Carlton midfielder Ed Curnow has fired back at former Blue Rhys Palmer for his jab at the club on social media.
Palmer played just one senior game in the navy blue, with previous stints at the Dockers and Giants. He was delisted by Carlton at the end of 2017, and had this to say about his former club following their disappointing 57-point loss to the Dockers.
“Everyone talks about draft picks and developing youth, but no-one talks about culture.” Palmer tweeted.
Everyone talks about draft picks and developing youth but no one ever talks about culture….
— Rhys Palmer (@rhysCpalmer) June 16, 2018
Curnow did not take kindly to the tweet, saying that Palmer’s post was irrelevant.
“It just annoys me that that gets traction that comment,” Curnow told The Sunday Footy Show.
“It’s just frustrating that Rhys feels like he has to make that comment and I think that only serves Rhys, so just ignore that.”
Curnow insisted that the Blues were on the right track, despite the outside scrutiny on the club.
“I don’t think so, we talk about it as a club (our direction), the guys understand externally there is a message going out about how we are going about our rebuild and we’re going about,” Curnow said.
“We’ve had this high turnover at the football club in the last couple of years, but inside the club — the standards are extremely high.
“Bolts (Brendon Bolton) puts a lot of pressure on our leaders, every player at the club, to be a better player and to challenge each other and so that’s what it’s like at the club at Carlton.
“On top of that you’ve got the other coaches involved that are pushing the standards and so are the players. It really is, it’s hard to say that we’re not winning but the environment is strong during the week and we have strong relationships, so it’s just not going our way at the moment, but it will turn.”