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I couldn’t find a suitable thread to insert this. Very interesting to say the least. The AFL is clearly trying to avoid independent people snooping around the organization.

I will not be satisfied until Gil and his corrupt AFL friends are locked in jail

Each club has had to lay off hundreds of employees, and AFL executives still live the high life.

The AFL always spreads the word about balancing and spreading prosperity in the clubs … but not when it comes to losing power at headquarters.

Bill Gates is using COVID-19 as an excuse to introduce microchips into all of us via the vaccine.

I’m not sure how clubs calling for a full independent review of the league have anything to do with conspiracy theories.

Gillon McLachlan’s « agile » navigation in a 2020 season plagued by COVID earned him club recognition, and for some the mood had cooled by Christmas.

Behind the scenes, a battle is brewing between club presidents and league bosses over a proposed independent review of all AFL competition.

The unrest also increased during the summer break due to an unbalanced cost reduction, which many now consider too generous towards the players and too wild towards the clubs, coaches and employees of the football department.

Several clubs have already said goodbye to key medical representatives in Footy’s beautiful new post-COVID world.

Cost cuts forced by about 35 percent in clubs at the height of the financial crisis were followed months later, after the storm was over, with a far friendlier deal with the AFL Players’ Association who will see the stars of the show Cop Wage cuts of only 3. 5 percent.

Industry-wide losses were nowhere near as dire as some predicted, and hardly a dent was put into a $ 600 million emergency credit line secured by the AFL in March, and yet it won’t be an immediate revaluation of the give a new $ 6. Soft cap for 2 million football departments (from $ 9). 7 million).

But it’s the growing urge for a review of the AFL’s governance structure by Warts and everyone – which Sydney Swans chairman Andrew Pridham first boldly proposed at a presidential meeting in October – as McLachlan’s biggest test for his seventh full season in charge of Australia’s richest sport.

Since the 1993 Crawford Report, the all-conquering commission system that controls the game has not been put under the blowtorch.

A curve ball was thrown in early December when a misdirected television report suggested that the commission had indeed agreed to a review, but it was the word « independent » that must have startled the league in the absence of such an announcement.

Club bosses were stunned to later discover that the AFL had indeed considered an internally run review as a compromise.

It would never fly, or as one club boss put it bluntly: “This is just totally unacceptable and a red rag for a bull. ”

« There is a majority of presidents who want an independent review and the AFL is desperate to save face and bring in its own and get internal people to do so, » the club boss said.

Pridham has garnered growing support for a comprehensive assessment that (depending on its assignment and the person chosen to lead it) could dramatically revise the way Australian Rules Football is practiced – dated shamefully neglected breadth to the makeup of the commission itself.

Unsurprisingly, the AFL doesn’t like the smell, but should a majority of the 18 clubs join forces, the league may have to fall into line because in truth, it’s the clubs that are the real owners and shareholders of the competition, even if the headquarters decided to forget this fact.

An extended broadcasting contract with pay-TV partner Foxtel at the end of December was a timely win for McLachlan.

It means that Fox Footy and free-to-air provider Channel 7, who pay the bulk of the bills, are both locked away until the end of 2024 and are in the middle of splitting the money that is now being fought lies.

In October, it emerged that five of the richest clubs – Collingwood, West Coast, Richmond, Hawthorn, and Essendon – were looking for guaranteed annual payouts for all clubs that match the full salary cap for the next year and beyond.

« The AFL has managed COVID extraordinarily well, but there was deep disappointment at how arbitrarily and without discussion the AFL changed the financial mix to protect itself, » said a senior club figure.

“The process is very dissatisfied, which has led to an increased focus on an independent review. ”

Amid the August cost cuts, the league made noise to suggest that its executive team of about a dozen (which this year has cut wages of at least 20 percent on average earnings of 880. 000 USD in 2019) doing this would be significantly reduced, but it didn’t exactly happen.

Longtime executive Darren Birch has taken on a layoff package and Ray Gunston has been promoted to an advisory role, but inclusion and social affairs executive Tanya Hosch – a surprise Australian candidate of the year – seems to have stared at those who did Strive to remove them while the league has also been on the lookout for a new finance manager, trade manager, and IT manager.

While hundreds of ordinary workers have been fired in the competition, little has changed in their numbers and probably in their pay in the inner sanctuary.

Revelations the AFL had carried out for four years without a plan of reconciliation, and its recent « unqualified » apology to the 87 Indigenous players of the Queensland vaccine game, fueled further discontent among Aboriginal people.

Mystery also surrounds the results of a review conducted by former Essendon and Melbourne CEO Peter Jackson on the game’s indigenous programs.

Some club bosses remain disaffected with the performance of AFL commission chairman Richard Goyder, the Perth-based businessman who surprisingly missed the Gabba Grand Final in October.

Goyder, who has his hands full as chairman of Qantas and Woodside Petroleum, is considered too far removed from the action in the Victorian heartland.

But in reality, it is the executive – not the commission – that has been in charge of AFL House for a long time.

And if McLachlan was to determine his term in office anytime soon, some suggest that internal candidate, CFO and broadcaster Travis Auld would be his preferred successor.

While Richmond’s Brendon Gale is widely considered to be the most recognized representative, the Tigers Chief Executive’s view within the AFL is surprisingly less positive.

Auld, the man who once ran the beleaguered Gold Coast Suns, is hardly a shining example of success compared to the man who turned a broken Richmond into Australia’s largest sports club, but Clubland underdogs like Gale, regardless their successes were seldom invited into the tent.

McLachlan acted quickly and strategically after the end of the season in March by drafting four of the game’s most recognizable Presidents – Eddie McGuire, Jeff Kennett, Peter Gordon and Pridham – into his now-defunct emergency coronavirus war cabinet. .

But the recent resignation of Gordon (and Colin Carter at Geelong) – and Eddie McGuire’s decision to vacate the Pies presidency after 23 years in office – signal a change of guard.

McGuire, a long-time lynchpin of the boys’ club system of football, has always walked both sides of the road and when it came down to it, he was never a serious advocate of change in the Andrew Demetriou-McLachlan era.

Kennett, on the other hand, has been a consistent and vocal critic of the AFL administration and its lack of accountability and transparency.

The former Victorian Prime Minister has chosen Hawthorn for three more seasons, and while keeping his beloved Hawks safe has been his priority, the quest for significant AFL reform has been another driving factor.

There is an appetite for change in Pridham and a growing group of presidents and officers.

An independent review of the AFL is inevitable, but it remains to be seen how heavily it will be combated because, while its supporters insist it has not been a royal commission in the past, it may be the most powerful government agency of Australian sport is finally about to face its reckoning.

Unsurprisingly, the AFL doesn’t like the smell, but should a majority of the 18 clubs join forces, the league may have to fall into line because in truth, it’s the clubs that are the real owners and shareholders of the competition, even if the headquarters decided to forget this fact.

I’m not sure if the statement that a « majority » of clubs is enough to overthrow the commission is correct. As far as I remember, it’s like 2/3 or 3/4 … and there are finally 1/4 of the clubs that are instantly insolvent without AFL handouts.

Would you like one of the boys to examine the rest of the boys with whom he enjoys high salaries and good perks? Or are you sarcastic?

Australian Football League, Gillon McLachlan, Collingwood Football Club, Hawthorn Football Club, Richmond Football Club

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