“But yeah, it took us right to the line to move on from it.
“We got some heavy scrutiny, which is part of the game, so we moved on as quick as we could.”
Simpson said the club had no other choice.
“We have got to be resilient, don’t we. We haven’t got him now,” he said. “The whole week, it was emotional, it was a big week for everyone. “Andrew has accepted that his actions were poor. And we will do everything we can to get him in the right headspace in the coming weeks. “But I think as an industry we just move on. We know what kind of bloke he is so we’ll just move on.” The second-placed Eagles are now assured of a top-four spot entering the finals.
Another win in their remaining matches, against Melbourne at home and Brisbane away, will secure second spot and coveted home-ground rights for their first final.