The Blues would not buy into McGuire’s comments, which were arguably more inflammatory in the week that the Magpies play Carlton. LoGuidice is understood to have dismissed the McGuire comments when asked about them yesterday, but did not wish to respond on the record.
“If you’re on the board of the Carlton Football Club it’s the best of times and the worst of times at the moment because if the Blues get another No.1 pick or an early pick they’re going to have a pretty good line-up in the next few years,” McGuire said on his breakfast radio show. “So as much as you’re hanging on there, there is a bit of blue sky.
“If you had a blank canvas and the situation was there, if you’re Mark LoGuidice you’d probably be having breakfast in the next little period of time with Alastair Clarkson, wouldn’t you, because they could work together.
“Brendon Bolton I’m a huge wrap for, and people are going to go after him but he has done all the hard work.
“Now, they’ve worked together [at Hawthorn].”
“Clarko has already said he’s staying at Hawthorn. I’m saying in the best possible world, that is the type of person you’d want to get. It makes Carlton a destination club as well.
“If you realised when Richmond came good how annoying they are, you just wait until Carlton comes good. I don’t want to give them any advice at all that might make them in any way decent.
“Carlton have got this great young list coming through, and they’ve got a great teacher at the moment and I reckon he is doing a really good job at the moment but Carlton is a big club and it needs a big personality again.”
Carlton’s co-captains Patrick Cripps and Sam Doherty spoke to the players following the North thrashing and expressed disappointment that the team had not played with the requisite hunger or desire or achieved the key performance indicators that they judge themselves on. Senior midfielder Ed Curnow, who was playing his 150th game, also said post-game to the players that this performance was not reflective of what Carlton are in 2019.