Norm Smith Medallist
- Oct 3, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
I would have preferred Murphy as well, but I'm willing to give Korda a chance first before completely writing him off.The Korda appointment still puzzles me. Until a week or two before the announcement, most people thought Murphy would be appointed. Korda appears to have been a late bolter. Did Christine Holgate have the casting vote? She was leading the selection panel.
Korda has been on the board a long time. So long in fact, that it is impossible for him not to be connected to recruiting, salary cap and race issues. Murphy is very well regarded both internally and externally and does not carry the baggage of long tenure on "Eddie's" board.
It sounds as if the board wasn't all that keen on Browne. He certainly wasn't sounded out from what I can gather. Perhaps too close to Eddie?
The fact that Craig Kelly and Peter Moore strongly supported Browne though, is the interesting bit. Why are they so strong? Perhaps they see Browne as a completely new broom. He's certainly known as a strong, well connected, AFL-respected and well credentialed businessman. He's also a footy man.
Browne wants to be involved and there is talk he wants to be president. Eddie though doesn't want a spill and presumably wants the club to stick with its decision.
Only 100 signatures are needed to force an EGM. I can't see it not happening to be honest. The way our season is going, perhaps a complete clean-out wouldn't be such a bad thing.
Browne is a proxy for McGuire. Kelly (Buckley's manager) endorsing him raises alarm bells for me.
Not sure if it's 100 signatures. I've read elsewhere that you need 5% of social club member signatures to trigger an EGM. That roughly equates to 750 social club members out of 15,000 members in that category.