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Sport AFL crisis causes Carlton to make crushing call

15:47  26 march  2020
15:47  26 march  2020 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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a man wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Carlton CEO Cain Liddle was heartbroken after being forced to cut ties with the Northern Blues © Getty Carlton CEO Cain Liddle was heartbroken after being forced to cut ties with the Northern Blues The devastating impacts of the AFL's coronavirus crisis has continued, with Carlton forced to end its long-standing alignment with its VFL affiliate Northern Blues in order to slash costs.

Carlton's move to cut ties with the Northern Blues means that the 138-year-old club could struggle to continue as a stand-alone.

Blues CEO Cain Liddle touched on the difficult decision, describing the Northern Blues' home ground as a "second home" for many Carlton stars.

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"It is hard to put into words how difficult a decision this has been," Liddle said in a statement.

"Preston City Oval was a second home on the weekends for many Carlton players, staff and supporters.

"We are currently working with Northern Blues players to ensure they have access to ongoing support and resources.

"Should the VFL season go ahead, Carlton will be offered the opportunity to enter a team of our own and we would obviously be leaning heavily on existing Northern Blues players to complement our listed players."

Carlton officially aligned with the Northern Blues back in 2002 when the club was called the Northern Bullants.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: David Teague's coaching journey started at the Northern Blues way back in 2008 © AAP David Teague's coaching journey started at the Northern Blues way back in 2008

Current Blues senior coach David Teague earned his coaching stripes with a three-year spell as the coach of the Northern Blues between 2008 and 2010.

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Northern Blues president Stephen Papal lamented the fact that the relationship with Carlton was forced to an end due to the AFL's current financial crisis.

"To see our football club unable to continue its operations is as difficult as it gets," he said in a statement.

"Our history extends 138 years and we are proud of each and every one of those seasons.

"This football club has a rich history and we will do everything possible to ensure it remains in the hearts and minds of our supporters forever."

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