THE anchor of the NRL vesion of The Footy Show Paul "Fatty" Vautin is expected to be dumped by the Nine network within days. While rumour today swirled that Vautin had already been axed, he is to meet with channel Nine boss Jeff Browne next week for crisis talks. The official line is that he is set to discuss his contract ,which expires at the end of the year - however senior sources close to the show said Vautin ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“is as good as goneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â, with his sacking a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“forgone conclusion.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â The future of Paul ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“The ChiefÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â Harragon is also uncertain - however proven star Matt Johns will stay on. The season finale to be broadcast from the Sydney Entertainment Centre next Thursday will be FattyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s last for the network. The former Manly star hinted his future was under a cloud twice during last nightÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s show, joking with Matt JohnsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ alter ego Reg Regan that he should be talking to Channel Seven about a job and later commenting about next yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s show: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s if IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢m still here.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â Vautin has been ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“a sizeable costÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â to the network despite taking a pay cut during widespread cost-cutting by the network last year. He reportedly shaved off as much as $100,000 a year to around $500,000 to hold on to the hosting job.