Thursday, 17 May 2018
Carlton midfielder Ed Curnow is found
guilty of intentional umpire contact by the AFL Appeal Board and hit with a one-match suspension, but his younger brother Charlie Curnow has been cleared of the same charge.
Both Curnows were cleared of intentional umpire contact by the Tribunal on Tuesday night and fined $1000 after pleading guilty to the lesser charge of careless contact, decisions which prompted an appeal by AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking.
"We had a very reasonable jury on Tuesday that found (Charlie) guilty of careless contact with the umpire and yet (it's) pretty frustrating that same jury has been found to be unreasonable when they found Ed guilty of that same charge," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.
"So to come here is a little bit confusing. We'll cop it on the chin and move on."
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
The AFL will appeal downgraded umpire contact findings against Carlton brothers Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow, describing the sanctions imposed as "manifestly inadequate".
Collingwood coach says Geelong have reason to question the AFL Tribunal's decision to clear Carlton players Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow of their separate intentional umpire contact charges, after Tom Hawkins was dealt a one-game suspension for similar
"If I was Geelong I'd be bleeding … absolutely bleeding," he told SEN radio.
"Because Hawkins handled himself so well, I thought the club handled it well. You'd be scratching your head wondering, 'Why be so gracious when it's not actually supported or followed through?'"
Patrick Dangerfield slams the Tribunal's decision
to downgrade Carlton players Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow's intentional umpire contact charges a week after Tom Hawkins was slapped with a one-game ban.
"I think it was farcical, to be honest," Dangerfield told SEN radio.
"It's a couple of years running now that Tom has worn the brunt of the MRP. Then the following weeks the same thing has happened and it hasn't been consistent.
"I think we're all scratching our heads as to where is the consistency because I'm a little confused."
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow successfully challenge charges of intentional umpire contact at the Tribunal.
Both the Curnow brothers pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of careless contact with an umpire and were fined $1000 by the Tribunal.
Charlie Curnow was charged with making intentional contact with umpire Matt Stevic during the third quarter of Carlton's victory over Essendon at the MCG last Saturday, with his case referred directly to the Tribunal by Match Review Officer Michael Christian.
The same happened with Ed Curnow after he lightly touched Nathan Williamson in the chest with his right hand, about five minutes before his brother.
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Ed Curnow is likely to come under scrutiny after placing a hand on umpire Nathan Williamson's chest during the Blues' 13-point win over Essendon as an umpiring decision was being explained to him.
Sunday, 18 February 2018
Ed Curnow has made a full recovery from a serious bruised larynx injury.
"He saw the surgeon in January and he got the tick of approval. He has been doing the full box and dice (at training) and will be right to play," Blues football manager Andrew McKay.
Friday, 16 February 2018
Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says he plans to give Ed Curnow more tim ein the midfield in 2018.
"With his running capacity we see him being able to pinch-hit on the ball. So we'll do that this year, we'll give him some spurts on ball," Bolton said.
"But we don't want to do that too much, or it could become detrimental to him learning his forward craft. He is still very young."
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Marc Murphy will skipper the Blues for a sixth consecutive season in 2018.
Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty are Murphy's new deputies in an eight-man leadership group including Kade Simpson, Ed Curnow and fresh faces Matthew Kreuzer, Alex Silvagni and Lachie Plowman.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Ed Curnow's chances of returning from a bruised larynx before the end of the season are fading, with a specialist ruling him out for another four rounds.
"Ed Curnow saw the specialist yesterday. (He's) still going to be out for four weeks which is disappointing and probably longer than we first thought," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.
"We're just going to have to play that one by ear."
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Ed Curnow will miss up to another four weeks with a bruised larynx.
"He's got some significant bruising around [the throat] and the specialists are telling us that he's going to be unavailable for up to four weeks," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
At the age of 30, Dennis Armfield has been added to Carlton's leadership group for the first time, taking the spot of the retired Andrew Walker.
Marc Murphy has retained the captaincy at the Blues with veteran defender Kade Simpson the vice-captain for the third year overall.
Patrick Cripps, Sam Docherty, Bryce Gibbs and Ed Curnow round out the seven-player leadership group.
"In 2016, we set about building leadership density across our list. This year, we are sticking to the roadmap and ensuring there is a consistent level of leadership across the board," Blues coach Brendon Bolton said.
"With only one change to our leadership group for 2017, we are building on the foundations that were set last season."
Monday, 15 February 2016
Marc Murphy is reappointed as Carlton captain for 2016, but the Blues have overhauled their leadership group with the skipper and Bryce Gibbs the only survivors from the 2015 line-up.
In the new-look team, veteran Kade Simpson will take over as sole vice-captain from Murphy's 2015 joint deputies Bryce Gibbs and Michael Jamison.
Youngsters Patrick Cripps, 20, and Sam Docherty, 22, are among five additions to the 2016 group, as the Blues' next generation of leaders begins to emerge.
Hard-running midfielder Ed Curnow, 26, also joins the leadership team for the first time, while former members Simpson, 31, and Andrew Walker, 29, return after one-year absences.
Walker said Murphy had always loomed as the logical captaincy choice.
"After the tough year that we had and the amount of scrutiny that he copped I think the natural thing would have been for somebody to go into their shell," Walker said.
"But he has always stood up and really been at the forefront for the Carlton footy club. He copped a lot of scrutiny, but I think the way he was able to come out of it and the amount of confidence he's still got to lead the footy club is going to be great for us going forward."
Monday, 31 August 2015
Ed Curnow signs a contract extension that will keep him at the Blues until the end of 2017.
"Curnow has made a huge contribution to our midfield this season and plays his role for the team week in, week out," Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay said.
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.
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Brock McLean continues to struggle to cement a place in the Blues' senior side as he makes way for rookie Ed Curnow coming back from injury.
"It's unfortunate for Brock that he's lost his spot, but he lost his spot to the injured player that he replaced," Carlton football manager Stephen Icke said.
"Ed's form was very, very good up to the point that he got injured and Brock basically came in for Ed, so given that he was in the team for Ed, when Ed was available, then Brock comes out."
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Carlton rookie Ed Curnow is making the most of his second chance and hopes to repay Carlton with quality on-field form.
"I was just thankful for the opportunity. It's taken a while, but since I've been at Carlton, I've just really enjoyed my footy," Curnow says.
"I've had a good run. It was great news to hear that I'd been rookied first and then to get the call up for the first game was great. I've had a bit of a good run and hopefully I can keep it going."