While an official anti-tampering policy has been rejected by clubs, the Brisbane Lions have been encouraged to follow the right protocols when seeking a replacement for sacked coach, Justin Leppitsch.
Brisbane great Jonathan Brown has described the Lions as dysfunctional and a club divided after Monday's decision to axe Justin Leppitsch as senior coach.
Justin Leppitsch did not go to work on Monday, the now-former Brisbane Lions coach asking club chairman Bob Sharpless to phone him when the board's decision regarding his future was made. It was a very short phone call.
The Brisbane Lions have axed coach Justin Leppitsch despite the club great having a year to go on his contract.
The Brisbane Lions are set to make a call on coach Justin Leppitsch's future, with an announcement set for 1pm on Monday.
Nick Riewoldt had played one of his greatest games, so the question was inevitable: should St Kilda continue with their ageless veteran as the club's skipper in 2017?
Brisbane's Justin Leppitsch has earned the right to coach on in 2017, according to captain Tom Rockliff.
Nine-goal game from Nick Riewoldt a fitting finale to an ultra-positive season for St Kilda, which ended in a 58-point clobbering of the Brisbane Lions.
AFL chief Gillon McLachlan says he is "bemused" at suggestions next week's bye round could be a fizzer, urging fans to embrace the chance to celebrate this year's finalists.
Outgoing Brisbane Lions assistant coach Simon Black says Justin Leppitsch can drive the club back up the ladder next year if afforded the chance to see out the final year of his contract.
Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch said his tenure at the club was the last thing on his mind as he approached what he admitted could be his final game against St Kilda on Sunday.
A last-ditch attempt to save Justin Leppitsch from the axe at Brisbane has emerged in recent days after a robust board meeting on Tuesday which saw powerbroker Leigh Matthews insist upon adjourning the final decision until next week.
Brisbane Lions full-back Daniel Merrett announced his retirement to his teammates last week. Video shows him pacing nervously before being introduced by coach Justin Leppitsch, his hands clasped behind his head, visibly emotional.
Western Bulldogs veteran Jed Adcock has announced his retirement, with the former Brisbane skipper to pursue an AFL coaching career.
The Brisbane Lions board met on Tuesday afternoon to review its football department, conducting interviews with all senior figures as part of CEO Greg Swann's promised top-to-bottom review of its operations. The board will also doubtless be contemplating how it can best handle the exit of its beleaguered coach, Justin Leppitsch.
A regulation 10-goal win over Brisbane leaves Geelong equal on points with Sydney, Hawthorn and Adelaide heading into what looms as a thrilling final round.
With a top four spot up for grabs, the Cats roared home against the long-suffering Lions.
Justin Leppitsch believes he still has the support of Brisbane Lions football director Leigh Matthews but admits he doesn't know if he will be coach of the AFL club next year.
The fallout from the Brisbane Lions' latest annus horribilis will not only end the senior coaching career of Justin Leppitsch but is also expected to see the resignation of the club's three-time premiership coach and powerbroker Leigh Matthews.