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Markfs

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Totally agree.
I think she has been crucified - the questions are why and by whom?
I think it's part of the larger battle between the woke and the non-woke. I think the woke have been trying to get to eddie in areas where they are strong like indigenous and women's rights and the non-woke boned bridie in an area that the woke are weak - traditional connections to old institutions.
 

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the second coming will be here soon. If we ask nicely maybe he will come back...... if we say we're sorry for hurting him

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Nah, we're not falling apart. Media beat up. Honestly, they should go to Carlton. If you're taking advice from your arch-rivals, it must be pretty desperate. If they didn't have a history in Melbourne, they'd be off to Tasmania in the next five years.
 

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I think it's part of the larger battle between the woke and the non-woke. I think the woke have been trying to get to eddie in areas where they are strong like indigenous and women's rights and the non-woke boned bridie in an area that the woke are weak - traditional connections to old institutions.
Yeah, good point I think.

Neil Wilson didn’t get a fraction of the blow-back that Bridie did for doing pretty much the same thing.
 

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So we just going to gloss over the claim that Browne suggested he should be having an input on the cricket team selection just because Channel 9 owned the rights?

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I don't see an issue with that really.
Channel 9 own Cricket and NRL. why wouldn't they have some input?

The AFL is a different cat.
AFL is solely owned by the clubs.
In any case Browne would be beholding to members not shareholders.
 

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Does she holiday on tax evaders' yachts?
of course she does....annually...which means ..subequently, of course... that the rich do pay enough taxes in america (and here) and that they arent avoiding the tax they should pay.
 

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Not at all. Players we recruit grow up supporting other clubs but we don't launch into them questioning their allegiance. Pendles didn't grow up a Collingwood fan. We recruit coaches that bled for their previous clubs.

Why is acquiring a clearly qualified board member any different? What do you honestly think they're gonna do to the joint?

Board members need to be effective at running things first, not barracking for them. Hiring supporters to run a club isn't always the best approach (look at Carlton). She can support whoever she wants for all I care as long as she is an effective administrator. Everything about her credentials proved that.
You do realise none of the new coaching group have been outed supporting an opposition club twice since they were employed by Collingwood. They also don’t have a two year minimum membership requirement to be employed.

I agree with your premise that it shouldn’t make a difference who any of them support (although board members should really be Collingwood people, IMO), but what you implied and followed up with don’t reconcile with what has happened to O’Donnell.
 

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You do realise none of the new coaching group have been outed supporting an opposition club twice since they were employed by Collingwood. They also don’t have a two year minimum membership requirement to be employed.

I agree with your premise that it shouldn’t make a difference who any of them support (although board members should really be Collingwood people, IMO), but what you implied and followed up with don’t reconcile with what has happened to O’Donnell.
bridie was put on the cross for a photo of her wearing a dogs jumper taken some years back.....do you think we should string up pendles for any melbourne footy cards that his mother bought him when he was a kid?
 

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I think it's part of the larger battle between the woke and the non-woke. I think the woke have been trying to get to eddie in areas where they are strong like indigenous and women's rights and the non-woke boned bridie in an area that the woke are weak - traditional connections to old institutions.
I’m “non-woke” and I wanted McGuire gone because he had overstayed his welcome and wasn’t making good decisions in the latter years of his presidency.

On the other end of it, the appointment of O’Donnell was terrible. She didn’t belong on the Collingwood board.
 

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Korda is leaving the gig next season regardless, but Browne is all kinds of dodgy. Apparently preaching about bringing democracy back to Collingwood (funny, given he's a mate of Eddie) yet wants to become president via a backroom board deal. I personally want nothing to do with Browne, but Korda is not particularly inspiring either.

Murphy was my ideal choice, but he doesn't want the gig. Maybe Licca will be the next prez
It’s a shame Murphy can’t commit to being president. He was the perfect candidate that could have appeased both sides.

Had runs on the board with his 2017 review and didn’t have the baggage the other board members had.
 

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I’m “non-woke” and I wanted McGuire gone because he had overstayed his welcome and wasn’t making good decisions in the latter years of his presidency.

On the other end of it, the appointment of O’Donnell was terrible. She didn’t belong on the Collingwood board.
well thats fair enough. We are all caught up in bigger trends, but a number of people were gunning for eddie because he was eddie and a number of people were gunning for bridie the minute she spoke about promoting women's sport.

btw does holgate belong on the board?... and did waislitz belong for 20 years?
 

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well she was invited as a guest and she was lent her dress....but i agree that it means rich people pay their taxes
We could easily find a specialist agility coach from amongst the people in the room, they'd all be so well practised in the art of evasion...
 

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bridie was put on the cross for a photo of her wearing a dogs jumper taken some years back.....do you think we should string up pendles for any melbourne footy cards that his mother bought him when he was a kid?
I think the fact that she’s still making “ go Dogs” noises at the pointy end of the board dispute shows how she lacks awareness about the image such comments project. It was a dumb thing to do, as was assuming the private chat wouldn’t get out. Whilst it’s not the end of the world it did illustrate her inability to read the room. Besides, sounds like she would have walked anyway having landed a new job.
 

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I’m “non-woke” and I wanted McGuire gone because he had overstayed his welcome and wasn’t making good decisions in the latter years of his presidency.

On the other end of it, the appointment of O’Donnell was terrible. She didn’t belong on the Collingwood board.
Ed (yes gone but still active) has selected some candidates in waiting from the 1st two categories - the 3rd category - aka members can gags
 

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well thats fair enough. We are all caught up in bigger trends, but a number of people were gunning for eddie because he was eddie and a number of people were gunning for bridie the minute she spoke about promoting women's sport.

btw does holgate belong on the board?... and did waislitz belong for 20 years?
No issue with Holgate. She's been a supporter of the club since 2003 and presumably fulfilled all the relevant criterion to sit on the board in the first place.

Waislitz got in via the McGuire ticket, but him not being eligible at the beginning never sat well with me. It set a precedent that we're still seeing today.
 

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