It would be 100% MFC to miss out on him at the last minute once we'd already burned Jackson and wind up empty handed.I get that Brian Cook is a great CEO, but as soon as I think of the administrators of our club trying to get their mates on board I dread. We need professionals not friends.
That was one of my thoughts - he could be playing Cook off against Jackson in an effort to secure a longer term deal or something else from Jackson.This all sounds odd to me given PJ's constant insistance that he's in this for the short term and not the long term. Playing devil's advocate (assuming that there is fire to this smoke), perhaps Bartlett has had indication from Cook that he's willing to commit to 5+ years whereas PJ is only looking for 2 or so. Think I'll wait until something more than a rumour actually happens before I lose my mind (more).
It's not even necessarily playing one against the other. Jackson was a Roos style 'change agent' - short term, come in and set the foundations ready for the next long term candidate. It's possible that Bartlett has found the next long term CEO but Jackson's short term aspirations have grown a little longer. Not such an easy situation to manage cleanly.That was one of my thoughts - he could be playing Cook off against Jackson in an effort to secure a longer term deal or something else from Jackson.
Not that I like the sound of that either.
Good on you Demon4123, I have also done the same.I just emailed the club after reading this thread last night. NHJ (Not happy Jan!!). This is what I said...
Hi Melbourne Football Club,
I hope what I’m hearing about unrest between the President and Peter Jackson is untrue. I live interstate and was reading some posts on big footy last night about the contract extension for Peter Jackson. Personally we should move heaven and earth to resign this man as he has done an enormous amount of work for our football club.
The last thing we need is more media speculation regarding the CEO and football club President not getting on.
XXXXX (Country Member)