One of the best moments for all Carlton supporters in 2016 would have to be the senior debut of Jack Silvagni in Round 15.
The youngest of the Silvagni clan was named in the Blues line-up to take on the old enemy in Collingwood, collecting a handy 15 disposals. Sporting the number 2 Carlton guernsey, Jack has found the goals three times in his four games to date.
Of course Jack's father, Stephen Silvagni is best known as the AFL Full Back of the 20th Century, and proudly represented the Blues in 312 games from 1985-2001.
Silvagni, better known as "SOS," played in the 1987 and 1995 flags for the Blues, won two best and fairest awards, was picked in the Victorian state side and All-Australian teams on numerous occasions and is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
Despite his status as an elite defender his coaches, however, weren't against throwing SOS forward on occasion to give the Blues a boost in attack when needed.
One such day occurred in Round 16, 1993 against Princes Park co-tenants Fitzroy.
Fitzroy 10.6 (66) led Carlton 7.8 (50) by the best part of three goals, and it seemed that the 'Roys were on their way to another giant-killing win.
On general play, there was nothing that suggested that the Blues would even win the match, and if they did, it would only be narrowly, or by a few goals at best.
The third quarter told a much different story.
Carlton piled on 11 goals for the term to Fitzroy's one, overturning a 16-point deficit into a match-winning 48-point advantage.
The Blues went on with the job in the last term, adding a further nine goals to three, ultimately running out comprehensive 86-point winners in a percentage boosting result for the boys in navy blue.
Carlton finished with 27 goals for the day, and at the head of the goal-kicking list was Stephen Silvagni, with a grand total of 10.6 from 20 kicks and 11 marks.
At the other end, another handy defender/forward, and later to be named All-Australian full back for 1993, Alastair Lynch himself kicked a bag of six goals out of the Lions' total of 14.
Silvagni's 10 goal haul was the best of his career, and with the return of injured skipper Stephen Kernahan to the Blues line up, soon enough SOS found himself back in his familiar defensive area.
Mind you, this wasn't the first or last time Silvagni kicked a bag of goals either, with 15 goals coming in the opening four rounds of 1987, two hauls of eight coming in 1992, and later a three-game spell in 1997 in Rounds 13, 15 and 16 brought SOS goal tallies of 6.4, 5.3 and 6.3.
All up, Silvagni booted 202 goals in his 312 senior games with the Blues, and while he will always be remembered as one of the greatest defenders of all time, his added versatility along with his bravery when needed undoubtedly sets a high standard for young Jack to live up to.
If he can indeed reach even a quarter of what SOS achieved in the game, then Jack Silvagni will have done quite okay.