The ABC has lengthy comments from long serving CEO Andrew Fagan on why the side is such a disappointment to all concerned.
But Fagan stood by his decision to axe Friend and told ABC Radio 666 in Canberra on Monday that the issues at the club ran deeper than just the former coach.
“I’m not going to to into the details but what I’ll tell you is that when you’ve got an untenable environment, you’ve got an untenable environment,” he said.
“I’ve got 30 players that I can’t do anything about – Andy selected all those players.
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“When you’ve got an environment that’s not working you’ve got to make a change and what I said at the time was that the change wasn’t going to guarantee success.
“But I knew what would happen if we didn’t make a change … the club would implode from inside.”
Mr Fagan would also have us believe that coach Rea’s Saturday night spray was directed at players and not management.
UPDATE: For those blocked from GAGR here’s a link to our copy of the spray.