Roast Chapman intends to retire (within 12 months) ...

CrowBloke

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From article in "The Advertiser" today, Chapman announces his (eventual) retirement.
Good news: He's going! Oh Happy Day!
Bad News (and a lot of it):
--- he'll stick around long enough to make sure that 2020 is another dud, if not worse, year.
--- he thinks Roo would make a wonderful Chairman (!!)
--- he thinks that Brett Burton is a wonderful Head of Football and will be remembered as an"elite" Head of Football, when he's finished (if only that was asap).
--- he states unequivocally that Pyke has the full support of the Club and the Board, which has been many a Coach's kiss-of-death.
Ugly:
--- knowing the above, the players must know now that the failures of 2019 lie entirely with them, because everybody else has been wonderful.

Mods: if this is covered elsewhere, please merge.
 

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King Elvis

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I for one respect any volunteer as I've volunteered myself

Its a service you do that if someone else wants to volunteer their time go for it

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I've volunteered, and still do, as well mate.

There is a difference between volunteering, and sitting on the Board of the most prominent sporting club in the State - with all of the benefits and privilege it brings.
 

threefa9

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I for one respect any volunteer as I've volunteered myself

Its a service you do that if someone else wants to volunteer their time go for it

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Mate give yourself an upper cut, what a ludicrous comparison to make.
Lot more on the line than volunteering at the local muffin stall
 

marty36

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Mate give yourself an upper cut, what a ludicrous comparison to make.
Lot more on the line than volunteering at the local muffin stall
Any volunteering is something to be applauded unfortunately some are more time consuming like what I did with having to not only volunteer but need training and being tested on that training every year

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You can laugh at volunteers but it's pretty easy to without putting in time

Its not as though he needs the title he's pretty qualified you would think

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Why would he stay there for 11 years? I think the high profile it provides him gives him more than actual renumeration ever will. Thats why you wouldn't see him volunteering at the Hutt Street homeless centre for example, although he could definately be of more use there shelling out the evening meal.
 

Norwood Crow

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Why would he stay there for 11 years? I think the high profile it provides him gives him more than actual renumeration ever will. Thats why you wouldn't see him volunteering at the Hutt Street homeless centre for example, although he could definately be of more use there shelling out the evening meal.
Nah take that back, wouldn't wish Chapman on those poor unfortunate souls.
 

marty36

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Why would he stay there for 11 years? I think the high profile it provides him gives him more than actual renumeration ever will. Thats why you wouldn't see him volunteering at the Hutt Street homeless centre for example, although he could definately be of more use there shelling out the evening meal.
Probably because he is clearly qualified to volunteer for the role

Benny bbq can't do it

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I noticed this typical self-serving comment from Chapman: 'I think a Chairman should serve 9 to 11 years".

Guess how long he's been Chairman?

Other than Eddie McGuire all other club Chairmen seem to serve about 4-5 years on average. Which is what happened at the Crows too, until Chapman brought his indispensable magic touch.
 

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I noticed this typical self-serving comment from Chapman: 'I think a Chairman should serve 9 to 11 years".
Guess how long he's been Chairman?
Other than Eddie McGuire all other club Chairmen seem to serve about 4-5 years on average. Which is what happened at the Crows too, until Chapman brought his indispensable magic touch.
and thank you, for actually referring to the article. :thumbsu:
I was at a seafood joint for lunch when I read it. My lunch was much easier to swallow than Chapman's bs.
 

CrowBloke

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This is covered in about six other threads currently
I looked before posting.
There were no threads on that article. But yes, several others on (get-rid-of) Chapman in general.
The thread's really about Chapman's appraisals of Roo/Burton/Pyke, may the footy Gods help us.
 

King Elvis

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I noticed this typical self-serving comment from Chapman: 'I think a Chairman should serve 9 to 11 years".

Guess how long he's been Chairman?

Other than Eddie McGuire all other club Chairmen seem to serve about 4-5 years on average. Which is what happened at the Crows too, until Chapman brought his indispensable magic touch.
Yea, that was absolutely ridiculous.

So the ideal time period for a Chairman just happens to be the period that he has been doing it?

An arbitrary figure with nothing to support it.

I'd listen to Kennett, who is actually successful, and has delivered massive and sustained success to his Club - and put a limit of 2 terms on the role.
 

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Yea, that was absolutely ridiculous.

So the ideal time period for a Chairman just happens to be the period that he has been doing it?

An arbitrary figure with nothing to support it.

I'd listen to Kennett, who is actually successful, and has delivered massive and sustained success to his Club - and put a limit of 2 terms on the role.
A number of clubs have a maximum term of 8 years just like the US presidency. You need to inject new blood into any administration.
 

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