individual accolades attached."
Monday, 20 September 2010
Carlton skipper Chris Judd upset favourites Dane Swan and Gary Ablett to win the 2010 Brownlow Medal.
"The first one I think I had just turned 21 and at that age you're still just wondering if you're a bona fide AFL player, so that was a bit of a spin-out," Judd said when asked to compare his 2nd Brownlow Medal with his first.
"Then this year I was pretty happy with my year, but I didn't think it was [worthy] of Brownlow contention so it was a real spin-out. It's not something that you can plan or really expect but it's certainly a huge honour and very exciting."
Saturday, 1 May 2010
General manager of football operations Adrian Anderson says players' third-party arrangements with people involved at the club, such as Carlton captain Chris Judd's employment as environmental ambassador at cardboardy company Visy, will be clamped down on when free agency is introduced.
"One of the factors we'll be looking very closely at is: is there commonality between the people paying the player and the people who are involved at the club?" he said.
"So if you're a director of a club, or a president of a club, and that company is associated, that would be one factor we'll be less likely in the future ... to allow."
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Brett Ratten says the return of Carlton's captain Chris Judd from suspension will help, but does not believe that Judd alone can get the Blues back on track after two successive losses.
"I think he'll contribute in a real positive way for the team, which will be a plus," Ratten said.
"He might be the spark that we need, but I don't think we can just put all our eggs in one basket and say Chris Judd will come out and win us the game of football."
Friday, 12 March 2010
Chris Judd reveals that he tried his best to pull Brendan Fevola in line as the wayward forward began a series of drunken escapades that ultimately led to him being traded from Carlton.
"A lot of people have asked me since, `Why didn't you say something to him?'" Judd explained.
"I did have words with Brendan on Brownlow night and managed to stop him doing 'Street Talk'. We had a bit of an argument over that, at which time I grabbed (girlfriend) Bec and went up to bed.
"I'm completely comfortable with my behaviour on Brownlow night and what I did to help Fev. I don't feel responsible for Brendan's actions."
Monday, 22 February 2010
West Coast coach John Worsfold says superstar Chris Judd being traded from the Eagles to Carlton was a positive for his club.
"If Judd stays you might be hovering up in that top eight or top four maybe for a bit longer, and then Judd retires at the same time as Glass and Kerr and Cox and Embley and you have a big dip," Worsfold said.
"Juddy going has meant we've had a dip, we've still got those other good players there and we've added in some really good talent. So it's given us a chance to build a young group together with some good senior players as well."
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Blues assistant coach Mark Riley says Judd may spend time up forward in 2010 if the rest of the Carlton midfield fires.
"He's the premier midfielder at our club and if the midfield is going OK, if we have good depth and player availability, it will open up the options of sending him forward," Riley said.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Blues skipper Chris Judd will make full use of the NAB Cup to gain valuable match fitness before his home-and-away suspension starts.
"By and large, what will happen is that because Chris does have the first three games off, he will use the NAB Cup or the NAB Cup regional challenge to get his match fitness up," Carlton football manager Steven Icke said.
"Last year we monitored his time in those games, getting him best prepared for Round 1. But because he is not available for that, he will get extended game time in each of those (pre-season) games to ensure that he has reasonable match fitness when he does return to play in Round 4."
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Chris Judd has writes to over 300 Blues supporters following complaints to the club over its players' pre-Christmas behaviour.
Judd writes that it was "impossible for us as players to talk our way out of this situation, each one of us has to behave our way out of it".
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Chris Judd says rumours that he was behind Brendan Fevola's trade to the Lions are ridiculous while adding that the loss of Fevola would make Carlton's attack more unpredictable.
"That's ridiculous ... I wasn't involved in the decision," Judd said.
"I don't think it's possible to replace like for like. I mean, we're not going to lose Fev and get a Fev. We will lose 90 goals but we will probably be more unpredictable and have more flexibility down there."
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
John Nicholls medalist Chris Judd believes that young guns Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs succeed him as the Carlton's best and fairest in the coming years.
"Obviously 'Murph' was pretty stiff to miss out on All-Australian selection and Gibbs had a fantastic year as well," Judd said.
"It's always a huge honour to win the best and fairest. The two young blokes are pushing really hard so it may be my last for a while."
Monday, 28 September 2009
Blues skipper Chris Judd wins his second John Nicholls Medal as Carlton's best and fairest, edging out Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd has made an unsuccessful appearance before the AFL appeals board on Thursday night and his three-match ban for making contact with what Judd described as Lion Michael Rischitelli's "pressure point" will stand.
"I'm disappointed with the result," Judd said.
"Obviously the act itself was less than a second's worth of stupidity. Probably even more stupid were my comments in the press the next day with reference to a pressure point.
"It was a comment which evoked a lot of passion amongst both the media and the public alike. I've since watched a couple of Steven Seagal movies and realised that pressure points are no laughing matter."
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Carlton aims to overturn captain Chris Judd's three match suspension for misconduct against Michael Rischitelli.
Carlton is appealing on the basis that ''the decision was so unreasonable that no tribunal acting reasonably could have come to that decision having regard to the evidence before it''.
Judd has earlier claimed he was attempting to inflict pain on Rischitelli by making contact with a "pressure point" on Rischitelli's face but later claimed it was just a "poorly timed joke".
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd will miss the first three matches of the 2010 season after being found guilty of misconduct for making inappropriate contact with Lion Michael Rischitelli's face.
Judd was initially offered a two-match suspension but chose to contest the charge unsuccessfully resulting in his three-match ban.
"Obviously I'm disappointed with the outcome but now we'll go and assess our options and we'll make further comment at a later date," Judd said after the hearing.
Monday, 7 September 2009
Chris Judd's is expected to face an eye-gouging charge against Brisbane's Michael Rischitelli despite the Carlton captain claiming he was only making contact with Rischitelli's pressure point.
"I was pushing my thumb into the pressure point behind his ear," Judd said.
"It's a pretty stupid thing to do. I haven't actually seen it on the footage, but I assume my hands are close to his eyes. I don't know if the pressure point was really hurting him, but it was a dumb thing to do."
AFL Ron Barassi slams Carlton captain Chris Judd over his maneuver involving facial pressure points on Brisbane's Michael Rischitelli.
"It's disappointing because this guy is a hero for many, many people, including myself. Because he's a great player, he's got strength, skill, the whole lot. And he seems to keep himself in good shape mentally and physically and he says the right things. He'll regret this day for a long while," Barassi said.
The match review panel charges Carlton's Chris Judd with misconduct for making unnecessary contact with Lion Michael Rischitteli's face.
Judd can accept a two-match ban for his transgression.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd is seen to have made questionable contact with Lion Michael Rischitelli's face as the two struggled while on the ground in the elimination final between the two sides at the Gabba.
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Former Richmond coach Terry Wallace accuses several Carlton players of being downhill skiers after they were comprehensively beaten by Adelaide.
"Carlton have got some midfielders who've got to learn how to defend, they only want to play one direction and I'm quite happy to name them. I think (Marc) Murphy, (Heath) Scotland, (Nick) Stevens, (Chris) Judd - those four guys just don't defend," Wallace said on SEN.
Carlton coach Brett Ratten did not agree with Wallace's assessment of his playing group.
"I heard a little bit of it. That's up to Terry. That's his opinion and he can have it," a Ratten said.
"Terry may have made an observation that was part of last week's game, but I don't think you can put that down to a season's performance.
"It's very unfair to our group."
Friday, 28 August 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd says his team will probably not win the flag after missing out on the top four this year.
"The first three years at West Coast I guess we sort of limped into the finals and we just made it in there," he said.
"In my fourth, fifth and sixth years at the club we were a real top four team and each of those years, when you finish in the top four, you feel you're a chance to win the big dance.
"So we're probably in neither of those situations this time.
"A couple of weeks out from the finals we knew we were in there, but by the same token we're not a top four side and it's unlikely we'll be winning a Grand Final."
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Dane Swan and Alan Didak have been sensationally backed to win the Brownlow Medal in recent weeks, with bookmakers now rating both players among the top half-dozen chances to win football's top award.
TAB Sportsbet's Gary Davies said while Geelong's Gary Ablett remained outright favourite at $3, the weight of support for the Collingwood pair meant the star Cat's price had eased.
Carlton champ Chris Judd is second pick at $3.50 and his price remained steady after a solid performance against Richmond at the weekend.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Carlton has defended its handling of Chris Judd's broken nose last Friday night, after being asked by the AFL to explain its graphic attempts to stem the bleeding, which saw Judd taken from the ground three times late in the cliffhanger game against St Kilda.
Blues' football boss Steven Icke confirmed last night that the AFL had yesterday sought a written explanation from club doctor Ben Barresi after a weekend of graphic footage of the treatment of Judd's injury that included shots of a bladder inflater being inserted into the captain's blood nose.
"You're dealing with all those emotions," said Icke. "Your captain's off the ground, he's bleeding, he wants to go back on, it's a close game and the stakes are high.
"We have full confidence in our medical team and I don't think at any stage did they feel it was necessary to take Chris down to the rooms for treatment. We've explained that to the AFL."
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Carlton coach Brett Ratten says captain Chris Judd is verging on the best form of his career and is ready to spend more time as a forward.
"I think it was probably the best game I have seen him play, and probably not just from his ball-winning ability but to jump and catch the ball," Ratten said.
"From an all-round performance, he's tackling well and winning the ball.
"But now to see him catch the ball, maybe that scares the opposition a bit more."
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Young Fremantle tagger Garrick Ibbotson took a lot out of his clash with Carlton captain Chris Judd on Saturday night.
Ibbotson tallied 23 touches while opposed to the Carlton captain who notched 28 disposals and a goal.
"I wanted to try and get a bit of the ball myself," Ibbotson said.
"I had a focus of starting with Judd and playing on him but at the same time I wanted to be able to make sure that I could try and get some of the ball myself and not just be 100 per cent committed to working with him."
Friday, 17 April 2009
Sydney's Brett Kirk says Carlton's midfield deserves to be compared to the famed West Coast engine room of Cousins, Judd, Kerr and Cox.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd is unsure if his side's younger players got carried away with their early-season form after an upset loss to the Bombers.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Carlton coach Brett Ratten has laughed off reports that an ailing skipper Chris Judd is in doubt for this week's clash against the Brisbane Lions.
A flu-ridden Judd missed a training session earlier this week, but Ratten maintained there was no doubt about his availability.
"I heard on the news today he was out for the year and he has got bronchitis or pneumonia or something like that, but he was actually down in the weights room.
"He will be fine. He might take it easy today but he'll go for a run tomorrow. He will play for sure."
Friday, 27 March 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd believes Ben Cousins will be happy his first game is out of the way, even though he injured himself.
Chris Judd expects former teammate Ben Cousins will feel some relief, despite a hamstring injury stalling his comeback.
Monday, 23 March 2009
Brett Ratten has warned his players not to be blinded by the focus on Chris Judd and Ben Cousins ahead of Thursday's season-opening match.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd can't wait to line up against former teammate and Richmond recruit Ben Cousins on Thursday night.
Friday, 13 February 2009
Carlton captain Chris Judd has sat out his second intraclub match in a week, but remains in contention for the NAB Cup opener against North Melbourne.
Friday, 16 January 2009
Buoyed by his solid pre-season, Carlton captain Chris Judd is keen to again unleash his fearsome running game on the AFL.
Blues captain Chris Judd is relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with Ben Cousins in an MCG blockbuster start to the AFL season.
Friday, 7 March 2008
Chris Judd makes his first appearance for the Blues, leading them to a 9-point victory against the Bulldogs in a practice match at Princes Park.
In front of a crowd of about 10,000, Judd tallied 20 disposals, playing in six-minute bursts each quarter.
"The body's alright, it's good, I'll probably know more tomorrow but I'm happy with how I pulled up and looking forward to round one," Judd said.
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Chris Judd is named as Carlton captain for season 2008 while Nick Stevens is named as his deputy.
Blues coach Brett Ratten says it was a close call between Judd and Stevens for the captaincy.
"It's been a tough one for the match committee and it was pretty close," Ratten said.
"You reflect on what Chris has done as a captain already and it puts him just in front of Nick."
Judd admitted it was a unique situation to be appointed skipper despite not having yet played a game for the Blues.
"It is an unusual way to go about things, but the opportunity is there now, and I'd be silly to walk away from it," Judd said.
"I just felt it was a huge privilege to be able to captain this footy club. Obviously, I haven't been here for a long time, but I'm looking forward to a long union with the footy club and the leadership group and Nick."
Nick Stevens says it was disappointing to miss out on the captaincy but that Judd was a deserving skipper.
"I would have loved to have captained the club, but on the other hand, it's a great honour to be vice-captain as well, and I guess with Juddy, there's no greater man you could lose it to," Stevens said.
Friday, 21 December 2007
Chris Judd proves that his groin troubles are close to over after setting the Blues time record for a lap around Princes Park.
Judd will resume training and kicking drills but is still expected to miss the opening round of the pre-season cup.