LIVE: Peter Gordon's warning for health of 18-club AFL competition, 'potential huge fight brewing' over player pay cut

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'WHAT'S THERE, THE PLAYERS WILL GET'

There's "a potential huge fight brewing" as the likelihood of a hefty AFL player pay cut beyond this season increases. But Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says "what's there, the players will get".

Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon told the Herald Sun players should prepare to face pay cuts "significantly north of 20 per cent" in 2021, adding the 20 per cent figure wouldn't be enough give the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

On Monday night, AFL 360 co-host Mark Robinson said a "huge fight" loomed between the league and the AFL Players' Association, especially after it emerged the NRL was set to hold firm on its salary cap and not change the set amount for the 2021 season.

Speaking on Triple M's Hot Breakfast, reporter Tom Browne said there was "a potential huge fight brewing" over player payment beyond this season – a topic the AFL hasn't approached Players' Association over yet.

"One manager told me an interesting issue … He's trying to get all the facts, but if there are forced cuts, he'll…
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