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Gill’s legacy

tigerman

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Kudos to McLachlan for this statement:

Outgoing AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has admitted he remains “very agitated” by the AFL Appeals Board’s decision to overturn Patrick Cripps’ suspension for rough conduct.

“People are aware I was very agitated by that (Appeals Board) decision,” McLachlan said last month for a piece published in this week’s AFL Record.

“It made no sense to me in any way and it is frustrating to have a legal view about due process or procedural fairness - a complete nonsense - really affect a clear mandate to protect the head.

“We confused our supporters and set ourselves back and that really frustrates me.

“When you can have something that is so important, which is protecting the head, and a clear statement from the MRO and backed up by the Tribunal, and then the player getting off because of a legal technicality and nobody really understanding what the hell happened, I find that challenging.


The fact we still haven't created a playing environment where players exercise an abundance of caution to avoid hitting other players in the head is a massive stain on the game and the way it's administered.

Suffice to say, Cripps is an undeserving winner of the Brownlow.
Gill coming out and saying that now ,is him trying to clean up his legacy. He should have been saying that a month ago.
 
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Unlike Gill to have a crisis of conscience.

Where was he when persons unknown derailed Dusty's comeback by finding sensationalist video evidence of something meaningless and trivial and released it the day before his comeback in a final? The timing of that one was impeccable. So was the timing of the convenient forgetfulness 5 minutes after Richmond lost a final.
 
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Unlike Gill to have a crisis of conscience.

Where was he when persons unknown derailed Dusty's comeback by finding sensationalist video evidence of something meaningless and trivial and released it the day before his comeback in a final? The timing of that one was impeccable. So was the timing of the convenient forgetfulness 5 minutes after Richmond lost a final.
What ever happened to that Dusty hoo hah? Don’t tell me it’s forgotten and society just moved on to the next drama?! No way….
 
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Gill coming out and saying that now ,is him trying to clean up his legacy. He should have been saying that a month ago.
It’s odd timing, did he say this last night? When Cripps won the Brownlow.
 
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It’s odd timing, did he say this last night? When Cripps won the Brownlow.
Todays Herald Hun is saying that...................."in this week’s AFL Record McLachlan teed off at the decision to overturn Cripps’ suspension."

I'm not sure whether it's the most recent AFL record, or the GF edition.
Either edition, he probably already knew the result and was just getting on the front foot :cool:
 
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What ever happened to that Dusty hoo hah? Don’t tell me it’s forgotten and society just moved on to the next drama?! No way….
I guess it has.

That timing was impeccable. I doubt that Robbo and the Herald-Sun boys were smart enough to think up and carry out that plan. Robbo is more Baldrick than Blackadder.
 
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It’s odd timing, did he say this last night? When Cripps won the Brownlow.
It was reported that he said it in an interview last month, but that the comments won't appear in full until the upcoming issue of the Record.
 
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Gilligan is on with Mince after the break, Whateley will be drooling all over him, and Gilligan will be trying to be funny.
 

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How often have we heard the term "The Head Is Sacrosanct" from THE AFL. How often has it really been enforced.

Ask Nick Vlastuin
 
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McLachlan works for the AFL Executive. What do they care about? Growing the game and making money. With the broadcast deal and AFLW, it's hard to say he hasn't fulfilled his role with aplomb. I certainly think he did a better job and is a better person than Demetriou. The NRL have a Demetriou clone at the moment, and he's all hat and no cattle.
 

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Gilligan was just big-noting himself on the growth of the game. He said that the Filth v Scats final had 91,000 and that 5 years ago that would've been 75,000.

What a clown he is, in 2017 "5 years ago", there was 94 thousand watched the Tiges v GWS !!!!
 
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Gilligan was just big-noting himself on the growth of the game. He said that the Filth v Scats final had 91,000 and that 5 years ago that would've been 75,000.

What a clown he is, in 2017 "5 years ago", there was 94 thousand watched the Tiges v GWS !!!!

They just assume we can't remember anything past last week, it is an insult the way the media assume we have the same lack of mental capacity that they do.

DS
 
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Gilligan was just big-noting himself on the growth of the game. He said that the Filth v Scats final had 91,000 and that 5 years ago that would've been 75,000.

What a clown he is, in 2017 "5 years ago", there was 94 thousand watched the Tiges v GWS !!!!
To be fair he’s probably correct. The filth and scats don’t have our drawing power ;)
 
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McLachlan will be filthy that a pre-arranged press conference for today has been shanghaied because of the breaking Hawthorn story.
 
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Years of AFL coverups have just hit McLachlan on the arse on his way out the door.
 
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Only caught the back end of it, but he's handled today as best he can.

i.e. taken the investigation out of the AFL integrity dept and establishing an outside independent team headed up by a QC and with a diverse (i.e. first nations) reps.

Also mentioned he would be guided by and the report ratified by key first nations people Michael Long and others that missed their names.

Can't stand Gil and nearly all he stands for, but not sure he can do any more than that.

Also do know one other thing, they will miss him when disasters like today occur. Imagine Auld or Dillon fronting things at short notice like today.
 
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Only caught the back end of it, but he's handled today as best he can.

i.e. taken the investigation out of the AFL integrity dept and establishing an outside independent team headed up by a QC and with a diverse (i.e. first nations) reps.

Also mentioned he would be guided by and the report ratified by key first nations people Michael Long and others that missed their names.

Can't stand Gil and nearly all he stands for, but not sure he can do any more than that.

Also do know one other thing, they will miss him when disasters like today occur. Imagine Auld or Dillon fronting things at short notice like today.
Honestly I don't think Gil or the AFL should be anywhere near establishing an outside team.
They can't be allowed to control the narrative on this. They have a history of sweeping things under the carpet under his watch.

His first step is to stand down the accused from their roles or at least advise clubs to do so. The alleged behaviour has tabled in an independent report already.
Another independent investigation can possibly clear their names but this needs to be put to one side for now given the sensitivities to all First Nations people who'll be stunned by today's revelations.
 
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