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1970crow

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The incredible thing is that with all the business acumen and supposed industry leaders at West Lakes, no one ever thought seek opinions other than someone “at the AFL”.
The AFL reference is interesting. I remember Carlton’s President mentioning that Trigg, “came with the full support of the AFL” at every opportunity. Does anybody seriously think that the AFL is some super organisation that the mere use of those 3 letters is some kind of fairy dust on what are otherwise highly questionable decisions. I don’t get it, most supporters would probably prefer the AFL disagree with their club’s decisions.
 
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Slippery Pete

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The AFL reference is interesting. I remember Carlton’s President mentioning that Trigg, “came with the full support of the AFL” at every opportunity. Does anybody seriously think that the AFL is some super organisation that the mere use of those 3 letters is some kind of fairy dust on what are otherwise highly questionable decisions. I don’t get it, most supporters would probably prefer the AFL disagree with their club’s decisions.
Whatever the AFL’s endorsement is, I’d go with the opposite.

I won’t forget in a hurry Kim Jong Chapman saying at last year’s B&F that the most important thing about Andrew Fagan was that he was endorsed by the AFL.

Not the board. Not members. No... the AFL.

Kim Jong Chapman. Saying staggeringly stupid s**t since 2008, and counting.

Who’s more of an a-hole, Chapman or Burton? There’s a thread...
 

ThirtyFive

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Whatever the AFL’s endorsement is, I’d go with the opposite.

I won’t forget in a hurry Kim Jong Chapman saying at last year’s B&F that the most important thing about Andrew Fagan was that he was endorsed by the AFL.

Not the board. Not members. No... the AFL.

Kim Jong Chapman. Saying staggeringly stupid s**t since 2008, and counting.

Who’s more of an a-hole, Chapman or Burton? There’s a thread...
Any sporting administrator that refers to people as 'assets' loses me straight away. Economic rationalists (and their language) have a lot to answer for.
 

Doctor B

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I heard Roo talking about OCD this morning.

He said he shared a house with Burton for years and Burton organised his CD's in alphabetical order, organised his clothes by colour and stacked coffee cups handle out. Then he said that's the attention to detail he puts into everything.

It almost sounded like a glowing endorsement of Burton's GM football department role because he stacks his coffee cups handle out.

Roo would be too intelligent confuse a best mate "neat freak" with being an accomplished administrator, wouldn't he?
 

Mr_Moogle

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I heard Roo talking about OCD this morning.

He said he shared a house with Burton for years and Burton organised his CD's in alphabetical order, organised his clothes by colour and stacked coffee cups handle out. Then he said that's the attention to detail he puts into everything.

It almost sounded like a glowing endorsement of Burton's GM football department role because he stacks his coffee cups handle out.

Roo would be too intelligent confuse a best mate "neat freak" with being an accomplished administrator, wouldn't he?
Roo is a moron confirmed.
 

MRB37

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I heard Roo talking about OCD this morning.

He said he shared a house with Burton for years and Burton organised his CD's in alphabetical order, organised his clothes by colour and stacked coffee cups handle out. Then he said that's the attention to detail he puts into everything.

It almost sounded like a glowing endorsement of Burton's GM football department role because he stacks his coffee cups handle out.

Roo would be too intelligent confuse a best mate "neat freak" with being an accomplished administrator, wouldn't he?
If anything that probably explains the rumour that he micro-manages the hell out of everyone. "No, not like that, do it like this" type attitude if someone does something the way he wouldn't.
 

arrowman

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I heard Roo talking about OCD this morning.

He said he shared a house with Burton for years and Burton organised his CD's in alphabetical order, organised his clothes by colour and stacked coffee cups handle out. Then he said that's the attention to detail he puts into everything.

It almost sounded like a glowing endorsement of Burton's GM football department role because he stacks his coffee cups handle out.

Roo would be too intelligent confuse a best mate "neat freak" with being an accomplished administrator, wouldn't he?
Years ago one of my mates had his girlfriend start staying over, so there were girly things in the bathroom cupboard. He showed me the cupboard, everything laid out with millimetre precision, and asked me if he should be worried.

"Mate," I said, "that is the bathroom cupboard of an axe murderer."
 

1970crow

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Years ago one of my mates had his girlfriend start staying over, so there were girly things in the bathroom cupboard. He showed me the cupboard, everything laid out with millimetre precision, and asked me if he should be worried.

"Mate," I said, "that is the bathroom cupboard of an axe murderer."
Became great friends with an army mate of my brother’s that was equally as bad. Everything in its place at all times. He’d go to the toilet and we’d move 3 or 4 items off spot and without a word they’d be returned within half an hour. Fridge, pantry, everything else, it was a system. Ended up in army intelligence. Strange cat was Chris.
 

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I heard Roo talking about OCD this morning.

He said he shared a house with Burton for years and Burton organised his CD's in alphabetical order, organised his clothes by colour and stacked coffee cups handle out. Then he said that's the attention to detail he puts into everything.

It almost sounded like a glowing endorsement of Burton's GM football department role because he stacks his coffee cups handle out.

Roo would be too intelligent confuse a best mate "neat freak" with being an accomplished administrator, wouldn't he?
 

WaynesWorld19

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Became great friends with an army mate of my brother’s that was equally as bad. Everything in its place at all times. He’d go to the toilet and we’d move 3 or 4 items off spot and without a word they’d be returned within half an hour. Fridge, pantry, everything else, it was a system. Ended up in army intelligence. Strange cat was Chris.
I had a next door neighbor, that would come home after work and spend 3 hours cleaning the house ....after his stay at home wife had just finished cleaning the place

Their kids could not play on the front lawns, because they left foot prints on the lawn & bent the grass ......yes you guessed it, they've divorced

So with Burton, it's not an attribute .....it's actually a disorder, that can piss people off
 
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maxlilly

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I heard Roo talking about OCD this morning.

He said he shared a house with Burton for years and Burton organised his CD's in alphabetical order, organised his clothes by colour and stacked coffee cups handle out. Then he said that's the attention to detail he puts into everything.

It almost sounded like a glowing endorsement of Burton's GM football department role because he stacks his coffee cups handle out.

Roo would be too intelligent confuse a best mate "neat freak" with being an accomplished administrator, wouldn't he?

I could image young Neddy going into Burton's coffee cup cupboard and turning every mug around :)
 

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I heard Roo talking about OCD this morning.

He said he shared a house with Burton for years and Burton organised his CD's in alphabetical order, organised his clothes by colour and stacked coffee cups handle out. Then he said that's the attention to detail he puts into everything.

It almost sounded like a glowing endorsement of Burton's GM football department role because he stacks his coffee cups handle out.

Roo would be too intelligent confuse a best mate "neat freak" with being an accomplished administrator, wouldn't he?
The rationale that Roo has come up with to justify Burton's job has been somewhat strange.

We had the earlier, "Brett is the best person for the job because no one wants this club to achieve success more than he does" and now this nonsense.

At the moment all I have heard from Roo is that Burton is the best fit for the job because he wants the club to succeed and has OCD.

If that's really the only basis that Roo can come up with to justify his position then it confirms that he is indeed a boy's club appointment.
 

King Elvis

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The rationale that Roo has come up with to justify Burton's job has been somewhat strange.

We had the earlier, "Brett is the best person for the job because no one wants this club to achieve success more than he does" and now this nonsense.

At the moment all I have heard from Roo is that Burton is the best fit for the job because he wants the club to succeed and has OCD.

If that's really the only basis that Roo can come up with to justify his position then it confirms that he is indeed a boy's club appointment.
Add in Chapman's - "He'll actually be elite.... in the future."

Never mind that he is absolutely s**t now.
 

MRB37

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The rationale that Roo has come up with to justify Burton's job has been somewhat strange.

We had the earlier, "Brett is the best person for the job because no one wants this club to achieve success more than he does" and now this nonsense.

At the moment all I have heard from Roo is that Burton is the best fit for the job because he wants the club to succeed and has OCD.

If that's really the only basis that Roo can come up with to justify his position then it confirms that he is indeed a boy's club appointment.
Roo thinks that's the most important thing. No one else could do as good of a job because they don't love the club like he and Burton do. Also the justification for ignoring external noise and going with the "I only listen to what people inside West Lakes say" talk that Burton pulled out. Outside criticisms are from haters and agitators and is to be ignored.
 

BunjiMac

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Anyone who remembers the Adelaide night life during the late 90s will remember Burton rocking up to many establishments early and by himself. He always looked really weird and out of place but he would nevertheless wait there, usually in a very visible place, in the hope people would notice who he was and come talk to him.

This says everything you need to know about Burton.
 

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