Eade to swing the axe after Suns 77-point loss

Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade is getting ready to swing the axe after his side suffered a massive 77-point loss against West Coast on Sunday.

It’s the club’s seventh straight defeat, leaving the Suns in 15th position on the AFL ladder.

Eade was left frustrated by a number of inexplicable, and what he called ‘horrendous’, turnovers under barely any pressure.


It’s been an issued raised by Eade over the last few weeks and he says it’s likely going to plan a role at the selection table.

“They scored 13.8 out of their 20 goals from our turnovers. Some of them were really basic, and some were horrendous,” Eade said.

“They keep making those mistakes, so you have to do something about them.”

The Suns have been struggling the last seven weeks with a number of players succumbing to injury, in what appears to be a mirror image of last year’s season.

But there is some light on the horizon, with hopes up to five players will be available to return for Saturday night’s clash with the Sydney Swans at Metricon Stadium.

Kade Kolodjashnij is expected to be available despite being hospitalised for an abdominal issue, while Rory Thompson, Callum Ah Chee, Sam Day, Touk Miller, Jarrad Grant, Matt Rosa, and Trent McKenzie are other players who could be in the mix.