With just one win for the season, and 16 across his 77 games in charge, Carlton have sacked Brendon Bolton.
This week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, we take a look at why Bolton was sacked, the timing of the decision, and the future for the Blues.
Is their list as good as they think it is? How will the pick trade with Adelaide be looked back on at the end of the season? Will they get a “bounce” under interim coach David Teague? And what kind of coach should they look for going forward?
Caroline Wilson, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson also discuss Collingwood’s loss – one they had been dicing with for weeks – and one of the biggest worries for the Pies: Dayne Beams, who is not the player he was last season.
Meanwhile, we ask whether Melbourne should “shut up shop” for the rest of the season (though the Dees have been taking steps in the right direction), chat about the game in China, which was a bad day made worse for St Kilda thanks to Jarryn Geary’s injury, and look Rhyce Shaw’s performance as North Melbourne coach, where he has inherited one of the toughest gigs in football.
All this plus the whispers about Tom Boyd’s potential return to playing football, which club would be the best fit for Brett Ratten should he get back to senior coaching, and a look back at the Tigers’ “woeful” performance against North Melbourne.
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