- May 29, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Well said.Current issues faced by AFC have almost nothing to do with the actual camp itself. From a player perspective it’s entirely about personal grievances stemming from the camp being completely ignored /glossed over by the club. Given the way it was handled in the aftermath it’s not hard to see why half the playing group thinks the club doesn’t give two shits about them as people.
If Burton & co fronted the playing group, put their hands up and admitted they screwed up there wouldn’t even be an issue at present. The desperate attempts from those behind the scenes to save face at the expense of the players has led to this current state of affairs. It’s a recipe for disaster when a club has people in power who prioritise remaining untouchable themselves over the club itself.
The fact no heads have rolled after two whole years of discontent speaks volumes. Just an extremely poorly run club that’s doomed for a long stint in the wilderness unless a full scale clean out occurs after the review.
A full clean out of the footy department is needed for this club to move forward. How Burton survived past 2018 is beyond me. It's absolute proof that Adelaide is a boys club with no accountability. Don Pyke was one of the few people at the club with enough integrity to fall on his sword. The rest of them are all hiding under a rock waiting for the storm to pass.
All of this stems from weak leadership at board level. Make no mistake, Rob Chapman, Andrew Fagan and Mark Ricciuto are malignant tumours that needed to be removed yesterday. Crows members have no agency to remove board members though so we are essentially stuck with these fu** sticks until public opinion turns against them so badly they can't go out in public without being heckled by angry fans. I can't see them leaving for any other reason.