SEN's The Run Home co-host David Schwarz believes the depth of trouble within the Western Bulldogs will eventually crystalise.
Since the Dogs season ended in a puff of smoke against Hawthorn a fortnight ago, rumour and innuendo has engulfed last year’s premier.
Everything from trading stars Jake Stringer and Tom Liberatore to off-field behaviours and administrative uncertainty has circled the Dogs in the wake of a disappointing premiership defence.
Schwarz believes it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
“There will be a lot more to come out about the Western Bulldogs,” he said.
“They’ve got troubles down there with in-fighting and other issues that will be addressed and we’ll hear more before the calendar year is done.
“Experienced players like Bob Murphy and Matthew Boyd will help to cover it up for a while but eventually things will get out.
“It will be a bit louder and a lot more certain very shortly.”
Murphy refuted the club was ripe with party boys and said he was surprised each time he heard a former teammates name mentioned in trade discussions.
Stringer has been linked to Geelong and Essendon while Liberatore’s manager Tom Williams went public in saying the midfielder was keen to remain at the kennel.