News Eddie McGuire steps down as Collingwood President

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Despite her being hyped up by Libbi as the author of the Collingwood review, it turns out she wasn't on the program to talk about it.

Libbi briefly asked her about it and the points raised by Larissa were:
- it was very brave for an organisation to put such a harsh mirror up to themselves.
- her and the team who wrote the report weren't prepared for the report to leak and they were completely put on the back foot. She mentioned the planning they were doing with the club was obviously massively disrupted by the leak.
- when asked for their definition of systematic racism (I can't remember if it was her or her husband who answered this). They said it isn't about specific racist incidents but organisations not having the right processes in place.
Looking fwd to the news outlets picking up on this & running with it.



 

Lucas Jackson

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Reckon the ABC covered it sufficiently when it happened, a decade ago, see below for an example.

But isn't the current agenda to drag up incidents from a decade ago and scream outrage and try to get those people cancelled?
Or does that only apply to certain agenda's?
 

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Haha, f*n deflecting hypocrites.
If you plonkers bring up something from a decade ago it's relevant, systemic and someone has to be cancelled.
If someone from the opposite political spectrum brings it up, they're having a sook.
I know that 'cancel' and 'being cancelled' are all the rage in some circles, but it's not my thing.

Why do you think it's relevant that Behrendt had a go at Bess Price a decade ago?

Edit: There's an irony in being accused of deflection by people who want to silence someone based on an insult from 10 years ago.
 

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Then why was it included in the report and continued to be brought up?
Surely it holds no relevance anymore considering it was so long ago now?
I didn't say it wasn't relevant. My point is that no single comment from Ed was the cause of his undoing.

The most significant comment of all, perhaps, was the one he used to open Collingwood's discussion of the report. His declaration of a 'proud day' was misinterpreted, no doubt, but it brought an accumulation of factors crashing down upon his head.

There's a lot of unfairness about Ed's departure, but I don't think taking aim at Larissa Behrendt because of something she said about Bess Price 10 years ago will do anything to make things right.
 

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I didn't say it wasn't relevant. My point is that no single comment from Ed was the cause of his undoing.

The most significant comment of all, perhaps, was the one he used to open Collingwood's discussion of the report. His declaration of a 'proud day' was misinterpreted, no doubt, but it brought an accumulation of factors crashing down upon his head.

There's a lot of unfairness about Ed's departure, but I don't think taking aim at Larissa Behrendt because of something she said about Bess Price 10 years ago will do anything to make things right.
Correct, it won't make it right but it just highlights the double standards that exist.
I realise McGuire is on the left side of politics, those faux pas are usually excused for liberals. It seems as though this time he was eaten by his own
 

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Surely that’s a very poor definition of racism?

Is she seriously suggesting that every organisation that doesn’t have “the right“ processes in place has systemic racism?
Did you read the review report? That's how it was defined and what the criticism of CFC was about. The reaction to the report was ridiculous and showed no understanding of the report.

I don't like the terminology used because of how inflammatory it was, but the criticism was valid from a perspective of safeguarding inclusive practice. But it's been universally misunderstood.
 

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Now that the trash has been taken out, that offensive odour is gradually going away too.
Plenty of players will also be hiding their pleasure, Pies need a Pres who won't attract mockery.
I've been a critic of Ed, but those comments are not warranted - make an objective assessment of his presidency rather than remarks like that
 

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Now that the trash has been taken out, that offensive odour is gradually going away too.

Plenty of players will also be hiding their pleasure, Pies need a Pres who won't attract mockery.
How do you know how players feel about Ed? I imagine they have a very different perception of him than the general public or supporters as they would enjoy an intimacy with him that is denied to the rest of us. I suspect the vast majority really like him and would be sorry to see him go.
 

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I find your constant abuse of him rather distasteful.
He was a fantastic President who simply stayed in the role too long IMO.
Precisely. I wanted him out, entirely because of how long he'd been in the role and the fact was that he garnered quite a lot of negative media attention.

However, anyone trying to label him a bad prez is deluded
 

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Sounds about right. Ban authentic opinion. I do think he is trash, of low order. Upgrade needed urgently. We are blessed the opportunity has arrived.
Sure you're not projecting? Sure it isn't you who is trash and of a lower order of being? Cerebral upgrade overdue?

How else to explain someone who seems to derive pleasure from baiting Collingwood supporters on a sensitive issue? Again and again you put your abuse out there, saying nothing new and adding nothing of substance, but always after a reaction.

You and your posts reek of the sewer.
 

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He was one of the leaders of a fan group known as the "Knights of Abbotsford" about a decade ago. They were opposed to McGuire.

I'm not 100% certain, but he was a photographer at our VFL games as well.
Before his passing, a member of my wife's family was Father Bob's right hand man. There is nothing in this world that Ed could do that Father Bob hasn't seen a thousand times before.
 

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Seems that Beams is the only player or ex player over Eddies tenure that has had the decency to publicly back Eddie. Not a fan of Beams but at least he had the guts to stand up and be counted. Any other players? Crickets chirping
Beams also used it as an opportunity to clear his name
 

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I have found it intriguing that many posters have been scathing at Eddie and the club for taking a risk on a bloke with mental health issues, but also have the cheek to be scathing towards the club about suggestions that the club is non-inclusive. It seems that many are just demanding the club to be exclusive based on the individual posters prejudices.

I too hope we're exclusive - and only recruit good footballers. I'm pissed off that we wasted early picks in the past on Richie Cole and Chris Egan and missed guys like Charlie Cameron and Eddie Betts.
Mental health in Beams’ case affected his ability to perform. Or maybe he’s just a dickhead and didn’t care to perform. I’d imagine race is less likely to affect that.

Either was the issue with Beams was we pissed away salary cap space and draft picks for nothing, not his mental health.
 

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