TOPIC: Collingwood ... Walking the walk?

Walter the baker Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #15

Walter the baker
Eddie : “There was not systemic racism as such,”
That is the exact opposite of what Collingwood’s own report is telling them. The same report that Eddie is using to highlight what a great job they are doing in identifying and resolving racist issues. The same report that Eddie is boasting has been six years in the making even though he can’t explain why it has taken six years to get to this point (Royal Commissions take less time). The same report that debunks Eddie and Nafan’s denials of a racist culture.

If Eddie has an once of self awareness he should accept his mismanagement of the situation, stop the spin (how can this be a “proud day” for the club?) and fall on his sword.
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Walter the baker Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #16

Walter the baker
Im not sure how a self respecting Board can not be asking Eddie to leave now after reading the following:

www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-02/collingwo...rt-analysis/13109494
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pollyanna Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #17

pollyanna
They should step aside as well. It's just great that they would sit there with poker faces attempting to maintain a 'we're all in this together' front without understanding that - yes, you're all in this together.

They all go - and the apologists at AwFL House.
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shane Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #18

shane
I know you want Eddie's head, Walter but Eddie didn't just bluster his way through that. They would have had multiple strategy meetings and thought that this was the best way to deal with it. That's what the report is saying - it's not about Eddie, it's a systemic problem

But the fact that they thought selling it as a positive would work, is a demonstration of how football clubs get into trouble when they have to deal with the parts of the media that aren't their mates.
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Drubbing Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #19

Drubbing
Eddie has been to the Trump school of media management. Every damning report is an opportunity to declare a triumph.
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Quasimodo Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #20

Quasimodo
Eddie and Collingwood cant see what is in front of them. The reckoning will come.

A fortnight ago Friday I went to our new Museum to see the displays, in the indigenous area are some fantastic documentaries and sobering facts some of which I previously had not been aware of. Anyway one of the documentaries was on Stephen Michael, he spoke of the culture at Souths in the 1970s and 1980s and how welcome he and his fellow indigenous players felt there and the influence Mal Brown played in making that environment so inviting and welcoming. He also spoke of Swans and Claremont as being good environments for indigenous players at that time with Todd and Moss playing key roles. It was a great doco, if it was possible for Souths Swans and Claremont to develop that culture in the 1980s it is travesty that Collingwood is still stuck where they are 40 years later.
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Walter the baker Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #21

Walter the baker
I totally agree Shane. There was a clear premeditated strategy to paint this report as a positive outcome. I don’t for one second believe that Eddie winged the strategy alone although his gaffs suggest he winged a number of responses. While accepting that this was a Board approved approach, it should now be clear to all of them how badly this has been handled and they need to acknowledge it and do something about it. Eddie by his very nature is unlikely to take responsibility, not just for the handling of this report but also it’s criticism of the culture that he has overseen during his time as the boss. If the Board (many of whom have only recently arrived) don’t have the guts the get rid of him then they should all go.
This goes much deeper at Collingwood than Eddie (as highlighted by Buckley’s past responses to questions relating to racism), however, Eddie carries the greatest responsibility by virtue of his position.
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pollyanna Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #22

pollyanna
I was also disappointed with how Tanya Hosch responded to the Collingwood press conference - she may have chosen a 'different word' than Eddie but absolutely zero on operation deflection. Not good enough, it rubber stamps something the AwFL should be stomping on.
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shane Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #23

shane
It's almost like they mistook the report as a script for a pantomime.
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hypen Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #24

hypen
Why don't you defend Eddie via some sort of public forum Shane? I'll book Four Seasons Landscaping for you.

Sheesh.
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shane Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #25

shane
I'm with hypen. Sack Eddie and it fixes racism.
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Walter the baker Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #26

Walter the baker
I dont think anyone is suggesting that Eddie going will "fix racism". It would however be another indication that these issues need to be taken seriously and people who hold senior positions have a direct responsibility to address concerns when they arise rather than just paying lip service. Eddie isnt solely responsible but he is part of the problem and his continuation as head of a major organisation that turned a blind eye to "systemic racism" sends a very poor message. He either knew about the problem and did nothing or, if he was doing his job, he should have known about the problem and done something.
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hypen Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #27

hypen
He's Collingwood's John Elliot. The whole show revolves around him. He's a boof head who still thinks it's 1986. He's not a racist, he's a very decent person.

He simply is incapable of recognising and addressing these types of complex social issues and he's incapable of relinquishing control to someone who could.
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docbert Collingwood ... Walking the walk? 2 months 1 week ago #28

docbert
Eddie McGuire: No need to thank me for ending racism globally

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