‘It’s likely that these will be his last two games as Carlton coach’

Off a poor performance in Saturday’s loss to Gold Coast, David Teague is making it easy for the Carlton board to act.

This week on the Real Footy podcast, Caroline Wilson, Jake Niall and Sam McClure discuss the coaching situation at Ikon Park. With the board set to meet later this week, the next two games appear set to be Teague’s last in charge. Will Alastair Clarkson take the reins at the Blues, or a year off? And how safe is Stuart Dew’s job at Gold Coast?

Meanwhile, the Bombers have arrived in the finals race with a vengeance. They are playing an exciting brand of footy, have taken a big scalp in the win over the Bulldogs, and are knocking on the door of the eight. They would be worthy finalists and an exciting contest for spots in the eight loom. But on the flipside, should the Bulldogs be worried about their performance against Essendon? Though the loss appears to be an aberration, there are some doubts about the Dogs’ defence.

The Giants are riding high after upsetting the Cats in Geelong and are also announcing themselves in the hunt for a finals spot. But Josh Kelly is yet to commit after receiving more time to decide whether he will extend his contract. Should GWS put their foot down, even if it means letting him go?

No matter which team makes the finals, logistical issues loom due to COVID-19. Is it feasible to hold the matches in WA given their strict rules if there are one or two cases? Is the answer to hold all finals in Victoria? What figure would the AFL put on crowds to be happy with the grand final being played at the MCG?

Also this week, the ramifications and fallout from Taylor Walker’s racist comment and subsequent ban are still playing out. It has highlighted the burden on Indigenous players more than ever. And has Taylor Walker played his last game for the Crows?

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