Competitions 2017 Board elections - Congratulations Sean Wellman and Katie Lio!

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by Beerfish, Nov 9, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Beerfish

    Beerfish Bless

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    Powerful coterie chief pushes for seat on Essendon Bombers board
    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/essend...n-essendon-bombers-board-20171108-gzh3xp.html

    So electing Dr Hughes will help us win a final, get an AFLW team quicker, better pay for and implement the Tulla expansion, keep growing the membership base and bring in more money?
     

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  2. Pweter

    Pweter Brownlow Medallist

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    Noble intentions indeed. Now to understand how he will make all this happen.
     
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  3. Beerfish

    Beerfish Bless

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    Yeah it was unsurprisingly pretty sketchy on those kind of details.
     
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  4. Jade

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    So Mr Hughes...

    And as a Director, what could you possibly have done to have changed this in the past few years?

    In fact, as a Director, unless you are specifically involved in the list management committee, your influence over football matters is effectively non-existent.

    We didn't apply for one earlier for a reason.

    Funding which is being sort (successfully) by the existing Board, building on an already incredibly impressive recovery overseen by this Board.

    Record levels right now, will likely be so again in 2018.

    Specifically stated by the CEO, at the direction of the current Board.

    You offer no point of difference sir. It's as if you've said 'everything is going great, but how bout I sit in the seat while things are going great...'.
     
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  5. Zach Package

    Zach Package I foretold Jake Stringer

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    All this clown needs is a catchy nickname for his ticket like ‘focus on football’
     
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  6. Beerfish

    Beerfish Bless

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    Did somebody say 'Focus on Football'?

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  7. BrunoV

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    That, and run on a desire to bring Neil Balme to the club.
     
  8. Mercurial89

    Mercurial89 Norm Smith Medallist

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    So club is moving in right direction (actively working towards each of things he mentions) and he just wants to be able to attach his name to it when we do achieve these things?

    Pass.
     
  9. Old Campaigner

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    Gauci might be an able administrator but I don't see any reason to kick out any of the current lot given the position the club is in under their watch.

    The same applies to that Hughes bloke but in addition I feel that coterie types should be kept far far away from the operations of the club. This bloke sounds like those Focus On Football idiots that tried to hijack Richmond last year.
     
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    Out of curiosity, how members on here would regularly (more than twice maybe) vote on board positions?
     
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  11. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Who's blitz supporting? Need to know who to vote against. ;)
     
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    It's always pleasing when we have people put up their hand to be part of the board - A member club can't only rely only on appointed board members.
     
  13. Lore

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    I believe the constitution takes care of that. Some are appointed, some are voted?


    "54. The business and affairs of the Club will be managed by a Board which will consist of between nine and ten Directors, constituted by not more than six Elected Directors, and not more than three Appointed Directors and an executive officer if appointed as a Director under clause 71."
    http://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/Essendon/Images/EssendonFC-Constitution-Dec-11.pdf
     
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    DonsRule I can't recall

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    Both Katie Lio and Paul Cousins have renominated for the board.
     
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    Safe to say Katie Lio and Paul Cousins will both be back on the board, not sure about Dr Hughes though, does he have any qualifications related to running an organisation as large and far-reaching as a footy club? Or is he just a supporter trying to big-note himself?
     
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    LOL.

    *Edit*

    Sorry Weevz, not trying to be a dick.

    Board elections attract a plethora of people that like themselves very much.
     
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  17. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Seems like a nice guy who wants to do best by the football club.
     
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    You’re the thinking mans fisher Bonce, I like that...
     
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    the second one, probably
     
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    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Not really. I haven't read anything he's said so far that screams out he'd be terrible on the board.
     
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    Mercurial89 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Has he said anything that means he should be on there though?

    Spouting off what we haven't achieved and what we need to accomplish isn't exactly a reason he should even be looked at, anyone here could (and does) do that.
    Now if he has plans of how to accomplish this and what he brings to the table In executing those plans, then you have something.
    So far I don't believe this information has been provided?
     
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    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Nope but to be honest I'm not invested one way or the other. Simply stating so far he's said nothing that screams to me we should absolutely 100% not want him there.
     
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    He has the support of The Red Sash....
     
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    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Yeah and Cousins and Lio had the support of Blitz last time.

    They turned out ok. :p
     
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    Did they? What have they done?