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    Vote 1, Jason

    The 2013 Member Election will be the sixth opportunity for members to elect a director.

    Traditionally the Board has taken the view that it was not appropriate for it to support or canvas support for a candidate. However, as Jason Ball is offering himself for re-election, the Board feels very strongly that it should indicate to members the importance of retaining Jason on the Sydney Swans Board.
    2013 Sydney Swans Member Election Notice

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    I would vote for Jason in a heart beat. I notice he is on deck at all functions, he is involved, intelligent, forward thinking. We are lucky to have this option.
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    Should the club really be endorsing a candidate? "As a vegetarian I am utterly opposed to the consumption of meat. Apart from well aged wagyu, who can say no?"
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    You are correct in questioning whether the club should be endorsing a candidate stellation, but Ball has done an awful lot for our club, on and off the field, and done it exceptionally competently as well. So I don't feel too unesasy about the club publically stating their support for him to be returned to the board.

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    He's come a long way since some knew Ball as TPOSWGFWC...
    Driver of the Dan Hannebery bandwagon....all aboard. 4th April 09

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple B View Post
    He's come a long way since some knew Ball as TPOSWGFWC...
    !#*_\#!!# you. Done my penance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggi View Post
    !#*_\#!!# you. Done my penance
    Waiting for DoctorJ to join in....lol
    Driver of the Dan Hannebery bandwagon....all aboard. 4th April 09

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple B View Post
    Waiting for DoctorJ to join in....lol
    You beat me to it.

    LMFAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor J. View Post
    You beat me to it.

    LMFAO
    Yeah? Really. #^*<>#\\# you as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    You are correct in questioning whether the club should be endorsing a candidate stellation, but Ball has done an awful lot for our club, on and off the field, and done it exceptionally competently as well. So I don't feel too unesasy about the club publically stating their support for him to be returned to the board.
    Oh look, I understand he's been excellent and he seems like a lovely and capable fellow, to boot- but I still don't think it's appropriate for the club to endorse him (or any candidate).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stellation View Post
    Oh look, I understand he's been excellent and he seems like a lovely and capable fellow, to boot- but I still don't think it's appropriate for the club to endorse him (or any candidate).
    Why???

    I would have thought it's common sense to endorse the right candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilcott View Post
    Why???

    I would have thought it's common sense to endorse the right candidate.
    I guess just because if it's an election I believe the candidates should be on a level pegging and should all have equal opportunity to show voters what they can bring to the table. The club obviously takes this view as well as they have stated it's their policy not to endorse a candidate, but in this case have decided to deviate from it. I think it gives him a significant advantage over other potential candidates, his skills and experience should present as a significant fair advantage and really Jason (like all potential candidates) should speak for himself. Every candidate should have equal opportunity to explain why they are the right candidate.

    I have no issue with the Swans website being used, I should add, for candidates to speak to potential voters (assuming all candidates have the same opportunity).

    I'm not suggesting that it's abnormal for a body to endorse a candidate for election to its board, I just don't like it. It seems a bit boys clubish to me, that's all.
    I knew him as a gentle young man, I cannot say for sure the reasons for his decline
    We watched him fade before our very eyes, and years before his time

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