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Carlton seek to learn from last week’s nightmare

Carlton players gathered to watch the final four minutes of last weekend's heartbreaking loss t..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 20, 2019

Carlton players gathered to watch the final four minutes of last weekend's heartbreaking loss to the Gold Coast to learn how to better handle the crunch moments as they prepared to play the Western Bulldogs.

Coach Brendon Bolton said the players understood the decisions that led to the result but they have been able to maintain their enthusiasm and morale despite the result.

Brendon Bolton says his side is improving despite remaining winless.

Brendon Bolton says his side is improving despite remaining winless.Credit:AAP

With the Blues being the only team without a win this year speculation about the long-term future of Bolton, who is in his fourth year in the job, increased this week.

Bolton, who turned 40 during the week, said he attempted to ignore the speculation and keep his mind on planning for round five.

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"I try not to let that infiltrate," Bolton said.

"I worry about the process more than that."

He admitted he was shattered when Gold Coast's Jack Bowes kicked the winning goal with 10 seconds remaining but he soon recognised the team blew their opportunity to put the game beyond reach in the third quarter.

Bolton, who has coached the Blues to 15 wins in 70 games during a massive rebuild of the club's list, said the frustration was growing however he considered the team to be improving.

"I understand that we want more results in terms of wins … we think we're moving forward," Bolton said.

"We just need to make sure that we persevere and it will turn at some point."

Carlton have included ruckman Matthew Kreuzer and forward Jack Silvagni for their first games of the season as they attempt to break through against a Bulldogs side who have lost their past two.

The Blues dropped Levi Casboult and Matthe Lobbe and will have a more balanced forward line against the BulldogRead More – Source

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Carlton seek to learn from last week’s nightmare

Carlton players gathered to watch the final four minutes of last weekend's heartbreaking loss t..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 20, 2019

Carlton players gathered to watch the final four minutes of last weekend's heartbreaking loss to the Gold Coast to learn how to better handle the crunch moments as they prepared to play the Western Bulldogs.

Coach Brendon Bolton said the players understood the decisions that led to the result but they have been able to maintain their enthusiasm and morale despite the result.

Brendon Bolton says his side is improving despite remaining winless.

Brendon Bolton says his side is improving despite remaining winless.Credit:AAP

With the Blues being the only team without a win this year speculation about the long-term future of Bolton, who is in his fourth year in the job, increased this week.

Bolton, who turned 40 during the week, said he attempted to ignore the speculation and keep his mind on planning for round five.

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"I try not to let that infiltrate," Bolton said.

"I worry about the process more than that."

He admitted he was shattered when Gold Coast's Jack Bowes kicked the winning goal with 10 seconds remaining but he soon recognised the team blew their opportunity to put the game beyond reach in the third quarter.

Bolton, who has coached the Blues to 15 wins in 70 games during a massive rebuild of the club's list, said the frustration was growing however he considered the team to be improving. (more…)

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