North Melbourne President James Brayshaw has labelled Collingwood President Eddie McGuire and his Hawthorn counterpart Jeff Kennett ‘fat cats’ after they derided the AFL’s decision to give cash handouts to clubs that are struggling financially.
The AFL have announced that they will pour money into the football departments of struggling clubs as the gap between the haves and the have nots in the league widens.
Former Demons legend Gary Lyon has agreed to return to the embattled Melbourne club as football director, however he has ruled out any possibility that he coach the club.
Dean Bailey has been sacked as coach of the Melbourne Demons in the wake of the clubs 186 point to loss to Geelong on the weekend.
Collingwood defender Heath Shaw is working hard to sustain his form and fitness while serving a lengthy suspension, the 2011 Michael Tuck Medal winner set to return in time to play in the AFL finals in September.
St Kilda skipper Nick Riewoldt and Fremantle defender Luke McPharlin have both accepted one-match suspensions and will miss their respective matches in this weekend’s Round 19 of the 2011 AFL Toyota Premiership.
Geelong Cats coach Chris Scott is confident the current second-ranked AFL club can hit the top of the ladder over the coming weeks, starting with a return to form this Sunday when they take on Richmond at Eithad Stadium.
Hawthorn President Jeff Kennett has declared he has no intention of signing coach Alistair Clarkson to a deal until the end of the season, despite the fact the premiership winning coach may be approached by opposition clubs.
A third party deal between Tom Scully and Melbourne businessmen could be that catalyst in keeping the young Demon at the club.
Speculation over whether Mick Malthouse will remain at Collingwood next year continues to grow, after talks between the coach and the club failed to define what Malthouse will be doing at the club next year in his role as Director of Football.
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