Teague swats away AFL criticism of Blues

2021-04-22 08:39:10

Carlton coach David Teague claims he has paid little consideration to per week of frustration and discontent concerning the AFL membership’s performances.

The warmth has been centered firmly on the Blues after they slumped to 2-3 after shedding to Port Adelaide on the MCG final Saturday evening.

Having not featured in finals since 2013 – and final performed in a grand closing 22 years in the past – Carlton followers are questioning if this season shall be one other wasted alternative.

Teague, who’s in his second full season in cost, has refused to be shaken by sturdy criticism, together with from former Carlton nice Mark Maclure.

“I have not seen plenty of it, the response, I’ve heard bits of it,” he mentioned.

“I’ve heard somewhat little bit of blame being thrown round however I come again to what we will management.

“I am actually comfy with the group of gamers that we have going out on the sphere.

“I am not going to vary my tunes off one weekend.

“I perceive the place the followers are at, I get that. We’re very fortunate, we have a number of the most passionate followers.

“At some stage, it is going to click on; ideally it is faster moderately than later however proper now we’re not enjoying our greatest footy.”

After being soundly overwhelmed by a top-four contender, the Blues get one other likelihood at taking up a preliminary finalist from final yr.

Carlton host the Brisbane Lions on Saturday – the identical group Teague confronted in his first sport as a senior AFL coach in 2019.

A eager observer at Marvel Stadium shall be former West Coast and Essendon coach John Worsfold, who has been introduced as a training marketing consultant on the Blues.

Now Perth-based after leaving the Bombers final yr, Worsfold returns to Carlton, the place he started his teaching profession as an assistant 21 years in the past.

Teague’s relationship with Worsfold extends to when he was an assistant at West Coast.

“He is somebody who’s been a sounding board for me,” Teague mentioned.

“I sat with him a few occasions final yr within the hub simply discussing totally different concepts and I actually fee his opinion.

“It is extra of a mentoring position … it is extra to overview our processes and the way we go about issues.”

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