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He may no longer officially be president of Collingwood but the reality is the club and Eddie are joined at the hip. He’s all over the TV and radio so it’s not like he going to quietly wander off into the sunset. How can the new president and board get any clear air to settle into the role and chart a new path when Eddie is so ubiquitous. It’ll be like the former PM’s sitting on the back benches. He’ll be there, looming large in the background ready to comment on each and every issue the club faces. I can’t see him toeing the party line and keeping his comments to himself. Plus it’s pretty obvious he didn’t want to leave so what are the chances he becomes a destabilising influence, bides his time before the challenging the new board and re-takes what he believes is rightfully his?

A very interesting transition period coming up.

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41 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

He may no longer officially be president of Collingwood but the reality is the club and Eddie are joined at the hip. He’s all over the TV and radio so it’s not like he going to quietly wander off into the sunset. How can the new president and board get any clear air to settle into the role and chart a new path when Eddie is so ubiquitous. It’ll be like the former PM’s sitting on the back benches. He’ll be there, looming large in the background ready to comment on each and every issue the club faces. I can’t see him toeing the party line and keeping his comments to himself. Plus it’s pretty obvious he didn’t want to leave so what are the chances he becomes a destabilising influence, bides his time before the challenging the new board and re-takes what he believes is rightfully his?

A very interesting transition period coming up.

Exactly my thoughts too, is going to be a very interesting chapter in CFC's history. I posted on BigFooty the closest comparison I could think of was John Elliott at Carlton but he had nowhere near the media exposure Ed will continue to have. Is going to be a tough ask for the next President living in Ed's large and ever present shadow.

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11 hours ago, Roost it far said:

He had plenty of time to mend his and the clubs ways. You’d of thought the Goodes saga would of been his wake up call......No to that. The guys a pleb and I won’t miss him. He failed football, society and in the end his club. Let’s hope he heads off down his hole for good. He’s a racist, sexist and homophobic pig of a human and belongs in the dustbin of history

Exactly, He is a bully who mocks and picks on the weakest sections of Australian society. In particular the aboriginals.  

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I kind of feel sorry for him in the way over the past 25 years he has put his heart and soul and bled for that club. He was a a good president for them and probably didn't deserve to go out this way.

However on the other side he has said some stupid things over the years and gave some terrible responses to incidents that have occurred with that club. 

Gee Bucks has lost his number 1 supporter and he'd be feeling a bit nervous coming into this season if the pies start badly. 

The thing that bothered me was why were his 2 sons dressed the same? 

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3 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

perfectly said. Eddie made that ugly, shameful chapter in our game worse.... and then didn’t learn anything. 

The games involving Adam Goodes could have been played in front of empty stadiums as what happens (a lot) in soccer

Sends a powerful message but again, the AFL either didn't want to address the issue or didn't know how to address the issue

Adam being hounded out of the game shouldn't be forgotten either but what might get remembered more were Maguire's ill-conceived comments at the time

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If some termination to the services of the chief magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally for years, will in fact, become for life; and history shows how easily that degenerates into an inheritance.

Those were the words of Thomas Jefferson in the late 1700's speaking of the US Presidency.

Almost 250 years later after FD Roosevelt was elected for a fourth term Congress enacted the 22nd amendment which limited Presidents to two terms.

Increasingly in big businesses presidencies and CEO's have limited terms.

Eddie stayed way too long and in the end he and Collingwood were indistinguishable.

Six years is probably the right time and succession should be from an external source if possible.

On the matter at hand Collingwood appear to be likely to get off lightly in the sense that the cost for identified systemic racism is bringing forward a resignation by six months. I await a positive response that is not just spin.

Listening to Gerard Healy last night on 3AW eulogising Eddie it certainly appears that some in the media just don't get it.

More importantly I hope the MFC takes a deep dive to see what it is doing wrong or what it could do better.

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21 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

If some termination to the services of the chief magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally for years, will in fact, become for life; and history shows how easily that degenerates into an inheritance.

Those were the words of Thomas Jefferson in the late 1700's speaking of the US Presidency.

Almost 250 years later after FD Roosevelt was elected for a fourth term Congress enacted the 22nd amendment which limited Presidents to two terms.

Increasingly in big businesses presidencies and CEO's have limited terms.

Eddie stayed way too long and in the end he and Collingwood were indistinguishable.

Six years is probably the right time and succession should be from an external source if possible.

On the matter at hand Collingwood appear to be likely to get off lightly in the sense that the cost for identified systemic racism is bringing forward a resignation by six months. I await a positive response that is not just spin.

Listening to Gerard Healy last night on 3AW eulogising Eddie it certainly appears that some in the media just don't get it.

More importantly I hope the MFC takes a deep dive to see what it is doing wrong or what it could do better.

I think this is the key in all of this, the AFL and clubs have failed in relation to minorities, this is everyone's chance to have a good hard look into how we can be better and look to uplift everybody. 

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Eddie will be licking his wounds now will go away and lay low for sometime. However don't think he will be completely missing.

He is like the Covid19 virus  Waiting and mutating into something more infectious.  Watch this space.

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3 hours ago, Better days ahead said:

 Plus it’s pretty obvious he didn’t want to leave so what are the chances he becomes a destabilising influence, bides his time before the challenging the new board and re-takes what he believes is rightfully his?

Imagine all the slights to be avenged, the vendettas and punitive expeditions to be waged ... and all the disruption to CFC that would bring ... all I can say is, bring it on, Eddie!

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1 hour ago, Macca said:

Adam being hounded out of the game shouldn't be forgotten either but what might get remembered more were Maguire's ill-conceived comments at the time

The sad thing is that for many people, the booing and the controversy is how they’ll remember Goodes, rather than his remarkable football feats and the superstar of the game that he was. 

Nicky Winmar is much the same - he’s said in interviews that he understands how the incident at Vic Park is an iconic moment in football history - there’s even a statue of it - but for him, it’s just a reminder of the worst day of his life. 

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59 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Imagine all the slights to be avenged, the vendettas and punitive expeditions to be waged ... and all the disruption to CFC that would bring ... all I can say is, bring it on, Eddie!

Eddie is not ATRUMP so will be well clear of their deliberations.

His main aim now will be how he can be a supporter and get them a flag in 2021.

Besides he is on other Boards  and Other Orgs plus his TV commitments.

The one in doubt may be his Fox job but by then he will have no doubt realised they can't do without him!!!

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I'm going to go early with a little crystal ball tip.

About six months from now there will be a reality/documentary series of Eddie visiting all kinds of marginalised people and having very sincere conversations with them and showing how much he cares and listens.  There will be some kind of catchy title about change and redemption, and then Eddie will be officially rehabilitated.

Possibly even reinstated as the great defender of the little people that he always imagined himself to be.

Also very likely to be part of Crown's attempt to regain its gaming licence.  (haa haa haa, it's been a big week for $rseholes.)

 

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Haven't read the whole thread so apologies if mentioned before.

He may find himself a nice safe Labor seat (federal or state) or one where there are lots of Coll fans and go into parliament.  Heaven help us if he does.

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7 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Haven't read the whole thread so apologies if mentioned before.

He may find himself a nice safe Labor seat (federal or state) or one where there are lots of Coll fans and go into parliament.  Heaven help us if he does.

Maybe.

But i reckon the last week or so has shown he no longer has the political smarts (assuming he once he did) to play the political games he'd need to play to get a safe labor seat.

I have no axe to grind with Eddie,  but jeez he has become the master of the own goal.

His comment that he has become a lightning rod for vitriol sums it up for me. With his performance at the initial presser (even yesterday - i mean still with the 'we're not a racist club' palaver? ) he practically went to radio shack, bought himself a large lightning rod, attached it to his head and stood in the middle of Victoria park in a thunder storm. 

And I doubt his 'brand' is very appealing atm. Maybe to One Nation or the Nationals perhaps, but not Labor.

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I wont miss Eddie ,but it seems this all about racism, there are different ways to look at it.Maybe the Goodes reference to king kong was a complement.King kong was strong and much loved and champion as was Goodes,i think that is what he was trying to infer rather than being racist.D ont howl me down for this thought.Darren Lehman was over heard after getting out calling a bowler black c%$# copped a fine and went on to coach australia.Eddie has lost a lot more than a fine.But would still like him locked a in room with Rob Muir for half an hour and let him explain what racism is all about

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If you can't understand what the fuss is about if an aboriginal is called a monkey, a chimp or a gorilla the point is you don't get it.  You just don't get it. That's ok but commenting simply reinforces your lack of understanding. Eddie may have thought likening Goodes to King Kong was a compliment (unlikely) but that just shows how out of touch he is. It is an insult, greater than any insult most of us could understand.

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17 hours ago, Josh said:

The great irony that his last decision as the president of Collingwood football club was to stand down early, a decision based solely on money. The financial loss from him staying and the left with theie victim mentality just constantly pushing until they got their way (mind you that won't be enough, it never is) outweighed the financial benefit of him staying and I would bet my mortgage on Eddie himself understanding and making that call.

Even as he is personally attacked and called out for not being 100% perfect in his position in the public eye he still makes a call that benefits his football club.

He made plenty of mistakes, plenty. But do all the good things he's done count for nothing? 

You could argue if it wasn't for him we may not be here to even discuss this. It's insane how easily the politically correct jump.on a scape goat.

Wonder who will be next?

Sorry, I’m confused. You’re personally offended because he got fired, but the ‘left’ have a victim mentality.

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2 minutes ago, ManDee said:

If you can't understand what the fuss is about if an aboriginal is called a monkey, a chimp or a gorilla the point is you don't get it.  You just don't get it. That's ok but commenting simply reinforces your lack of understanding. Eddie may have thought likening Goodes to King Kong was a compliment (unlikely) but that just shows how out of touch he is. It is an insult, greater than any insult most of us could understand.

I do understand it all a lot better than you.You are one of many who dont get it and jump on the ''you dont get it" band wagon.Try and understand and form an opinion of you own rather follow like a sheep.Iunderstand more about racism than you will ever know

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40 minutes ago, forever demons said:

I wont miss Eddie ,but it seems this all about racism,

I don't think it is. That is part of it, certainly, but there is an element of "one more straw". Eddie's bringing back guys like Gubby Allen, making Ned Whosit the list manager who had no list management experience ... ex players getting recruited on handsome money, who then hardly played ... Eddie's fingerprints all over those moves. And they are recent things on top of the years of baggage & gaffes.

"That was the last straw, Eddie", said the board from behind a locked door where Eddie couldn't get at them. "Definitely the last straw".

Then the self-inflicted salary cap dump at the end of 2020 & the poorly managed PR campaign around it. "OK Eddie" said the board on a zoom call with their faces pixelated and voices electronically disguised. "THAT was definitely the last straw."

Then the leaking of the racism report. Eddie could have survived that if he was still a savvy media performer and copped it on the chin.

"OK Eddie", said the board from the depths of a disused mine in an undisclosed location. "THAT was definitely the--"

"We'll take over from here", said the club sponsors. "Enough of this [censored]. That was your last chance."

"We'll see about that", thinks Eddie as he strolls into a press conference to announce the findings of the report. "I'll deftly handle this motley pack of sports journos the way I disposed of Tony Jones when he tackled me over our ferals, I mean steadfast supporters, wanting some compensation for their useless 2020 memberships." (Aloud:) "This is a proud day for the Collingwood Football Club ...."

Club sponsors: don't say we didn't warn you. Goodbye Eddie, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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2 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Haven't read the whole thread so apologies if mentioned before.

He may find himself a nice safe Labor seat (federal or state) or one where there are lots of Coll fans and go into parliament.  Heaven help us if he does.

Is there a seat that does not have a lot of Pie fans?

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3 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

I don't think it is. That is part of it, certainly, but there is an element of "one more straw". Eddie's bringing back guys like Gubby Allen, making Ned Whosit the list manager who had no list management experience ... ex players getting recruited on handsome money, who then hardly played ... Eddie's fingerprints all over those moves. And they are recent things on top of the years of baggage & gaffes.

"That was the last straw, Eddie", said the board from behind a locked door where Eddie couldn't get at them. "Definitely the last straw".

Then the self-inflicted salary cap dump at the end of 2020 & the poorly managed PR campaign around it. "OK Eddie" said the board on a zoom call with their faces pixelated and voices electronically disguised. "THAT was definitely the last straw."

Then the leaking of the racism report. Eddie could have survived that if he was still a savvy media performer and copped it on the chin.

"OK Eddie", said the board from the depths of a disused mine in an undisclosed location. "THAT was definitely the--"

"We'll take over from here", said the club sponsors. "Enough of this [censored]. That was your last chance."

"We'll see about that", thinks Eddie as he strolls into a press conference to announce the findings of the report. "I'll deftly handle this motley pack of sports journos the way I disposed of Tony Jones when he tackled me over our ferals, I mean steadfast supporters, wanting some compensation for their useless 2020 memberships." (Aloud:) "This is a proud day for the Collingwood Football Club ...."

Club sponsors: don't say we didn't warn you. Goodbye Eddie, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Taking about club sponsors, Nike and Emirates are not exactly shinning lights of good corporations. The list of their faults would take pages to list. Probably not causing them any problems.

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12 minutes ago, old dee said:

Taking about club sponsors, Nike and Emirates are not exactly shinning lights of good corporations. The list of their faults would take pages to list. Probably not causing them any problems.

Au contraire.  They would seek to hide their own malfeasance and appear virtuous when they get the chance.

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