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Post by Lee on Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:41 am

Andrew Demetriou is to resign at the end of the season.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-03/andrew-demetriou-to-step-down-as-afl-ceo/5294270

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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:32 am

Well, to say he will leave quite a legacy is an understatement.

His business acumen has ensured that the game has never been in a healther state financially, with everyone involved in the game earning more than ever before, and the game itself generating huge income.

The flip side of this is that this money seems to have brought many darker elements to the game, including cheating, corruption, and players soliciting their services to the highest bidder to name a few.

So while the game has undeniably benefited from his tenure, it has also suffered, becoming less accessible to the fans due to pricing and profit oriented practices.

The priority for his successor has to be to return the game to its fans, whether that happens or not we'll wait and see.

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:35 am

I think it is more apt to say that the AFL as a commercial entity has grown and prospered.
But has the game (ie football and not just AFL football) benefited? I am not so sure on that front.
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Post by testy on Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:20 pm


If he is rated over the eleven years he has been at the helm he would be judged very highly.

He made some significant changes at the top when he first took office as the CEO of the AFL and took the competition to another level.

Maybe just maybe he faltered a little with various issues in the last 18 months of his tenure, but overall did his job very very well.
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Re: Andrew Demetriou

Post by Paul on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:46 pm

Gillon McLauchlan confirmed as replacement.

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8837363
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Post by Gingernuts on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:59 pm

Urgh.
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Post by Paul on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:36 pm

Gingernuts wrote:Urgh.

My thoughts too but the last time a South Australian took over the AFL was Wayne Jackson in 1997. Gillon was born here  Wink 
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:50 pm

Why the rush to usher him in so soon?
I thought King Andy was abdicating at end of season.

I wonder if he wants to be out before ASADA release their ultimate findings - whenever that will be.
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Post by Paul on Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:32 pm

Just said ON AFL360 he follows Sturt and St.Kilda.
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