Eagles great raises questions over Essendon's internal culture

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Glen Jakovich believes two of Essendon's three trade period departures would have stayed if John Worsfold was still coach.
Glen Jakovich has taken aim at Essendon, believing their off-field culture cost the club two star players in the 2020 trade period.

Joe Daniher (Brisbane), Orazio Fantasia (Port Adelaide) and Adam Saad (Carlton) all chose to depart following the club's six-win campaign.

Jakovich has revealed that two of those three would have stuck with the Bombers had his former West Coast teammate John Worsfold remained in his role as head coach.

"I just feel the off-field issues continue to linger on, they're not on the same page from board to admin to players," Jakovich told Sportsday WA.

"I do know that three of those players that left, two of them would have stayed if John Worsfold was still coach.

"I was told that individually, not by John, but by someone in Melbourne.

"I had a bit to do with two of them in the national academy program.

"A Daniher does not leave Essendon, why did he leave? Maybe one day we'll find out.…
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