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New Melbourne Football Club coach, Mark Neeld, had to deal with a discipline issue early in his tenure.

One of his star players, Colin Sylvia, was cut from the Australian team for drinking before a training camp, giving Neeld an early challenge to respond to.

He sat down with Sylvia and appropriately sanctioned the player, but what I really liked was Neeld’s statement to the media:

Everyone’s really well-versed in nodding and saying the right thing.  My concerns are his actions over pre-season and when the season starts.  That’s what I’ll be watching.

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