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Brexit: How Scott's departure impacts Blues, Saints

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Inevitably, the exit of Brad Scott potentially hastens decisions at Carlton and even St Kilda in assessing the futures of Brendon Bolton and Alan Richardson.

If possible, the pressure on Bolton will be intensified by the fact that another club is searching for a coach, and the new reality that Brad Scott is available to coach the Blues next year.

Pressure: Carlton coach Brendon Bolton.Credit:AAP

Doubtless, if they haven't already, North will ask the question of their former players Alastair Clarkson, John Longmire and Adam Simpson. None of them will be easy to prise out of their clubs, given they have contracts, but they will be first ports of call before the Roos move on to the long line of assistants and ex-senior coaches in the system.

Longmire has only a season to run on his deal, but the Swans have already indicated a wish to re-contract him – a situation that should be resolved fairly quickly. If necessary, the Swans can address this at Thursday's monthly board meeting, their........

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