St Kilda officials will interview the final two candidates for the senior coaching job over the next two days.
In an era where players switch allegiances, the danger comes if fans start doing the same.
While the Scott Watters debacle has proved the headline issue, it remains just one of so many unresolved problems.
Melbourne supporters know arrival of top coach will not be an instant fix.
AFLPA chief Matt Finnis maintains such players will require long-term monitoring.
Damien Hardwick has been rewarded for guiding Richmond to its first finals campaign since 2001 by receiving a two-year contract extension.
Collingwood crosses 60,000-member mark for 2014 season two weeks before Christmas.
Luke Ball says grumblings at Collingwood last season were a result of poor form.
Essendon will play former affiliate Bendigo Gold on April 18.
The VFL will host Good Friday football in 2014, with Essendon drawn to play former affiliate Bendigo Gold at Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo on April 18.