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SportGWS v Carlton: Blues fans call for Brendon Bolton's sacking after woeful performance

21:55  19 may  2019
21:55  19 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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GWS were on the receiving end of plenty of criticism after their loss to Hawthorn last week and they took out their frustration on the Blues . Brendon Bolton ' s side opened the scoring through Harry McKay but from there it was one-way traffic, Harry Himmelberg and Jeremy Finlayson going into the

Brendon Bolton has fought back tears while saying he understands why Carlton sacked him as coach of the struggling AFL club. "I am obviously disappointed but I understand the reality of this caper," Bolton told reporters on Monday. "The win-loss challenges got too much it' s another Carlton -first

GWS v Carlton: Blues fans call for Brendon Bolton's sacking after woeful performance© Getty Images

GWS were on the receiving end of plenty of criticism after their loss to Hawthorn last week and they took out their frustration on the Blues.

Carlton headed to Giants Stadium looking for their second win of the year, but after two quarters, those thoughts were long gone.

The Blues booted just two goals in the first half, their opponents piling on 13 in a rampant performance.

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Brendon Bolton's side opened the scoring through Harry McKay but from there it was one-way traffic, Harry Himmelberg and Jeremy Finlayson going into the main break with three goals each.

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Brendon Bolton fought back tears but he holds no grudges after Carlton finally pulls the trigger and sacks him as Blues coach midway through another disappointing AFL season for the club.

Carlton have sacked coach Brendon Bolton after players and club bosses were called to a team "I'm disappointed but I'm not bitter at all." Carlton have won just four of their past 43 games after Carlton fans grew increasingly impatient with the lack of improvement in a talented Blues playing

Brett Deledio and Brent Daniels both had doubles, while Tim Taranto collected a mountain of footy.

To make matters worse for Carlton, veteran midfielder Marc Murphy went to hospital after receiving a whack in the guts in a contest with Shane Mumford.

While Carlton were overrun in the dying minutes against Collingwood last week, there were plenty of positives to take from matching it with one of the best in the competition.

Any good will that had been built up with that performance was shattered in the first half on Sunday evening.

A quarter-time spray from the coach didn't seem to have much effect on the team.

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GWS were on the receiving end of plenty of criticism after their loss to Hawthorn last week and they took out their frustration on the Blues . The Blues booted just two goals in the first half, their opponents piling on 13 in a rampant performance . North Korea slammed US National Security

Carlton ' s Football Director Chris Judd has defended on embattled club coach Brendon Bolton despite mounting pressure, while stopping short of guaranteeing him a job next season. A diabolical performance in the 93-point defeat at the hands of the GWS Giants in Round 9 has left the Blues

Even inspirational captain Patrick Cripps was well held, another victim of a tight tag from Matt de Boer.

Some sections of Carlton faithful had seen enough, calling for Bolton's sacking.



Bolton is now in his fourth season at the Blues, having overseen a decline in the number of wins every season during his tenure.

If his job is indeed under threat, the 40-year-old could probably rightly feel aggrieved at his charges.

The Blues were slaughtered in the tackle stats and gave away several goals through basic defensive mistakes.

If there were any high points to take back to Melbourne, Carlton kicked four of the last seven goals to keep the margin under 100 points, but as you probably guessed, positives were few and far between.

The Blues remain nailed to the bottom of the ladder ahead of their round 10 clash with St Kilda.

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