Coburg's win over Collingwood in VFL shows strength of VFL alignment
From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Jonno Nash
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COBURG coach Adam Potter said Sunday's 26-point victory over Collingwood affirmed the strength of the Richmond alignment, despite reports questioning the relationships longevity.
..The Tigers intended to sever the 12-year partnership at the beginning of the season before recognising the financial costs of fielding a stand-alone reserves team in the VFL was too great.
Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said last year he dreamed of the Tigers playing VFL games at Punt Road and coach Damien Hardwick is keen to follow the successful models set by Collingwood, Geelong, and Essendon from next year.
The Richmond-Coburg affiliation expires at the end of the 2014 season.
Potter was quick to dose claims of a rift and refused to discuss the alleged cracks in the alignment.