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Gill’s legacy

Ghost of 29

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His legacy is an absolute shitshow but he will never be challenged about it.
The AFL have created an environment where unless you suck up to them you get blacklisted. Ch7, SEN, Hun etc..no way any media organisation that has paid media rights is going to risk jeopardising their investment.
 
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bob

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If of interest, below is an article in The Age this evening by Sam McClure. Interesting to read what Brian Cook said.
Just a 'tactic' to call the clubs, etc and get their opinions - it's to pretend to show they have consulted. When they already know the 1-2 they are after.

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The AFL’s headhunter has begun contacting senior industry figures, seeking their feedback on the leading candidates in the search for Gillon McLachlan’s successor as AFL CEO.

Sources with knowledge of the discussions said New York-based consultancy firm Spencer Stuart, which will charge the AFL close to half a million dollars in fees, has rung several club presidents, CEOs and former high-ranking league officials, asking who they believe would be capable of replacing McLachlan.

Former Collingwood president and media mogul Eddie McGuire has also received a phone call.
The man on the other end of the phone is Jeremy Fogarty, a New Zealand-educated, Melbourne-based consultant with Spencer Stuart.

Fogarty specialises in mining, agriculture and biotechnology and earned an arts degree with first-class honours in history from Canterbury University in Christchurch.

A shortlist of sorts has emerged off the back of the conversations, as the names are mentioned by most industry figures.
Senior AFL figures Travis Auld and Andrew Dillon remain hot favourites internally, while Richmond CEO Brendon Gale is the resounding choice according to the majority of clubs.

Gale’s Sydney counterpart, Geelong premiership captain Tom Harley, has been approached by Spencer Stuart.
Harley is seen as one of the emerging stars in the AFL’s CEO ranks and is highly respected within the industry.

The stocks of Patrick Delany, CEO of Foxtel, have risen inside AFL headquarters in recent weeks.

Delany has been rising up the ranks at Foxtel since starting as a digital director in 2002 and his intimate knowledge of broadcast arrangements has made him an attractive candidate.

For similar reasons Disney Australia boss and Western Bulldogs president Kylie Watson-Wheeler is also seen as a legitimate candidate.

Watson-Wheeler is highly respected at Disney for her leadership skills and has expertise in streaming services. The AFL has recently been in discussions with various streaming platforms ahead of a new broadcast deal.
According to industry sources who have spoken with Spencer Stuart, the dark horse remains Melbourne Cricket Club boss Stuart Fox.
Fox, who was chief executive at Hawthorn when the club won its premiership three-peat under Alastair Clarkson, is seen as a cool head under pressure who is well versed in club-based issues, stadia and memberships.
The search for McLachlan’s successor comes at a hectic time for the AFL, which is also trying to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement for the players as well as its next broadcast agreement.

Auld, who AFL sources said had been groomed for the CEO position in the past two seasons as McLachlan took a step back during COVID-19, has long been considered the leading internal candidate.
However, the usually media-shy Dillon, the league’s head legal counsel, has shot to equal-favouritism in recent months.

But new Carlton boss Brian Cook, who was heavily linked to the role in 2014 when Andrew Demetriou was departing, believed McLachlan’s replacement should come from the clubs.
“They are both very good, but if you asked me for my preference, I would say someone from one of the AFL clubs,” Cook told 3AW this week.

“I would probably endorse someone who has good football experience, good football business experience, so therefore someone probably from one of the AFL clubs.”
 
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momentai

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A significant failure in three major areas.

a) the rise and rise of gambling as a part of our game, all with AFL complicity.

b) the introduction of significant rule changee in a manner that has seemed unplanned and unnecessary, which process has raised questions about the integrity of the football department.

c) the head of footballs role with changing rule interpretation and the umpiring of the game and his further involvement with the work of the MRO, each again raising conflict of interest questions, in light of the fact that the incumbent is a near relative of the GFC senior coach.

While his efforts during COVID and his success in the sale of TV rights deserve support, overall he leaves the game in a poorer state than it was in when he took over.
 
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tigersnake

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Sep 10, 2003
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By any reasonable analysis, they cannot do another internal appointment. Especially Auld, who has already stink on him from when he had his brother Rob hired as an AFL senior exec, this was in spite of multiple club chiefs expressing the view it was a bit stinky at the time.

Even this head hunting mob, $half a mill for making a few phone calls to obvious candidates? Thats more stink right there.

My dream scenario, and what should happen, is a solid external candidate is appointed, by that I mean from outside AFL headquarters, and the first thing they do is announce a comprehensive root-and-branch external review.
 
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Eddie from Elwood

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Corruption
Cronyism
Zero Transparency
Bias
Bloated bureaucracy
Bloated Admin salaries
Cheating/changing rules
Gambling
Gambling ads
Broadcast $’s changing the game
Theft of the game from supporters
Lack of grassroots funding
Ticketing
Seating
Food prices

Probably more I’ve missed, but apart from the above what are the other positives Gil and his henchmen responsible for?
One slight positive is, it wasn't all him, the majority of those fantastic legacies were started by the fat *smile* Demetriou!
 

UKTiger

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By any reasonable analysis, they cannot do another internal appointment. Especially Auld, who has already stink on him from when he had his brother Rob hired as an AFL senior exec, this was in spite of multiple club chiefs expressing the view it was a bit stinky at the time.

Even this head hunting mob, $half a mill for making a few phone calls to obvious candidates? Thats more stink right there.

My dream scenario, and what should happen, is a solid external candidate is appointed, by that I mean from outside AFL headquarters, and the first thing they do is announce a comprehensive root-and-branch external review.
Whoever take the poisoned chalice will have a long hard battle to remove all the corruption within the AFL as those in areas of influence will fight tooth and nail to keep their jobs and cronyism will still be rife. It will take years for even the strongest of leaders to rid the AFL of its corruption and associated problems and restore footy back to the people
 
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tigerman

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I’d laugh if Benny Gale got the top job.
Then banned Gil from attending games
Then sacked pepper Scott and nutmeg Christian.
Then found evidence of Danks involvement in Geelong s premierships and takes them off them and issues draft penalties
Then rescinds afl funding for lgbtqia stadium
Then suspends sHocking‘s matchday accreditation
Sacks Parrot and the rescinds accreditation of other measly mouthed sycophants of the afl media.

Time to drain the swamp.
Suspect that he wouldn't have to look too hard to find "Danks involvement in Geelong's premierships"
 
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