Toast Welcome to Carlton Brian Cook

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SurreyBlue

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He’s a figure that may, finally, have the necessary credentials to tell the various power brokers to fu** off. There will be nowhere for the board to hide if he walks out.

Kick em in the nuts Cookie!
If we had quality people running the club and who actually knew what they were doing and had the club operating at a successful level, the so called ‘power brokers’ wouldn’t be getting involved. They would be smoking their pipes and throwing their individual strength behind the group. It’s really not that hard to understand but alas, it’s like flogging a dead horse.
 

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If we had quality people running the club and who actually knew what they were doing and had the club operating at a successful level, the so called ‘power brokers’ wouldn’t be getting involved. They would be smoking their pipes and throwing their individual strength behind the group. It’s really not that hard to understand but alas, it’s like flogging a dead horse.
Remind me who signed off on all of the major appointments at the club. If the power brokers weren't continually making bad appointments the power brokers wouldn't need to get involved to make more appointments.

Given Cook has appointed 3 premiership coaches ( I think with his last 3 goes at it) I hope he is involved in the selection process.
 

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If we had quality people running the club and who actually knew what they were doing and had the club operating at a successful level, the so called ‘power brokers’ wouldn’t be getting involved. They would be smoking their pipes and throwing their individual strength behind the group. It’s really not that hard to understand but alas, it’s like flogging a dead horse.
by "knew what they were doing" you mean not doing anything "the power-brokers" didn't agree with?
 

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Voss his first appointment. Disagree all you like. I’m with the bloke who has the best proven track record of any AFL CEO in the business. I’ve said it before, Cook courts success wherever he goes.

Can’t wait to see how he shakes up Carlton on and off field. Hopefully we can emerge from despair and mediocrity into the club we once were.

Go Vossy, go Blues!
 

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Wow - just watched the club interview with Cookie. Could we have found a more impressive CEO - seems to have that ability to clearly articulate 'the plan'.

Really fills me with confidence that we can turn this place around with Brian at the helm.
 
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Wow - just watched the club interview with Cookie. Could we have found a more impressive CEO - seems to have that ability to clearly articulate 'the plan'.

Really fills me with confidence that we can turn this place around with Brian at the helm.
Loved it, just seems like he knows what he's doing, but from the interview seems genuine and just a nice, good person. Seemed rather laid back and could have a laugh, which we've seen from Voss and Sayers as well and that's important because when demanding high performance it can't all be high intensity and serious...you need to have fun too.

Liddle in comparison, while a very smooth media talker and clearly good at the commercial side of things, seemed more 'smarmy'...didn't get that 'genuine' vibe from him and it some ways it was all about him and what he could achieve, whereas Cook is about developing others.
 

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Couldn’t imagine Liddle ever saying “I haven’t got all the answers. I wish I had them!” much less in his first press conference.

Bit of humility in such an experienced CEO is good to see. Knows the hard work is only just beginning rather than trying to come in and force his methods down everyone else.
 

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