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Baloo

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Can anyone tell me what qualified him for the most important job in Australian sports administration. He continues to prove he's absolutely useless.
He was in charge of the last TV rights that landed Demestos and the other execs massive bonuses.
 

Al Bundy

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If anyone has twitter, jump on and look at what Grant Thomas is liking or being referred to him.
He doesnt tow the line with the AFL :)

There was one ripper about Gil that he was parachuted into the job to help keep the bones buried (In ref to the EFC saga). to which G.T. replied "astutue person that'
 

TT33

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Baloo said:
He was in charge of the last TV rights that landed Demestos and the other execs massive bonuses.

Hmmmmm pretty limited sort CV isn't it. Snowy on the trams could have done that.
 

Al Bundy

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Hope I posted correctly. Here is another article having a crack at the AFL. (might agree or disagree but there is discontent - just showing it)


https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/rita-panahi/rita-panahi-its-time-to-kick-kooky-politics-out-of-footy/news-story/ed4982bcc296885739a03c7261f0abab


Rita Panahi: It’s time to kick kooky politics out of footy
Rita Panahi, Herald Sun
June 19, 2019 5:03pm
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Football fans, the most important stakeholders in the game, have long been treated as a mere nuisance by the AFL who appear abnormally invested in pushing polarising political barrows.

In the last decade we have seen the AFL, more so than any other sporting code, take sides on contentious political and social issues. Fans have been subjected to sanctimonious lectures and rounds of footy heavy on ideology.

Those who dare complain are routinely dismissed as bigots by league headquarters and its daft cheerleaders in the media; the same out-of-touch clowns who condemned thousands of fans as racist for booing Adam Goodes, never mind that the booing was not racially motivated no matter how desperately they try to rewrite history.
AIG Security Behavioural Awareness officer's at Marvel Stadium. Picture: Twitter.

Is there anything more tiresome and tragically clueless than the woke footy media opining about issues such as racism, sexism and diversity. You get more insight conversing with toddlers on how best to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula.

Given the low opinion the AFL industry has of its supporter base, it’s little wonder that some thought it a good idea to unleash “Behavioural Awareness Officers” at games to police what fans say and how they say it.
 

CarnTheTiges

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IanG said:
Sounds like Whateley will need to issue an apology as well.
Blown up in Whateley’s face as well. The other night in 360 Sheahan said he thought that the whole bald headed flog thing was an over reaction and Whateley claimed that it wasn’t, because the fan targeted the umpire (ie: ran across 2 bays to deliver his spray). It would now appear that this is not true, and Whateley’s righteous indignation causes his credibility to take another hit.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Gill's warning to players on Izzy

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has warned players to steer clear of the Israel Folau saga.

Folau today launched a shameless GoFundMe campaign to raise $3 million for legal fees associated with fighting Rugby Australia after he was sacked for an anti-gay Instagram post.

That post was liked, in April, by Geelong great Gary Ablett and Carlton midfielder Matt Kennedy. Both were spoken to by the league at the time and both have since unliked the post.

McLachlan cautioned AFL players to “sit off” the issue.

“I think it’s a very sensitive issue with another code that’s in a legal process and I reckon our players could see that and I reckon they’d be smart enough to let this play out,” McLachlan said on 3AW.

“Broadly, I think our players exercise great judgement most of the time.

“This is a legal jurisdiction with another code and I think they should sit off it.”

Folau owns a multimillion dollar property portfolio of homes in Sydney and Brisbane, including the Little Bay luxury apartment he now lives in, having paid a suburb record $960,000 for it in 2017.

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This is what Gil has in mind for all of us. No independent thought, you must follow AFL groupthink. Hence the large number of Folau donors listed as "Anonymous" lest they suffer fallout for having an opinion.
 

mrposhman

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Polo Boy keeps reinforcing the fact that he's a totally inept flog, fortunately he's not bald.
I hope the rumour that he's on the way out is true.

Can anyone tell me what qualified him for the most important job in Australian sports administration. He continues to prove he's absolutely useless.
Can we call him a hairy flog?
 

Al Bundy

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ahh but maybe (I could be wrong) I might be able see Gil's get out clause already being prepared with someone about to go under bus for this. Good ol' teflon Gil.


In his words ( McLachlan said: “Yes, that was the assessment in the briefing I had, absolutely, across two bays, and the umpire felt intimidated.” ).
So someone's briefing provided the facts to him and made the assessment... hmmmm. No ownership right there. If he loses this battle someone else better be prepared. :hihi

Similar how, no change in security measures towards fans, until fan anger was relentless. Then suddenly Marvel stadium took the heat. :rofl :hihi :rofl

Here we go Gil doing the moonwalk away and trying the ol' deflect game and goes towards Jeff K...

Within the article....
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/people-look-to-us-mclachlan-says-afl-has-social-standards-role-20190621-p51zwr.html

"That was the advice I had at the time and whether it’s right or wrong, what I think is clear is that the umpire felt intimidated and I’m not going to back away from supporting security and others who protected umpires who felt intimidated," McLachlan said.

"I’m sure people will work through the technicalities of whether he did or he didn’t run through two bays in that process of intimidating the umpire."

WTH! Gil u make a big song & dance and publicly humiliate a bloke and now we start a small retraction in a dismissive fashion :rofl "whether it was right or wrong" WTH that is so pathetic

Im sure 'people will work through the technicalities'

WHAT 'technicalities' WTH GIL, didnt u do that when u inflicted the verdict !!!

What a muppet !!
I hope the other solicitor goes hard at him.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Al Bundy said:
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/people-look-to-us-mclachlan-says-afl-has-social-standards-role-20190621-p51zwr.html
""People do look to us for community leadership"?? You stupid, stupid man. People buy memberships to watch the football. Get your head out of your arse and stick to running the game.

Footy's always appealed to a cross-section of society, hence footy fans hold a cross-section of opinions. I don't want to know the politics of the bloke standing next to me.

An extreme example of Gillon being clueless about his customer base.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach said:
""People do look to us for community leadership"?? You stupid, stupid man. People buy memberships to watch the football. Get your head out of your arse and stick to running the game.

Footy's always appealed to a cross-section of society, hence footy fans hold a cross-section of opinions. I don't want to know the politics of the bloke standing next to me.

An extreme example of Gillon being clueless about his customer base.
Exactly LTRTR
 

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CarnTheTiges said:
Blown up in Whateley’s face as well. The other night in 360 Sheahan said he thought that the whole bald headed flog thing was an over reaction and Whateley claimed that it wasn’t, because the fan targeted the umpire (ie: ran across 2 bays to deliver his spray). It would now appear that this is not true, and Whateley’s righteous indignation causes his credibility to take another hit.
Whatkely Friday is his day off so will hope it's all forgotten by Monday
 
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22nd Man

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You have lost touch with the footy punter Gil. The irony is that this was always your perceived strength.
Never thought an Adelaide establishment, Uni Blacks management consultant who wrote his own job description was a man of the people.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Have seen a claim that the security industry is bringing in cheap Indian labour and rorting the visa system. Maybe Kennett knows more than we do.
Hundreds of security guards banned over alleged accreditation fraud
Farrah Tomazin & Cameron Houston
The Age
June 26, 2019


Some of Marvel Stadium’s controversial crowd controllers are among hundreds of security guards who have had their licences suspended as part of an alleged fraud that could affect top Melbourne venues and sporting events.

Victoria Police sent suspension letters last week to about 400 guards working across the security industry over allegations that “false, forged and/or fraudulently obtained documentation” was used to obtain their security licences.

Industry sources say many of the guards were on international student visas and required further references to obtain accreditation to work in the industry.
Instead of doing that, they are said to have paid hundreds of dollars to a man police are now trying to locate who allegedly helped them falsify applications.

While the guards worked for a variety of firms, it is understood that many had been subcontracted by AIG Security, whose client base includes entertainment venues such as the Palais Theatre and the Forum, shopping giant Aldi, and the AFL-owned Marvel Stadium.

Marvel Stadium's security, including its controversial team of ''behavioural awareness officers'', has come under the spotlight in recent months for its overzealous approach, including eviction of football fans for relatively minor transgressions.

The controversy prompted a recent review by management, after the sporting venue’s chief executive, Michael Green, conceded some patrons felt intimidated by the more-visible security presence.

But the suspensions also point to wider problems within the industry, which has long been the subject of concerns about worker exploitation, poor training and lacklustre regulation.

Such problems will soon form part of a broad-ranging inquiry announced by the Andrews government in the lead up to last November’s Victorian election.

Ben Redford, state secretary of the United Voice union, said the industry was ''overrun by cowboy operators'.

''Every day we see security contractors, large and small, cutting corners as they scramble to increase their profit margins ..."

“It’s time this industry was put under a microscope. We also want to see the government beef up the powers and resources of the regulator to weed out these dodgy operators."

Asked about the suspensions this week, a police spokesman confirmed that its licensing and regulation division was reviewing “a number of private security individual licence holders in relation to the validity of applications”.

The spokesman said police could not comment further at this stage, noting that “the provision of information relating to the specifics of the operation may compromise the progress of the investigation”.

However, a letter sent to one guard and obtained by The Age informs the worker that the police's licensing division had suspended the guard's licence, effective immediately, on the grounds that “the Private Security Individual Operator Licence application submitted contains false/forged and/or fraudulently obtained documentation”.

The letter also informs the guard that any attempt to renew the licence was likely to be refused on the grounds that the “incident indicates a discreditable behaviour” and the licensing division could not be satisfied they would meet probity requirements.

In order to get a security licence in Victoria, guards must generally undertake a recognised security course with a registered training organisation, and also have a reference from someone who has known them for at least 12 months and so can guarantee they are a “fit and proper person”.

In this case, some applicants were allegedly able to get around this requirement by paying a referee to vouch for them. It is understood that person, who sources believe has since fled the country, now forms part of the police investigation.

AIG Security did not respond to repeated requests for comment. However, a security industry insider said some of the guards used by AIG had no basic training.

"It's become a joke really. You've got registered training organisations churning out graduates who can't even use a radio, let alone defuse a dangerous situation.

“And a lot of the foreign blokes don't have any English [language skills], which makes it hard for them to deal with crowds," the source said.

Representatives for Marvel Stadium did not respond to phone calls or emails.

https://www.theage.com.au/melbourne-news/hundreds-of-security-guards-banned-over-alleged-accreditation-fraud-20190626-p521k8.html
 

JimJessTorp

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The RTO micro-industry is pretty much a discredited joke by now surely.

Yeah there are a few RTOs that do a good job. But those tend to be the larger privately owned examples, or TAFE organisations run by state governments.

The accreditation factories that this article is probably referring to are (in a lot of cases) shithouse organisations run by shithouse people who are scamming their "customers" who for the most part are unwilling dupes.

The state governments are responsible for this mess and must clean it up.

Stadiums like Mickey Mouse Arena (or whatever the farg they are calling it now) are equally responsible for ensuring they are employing fit and proper people to interact with their patrons. And this includes character as well as accreditation.

The AFL have created the environment where the stadiums are being forced to quickly ramp up the number of their "behavioural enforcement awareness constraint controllers" and they have done this by abrogating their responsibility to the game and to the supporters who ARE the game in order to appear to be making it "safe" for everyone to enjoy their overpriced pie, beer and chips, and watch Cartoon get slaughtered by a plastic 3-d printed team from the AFL heartland of Western Sydney.

</fargin rant>
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Stadiums like Mickey Mouse Arena (or whatever the farg they are calling it now) are equally responsible for ensuring they are employing fit and proper people to interact with their patrons. And this includes character as well as accreditation.
The adjacent issue to this is, why has our police force become so expensive?

Redcoats are for checking tickets and showing patrons to their seats. Throwing people out is a job for the police.
 
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