Coach Alastair Clarkson III - new NMFC senior coach until at least end 2027 - NMFC board approved AC to start 1/11 amid ongoing HFC racism investigation

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The Warlord

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Eight weeks out from a State election, I can just see the Cabinet sitting around the table rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of taking responsibility for this mess by commissioning a statutory review. Yippee, they say in chorus, where do we sign

Here's the link to the Act BTW; it would seem technically possible


Technically possible to do it outwith govt?

Agree on the politics entirely.
 

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I beg your pardon. I say this in the nicest way possible. It’s not. And for that, go f*** yourself. I’ve been on here long enough to know when my credibility is being questioned and you’re not worth it nor is the story.

Why the surprise? His name has been mentioned and I vividly remember my brother serving him. Ben Reid was another who came in. When your 21yo working in retail telco this is the stuff that you recall.
Footballers do need phones too after all Dev.

I don’t know what value it would be it just rang a bell because I raised it with him this week.
Just a lot of what’s come out in the past week makes sense if we look back.
A random encounter from 12 years ago that even you had forgotten about gets linked to someone in the media this week.

How convenient.
 

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Omg I served Chad Wingard at work once and I vividly remember him being so strong and I asked “how did Clarko make you so strong?” he said “well he made us eat poo on a stick”
 

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Omg I served Chad Wingard at work once and I vividly remember him being so strong and I asked “how did Clarko make you so strong?” he said “well he made us eat poo on a stick”
True story: I worked in Subiaco for many years and frequented the same Japanese takeaway joint that the Eagles players often went to. Which is how I was standing behind Jackson Nelson as he was introduced to some of his new teammates, a few days after the draft.

Except I wasn't actually working in Subi the year that Jackson Nelson was drafted, so it couldn't have been him. And I can't remember who it actually was.

Memories fail sometimes, and the longer it goes, the worse it gets.
 

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One thing that is for certain is that the accused ability to defend themselves has been severely compromised with the process of the initial report and all the media leaks and reporting.
For the legal minds out there, does this put the accused in a really strong position if they decide to take this to court? Or does it just make it a bigger mess?
 

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The more I read about this and listen to commentary I just don't see how this is resolved. I feel for all parties - accusers and accused. What is a good resolution? If the accusers won't testify under oath then that's it for me. So far we know the accused but only speculation about who are the accusers. So many areas of unfairness. Frustrating.
 

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This is pure gold. It explains exactly what we are dealing with here.
I would also add, if he was so talkative to a stranger at the Telstra shop, you can bet your bottom dollar that it was all common knowledge around the club at the time. Why the feck are the former players staying quiet? As Rita Panahi has rightfully picked up, this is hugely important now for the former club employees to speak out and help those involved.

But they are too scared to do so as they would be labeled racists. We live in scary times. Times when decent men can be falsely accused of a heinous acts and nobody can stand up for them or risk being cancelled


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My word is there are a few pat and present waiting to. There's serious mistrust of the AFL after the previous the way they have dealt with complaints in the past.
This has a looooong way to go.
 

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I'd spew up if my tax dollars were spent on a state government inquiry which would be initiated due to the failings of a private organisation. Let the complainants use the civil or criminal courts if they believe there is sufficient cause.

Delusions of grandeur from the partners of shitkickers delisted over a decade ago.
 

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Re cancelling: if anyone had accusations made about them, they’d be subject to an enquiry. All of us. Depending on our jobs, some would stand down or be stood down.

Clarkson or Fagan haven’t been cancelled. They will get natural justice. They have access to rich guy lawyers.


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So Whately isn’t one of them….
Trying to find respectable footy journo

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Sorry mate, but this has got big #standbyhird vibes.

I'm sure Clarko's legal have bigger things to worry about than an unsubstantiated convo with a rando in a telco shop.🙂

Actually the best type of witness is one disconnected from the allegations. If and I have no reason to doubt the poster that this is true and by crikey it makes a heck of a lot of sense.

I was chatting again with old mate and he was chatting to an ex footballer who said, that type of discussion isn't rare in the brutal world of football.

If you want something gone, you can do something about it. Horrid and left me a tad shocked, but after thinking about it not overly surprised.

I’m not a legal expert obviously, but is it possible for the Clarko’s legal team to use the drug use by those involved as a major factor to dismiss the allegations? Shouldn’t be too hard to prove whether they are drug users or not


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If needed they will pull apart the players lives, it will be brutal and unfortunately make their supposed poor treatment at the Hawks look like a walk in the park. They will do everything within their power to discredit them.

Not sure what those three were thinking, actually as I say to the lovely Ms Sharon, I think your NFI is flaring up. And they are in the same boat. Oh Missy does laugh when I say it fyi.
 

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there we go. great find. the way this has unfolded makes complete sense now.

the sad thing is i think it is working. or, dare i say it, has worked. the main board thread on this topic scares me.
BF main board and social media in general is populated by trolls.

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The more I read about this and listen to commentary I just don't see how this is resolved. I feel for all parties - accusers and accused. What is a good resolution? If the accusers won't testify under oath then that's it for me. So far we know the accused but only speculation about who are the accusers. So many areas of unfairness. Frustrating.
I don't see it getting resolved either and I can see Clarko taking the AFL to court if he is not allowed to coach.
The other question is should we continue with Clarkson as our coach without a proper resolution? If that is at all possible?
 

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Actually the best type of witness is one disconnected from the allegations. If and I have no reason to doubt the poster that this is true and by crikey it makes a heck of a lot of sense.

I was chatting again with old mate and he was chatting to an ex footballer who said, that type of discussion isn't rare in the brutal world of football.

If you want something gone, you can do something about it. Horrid and left me a tad shocked, but after thinking about it not overly surprised.




If needed they will pull apart the players lives, it will be brutal and unfortunately make their supposed poor treatment at the Hawks look like a walk in the park. They will do everything within their power to discredit them.

Not sure what those three were thinking, actually as I say to the lovely Ms Sharon, I think your NFI is flaring up. And they are in the same boat. Oh Missy does laugh when I say it fyi.
Miss Sharon happy with Scotts?

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if it’s trial by public opinion could Clarkson and co start releasing their own report/events of the allegations to the public domain?
 

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Miss Sharon happy with Scotts?

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She was until I went on a 3 hour rant last night. About how you lot of shitbags will be good for each other. Then I questioned her morals and stated I probably shouldn't be dating her. And did she do the same drugs as Hird, all hoicked up, and is that fake tan or is you skin always that colour!!
Then she said, " well it's not like Hirds as it isn't *en orange". I did concede that point.

Then she put me to bed.

Oh well

Her mother is concerned I'll get her following the Roos and FYI she is dead right!!
 
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