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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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44 NT NEWS. Thursday, April 21, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 1 -A P R -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 4 C O L O R : C M Y K KAMFARI 40TH ANNIVERSARY, SUNDAY 1ST MAY, HOWARD SPRINGS To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Kamfari, Precision Motorcycles and NT News are giving one lucky reader the chance to be riding away on their very own Polaris Hawkeye Quad Bike. 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It is understood Krakouer whowont face his ex-teammates on Saturday mustmeet a particular standard to be considered for selection. AFL TV rights deal to drag on BARRING a sudden breakthrough this morning, the AFLs television rights negotiationswill drag on until at least themiddle of next week. The Seven Network is tipped towin the bid for free-to-air rights in a deal the league hopeswill net it at least $1 billion. Telstra is also understood to be bidding for one game to be simulcast live eachweekend on the internet. It had been expected the new deal would be unveiled before Easter but that now seems unlikely. Mick uneasy about Anzac clash COLLINGWOOD coachMick Malthouse has broken ranks onwhether the AFL Anzac Day blockbuster should be shared among clubs. Malthouse admits he has become uneasy about the annual fixture. The clash attracts a capacity MCG crowd, but Malthouse notes the success of thematch has asmuch to do with the occasion as the big followings of the two teams. I feel very privileged, but I feel a bit selfish at times, he said yesterday. Karl says goodbye By GREY MORRIS KARL Gundersens twoseason reign as coach of the Tiwi Bombers is over. The St Marys premiership player told the club family and work commitments meant he could no longer do the coaching role justice. Karl gave it a lot of thought before telling us last Friday he would not be a candidate for the job when we told him we were advertising the job, club president Alan McGill said. We gave him until the middle of April to think about it. The amount of time he was spending away from home with the footy and his employment told on him. Hes got young kids and a job that has him out of town a bit and trying to get over to the islands to train, it was all part of it. Gundersen took the Bombers to their first grand final last year and finished two points short of another appointment with St Marys in this years flag decider. He was the clubs third coach with a Tiwi link Greg Orsto and Brenton Toy were the others. Karl did not want to leave, but hes got a lot going on in his life, McGill said. Were hoping we get a lot of interest for the job, especially from the Tiwi Islands. Gundersen placed a big emphasis on youth, playing 15, 16 and 17-year-olds in his last season at the helm. Eighteen players had never played football in Darwin and 70 per cent of the 45 players used throughout the season were employed. And there were no off-field issues as in past seasons when players were suspended for taking alcohol back to the islands. Coach shown door Glenn Humphrey, far right, addresses his Nightcliff troops during the NTFL season. The Tigers won only three games under Humphrey By GREY MORRIS NTFL club Nightcliff has parted ways with senior coach Glenn Humphrey after one season. New Tiger president Mark Kelly told Humphrey on Tuesday night the one-year option on his contract would not be exercised. Nightcliff won only three games under Humphrey, the same number the club won under the man he replaced, Mark Motlop the previous season. The new committee conducted an assessment on all coaching positions, with the senior role obviously a high priority, Kelly said. Glenn has provided some sound structures in the past year, and were hoping he will provide some sort of role with the club in the future. But we understand his main priority was to coach and while we wish him well in his pursuit it will not be with Nightcliff. The senior role will be advertised throughout the NT and interstate. Kelly said Humphreys sudden demise did not mean a replacement had already been decided. Southern Districts coach Michael McLean is a favourite son at Tigerland after tak ing them to two grand finals. Were not targeting any particular individual at this stage and well consider any NT based or interstate coaches, Kelly said. We want to move on this pretty quickly, with a view to having someone in place by the second week in May. Mago (McLean) may put in because I know he is interested in coming home. Kelly said Humphrey had not taken the news of his departure well. He was a bit upset with the decision given he only had the one year in charge. Thats understandable because its all based on emotion, but as I said to Glenn, were happy to sit down with him and go through some of the issues. Under-18 coach Gavin Greenoff is stepping down to pursue more senior roles.