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Its easy to do, lets not kid ourselves.And Wanagneen was given a McDonald's Franchise when he signed with Port Adelaide Power.
These sort of deals have been happening for years at probably all clubs I dare say.
Not quite that easy to get a Maccas franchise OB.Its easy to do, lets not kid ourselves.
A club finds a willing investor, they pair them up with a player. Then the two purchase a McDonalds / Hungry Jacks franshise. The investor stumps up most the cash, the player adds a bit of profile and guess what, the player gets a larger cut of the profits than you would if you were Jo average.
Now tell me, what can the AFL do about that? Its a business decision outside of football where a player gets a benefit from being on a list. If they want they accumulate profits and the player gets a fat dividend payment over the years just after retiring and a trailing revenue stream for years to come.
It isn't hard and perfectly legal.
Replace Maccas with whatever franchise that makes $$$. The principle is the same.Not quite that easy to get a Maccas franchise OB.
Got any examples of the sorts of deals so easily done, say ex players with a trailing revenue stream.
Question the reality of your theory. Thats why I suggested past players, Jack Cowin has a long time connection with the Eagles so a HJ franchise would be a breeze even a Dominos.Replace Maccas with whatever franchise that makes $$$. The principle is the same.
It isn't hard to pay someone legally outside the cap. Worse case profits are accumulated and paid as dividends post retirement.
Literally dozens of ways to do it.
Get caught however.......that's the problem.
Geelong are bigger than Collingwood and West Coast Eagles? The mental gymnastics some go through to pretend a team that hasn't won a flag since 2011 is somehow cheating...Just a different tact here
Geelong are the Real Madrid of the AFL with Richmond being your Barcelona. I dont think their is any doubt about this at all expenditure wise
Is it time for the AFL media to align itself to recognise this? They just need more TV coverage/Friday Night games and the like. I think Richmond aside they are the 2nd biggest club in the league atm and probably need to be recognised as such by the media
That's a good point actually. While obviously a team like Richmond who have been at the pinnacle for a few years now will be fully focused management wise on retaining all their first 22 players or maybe keeping half an eye on those who might retire and looking at who will take their place, I think virtually any other team would be much better off even if they don't actually have a specific target, putting aside money because you simply never know who is going to be on the table at a given point in time.SEN interview with Brian Cook shed some small light around the struggles of salary cap management (around the 17:00 min mark) - https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/11...sy-cameron-deal-and-stevens-struggles-before/
Interesting to hear that they didn't just happen to have a spare million in the salary cap for Cameron, but they'd been planning for something like this for the last three years (Collingwood list management team, take notes).
What so one investigation wasn’t enough, it needs more.No but their connection to Dean Robinson and Stephen Dank during their premiership years needs to be questioned more than it is.
this is the crux of it- they target local players and have a lot of WA country boys- lifestyle appeals- fishing, surfing, less scrutiny.If you have to play for a Victorian club Geelong is where it's at, Ocean Grove (best beach in the state by miles) just around the corner, Bells Beach not far away, Barwon Heads etc, most Melbourne folk hope to retire down there one day, if i were a gun AFL player i'd be looking to play for the Cats.
Also, compared to the peninsula it's much cheaper, the peninsula is also so over crowded.