Kennett expects major changes at Demons

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    Jeff Kennett expects some big changes at Melbourne after the embattled club meets on Friday with the AFL Commission.

    The meeting is expected to result in more funds for the struggling Demons and Kennett said a major announcement was imminent.

    “A lot of things are happening at the moment. As has been publicised the Melbourne football club is having a meeting tomorrow with the AFL (about) the extra funding to keep them going,” Kennett told 3AW on Thursday.

    “I think that everyone is waiting now for the outcome of that meeting and I think there will be a significant announcement at the end of it … whether it happens tomorrow or Monday, I suspect tomorrow”.

    Kennett, the former Victorian Premier and ex-Hawthorn club president, has expressed an interest in running for the Melbourne presidency.

    That prompted an angry public rebuke from current Demons president Don McLardy.

    Kennett said he had “the highest regard” for McLardy.

    “This isn’t personal against him or any of the board,” Kennett added.

    “It’s actually about trying to bring about a culture change and trying to rebuild a brand which we all have some ownership of.

    “Whether we like Carlton or Hawthorn or anyone else, Melbourne is a brand because we are Victorians.

    “It is our capital city and we’re trying to put new energy into a product that needs assistance.”

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