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Fast-finishing Blues must overcome sluggish starts, says Teague

Carlton needs to adopt an aggressive mindset from the opening bounce rather than waiting for the game to be on the line before surging, after another come from behind thriller fell just short on Sunday at the MCG.

Interim coach David Teague wasn’t sure whether to be happy or disappointed at the performance and ended up being a mixture of both. The Blues kicked five goals in the final quarter for the third game straight, and brought up exactly 100 points for the second time with him as coach, but failed to claim the four points.

Daisy chain: Dale Thomas launches into tackle on Melbourne's Christian Petracca.

Daisy chain: Dale Thomas launches into tackle on Melbourne’s Christian Petracca.Credit:AAP

“It was a hard one to rate, part of me loved their character, their fight, their resilience and their determination, but then another half of me was thinking we need to start turning up to be the aggressors from the word go,” Teague said.

The Blues hit the lead in the final quarter but were unable to hold on with a desperate kick off the ground from Mitch McGovern hitting the post and leaving Carlton five points behind with less than 30 seconds remaining.

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