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    Quote Originally Posted by i'm-uninformed2 View Post
    I won’t post it on here as links from the Age always seem to screw up the thread.

    But if you get a chance to read Jake Niall’s piece on Dani Laidley today, it’s a wonderful affirmation of football clubs at their best. She’s been in good hands and kudos to North.
    Yeah, I saw an ABC News report on that and was impressed with North's work there.....a big tick.

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    Buried in this piece from SEN about Collingwood president electing whinging about the soft-cap is a sentence that would send shivers down many of our spines.

    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2021/11/...es-presidents/

    Browne also flagged his approval for the push to put former Pies president Eddie McGuire in one of the empty seats on the AFL Commission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i'm-uninformed2 View Post
    I won’t post it on here as links from the Age always seem to screw up the thread.

    But if you get a chance to read Jake Niall’s piece on Dani Laidley today, it’s a wonderful affirmation of football clubs at their best. She’s been in good hands and kudos to North.
    That is footy clubs and what they can do at their best. Great stuff - and that coming from someone that has relatively little time for the entity that is [email protected] - but they deserve all the kudos in the world for how they've supported Dani.

    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    Buried in this piece from SEN about Collingwood president electing whinging about the soft-cap is a sentence that would send shivers down many of our spines.

    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2021/11/...es-presidents/
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    Just looking at this thread on bigfooty (7) Which club do you hate the most? | BigFooty I was surprised to discover that the runaway leader (after 749 votes) for most hated club was..... Essendon (with 24.6% of all votes - about 4 times as many as Collingwood!). I was even more surprised that Geelong was second (with 14.3%) - I reckon Chris Scott can take a lot of the credit for that, and maybe Selwood with his ducking. Carlton uncontroversial 3rd place (12.7%). Conversely Hawthorn only 6.3% - I would have thought they'd be more hated than Geelong. We're bottom 3 with 0.9%, about level with Brisbane on 0.8% and behind the Suns on 0.4%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    Buried in this piece from SEN about Collingwood president electing whinging about the soft-cap is a sentence that would send shivers down many of our spines.

    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2021/11/...es-presidents/
    It sounds like he wants the AFL to go the way of the English Premier League and have a small number of clubs with much more revenue than the rest due to wealthy owners and large supporter bases dominating the competition each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilbr View Post
    It sounds like he wants the AFL to go the way of the English Premier League and have a small number of clubs with much more revenue than the rest due to wealthy owners and large supporter bases dominating the competition each year.
    Yes that is the way he would like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilbr View Post
    But we are forgetting that Greenwood went against his word. GC would never have delisted him if he had not already said to them that he was happy with the arrangement to be re-listed. GC were naive but does a person's word count for anything these days in professional sports?
    Naive? I dunno, maybe they just took the guy at his word. Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilbr View Post
    It sounds like he wants the AFL to go the way of the English Premier League and have a small number of clubs with much more revenue than the rest due to wealthy owners and large supporter bases dominating the competition each year.
    Quote Originally Posted by wolftone57 View Post
    Yes that is the way he would like it
    The AFL had pretty much "achieved" this outcome in the 80's, and it was a calamity for the league and the game as a whole. No business is capable of regulating itself, that's what government is for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck'n'Roll View Post
    The AFL had pretty much "achieved" this outcome in the 80's, and it was a calamity for the league and the game as a whole. No business is capable of regulating itself, that's what government is for.
    I think anyone who thinks there is much connection between the AFL & the EPL (other than the players in both leagues chase a ball around
    whilst running on grass) needs to have their faculties checked out. But as we all know the Collingwood boardroom and the local mental
    hospital have been indistinguishable for a long time.

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    Side note of interest…The AFL is the fourth highest attended sports league in the world.
    1) NFL - average attendance 67,405
    2) German Football League - 43,458
    3) EPL - 38,168
    4) AFL - 36,637

    The NRL is 10,687!!! Also interesting is home many EPL teams have stadiums with capacity in low-mid twenties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp9 View Post
    Side note of interest…The AFL is the fourth highest attended sports league in the world.
    1) NFL - average attendance 67,405
    2) German Football League - 43,458
    3) EPL - 38,168
    4) AFL - 36,637

    The NRL is 10,687!!! Also interesting is home many EPL teams have stadiums with capacity in low-mid twenties.
    EPL has a lot of clubs now with big stadiums however - Manchester United (76K) Tottenham (62K), West Ham (60K), Arsenal (60K) Manchester City (55K), Liverpool (54K), Newcastle (53K), which offsets some of the smaller clubs I guess.
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