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Nathan Buckley will make his AFL coaching debut this weekend after Collingwood Football Club coach Mick Malthouse was hospitalised yesterday when the club’s medical department detected signs of dementia in the 57-yearold coaching supremo.
It is believed club doctors first became concerned for Malthouse’s wellbeing after he heaped praise on the North Melbourne Football Club during a press conference yesterday, at one point even claiming the Kangaroos had “a wonderful chance to [finish] in the eight.”
“I think I even heard him say the Magpies younger players have a commendable moral compass.”
“To develop such irrational and indefensible beliefs so quickly can only be rapidly progressive dementia.”
Collingwood club president Eddie McGuire, speaking during his highly anticipated historic visit to Broadmedows, apologised to North Melbourne and its 27-paid up members for any hopes Malthouse’s comments may have raised.