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Thursday, September 20, 2018

AFL Trades 2018: Malcolm Blight blasts Mitch McGovern after ‘lost faith’ argument

Australian Rules legend Malcolm Blight has blasted wantaway Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern, urging him to ‘tell the truth’ and admit he was ‘going for cash’.
McGovern has requested a trade away from the Crows one season after signing a three-year contract extension.
Speaking at the Trade Radio launch this week, the 23-year-old’s manager Colin Young said his client had lost faith in the direction of the club.
McGovern’s most likely destination is Carlton, but Young said West Coast, Fremantle and one other club - believed to be Gold Coast - were in the mix.
But Dual Adelaide premiership coach Blight wasn’t buying it.
“I can’t believe that a 23-year-old with 50 games — his faith has waned,” he said on SA radio station FIVEaa.
“Making assessments of a whole football club that has been around nearly 30 years, and has never bottomed out, and you’ve waned? Get over it.
“How can you make a decision like that? Tell the truth: ‘I’m going for cash because I’m hungry for cash.'”
Blight’s assessment was echoed by Kane Cornes, who said McGovern’s likely destinations made his argument for the move a puzzling one.
“The two clubs that Mitch McGovern has been linked the most strongly to are Gold Coast and Carlton,” he said.
“You’re telling me he’s more confident in where Carlton or the Gold Coast are going, who are going to lose both their captains this year. Carlton won two games.
“He can’t be serious, he cannot say that with a straight face, surely.”