The White-Ant Files: Anatomy Of Sabotage

Mobbs

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Over 25 individual threads I am going to individually articulate and table the 25 points - compiled and stated by Roylion, and often restated by Wonaeamirri33 - that suggest how complicit the AFL was in bringing Fitzroy's standalone AFL presence to a halt in 1996.

This information is not my work, though I support it entirely. I am merely transmogrifying it in the hope of generating discussion & debate in a more point-by-point manner.

I'll probably add an index here at a later point.

I did this without anyone else's consent on a whim, so if Roylion prefers it remain only disseminated in his tabulated form - or if finds my threads at all plagueristic, I will respect that, and the threads may be removed. The term "white-ant" is derived from Wonaeamirri's liberal use of the analogous descriptor, and if he is concerned that I plaguerised him, again, I will act.

That said, I do hope this provides some lively talk.


thread The White-Ant Files #1 - The Canberra experiment
thread The White-Ant Files #2 - Forced From The Junction Oval
thread The White-Ant Files #3 - The Tasmanian Experiment
thread The White-Ant Files #4 - Redirection of Dividends
thread The White-Ant Files #5 - Guaranteeing a Dividend
thread The White-Ant Files #6 - Princes Park Negotiations
thread The White-Ant Files #7 - Leaking Sensitive Information
thread The White-Ant Files #8 - Heading Off Potential Sponsorships
thread The White-Ant Files #9 - The Salary Cap and the "Fitzroy Rule"
thread The White-Ant Files #10 - Helping Other Clubs Recruit Our Players
thread The White-Ant Files #11 - The CUB Sponsorship
thread The White-Ant Files #12 - Solvency Notices
thread The White-Ant Files #13 - The Solo Deal
thread The White-Ant Files #14 - The Schweppes Deal
thread The White-Ant Files #15 - The Galaxy Deal
thread The White-Ant Files #16 - Bernie Ahern
thread The White-Ant Files #17 - The Debenture
thread The White-Ant Files #18 - Merger Without Consulation
thread The White-Ant Files #19 - Withholding the 1996 Dividend
thread The White-Ant Files #20 - The Licence Handover Proposal
thread The White-Ant Files #21 - Refusal of Advancement of Dividend
thread The White-Ant Files #22 - A Raid On Our Auditors
thread The White-Ant Files #23 - White-Anting North Melbourne
thread The White-Ant Files #24 - Nauru & North Melbourne
thread The White-Ant Files #25 - Ian Collins Confesses?
 

Wonaeamirri33

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The term "white-ant" is derived from Wonaeamirri's liberal use of the analogous descriptor, and if he is concerned that I plagiarised him, again, I will act.
Not at all, Brother! Your deeds in the name of Roy are worthy.

And now I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, and also, crucially enough, grammatically...



:p
 

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Interesting story on The Age's footy website today about how the killing / non-saving of Fitzroy wouldn't be allowed to happen in the AFL today.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/the-lost-roys-20110827-1jfvy.html

"The Lost Roys"

Fifteen years on, it's clear the demise of Fitzroy would not be allowed to happen in today's climate.
SOME people will never get over the death of the Fitzroy Football Club, which became the only foundation VFL/AFL club to expire 15 years ago this week. Fitzroy's passing remains a stain on the game, even if it seemed unavoidable then.
The Roys were unfortunate to be clearly the weakest club in the competition at a time when the AFL had a more Darwinian outlook on impoverished clubs and was actively pushing mergers. Unlike Port Adelaide, which is being propped up by the AFL and (eventually) the South Australian government, the Roys had no one in their corner, didn't make it to intensive care and were left to die alone.
 

Mobbs

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Any idea what the intended message is meant to be in the picture on that article?



Its like an evian ad!
 

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Fitzroy's expulsion from the AFL is likened to Adam and Eve's expulsion from Paradise (as depicted by Michelangelo)
 

Mobbs

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O.

Actually I was starting to wonder if it was comparing the coaxing of the serpent for Adam and Eve, to partake in the "original sin" to the forced union of the Roys and the Bears. I thought that extra person might have been wearing Bears colours, and they seem to be corralled off together at swordpoint.
 

Wonaeamirri33

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Just realised there's another point to add to this list, making it 26.

thread The White-Ant Files #26 - League Vetoing of the 1986 Hecron Deal
 

Mobbs

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Thanks Wona, let's get Roylion's input on that first as he's the original compiler and once done, will edit original set of links.
 

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