B[quote=“Bomb_Doe, post:16, topic:11744, full:true”]
Coteries have a significant presence and influence on the club already and I feel, even from a perception point of view, they should remain separate from the board. If he wants to run then he should step away from the Essendonians.
I’m not sure why. The danger with coteries is that they’ll say that they give the club shiploads of money so they think they should pick the team. Coteries always say that. And if the club says, Okay, go right ahead, and picks the players that are the coteries’ favourites, that’s a real problem.
But it’s the Club’s problem, not the coteries’. The Club should be strong enough to tell them to GAGF, and they’ll pick the best team, thanks very much.
In this case, I don’t have a problem with him being on the board, and if he’s donated a lot of money to the club, good on him. But he’ll be just a board member with one vote. End of story.