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.
James Hird's public relations team maintains that the only agreement the parties could be bound by is the deed signed by both the Hird camp and the AFL when the coach agreed to a 12-suspension in late August.
James Hird's wife says AFL chief knows suspended coach is being paid.
Collingwood spearhead is licking his lips at the prospect of being allowed greater freedom to use his strength in marking contests.
Paul Roos has already made it clear what he expects of his players in terms of defence.
Players resist push to log supplement intake via a mobile phone application.
Signs late last season that Dogs solving the forward line problems.