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2 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

That funny Nike's biggest name of all time don't mind redneck buying his air Jordans

How many pies did you buy then? Kidding

 

I think this is a fair outcome, commercially he has lead that club to the promised land, flags and huge membership numbers. He just can’t say sorry in the moment when it is really needed and noticed. He’s shot himself in the foot too many times. Best of luck, I hear ch10 needs a new CEO.

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Should have been shown the door after the King Kong comment.  He still doesn’t get it

There is a lot more that needs to be done to stamp out entrenched racism The booing of Adam Goodes by a big percentage of fans from most of the other clubs remains a huge low point for football (

Is Eddie taking it on the chins?

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No one is bigger than the club. Made some very stupid comments consistently not learning from his mistakes. 
 

Next to go will be Buckley now his protector is gone. 

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1 hour ago, Josh said:

Absolute witch hunt claims another victim. Don't dare make a mistake or be imperfect.

 

Sad day.

People can be forgiven for a mistake & opportunities to reconcile will be given.

It's the continuous patterns over the journey without the learnings that closed in on him.

Good day. 

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Built a reputation on grandstanding and facilitating bullies while dancing along the fine line. 
Made beating Collingwood that little bit more enjoyable (remember the “red button” Pie commentary on the QB game they then lost- so fun). 
thanks Eddie, all the best on you next adventure..,

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1 hour ago, Little Goffy said:

They've been going into bat for him over and over and over already.  There's only so far you can go on the plaudits for being the person sitting in the chair that decides who gets the goodies.

Have Collingwood really been that much more generous than any other club, or have they just done a lot more publicity about it?

Im not talking about Collingwood, im talking about Eddie specifically, he has helped a lot of people. As i said, he is answerable for his mistakes and there has been lots.

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Whatever the merits of Eddie, he just does not get it.  He is still saying the club is not racist  despite having a report commissioned by the club (ie. not by Carlton or some other enemy) which specifially says the club is systematically racist.   

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I think he still doesn't really understand what this is all about. For the record, I am loathe to condemn him; there but for the grace of whoever,  I may have been there too. He just happened to become the president of a club which exists in the time warp where only white men rule.

It is symbolic, though, and kind of befitting that it was at Victoria Park that Nicky Winmar stood up for his history and his culture, a history and culture which we, at our peril, still know not that much about. There's also a kind of Karma about all this. Eddie, for all of his positive attributes, is trapped in his time warp, yet understands that he needs to 'spin' his way out of it, E.G.' It's a proud day for our club'. Then again, he may have been taking lessons on 'Spin' from Scomeo.

Like I say, he doesn't get it. He possibly never will. There are many here among us who feel the same way he does. I'm not one of them!

 

 

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11 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

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Eddie says,    Bucks should go he is the coach aren't they usually out the door first?  I am only the President.

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3 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

I would think that ends his mooted political career as well.

A politician has to be better at spin than Eddie has managed recently 

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As the high profile leader, he should have immediately stepped down when Collingwood received the report back in December - but he didn't. 

He had a second opportunity after his "proud day" gaff - and again he didn't step down.

As a result of the public backlash and his inaction, it is my belief that he has been forced to step down - most likely by the sponsors'. 

Had he stepped down when the report was received, he would have left with public respect for accepting the blame.

Had he stepped down after "proud day" the public would have acknowledged that he does finally "get it" and he would have left with some shred of dignity.

Instead he had to be pushed out - so he is now as ex president with his reputation in complete tatters, likely to be forever labelled as a racist (or for condoning racism), and whatever good he did for Collingwood over those 22 years probably now forgotten by most, except perhaps for the die-hard Collingwood fans.

I agree - it's a sad, humiliating day for Eddie. 

 

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Ay yes Eddie the Multi millionaire. 
 

Got taken out of context so many times.

really!!! 

His comments about Adam Goodes promoting the musical King Kong were a definite warning sign and low point imv. 

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Should have been shown the door after the King Kong comment. 
He still doesn’t get it

Yeah the King Kong comment was appalling in the context of what had happened re Goodes.

 To make a public comment like that just beggared belief. His time has come and gone. 

 

Did well for the pies 

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I think it's fair to acknowledge what he's managed to achieve over his time at the Pies, they've gone from being a working class club to powerhouse in his time there and won a premiership on the way (along with sustained finals appearances and being "contenders"). At times he has been good for the promotion of the game.

But clearly the locker-room/boys club style has gone on for too long, they became a tight run ship in certain departments but maintained the schoolyard antics at the players level that let certain attitudes continue there. His character on the radio and the TV seemed to fit into that mold. During his footy show days Sam Newman did plenty of blatantly offensive things, sure Eddie would cringe and put his hands in his face but he never called him out on it. Feels a bit the same here that he might've heard about things, he might not have been party to them, but he didn't do enough to stamp it down.

Will be interesting to see if he takes time away from his media commitments while the dust settles on his departure. 

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Even if Eddie had never done anything wrong personally he should have resigned the moment that report was delivered. Any ceo/president who was in charge of an organisation for many years would do so upon receiving such a report no matter if they themselves were clean as a whistle. 

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1 hour ago, Neil Crompton said:

As the high profile leader, he should have immediately stepped down when Collingwood received the report back in December - but he didn't. 

He had a second opportunity after his "proud day" gaff - and again he didn't step down.

As a result of the public backlash and his inaction, it is my belief that he has been forced to step down - most likely by the sponsors'. 

Had he stepped down when the report was received, he would have left with public respect for accepting the blame.

Had he stepped down after "proud day" the public would have acknowledged that he does finally "get it" and he would have left with some shred of dignity.

Instead he had to be pushed out - so he is now as ex president with his reputation in complete tatters, likely to be forever labelled as a racist (or for condoning racism), and whatever good he did for Collingwood over those 22 years probably now forgotten by most, except perhaps for the die-hard Collingwood fans.

I agree - it's a sad, humiliating day for Eddie. 

 

My thoughts exactly NC. Was just about to post almost exactly the same comments.

As I posted earlier in this thread it is remarkable that for a bloke who's life work has all been about communication he is so poor at it. Is this a more recent phenomenon (ie the ladt 10 years or so) or has it always been tbe case?

As you say tbe smart play was to fall on his sword when the report was leaked. Perhaps a smaryrte move still would have been to release it himself and step down.

Either way he controls the narrative, leaves on his terms and his 'brand' doesn't take such a god awful shellacking.

 

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Should have gone in 2013 following the King Kong comments. Incredible that he was able to survive as president and continue to have multiple roles in the media following it.

The Goodes documentary was last year shown on the BBC meaning it was shown throughout most of Europe. The reaction from most people was of disbelief. The fact that Maguire kept his job confirmed to many that racism was not just condoned but the norm in Australia. 

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Big pants to fill.

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Can't stand Triplechins .... so happy he has been humiliated.

He is of course very successful. But he has had some monumental failures as well  ...

  1. "Resigned" (lol) as Chief Executive of Channel 9
  2. "Retired" (lol) from MMM
  3. Forced to resign as President of the filth

His greatest fan Caro will be pleased !!! 

 

 

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