- Oct 6, 2002
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
- Melbourne..VICTORY, Leeds
I hadn't noticed people giving her more credit than she is due.I've always felt the credit she got was a bit over the top. My understanding is that a group of well heeled supporters devised a plan to challenge in the courts and they needed a figure to name on the court action. Irene was close by at the time.
Often the media portray her as saving the club single handed. No doubt she put in a lot of effort during the fight back and deserves credit, as do many many many others.
I guess that can happen with some people or the media distorting things but I would not like to see the reverse happening and people belittling the part she actually played in the fightback. Even being a figurehead probably was of significant value to the cause. And as I understand she did risk losing her house if things had gone wrong.
But yes, 'many many others' put in a big effort and all deserve credit.