Blues slammed as grim finals drought rolls on

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Carlton person fallen abbreviated of finals footy for the 16th clip successful 20 years and it's sent societal media into meltdown.

It was an appalling 19-point decision to the Suns astatine Docklands Stadium that enactment a definitive enactment done the Blues' 2021 finals hopes, meaning their finals drought dating backmost to 2013 has stretched retired to different year.

Since 2002, Carlton person lone featured successful the finals successful 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, each portion the legendary Chris Judd was astatine the club.

And their 2013 qualification has an asterisk adjacent to it, arsenic they took the spot of eighth-placed Essendon aft the Bombers were penalised for their infamous 2012 supplements program.

Carlton depart the tract aft their 19-point decision to Gold Coast. (Getty)

The Blues' latest nonaccomplishment leaves them reeling successful 12th connected the ladder with 2 games remaining and has each but sealed manager David Teague's fate, arsenic the nine undergoes an extended review.

While the Carlton mentor is contracted to the Blues until the extremity of 2022, there's a beardown feeling that helium hasn't done capable since taking implicit successful the 12th circular of the 2019 play to spot retired the term.

Sam McClure of The Age, a noted Blues fan, lamented what helium had seen from his beloved broadside against Gold Coast.

"Imagine being a Carlton protagonist successful lockdown," McClure wrote connected Twitter.

Corbin Middlemas of ABC Sport posted: "Is determination a much Carlton happening than that?"

And sedate doubts implicit Teague's aboriginal arsenic manager poured in.

"The Teague bid is heading backmost to the depot," wrote Daniel Cherny of The Age.

Paying notation to weapon Gold Coast midfielder Touk Miller, Daniel Garb of ABC Sport wrote: "The Touk bid derails the Teague train."

Former Seven footy writer Mark Stevens dropped a lengthier tweet.

"David Teague can't past this season," Stevens said.

"And recognition to the Suns. Looked similar they wanted it more, which is simply a large portion of Teague's problem!"

And Tribal Sports Group laminitis and managing manager Lou Sticca wrote: "Goodbye finals, goodbye play 2021 and astir apt goodbye David Teague. This is present a regular feeling for the past 26 years."

Carlton manager David Teague addresses his charges during the 19-point nonaccomplishment to Gold Coast. (Getty)

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