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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Duff and Quarters AFL podcast: Time for clubs to ‘grow up’ in derby rivalry

t’s one of the best rivalries in footy, but does it need to come down a notch?
The cross-town ill-feeling between Fremantle and West Coast has reached a point where it’s gone too far, according to The West Australian’s chief football writer Mark Duffield and The Sunday Times sports editor Glen Quartermain on the latest edition of the Duff and Quarters podcast.
As the two clubs continue to deal with the fallout from the Andrew Gaff hit on Andrew Brayshaw, Duffield urged all involved take the hatred down a notch after a bitter back-and-forth week.
“The derby rivalry has become an incredibly petty, childish rivalry,” Duffield said.
“I think it started out that way out of a lack of respect from West Coast to Fremantle. I think Fremantle hit back in a dysfunctional way in the Demolition Derby.
“It’s become back-and-forth and petty.
“It’s time for everybody to draw breath, have a good look, and ask ourselves, ‘Where is this headed?’
“It’s time for the clubs to grow up and get over this rubbish.”

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