Ross Lyon has raised questions surrounding the reported "curfew" placed connected Melbourne's players successful the lead-up to the AFL expansive final, calling it "extreme".
Melbourne caput into their archetypal expansive last successful 21 years arsenic the favourite against the Western Bulldogs arsenic they anticipation to extremity a 57-year premiership drought.
According to The Age's Caroline Wilson, the nine is leaving nary chromatic unturned successful its nonrecreational mentation for the decider, with a 9pm "curfew" placed connected players to instrumentality to the Joondalup Resort wherever the squad presently resides.
"They're not calling it a curfew, but the players are calling it a curfew," Wilson said connected Nine's Footy Classified.
"Alan Richardson, the Head of Football, has fundamentally said we privation you each backmost astatine the Joondalup edifice each nighttime by 9pm and we'd alternatively you each devour meal unneurotic astatine the resort.
"Those of you who travel from Perth primitively and person families here, if you bash privation to spell and person meal with household oregon friends, we privation you backmost present and successful your ain beds by 9 o'clock."
The reported "curfew" did not beryllium good with Lyon, who coached teams to expansive finals successful 2009, 2010 and 2013.
"It's truly surprising," helium told Footy Classified.
"I don't deliberation you request rules for grown men that person got a premiership accidental successful 2 weeks' time.
"All I cognize is you're making a rod for your back. What happens if idiosyncratic rolls up astatine 10pm? What's the penalty?
"It's fractional an hr from the CBD, Joondalup, truthful they're truly saying you've got to beryllium retired of the CBD, retired of Fremantle, retired of Cottesloe by 8:30pm. I deliberation it's a small spot extreme."
Wilson besides revealed that the Demons' campy had caused frustrations among the travelling media for being little forthcoming with interrogation requests.
"It's been frustrating for the media and it's gone arsenic acold arsenic the AFL that Melbourne person not been arsenic unfastened arsenic the Western Bulldogs person been," she said.
"It's conscionable an absorbing mode of handling things. I cognize the AFL are frustrated due to the fact that Melbourne are a squad who are trying to go 1 of the powerhouses."