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Baloo

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I keep getting told that Cook and Clarkson was a done deal weeks ago.

There's a lot of stories coming out of Carlton. It's as if they have *smile* up things so badly that now everything and anything good is "locked in", more out of sheer hope than anything else.
 
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tigerman

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Jon Anderson reporting that Cook has signed with Carlton as CEO. Is Clarko also going there?
I wonder how the Carlton millionaires and past players who run the sh!t show there will handle Cook telling them how things are going to be.
 

bob

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I wonder how the Carlton millionaires and past players who run the sh!t show the will handle Cook telling them how things are going to best

story broken by Sam McCclure. You could feel how happy he was through the words in the article.
Had heard that Cook had bought a house in melb - wonder if it was Jeannie Pratt or Bruce Matheson who bought it for him.

I've been wondering about Balmey. Having heard his interview with Dwaynepipe y/day, I'm not so sure there was 'nothing' in the Adelaide job offer. I got the impression he was genuinely interested and we have 'nicely' held him to his contract.

would not surprise if Cook gets Balmey to the Blues. I think Balmey needs a meaty role, get the sense he's bored.
 
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TigerFurious

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This quote from Warren Buffet seems appropriate.

“When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for poor fundamental economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.”

Good luck Cook. You are going to need it.
 
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Ghost of 29

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This quote from Warren Buffet seems appropriate.

“When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for poor fundamental economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.”

Good luck Cook. You are going to need it.
In the Blues case it will be shutting off the club powerbrokers and ex legends from any influence and getting rid of anyone within the club who gets influenced by these people. Start with Greg Williams
 
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jb03

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The influence they are giving Williams is staggering. Listen to Daisy Thomas talk about Willis when they brought him down to help at training.

Cook is a good get but not going to help them win too many games if their coach is rubbish.
 

Redford

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The problem Cook will run into, is a bunch of ex players, too important coterie type people, and dhead board members all telling him that they know better.
 
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TigerMasochist

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The problem Cook will run into, is a bunch of ex players, too important coterie type people, and dhead board members all telling him that they know better.
Poor old Cookie will be everybody's punching bag, won't know which direction the *smile* is coming in from. He had full support from all areas of the clubs in his time at Wet Coke n Geelold.
Fronts up at Carlscum n there'll be snipers hiding behind every tree n under every rock just waiting to knee cap him. It'll take him a year n probably two just to get everyone working in the same direction, that's if he survives that long.