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Yze agrees to stay with Demons

By Sam Lienert 28/09/2005 06:40:39 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne ironman Adem Yze has agreed to stay with the Demons for another three seasons, ending a contract dispute which threatened to see him leave the AFL club.

Yze, 28, who has not missed a match for the Demons since 1997, had been considering a move to another club, after a breakdown in contract negotiations.

But, after reaching the new deal, he said he was delighted to have the opportunity to play out his career at one club.

"It's always been my goal to be a one-club player, so I'm pleased that this will be the case," Yze said.

With Yze on board, the Demons will now look to finalise new deals with other out-of-contract stars captain David Neitz and ruckman Jeff White.

Neitz said earlier this week he was close to signing a new two-year deal, while White is also expected to re-sign.

Yze's agreement to stay with the Demons comes after an indifferent finish to the season for the 233-game midfielder-forward.

His form slump during the second half of the season was such that coach Neale Daniher told him he did not warrant selection for the crucial round 21 clash with the Western Bulldogs.

However, Daniher kept faith with his star, who rewarded that loyalty with a strong last quarter which helped the Demons clinch that match and qualify for the finals.

But he was again quiet in Melbourne's round 22 win over Essendon and in the elimination final loss to Geelong.

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