ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Port Adelaide football club Chairman David Koch looks on during the round 14 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval on June 21, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide president David Koch says his club will seek legal compensation from Essendon and says the other 17 clubs urged the Bombers to do a deal.

“I don’t think I’d be speaking out of school to say that 17 other clubs wanted Essendon to do a deal. And get on with it. Put it behind them, accept their guilt, for the good of the game and the good of all our reputations,” Koch said on Channel Seven on Tuesday night.

“Basically, you had a club and a group of players who took a different view, and there was nothing the other clubs or the AFL could do about it.

“As we look at this issue in retrospect, I think that’s what we need to look at as an industry. To say, if you have, for want of a better description, a rogue club, that goes against what the majority of the other clubs think is for the good of the game and the code, then there should be a mechanism that they come into line with the rest of the industry.”

The Power president also said that the club will most likely seek compensation from the Bombers, with two of the club’s current players (Angus Monfries and Paddy Ryder) now suspended for the 2016 season due to their involvement in the Essendon supplements program of 2012.

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“We have a view that we were hoodwinked by this and we didn’t know the system that was in place in Essendon,” he said.

“Certainly it’s been suggested that we would seek compensation from Essendon. That is on the board agenda at the Port Adelaide Football Club.”

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  1. They should be payed Monfries salary for this year as compensation as he joined port before this all happened, they shouldn’t get anything for Ryder though because they knew full well by then.

  2. So he should, and so should Footscray for Crameri. Not for Ryder though but Crameri and monfries were recruited before any of this stuff came to light. Why should we be punished for essendons cheating?

  3. You took Essendon Players knowing there could be consequences against those players you greedy prick…! More legal action will just drag this terrible process on even further…

  4. Take a deal your a tool Cocki sure pay for Monfries but all the other players that left and went to other clubs they knew that they might be found guilty of this that is there problem I think . And as far as taking a deal that just means your guilty because your club lost 2 players Cocki that’s why your shit mixer is flapping you don’t hear Eddy McGuire do you because he was smart and didn’t take any players. The bombers have been punished and has pretty much paid the price for there doing lucky the whole club didn’t miss the season and let’s hope this shit never happens again

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  6. Just loving all these uneducated morons commenting on shit they clearly don’t know enough about.!! Get ALL the facts prior to voicing opinions on social forums hey.! No comp for Ryder as the club knew of the ramifications but Monfries… Most definitely! Essendon are a sinking ship and a joke of an organisation that clearly had no “duty of care” and as a result should be punished by way of compensation to others for there dodgey ways!! #gohardkochie

  7. Port knew nothing about the peptides program when they recruited Monfries. Compensation is assured there. Can anyone tell me if Essendon informed Port about the misinformation the Essendon players put in their statutory declarations back in 2012? If Essendon didn’t inform Port that the players lied to the AFL and ASADA then Port has a valid compensation claim for Ryder too.

    • What’s that got to do with the bombers talimg a deal exactly? …. hes dead right instead of dragging the whole game through the mud they opted to fight it….what a great decision that was just shows hird only cared for himself

  8. Kochie:- you’re a money hungry grabbing person… Leave Essendon alone… You got a good 3 years out of Monfries, no chance of getting anything for Ryder…. But then again you seem to stitch everyone up – look what you’ve done with your co hosts on Sunrise..

  9. Poor fellow me!!! Power at their best/worst. Always someone else’s fault. Take responsibility for the decision you made. Monfries questionable. Ryder no way. Club clearly stated that they were ready to take the risk and it didnt come off!!! About time this club stood on its own insteD of putting the hand out all the time. Koch please do us😴😴all a favour and drop off the planet you’re embarrassing.

  10. Take every cent you can get they will only spend it on tanning injections peptides and hair products. The most egocentric mirror loving club in the league. Could have taken a deal but are so delusional. Congratulations to the NRL sharks for having half a brain and taking the deal and all being on the park in 2016.

  11. Since when do clubs have duty of disclosure for any & all possible future outcomes to players who are actively poached? Monfries was not traded out he was a free agent that Port actively sought & signed. As with any trade or signing it is buyer beware. Essendon had no obligation to tell Port that it was possible in 4 years time he might face a suspension – what utter nonsense. FFS Nostradamus couldn’t possibly have known in Oct 2012 what was about to transpire over the next few years. If Koch is really that butthurt, I’m sure Dylan Van Unen would be happy to go to Port as compo. Port didn’t trade pick 51 knowing what would happen in 2016, but they did choose to re-sign Monfries in full knowledge of the investigation & possible outcomes. I’d be interested to hear what value Kocie puts on 2012’s pick 51 minus what Port have already received from Monfries services. You’d have to be pretty silly to even argue Port haven’t got value.

  12. Hahahahahah Kosh you are a total fookwit… move on if you can…hahahahah this is all so fooking funny…loving it keep it going until the start of the season…

  13. The bombers should cop it sweet !! This whole shifty, shady saga is a blot on our great game. They cheated, they lied and dragged themselves down to where they are. Watson should hand back the Brownlow as well. It’s a best and fairest award, not best and most performance enhanced !!

  14. Alot of people want your ugly pighead off our tv screens as well, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.

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