In this edition of In The Game, Damian Barrett speaks to AFL chief Gillon McLachlan
1. Is he drunk? Can barely string a sentence together.
2. Does he even give two shits? Sounds like a fifteen year old being forced to clean his bedroom.
3. Does he even know what his job is? His response to the priority pick for GCS was abysmal.
4. Does he realise his Melbourne centric bias is causing some real discontent outside of Melbourne? The revelation that Saints are being propped up to the tune of a starter club is amazing. Melbourne clearly cannot sustain the number of teams they have, it's time for a cull Gill - especially when you have to rob Geelong of home final advantage to get them to watch the game.
Does he even care that his lies are transparent? Home finals at the mcg are about the fans? Bullshit, more than half the tickets go to sponsors. Bullshit, because he doesn't give a sh*t about female supporters or players. This after saying reducing the fixture would not be about equity, not about player welfare, but about media revenue.
Its time for a breakaway league, every other non-Melbourne club. Do it, and leave the 1.6 million Melbourne TV subscribers to enjoy their minnow clubs.
I tell you what, Optus, Adelaide Oval, the GABA and the SCG/Homebush would be fine hosts for a grand final.