Kernahan: Worst loss ever

Sportal August 27, 2012, 6:01 pm
Stephen Kernahan

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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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  1. the8thdwf06:13am Tuesday 28th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Exactly Gary. You can only play as well as the opposition lets you. And the scoreboard doesn't lie. Congrats to Gazza's men.

  2. Jeff06:03am Tuesday 28th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    we are the team that never lets you down…?

  3. Lewis11:56pm Monday 27th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Stephen Kernahan while your at it sack yourself washed up has been.......

  4. Ln11:22pm Monday 27th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    i would have thought those tanking game would be worse

  5. underarm_bowler11:11pm Monday 27th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    oh well said jeff. ove the term handbaggers. sums up the blue girls beautifully.dont worry about cocles, just another braindead dummy

  6. Gary10:24pm Monday 27th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    all the stories go on about how bad the blues played, how about a bit of praise for the gold coast suns

  7. Jeff08:34pm Monday 27th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Kernahan is full of it - he couldn't play footy himself, loser

  8. Jeff08:28pm Monday 27th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Sob boo #$%$ - the blue boys are having the blues - pack of handbaggers

  9. underarm_bowler07:57pm Monday 27th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    couldnt happen to a better club or president. they got what they deserved and lets home more to come. I thought watching port beating them by ten goals was heaven but the suns topped that