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The owner of CCM is trying something different - he's going to create a club that develops players for onselling to make profit.
It was clearly explained by CCM's coach Tony Walmsley during yesterday's post-match.
Nice article, Tony.
As you rightly mentioned - and, given the level of vitriol directed at FFA, Lowy, Gallop, DeBohun - it needs to be repeated that, as recently as 2 years ago when MVFC allowed Ange to leave the club and when MVFC insisted on North Terrace being "members only" sections of MVFC fans were scornful of DiPietro and Robson and wanted them sacked.
These critics - most of whom were not old enough to be out of school, let alone running a business - said Robson & DiPietro weren't real football people and had no idea how to run a football club.
I don't agree with the way Gallop is dealing with this issue but, the cold hard reality is... neither I, nor anyone outside the FFA executives and board, have access to all the information to know whether we would have handled the situation any differently to how Gallop is handling the situation.
Just as no one outside the MVFC board & executive knew why DiPietro & Robson were making decisions that caused some fans to ridicule, abuse & demand they be sacked.
First they ignore you
Then they laugh at you
Then they fight you
And ... Then you win
AUS football is at the 3rd stage.
There is no coincidence this attack on football has ramped up after Roy Morgan Research released data that showed football had become the true national sport for males & females and that the other codes that think they are major are steadily receding into oblivion as participation continues to fall.
If no one wants to play a sport ... well, you don't need to be a soothsayer to figure out what happens to that sport.
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