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Blues forgotten how to win: Carrazzo

By Leonard Siragusa 08/04/2008 01:50:01 PM Comments (0)

Carlton midfielder Andrew Carrazzo has admitted the Blues have forgotten how to win after the club's losing streak extended to a record-equalling 14 games.

After going down to arch-rival Essendon in a 44-goal thriller on Saturday night, Carlton's losing run extended to 14, matching the previous worst mark set way back in 1901-02.

Carrazzo said the demons of the recent past continue to haunt the one-time powerhouses of the competition, who have finished in the bottom two in five of the last six seasons.

"I know it's a bit of a funny thing to say but you forget how to win and that's probably where we're at, at the moment," Carrazzo said on Saturday night in the aftermath of the loss to the Bombers.

"Obviously we've gone through a rough trot the last few years (and) we've just got to get over that hump and after that who knows what can happen.

"Hopefully we can get that win over Collingwood this week."

The impressive Magpies will start as short-priced favourites to inflict a record 15th straight defeat on the Blues at the MCG on Sunday.

Carrazzo, the reigning club best and fairest winner, said the losing streak was irrelevant because the club was embarking on a new era with a new group of players and coaching staff.

But the midfielder said the Blues must rectify the lapses in concentration that cost them so dearly against the Bombers.

"We played some really good footy but couldn't sustain it, which is a recurring theme at the moment and something we've got to fix," Carrazzo said.

"We're improving every week, we need a win and the proof will be in the pudding."

Carrazzo was upbeat about the team's star full-forward Brendan Fevola.

The spearhead, who has publicly revealed he has given up gambling and drinking alcohol for the rest of his career, bagged his fifth eight-goal haul in a virtuoso performance against the Bombers.

"When he's putting all his energies into playing well and doing the right things, he showed he's in the top handful of players in the AFL," Carrazzo said.

"He's a tough force to stop so hopefully he can keep it up each week."

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