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Teague takes swipe at Blues board, external review


Carlton coach David Teague has taken a swipe at the Blues board, admitting he would have liked more support from the club’s powerbrokers.

Teague says Carlton has not “nailed” its football department external review as he remains in the dark over his future and the findings of the review.

“I understand the review process,” Teague told reporters on Thursday.

“At times, there has been some media and some journalism that's just not true. Would I have loved some people from within the club to come out and back me up? Absolutely, I'm not going to lie.

“Have we nailed the process? I don't think so. I think that's clear, and I think everyone would put their hand up to that.

“But in terms of the why, the desire is to get Carlton back to being really good footy team, I understand that and I desperately want that.

“I want to be part of that, and I believe I can be part of that.”

“There's a group of players down there that will have success, they are going to have success. We're doing some things right, but we've got to get better.

“There's lot of areas we've got to get better. Our stoppage work is just not good enough at the moment, our defence hasn't been consistent enough.

“We've showed periods where we've nailed our game style, but too often we haven't been able to nail it consistently.”

Former St Kilda and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has openly declared his interest in the Carlton job if Teague and the Blues were to part ways.

“Well, I'm contracted for 2022. I'm planning for that,” Teague said.

“I still believe I'm the person to go forward. Unless he knows something that I don't know, then I'm going to continue to plan to be the coach next year.”

Four-time premiership coach Alastair Clarkson has also been linked to the Carlton coaching position.


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