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Peggy O'Neal as president (split from Introductory posts)

Discussion in 'Richmond Ramblings' started by Vines, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. thebigricho

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    There's someone in footy (whose name escapes me) that talks about the 5 pillars of success for a footy club.

    Under that theory, the President, CEO, Coach, Captain and Football Manager are considered the critical agents for a successful club.

    In our case, I think the general consensus is our CEO is pretty effective and our Football Manager is now a strength rather than the huge weakness we had previously.

    Our coach is about to be changed and our Captain is probably not in the same class as a leader that he is as a player and will probably change with the coach.

    That leaves the President who I think the jury is out on. In Gordon's case he was probably a very effective President for the most part, just by virtue of keeping the club alive, however he needed the other 4 pillars to be strong in order to achieve success.

    A lot is riding on the next coaching appointment.
     
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    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-ne...-peggy-oneal-in-election-20161124-gswfbe.html

    Just so we are not talking in riddles there is the article in question.

    For mine, I think @BigTigerCasey's comments are fair and reasonable.

    There's no doubt the move to reappoint Peggy is cowardly piece of leadership designed to protect the board's interests.

    The right thing to do would be to stand tall as the leader of the club and say here I am, vote for me and give me a mandate to lead this club. If you are certain you are the best person for the job then there is nothing to lose from that and everything to gain.
     
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    Can one be mute in someone else's eyes? Or should that be ears?
     
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    The 'ring fence' comment means that my thoughts were confirmed.
    As for the rest, the grassy knoll is getting awfully crowded.
     
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    It's pitchfork and torches time in Richmond.

    That's how it is when the leader won't face the peoples' judgement. They face the peoples' justice.

    No ring fencing here. The board have circled the wagons around Peggy and are making a final stand.

    But can you feel the heat?
     
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    No radiant heat from Banff you crazy Canuck.
    Canuck off!!! Canucker.
     
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    So there's a ring fence around a grass covered knoll somewhere?

    Sounds like a nice place. do they serve Devonshire tea there?


    Hmmmm cream.
     
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    Broadsword = Bruin.
     
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    Sorry to the Communards.
    Voted for status quo.
    No pun intended! :D

    Jimi
    xox
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    @Anduril, unfortunately I am no clearer on the re-stated comment.

    Please clarify.
     
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    Another bastion of male exclusivity has fallen. On Tuesday, the Carbine Club voted to break with 55 years of tradition to admit two women. They are Peggy O'Neal, the president of Richmond Football Club, and Nicole Livingstone, an Olympic silver medallist in swimming and now a media figure.

    "This is a historic day for the club," said president Graeme Johnson. "Peggy and Nicole are two eminent women in sport, and I'm very pleased as president to welcome them into the club. I'm sure they will not be the last two women, but that will be a decision for the membership. There was a positive vibe in the room before the meeting and an even more positive vibe after the vote was taken."

    Full article at: http://www.theage.com.au/sport/carbine-club-opens-its-doors-to-women-20161213-gtacv8.html
     
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    Horses for courses, perhaps she has found her true path. Maybe it will consume so much of her time she will have to resign from RFC. What a catastrophe that would be, as Santa would add..................
     
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    Woopy doo, people are just queueing up to get into the Carbine Club .... how these folk are given privilege to host sporting events is beyond me - the membership is a paltry 80 people, the only thing of substance is money... and they will "debase" their membership to admit 5 women ... wow, how condescending ... Peggy should tell them eff off back to the 1800s...
     
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    Disappointed our President has accepted membership into this sexist organisation.

    I'm calling for her to resign.
     
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    You are nothing if not consisent tbr

    Only one way to change sexist organisations. Brick by brick. Rotary and Apex for example

    In any case l am reminded of what the great philosopher Grocho Marks once said "please accept my resignation, l don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member"
     
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    Its a "breaking the glass ceiling" move. It reflects well on the club and is presumably part of the Elite Sport Male Champions of Change push that Brendan Gale is a card-carrier for. I think the "ring-fencing" of O'Neal in the election may have been part of that even though she would have whipped Wallace and BTC if she had've run. Two women directors up for re-election (and no men) would have been a bad look.
     
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    Speculation, @Bones.

    Before the nominations were opened, Mr Wallace an I had several conversations. During the course of those, I discussed with Simon the option of me not running, so that that "protest" vote would not be split. Given the margin was only 65 votes, in retrospect, it would have been in Simons best inter are if I had not stood. In fact Simon may have well out voted Peggy should she not have been ring-fenced.

    As I said, speculation.
     
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    Not really. Incumbents are extremely hard to shift, and O'Neal has such a profile that she would have been much harder to defeat than Ryan.

    Did Simon tell you that he used to support Essendon by the way?
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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