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Eddie McGuire’s Adelaide rant is wrong

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    If this week has shown anything, it has shown to me there is a severe outbreak of foot and mouth syndrome in the AFL.

    Eddie McGuire’s rant about feral supporters in Adelaide was nothing short of a publicity stunt designed to revive flagging ratings on Triple M.

    If the Winter Olympics wasn’t a lesson in what you don’t say, this should be. An AFL club President slagging fans surely warrants sanction from head office – Jeff Kennett was punished for less.

    McGuire calling AAMI Stadium “unsafe” is unqualified from him as I can’t remember the last time he sat in the masses with the fans. I think the prawn sandwiches have got to his brain as he forgets how safe AFL games are.

    Take it from me; I’ve been to European football grounds where fans are separated to make sure there are no riots and cities are shut down as a precaution for big matches.

    Here I can sit next to a Collingwood supporter if I want to.

    Also, if AAMI Stadium is unsafe, what does that make Victoria Park? I think on the scale of safeness it makes Vic Park is the AFL’s version of Afghanistan and I’m pretty sure most fans would agree.

    McGuire also shows a level of hypocrisy. Was it not him who refused to investigate Magpies fans chanting disgraceful insults at Gary Ablett Jnr?

    Was it not three Collingwood supporters who were accused of bashed Nathan Jones’ father Brad at the MCG?

    If that’s safer than AAMI Stadium I’ll run nude at the MCG when Collingwood next play.

    McGuire has once again given ammo to his detractors (I am not one surprisingly). He has crossed the line between club official/agent and broadcaster which has become increasingly prevalent in broadcasting.

    Another man I’m taking aim at is Jason Dunstall, the Foxtel commentator and Hawthorn football director, to show Eddie is not the only one. Dunstall is happy to speculate about other clubs players and their futures.

    However, a mention of Campbell Brown and trade week gets him defensive and downright rude to others in the media. If Dunstall cannot perform his duties properly, he must be sacked.

    But they both will not face scrutiny. Eddie is too big for Andrew Demetriou and he’ll let it pass.

    It’s a shame as it could send a huge message to all club officials by shutting Eddie’s huge mouth.

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    • April 12th 2010 @ 1:48pm
      Republican said | April 12th 2010 @ 1:48pm | ! Report

      What an ironic statement on Eddies part since, the Pies have traditonally, some of the most feral supporters in the League and now that seems to be spilling over to their coach!

      Cheers

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      April 12th 2010 @ 3:48pm
      Redb said | April 12th 2010 @ 3:48pm | ! Report

      Going back a few years I use to have a bit of time for McGuire. Despite his Collingwood tendencies he achieved there for awhile and whilst many use to knock his fame I saw that as only Tall Poppy syndrome. McGuire was more measured with his views in the past, that seems to have changed.

      I stood in the outer at AAMI stadium last September with 55,000 Crow fans screaming their head off, my Bomber scarf around my neck – not a problem, I guess it helps when their winning 🙂

      I can’t beleive I’m defending Crow fans but his jibe was undeserved and amongst some other comments from McGuire recently, I agree he wants to become the human headline of football to boost his flagging media career – it can be the only reason.

      Shut it Eddie. (new Facebook page perhaps?) 🙂

    • April 13th 2010 @ 10:52am
      HawksLiverpool said | April 13th 2010 @ 10:52am | ! Report

      Ironic how Eddie McGuire the president of the club which travels the least, always has the most to say on eveything that is wrong with interstate clubs and their stadiums and so on.

    • April 13th 2010 @ 11:44am
      Wayno said | April 13th 2010 @ 11:44am | ! Report

    • April 13th 2010 @ 11:44am
      Wayno said | April 13th 2010 @ 11:44am | ! Report

      The man has the credibility of a pile of doggy doo, I wish the mainstream media would stop giving him head time.

    • April 13th 2010 @ 4:35pm
      mattamkII said | April 13th 2010 @ 4:35pm | ! Report

      The nepotism network is part of the reason I hardly follow AFL anymore. I played and watched it madly for 23…..

      I remember at one stage you could watch a pies game with the club president calling the match….or if it was on the other network, the coaches daughter was the boundary rider.

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