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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 (born 18 April 1979) is the senior coach of the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Prior to serving in this role. 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 .

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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"I speak to Brendon Bolton every week after the match, I speak to the president Mark LoGiudice and speak to some of the other directors and the football manager as 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 future will likely be shaped over the next four Carlton games, when the Blues meet clubs that are either in their same weight division – St A howler against fellow-straggler North was followed by a spirited near miss versus Collingwood, then another meek effort against a ruthless GWS

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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Puma to release posthumous Nipsey Hussle collection: GWS v Carlton : Blues fans call GWS were on the receiving end of plenty of criticism after their loss to Hawthorn last week and they took out The Blues booted just two goals in the first half, their opponents piling on 13 in a rampant performance .

GWS v Carlton : Blues fans call for Brendon Bolton ' s sacking after woeful performance Sporting News AU 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 .

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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