I am looking at the bigger picture - Quite possibly the issue could have been handled better BUT if every mistake made by admin/footy department is leaked to the media, it doesn't augur well for the club - I have no doubt that players often seek the counsel of the AFLPA BUT how often do these end up in the media.Well Xavier didn't really give them the option of having a conversation. The email was more "9% will be withheld for November". Sounds like a decision to me. The leak is poor, but the wording of the email is why the player(s) contacted the Union. What else is there to discuss when the CEO sends out a definitive email?
SEN reporting that Xavier might be next out the door, on the way to the Crows.
Historically the Crows have been so intrinsically linked to the SANFL that a reasonable understanding of the comp would be useful to negotiate the politics. Not sure the level of that now that the Crows have their own SANFL side. Also John Olsen was chairman of the SA Football Commission and more recently president of the SANFL so I wonder if he wants more of a yes man in place.Why would they want somebody with SANFL experience? I would think it's pretty low on the priorities for running an AFL club.
Aside from being there during some of our worst times and making some questionable off field decisions he doesn't appear to be horrible aside from people wanting someone to blame.I'm not sure I get all the hate. Is he *that* bad?
Probably not - I dislike him but I think it’s more because he reminds me of a type I see lots of in corporate world. I don’t think he’s particularly effective either though.I'm not sure I get all the hate. Is he *that* bad?
What about the last two AFL CEO's make you think being *that* good is even a requirement on an AFL leadership role?Probably not - I dislike him but I think it’s more because he reminds me of a type I see lots of in corporate world. I don’t think he’s particularly effective either though.
That said, many seem to think he’s on some fast track to a leadership role with the AFL (which he may well be) and I would argue he’s not *that* good.