Retirements

Round 21 Injury Report
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Scrapes, scratches and season-enders

BRISBANE
Injury Update:
Haydn Kiel, hamstring, 1-2 weeks
Mitch Clark, quad, 2-3 weeks
Josh Drummond, thigh, 3-5 weeks

Saints Salvage Finals March
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St. Kilda hangs on to their spot on the Ladder

Round 20 produced some of the biggest upsets of the 2009 AFL season. When the Brisbane Lions toppled the third placed Western Bulldogs on Saturday night, St Kilda were ousted from eighth position on the Ladder. This turned their Sunday afternoon encounter with Fremantle into a must win game in their Finals campaign. St Kilda came in as underdogs due to their very poor record at Subiaco Oval. Fremantle were playing for pride and tradition at the end of a horribly inconsistent season.

Late Season AFL News
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Queensland team gets senior coach, more season-end retirements

Former Eagle and current Collingwood assistant coach Guy McKenna has been appointed as the senior coach for the new Gold Coast team on a two year contract. The GC17 team, as it is known at present until a permanent name is decided upon, is hoping to be granted an AFL license in October with 2011 as the target date for their AFL debut.

Robert Harvey Heads Retirement List
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Knowing when it's time to go
St. Kilda champion Robert Harvey announced that he would retire at the end of the season. Harvey, who said telling his teammates was the hardest thing he had ever done, said he believed it was the right time to step aside to give younger players a chance and also said he was looking forward to spending more time with his wife and children.

News From Around The AFL
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Retirements, suspension, expansion teams -- changes is in the air

A drunk driving incident after the Round 18 match has resulted in Heath Shaw and Alan Didak being suspended for the remainder of the season by the club. Shaw was driving under the influence when he hit a parked car. Neither Shaw nor his passenger Didak were injured in the incident. Shaw and Didak were not forthcoming with the truth about the incident and the club decided on the suspensions.

Round Nine Injury Report
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Carr and Neitz move off the field, into the front office

ADELAIDE
Injury Update:
Brad Symes, ankle, 2-3 weeks
Brad Moran, hamstring,:4 weeks
Myke Cook, hamstring, 3 weeks

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