Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Carlton Humiliated by the Gold Coast Suns

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Carlton Humiliated by the Gold Coast Suns

Article excerpt

IT'S often said a week's a long time in footy.

And that fact has never been more evident than in the space of seven days, as Carlton has gone from a rejuvenated C[pounds sterling]certain finalistC[yen] after dishing out a comprehensive 16-goal win over Essendon to a shattered club after one of the most humiliating defeats in its history against the Gold Coast Suns.

And Brett Ratten has gone from feeling secure in the Blues coaching position to wondering how he is going to fill his time in 2013.

In the end, a win would not have gifted Carlton a finals berth, with Fremantle remaining eighth and four points clear after upsetting North Melbourne Co and with a game against Melbourne to come in the last round.

The real damage for Carlton was done during a seven-week period between rounds 7 and 14 when it won just one game. …

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