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Alistair Edwards a no-show after Perth Glory bust-up

The manager failed to front the media following his team's away defeat on Friday, with rumours swirling of a serious falling out between some players and the coaching staff

Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards refused to attend a post-match press conference on Friday after reports of a major dressing room argument in the wake of their 2-0 loss to Melbourne Victory.

An insider source informed Goal Australia that veteran defender Michael Thwaite reportedly expressed his disgust at the result by saying "that's a fu*king disgrace".

Captain Jacob Burns meanwhile, named on the bench despite being available again after serving a suspension, reportedly suggested the only way to get a place in the first team was to 'change his name to Edwards', a reference to the Glory coach selecting his son Ryan Edwards in the starting XI.

Young midfielder Edwards was responsible for missing the Glory's best chance of the game, as they suffered a limp defeat to Kevin Muscat's team at AAMI Park.

Head coach Alistair Edwards then rejected repeated requests by Football Federation Australia's match commissioner to attend the mandatory post-match media briefing, amid reports of heated crisis talks in the visiting changing rooms.

The FFA representative confirmed an investigation would follow the no-show, with potential sanctions - if any - to be determined later.

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