Stephen Kernahan
Stephen Kernahan

Carlton President Stephen Kernahan has declared the Blues' loss to Gold Coast on Saturday night as one of the worst in his time at the club.

The side is now out of finals contention but the club's president has insisted that they will not rush into any decisions, despite intensified speculation surrounding Brett Ratten's coaching future.

Kernahan said an overview of the entire club would take place at the end of the season and will be based on the year as a whole, not the results of any one game, regardless of how disappointing.

"Were very disappointed, one of our worst losses in my time at the club and we need to take responsibility and be accountable for that." Kernahan said.

"Our players were very ordinary early, they seemed to be on holidays and our members and supporters should be disappointed as we are.

"(But) it won't be on the weekend's game it will be on what's happened all year.

Comments from former Footscray, West Coast and Collingwood coach Michael Malthouse to ''3AW'' declaring he will either coach next year or never again have added fuel to the fire regarding Carlton's coaching position.

Kernahan has stated that no rash decisions will be made and all facets of the club will be reviewed in order for them to improve.

"Whilst were very emotional about the weekend it's only Monday, we won't be making knee jerk reactions," Kernahan said.

"We'll be looking at everybody across the board, the playing list, the board, the fitness side of things, the elite performance unit, the coaching, everything and that will be done at the right time as it's done every year."

Prior to the club's loss against Gold Coast, Carlton had won four of its past five including a much-hyped win over rivals Essendon.

Kernahan described the club's loss of respect as one of his major reasons for his disappointment in the side's performance.

"I just thought we'd won a bit of respect back, our last four or five weeks, we'd won four out of our last five including a big win against our arch enemy.

"And in a couple of hours we lost in on Saturday night.

"That's the disappointing thing for the coach and our players.

"At the end of the season we will make a few calls and do some homework and make some decisions."

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