Who would want to be an AfL Coach? Daivd Teauge former assistant Coach at the West Coast Eagles joined Carlton in mid 2019 and has a 15 -20 win loss record. However, is that good enough?
There are several teams in the competition this year where the question will be asked as whether it is time to get a new coach and Carlton would appear increasingly likely to fall in that category.
Collingwood and North Melbourne are already after only 8 rounds well below the remainder of the teams in the competition and building and experimenting with their team line ups and it would be reasonable to think that Collingwood may well be changing coach and spending the rest of this season trying to regain some form and start building towards a more successful season in 2022. North Melbourne well with their current injury list their is very little any coach can do with them as they simply don’t have the players available at the standard required to be competitive.
Carlton however, are only 1 win out of the 8 and at half time against the Western Bulldogs looked far the better side. The final margin was 16 points. If you hadn’t watched their past couple of matches and only read the score in the paper tomorrow you could well believe it was an respectable loss given the 2 teams respective positions on the premiership table. Carlton the past few of weeks have looked very good in the first half and part of the third quarter either leading or being highly competitive with teams that would be expected to compete in the finals series.The record this season for Carlton stands at 5 and 8 not good but not to bad when you consider past seasons are where they have come from in the past 2 season especially to this season.
The game plan looks good and for other half the game it troubles opposition sides but as the third quarter progresses against a top 8 side the game plan totally unravels. The loss 3 weeks ago against Brisbane looked like a young team that tired out in the second half and were simply over run by a fitter and more experienced side. It looked initially like a respectable loss or was it? The following week against Essendon, Carlton won well against a team that is unlikely to feature in September they played with confidence and they looked like them had learned and improved from their previous week defeat against Brisbane. Looks however, can be deceiving.