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Carlisle 'overwhelmed' by support

  • Carlisle 'overwhelmed' by support

St Kilda defender Jake Carlisle is 'overwhelmed' by the support he has received after being suspended for the entirety of the 2016 season.

Carlisle, along with 34 past and present Essendon players, were banned from participating in competitive sport for 12 months.

In a Q&A on Twitter today, St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis and head coach Alan Richardson said 24-year old Carlisle showed clear signs of "frustration" and "disappointment" when the verdict was handed down.

Finnis and Richardson were questioned regarding whether the club would seek compensation from Essendon, but their response suggests no action will be taken.

"It's less about the Saints being compensated and more about the affected players being looked after for their losses," Finnis said.

"We can replace Jake by promoting a rookie to the primary list, but don't need to decide which player until after NAB (NAB Challenge)."

Further tweets also revealed that St Kilda will not be responsible for the entirety of Carlisle's salary for the 2016 season.

The club will reportedly place Carlisle on a program that will prepare him for the 2017 preseason.

Earlier today, Port Adelaide chairman David Koch announced that the club will be seeking compensation for Angus Monfries, who left the Bombers to join the Power in 2013.

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