Teague fires shot at board as Blues mess grows

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Carlton coach David Teague has taken a swipe at the Blues board amid the external review into the footy department, saying he's lacked support from powerbrokers and declaring the club has not "nailed the process".

The external review was launched in June as a result of another dismal Carlton season, in which the Blues are now languishing in 13th on the ladder and have extended their finals drought to eight years.

Teague is contracted until the end of 2022 but there is a significant possibility that the review will seal his fate at the completion of this season.

Teague today expressed his disappointment in the Carlton board in a media conference, as he responded to questions about his future.

"I understand the review process," Teague told reporters.

"At times, there has been some media and some journalism that's just not true. Would I have loved some people from within the club to come out and back me up? Absolutely, I'm not going to lie.

"Have we nailed the process? I don't think so. I think that's clear, and I think everyone would put their hand up to that."

Carlton coach David Teague. (Getty)

Teague outlined where Carlton must improve, beginning in Saturday's clash with GWS at Docklands Stadium as the Blues farewell the legendary Eddie Betts.

"In terms of the why, the desire is to get Carlton back to being a really good footy team. I understand that and I desperately want that," Teague said.

"I want to be part of that, and I believe I can be part of that.

"There's a group of players down there that will have success. They are going to have success.

"We're doing some things right, but we've got to get better.

"There's lot of areas we've got to get better. Our stoppage work is just not good enough at the moment, our defence hasn't been consistent enough.

"We've shown periods where we've nailed our game style, but too often we haven't been able to nail it consistently."

Former St Kilda and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has this week publicly declared on Nine's Footy Classified that he's open to taking on Carlton's top gig.

Teague was blunt when prodded on Lyon's interest.

"Well, I'm contracted for 2022. I'm planning for that," Teague said.

"I still believe I'm the person to go forward. Unless he knows something that I don't know, then I'm going to continue to plan to be the coach next year."

Carlton coach David Teague. (Getty)

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