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Merger Rumour

Post by Lee on Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:51 am

Following the weekend rumours about West, South and Glenelg in merger talks, all clubs have categorically denied it.

Here is West's statement:

False Club Merger Rumours

In response to comments in the media on the weekend the club would like to assure its members and supporters that it has not and does not intend to enter into any discussion regarding mergers with other SANFL clubs. The Board has done an enormous amount of work to ensure our financial position is strong and we will again post a profit for season 2017. We have very strong commercial partnerships, our membership numbers remain solid and our venue is operating on increased turnover. These factors along with the support from the SANFL Land Divestment program will guarantee that we remain financially strong and independent into the future.

Although we have had a challenging start to the season there has been some improvement to key areas of our football program.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to improving our on field results in the second half of the season.



David Grenvold
CEO

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Re: Merger Rumour

Post by UncleHuey on Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:58 pm

Another KG and jars crock of S**t. I'm sure they just make crap up if it is a slow news week.
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Re: Merger Rumour

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:33 pm

3 into 1 would be a very far fetched occurrence.
Hard enough to get even 2 sets of members voting for a merger, but 3?

However, forgetting the truth factor to it, hypothetically if something like that were to occur, it would decimate the balance of the competition over the edge. It is unbalanced to a degree already with the afl sides in.

But reducing the traditional clubs to 6 would tip the interest and relevance of a suburban competition to nil in my view.

I don't think the sanfl would want that either. It would surely help before things got so dire as to allow such discussions to take a serious toehold.

It was reported on MMM that KG was very adamant about his source. But putting something like this out there without it being virtually across the line, is very destructive. It will be interesting to see what the South and Glenelg boards respond with.

If it is based on some fairly flimsy heresay, then KG should know much better. Hope he knows how to make scrambled eggs.


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Post by Southee on Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:34 pm

Sad thing about this situation/rumour is the timing of it all !!!

South, Glenelg and West stlll playing footy mid-season.

Just want to focus on footy on field ATM.
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Re: Merger Rumour

Post by eartotheground on Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:55 pm

Poorly reported. Largely incorrect story with a grain of truth in one minor aspect only. By and large incorrect.
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Post by Brucetiki on Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:30 pm

I see the MMM producer is getting a little salty on certain social media pages now the 'rumour' has been busted.

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Post by bayman on Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:09 pm

Well they should not make things up or even embellish things either, if they said it as a proposal to help then fair enough but to say it as fact to create a stir is a disgrace, whose on MMM ? I only have AM in my car
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Re: Merger Rumour

Post by Flag No.10 on Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:44 am

Would it have been so hard to ring the Presidents or a board member of each club before going to air? It's irresponsible given the damage it could do.

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Re: Merger Rumour

Post by Brucetiki on Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:13 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:Would it have been so hard to ring the Presidents or a board member of each club before going to air? It's irresponsible given the damage it could do.

That would require KG to do some responsible journalism, something he's never been capable of.

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Post by oldfella on Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:59 pm

eartotheground wrote:Poorly reported. Largely incorrect story with a grain of truth in one minor aspect only. By and large incorrect.

Was the small grain of truth the potential to share costs of common adminstrative or other costs.

I hope so as seems good idea on face value
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Re: Merger Rumour

Post by UncleHuey on Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:24 pm

oldfella wrote:
eartotheground wrote:Poorly reported. Largely incorrect story with a grain of truth in one minor aspect only. By and large incorrect.

Was the small grain of truth the potential to share costs of common adminstrative or other costs.

I hope so as seems good idea on face value

That was my understanding of it. The clubs were looking at setting up some sort of joint back office to reduce admin costs. Not quite the same as merging teams.
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Re: Merger Rumour

Post by oldfella on Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:39 pm

Thank you
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Maybe it could be done to some degree x8?

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