Charlestown and Adamstown have rubbished rumours they are facing end-of-season financial issues.
President Andrew Licata said Rosebud will be fine.
“We are always struggling financially, but that’s from a range of things,” Licata said. “We have been sensible with our budget and worked within it. There’s plenty of money in the bank to pay players.”
Licata is finishing up as president but said “we’ve got good people on board”.
Charlestown president Dean Crossley rejected rumours the Blues had exceeded their budget, saying “we are well in the balance”.
“The club is stronger this year than it was last year and if there’s players, clubs or officials out there trying to stir it up to get players on their books, it’s just part of the game,” Crossley said.
He said they would have the same budget next season.
** Hamilton coach Peter McGuinness was disappointed at his side’s missed chances this year rather than who played for rivals Broadmeadow on Saturday night.
Olympic beat Weston 2-0 in the last round but they stayed a point outside the top four after Maitland defeated a weakened Broadmeadow 2-0. Magic were assured of second spot and coach Ruben Zadkovich rested Luke Virgili, Josh Piddington and Shane Paul ahead of their FFA Cup game.
“It was hardly even spoken about after the game,” McGuinness said of Magic’s approach. “[Eagles coach] Damian Zane rotates his squad regularly, so am I going to say he fielded a weakened side in a certain round?
“The main thing is you try to control your own destiny. If we won games we should of and could of, we would have made it.”
“[Zadkovich] did what he thought was the right thing for his team.”