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People hang crap on him for all sorts of things, predominantly the current state of the football club he helms.If he truly was a disastrous chairman then that comment wouldn’t be in the top 3 things people hang crap on him years later for.
I'm not saying I like the way Koch handled all of this and I don't particularly think it would have been an easy time for him and the club to manage everything that was going on. However, everyone was acting a bit cringey after what happened and in the lead up to the Showdown and there was ultimately some some odd behaviour between the supporters including graphics of a Power arm hugging a crying Crow and stuff like that. Not judging anyone, it was fair in the circumstances but I always knew we'd end up despising eachother again shortly after. Koch isn't blameless but he wasn't alone either.Thinking about it ... under his leadership ...
- his comment about "coming together as one" prior to the Walsh (RIP) showdown that permeated through to Boak repeating it in interviews that week
- his affectionate cuddling of Chapman whilst witnessing another soft-belly Port falling short of a comeback home loss
Once again, I think as supporters we aren't blameless in holding the club to account. I've lost count of the amount of times I've read that we are a not for profit organisation and that any money we make should be put directly back into the football program and community programs.- we're not financially better, apparently
Collingwood has had Emirates as a sponsor for two decades. Crows have had Toyota for nearly three decades now. Fremantle, a club that has achieved sweet fu** all in football has had Woodside as their major sponsor since 2010.No. More than anything we need profile and a reputation of financial nous. He brings both.
I agree that sponsorship stability is a concern for our club. We've never had a long-term relationship with a major sponsor yet we are a club that has been around for 150 years with success and a decent size membership.Collingwood has had Emirates as a sponsor for two decades. Crows have had Toyota for nearly three decades now. Fremantle, a club that has achieved sweet fu** all in football has had Woodside as their major sponsor since 2010.
How many sponsors have we gone through just during Koch's reign at our club? I'll tell you. Five. In seven years.
VIP, Renault, Energy Australia, OAK, and GFG.
Singapore, Cathay Pacific, and Qatar airlines fly into Adelaide. Three massive globally recognized brands. If he's such a financial guru and genius, why hasn't he got one of them spke other clubsonsoring us long term?
Coca Cola has had a presence in Adelaide for many decades. Another globally recognized brand. Why hasn't he got them on as a long term major sponsor?
Why haven't we got SANTOS, a major Australian company headquatered here in Adelaide, on board as a long term sponsor?
Where's the financial stability from the financial guru David Koch?
What stability?I don't want to lose Kochie. Since he took over our club has found stability.
sTABILITY.. how do you define stability? Losing home games with push-overs, players losing form in a flash,I don't want to lose Kochie. Since he took over our club has found stability. Never under estimate what he has done. The Ken thing in hindsight was a bit out there but otherwise I'm happy where the club is going
You know stability...What stability?
Failure to find a second sponsor?
Consistently ignoring those with knowledge of China and pi**ing our best chance of getting out from the SANFL's and AFL's thumbs down the drain?
Consistently ignoring what the fans want? (No co-captains, Prison bars)
Koch (along with Ken and KT) are living off the AFL bailing us out and the move to AO, not through their own actions. Other than helping secure Renault over half a decade ago, all his stability has been is the stability of being a bit worse off as a club each year. Oh rejoice for that little bit of stability of consistently worse year on year.