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Knock back offers from Carlton and Hawthorn and stay at GW$. 

Gil has to resign. Destroyed the game. 

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39 minutes ago, pewpewpew said:

Gil has to resign. Destroyed the game. 

On so many levels, especially at the grass roots.

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I just shook my head when i read that. surely he knows it's not his place to get involved. but then, he's treated the competition like his play thing since day one. 

i really hope Coniglio goes now just to spite him.

 

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Mesage to Gil on behalf of Coniglio

Just stfu Gildo !!

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remember when wayne jackson, as ceo of the afl, sang along with gusto in the freo team huddle after one of their victories?

this is same thing - gil's barracking moment for his pet project

i certainly don't remember anyone urging any of our wantaway players when we were deplorable to 'stick fat with the dees'

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29 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

 

i certainly don't remember anyone urging any of our wantaway players when we were deplorable to 'stick fat with the dees'

In my opinion an example of the dreadful double standard of the AFL. They talk down long established clubs that are struggling whilst propping up the clubs they "need" to succeed. GWS (like the Gold Coast) have no natural fan base and are struggling in the West here. The average home crowd is reported as 12000 per match and has been declining in the last two years despite the wealth of talent that has gifted to them. 

 

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I find it extraordinary that McLachlan is encouraging a specific player to play with a specific club. That's a completely improper statement for the person who is meant to be in charge of the competition. If he truly believes that a player shouldn't leave, why does he oversee a system which allows trading, free agency and a system of employment by contract? 

I've been concerned for some time that McLachlan is not an appropriate CEO. This statement, while perhaps not quite confirming my opinion, certainly strengthens it.

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

remember when wayne jackson, as ceo of the afl, sang along with gusto in the freo team huddle after one of their victories?

this is same thing - gil's barracking moment for his pet project

i certainly don't remember anyone urging any of our wantaway players when we were deplorable to 'stick fat with the dees'

Screenshot_2019-08-14 Rick Hart president of the Dockers and Wayne Jackson CEO of the AFL .jpg

I thought I recalled him having a Freo scarf on but I can't find any evidence of that. In any event it was an absolute disgrace for a sitting CEO to be barracking a win of a club.

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I heard him on 3aw last night. Caro went after him on gambling sponsorship. The AFL deal with betting is up this year. He used the if we don't take the money it will be lost to the AFL community. He would be using the same argument if cigarette advertising was still around. The AFL are all about the money it is first, last and in the middle. On top of that he is a poor communicator. She also tackled him about his time off to go to Hawaii earlier in the year. He just avoided the question.

We need a new CEO who is not from the old boys club. Won't happen of course.

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Posted (edited)

images.jpeg-1.jpg.fc24cecc1ead09fd371eff1a2100acde.jpgzhang yimou GIF

Special bonus on offer for anyone who can pick which one is Mao

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Grass roots footy, gambling everywhere you look, umpires department directionless, pointless & misguided rules changes. Cheaper pies and chips but! Well done Gil.

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9 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I just shook my head when i read that. surely he knows it's not his place to get involved. but then, he's treated the competition like his play thing since day one. 

i really hope Coniglio goes now just to spite him.

 

Absolutely calling the shots in areas of no concern to his position with the AFL. Not even down the line should a transfer emanate. Must resign or be removed for examples of his leadership flaws across the tenure. 

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2 hours ago, beelzebub said:

Mesage to Gil on behalf of Coniglio

Just stfu Gildo !!

Elegantly - and appropriately - posited, beelzebub. 

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1 hour ago, Rusty Nails said:

images.jpeg-1.jpg.fc24cecc1ead09fd371eff1a2100acde.jpgzhang yimou GIF

Special bonus on offer for anyone who can pick which one is Mao

Easy, Mao is the most ethical, also he actually had vision. 

 

Edit: What would happen if Cognilio said, I would prefer that the AFL was led by a CEO that was good at their job and stuck to it?

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Very tight-lipped when Scully, Frawley, Rivers, Howe, Moloney, Sylvia and Hogan left...

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Very tight-lipped when Scully, Frawley, Rivers, Howe, Moloney, Sylvia and Hogan left...

 

 

 

Was the very first thought that went through my head. 

You are a disgrace Gillian 

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2 hours ago, ManDee said:

Easy, Mao is the most ethical, also he actually had vision. 

 

Edit: What would happen if Cognilio said, I would prefer that the AFL was led by a CEO that was good at their job and stuck to it?

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Wow.

There are some people who really just believe the world ought to be arranged to suit them.

I really hate the smug expression 'check your privilege', but geezus, there's a man who needs to check his privilege.

This is even more inappropriate than the dancing in the Freo changerooms moment, that was at least just a tasteless celebration of a 'good commercial outcome'. Gil is actually putting pressure on a player regarding a significant personal decision.

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Gil is big end of town and the Sydney market is big end of town in keeping the ratings etc. His comments re Cognilio were bordering on cheating, certainly were barracking.

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Footy is a billion dollar industry. Is it any surprise that its management has fallen upon businessman concerned mostly with a bottom line? 

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