McGuire denies ‘making up’ claims about Geelong coach


Eddie McGuire has denied making up accusations that the AFL and the umpiring fraternity had an issue with Chris Scott’s demonstrative nature within the coach’s field after the Geelong coach rubbished his claims.

Scott was given a $10,000 suspended sanction for his function in a heated quarter-time trade with Brisbane Lions gamers throughout a spherical two conflict.

Following the positive, the Geelong coach on Monday responded to solutions made by McGuire, who stated the AFL and its umpires had been “not proud of the fixed theatrics” and “fixed demonstrative assault on the umpires” throughout video games.

Scott stated McGuire “simply made that half up”, whereas strongly denying the sport would go on any data to the previous Collingwood president earlier than informing him first.

McGuire on Wednesday stated he understood why Scott was sceptical of his feedback, however stated each events merely had totally different connections inside the AFL’s head workplace.

“I agree with what Chris Scott stated partly,” McGuire informed Footy Categorized.

“He hears from Steve Hocking, who’s a really shut good friend to him, they work collectively. However that is at that space.

“I converse to different [senior AFL] folks, and my telephone was going off [when he said that], I did not go soliciting.

“Let’s not overlook, these nice pals of his nonetheless gave him a $10,000 suspended positive.

“My level is, there isn’t any battle happening. I’ve bought quite a lot of respect for him.”

When Scott spoke on Monday, he additionally opened up on the challenges of being a coach, which he claimed at occasions is “not an excellent job”.

McGuire admitted he felt sorry for the Geelong coach, who has usually had his place criticised regardless of usually main the Cats to finals soccer every year.

“I really feel for him generally at Geelong,” McGuire stated.

“In the event that they win, it is Dangerfield and Selwood and everybody else. In the event that they lose, it is the coach.

“He took over a membership that was nearly shot when Collingwood fastened them up within the 2010 preliminary last. Subsequent 12 months, [they] beat Collingwood 3 times and received the flag.

“Not solely that however by attending to the finals all these years. You do not win all of them as a result of they’re laborious to win.

“He has helped Geelong arrange the redevelopment down there, the membership, all the pieces.

“I feel generally he feels if he was handing out gold bars, folks would complain it is too heavy. I feel he was very courageous to come back on to the present and articulate what he needed to say.”

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