Brett Ratten praised Carlton's ruthlessness during the press conference to announce his axing.
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"I feel like we have got blood on our hands, don't worry about that, I really do. It's a tough call, it's a harsh call, it's an each-way call. I think this club has been impatient for 148 years. It was when I got here at the end of 1985 and it is today."
Carlton president Stephen Kernahan expresses his pain at having to sack a close friend and former teammate Brett Ratten.
"I don't need to hide, I need to finish the year and do the job that I was here and put in place to do. I will maintain that and honour that. I really don't have any regrets. The club is ruthless in its quest for success and that is one of its strengths. I am disappointed that I am not coaching the club that has been part of my life."
Brett Ratten keeps it dignified in the press conference announcing his axing as Carlton coach.
"Anyone that can hang around for 16 years without a premiership and then win one is a genius, an absolute genius. And to get one at Collingwood, that's even harder. History will tell you that."
GWS coach Kevin Sheedy thinks Mick Malthouse has what it takes to deliver Carlton its 17th premiership.
"I want to weigh up everything before I start to throw my lot in or not throw my lot in."
After early in the week pressing his hardest for the Carlton job, Mick Malthouse, now thinks he has to consider whether it is something he really wants.
"How I wish the mass media had christened me Joe instead of Joey. I hate Joey, not going to lie. Nobody I respect calls me it."
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joseph Barton takes to twitter with his latest gripe only to be reminded that both his twitter handle and personal website refer to him as Joey.
"All the cabinets in the galley came out. The shaking was pretty violent. Nobody knew what was going on."
Greg Norman describes his harrowing ordeal on his private jet, which was forced to make a dramatic landing in Switzerland on his way to the European Masters.
"It did pop into my head for a split second. Then I hit the double-fault."
Sam Stosur was on her way to a rare golden set (not dropping a point) after winning the first 19 points in the US Open against Petra Martic, but as soon as it entered her head, she blew it.
"The growth of prizemoney at the lower levels has not been substantial enough to make tennis a viable and sustainable career for the lower-ranked players."
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley gets on the front foot about top-ranked players discussing a boycott of the event this summer.
"We want to continue being best practice and continue being ahead of the game. We'll invest in football operations and pathway development."
Melbourne Storm chief executive Ron Gauci boosts the club's future prospect after securing a $1m deal to keep Crown Casino as the team's major sponsor.
"I want to do my best and if that means coming home with a gold medal, I would be absolutely amazed."
Australian paralympic gold medal hope Kelly Cartwright remains humble about her chances in the women's 100-metre sprint.
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