TOPIC: Eddies gone

Walter the baker Eddies gone 2 months 1 week ago #29

Walter the baker
Boys clubs, privilege and entitlement only work if you make sure you maintain the status quo and back each other up.
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shane Eddies gone 2 months 6 days ago #30

shane
Victoria runs on nepotism. If people turn on each other, the entire state collapses.
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Corporal Agarn Eddies gone 2 months 6 days ago #31

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pollyanna Eddies gone 2 months 6 days ago #32

pollyanna
The extent of nepotism is often breathtaking - you have to dig for it, but the deeper you dig the worse it gets. The breadth of footy influence in the corporate world is worthy of an entire year of Four Corners programs.
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Walter the baker Eddies gone 2 months 6 days ago #33

Walter the baker
Another one bites the dust - Andrew Demetriou gone from Crown. Bizarrely he has indicated that he will fight to “defend his reputation”. Given his time at the AFL and his efforts in the child care industry, why would he want to confirm that his reputation is in tatters ... haha
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Tragic Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #34

Tragic
Should somebody reassure Andrew that his reputation remains intact?
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Blue1red1 Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #35

Blue1red1
Tragic I think the word we should be using is "Enhanced" not "intact"
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Morgan Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #36

Morgan
In a modicum of fairness to Eddie and Eyebrows, they both came from pretty modest family circumstances, so at least they worked pretty hard for the privilege of being bad at their most recent jobs.
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shane Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #37

shane
What an odd thing to say.
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pollyanna Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #38

pollyanna
It's free food time for the printed media - never has it been easier to score a quick paycheck for 1500-2000 words. All you have to do is write an opening sentence (like "Former Colonwood boss and media personality Eddie McGuire was seen walking his dog this morning.") - then you just copy/paste all the dribble from his two media conferences, toss in a bit of Heritier, maybe a twit from Sam Newman and then file it. 5 minutes work, maximum.
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Morgan Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #39

Morgan
It’s not the most pressing point Shane, but if you take it as a given that privilege, nepotism and entitlement are pervasive and powerful forces in Victorian life (as I do), then there seems to be at least Alanis Morissette-level irony in holding up Eddie McGuire (the son of a Scottish immigrant coal miner) and Andrew Demetriou (the son of a Cypriot immigrant fishmonger) as archetypes of those forces despite the likelihood they achieved what they did for most of their career despite those forces than because of them.
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Drubbing Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #40

Drubbing
So what you're saying is the poor boys done good, and ended up working their way into a self serving protectionist club, only to taste their own hubris. Eventually.

How is that a bigger achievement than getting a free ticket to the same club?
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Blue1red1 Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #41

Blue1red1
What you are all waiting for is the big announcement that Andrew Demetriou is the new Pres of the Colonwood Football club and Eddie McGuire is the new Director of Crown resorts?
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pollyanna Eddies gone 2 months 5 days ago #42

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