I’ve had contact with ‘Sash’ or David Yallouz for four or so years on social media. I’d rather not go too deeply into it but he basically traded off his association with Hirdy, SHEEDS et al. He’s a member of the Essendonians. I believe he currently is in business with Hirdy selling chocolate. My biggest beef with him is that he is dishonest. As I said, I’d rather not elaborate.
Peter Hughes I’ve met once but have been in the same room with him on numerous occasions. My opinion is that he enjoys the spotlight that being President of the Essendonians brings with it. Now his term is up he wants to continue that association by being on the board. My impression is that he believes it is his right. I also believe he is dishonest.
Gauci I do not know personally.
I do not know any of the other new candidates personally including second time candidate Gai Williams.
I supported Paul Cousins and Katie Lio the first time they ran for election. I had not met either of them before but I wanted change. I was angry and disillusioned and felt disconnected from the footy club I have loved all my life. Over the past three years I have had the pleasure of chatting to them both at various functions and venues. When our dear friend was dying and he asked us to please make sure his kids stayed essendon supporters for life, it was Paul and Katie who we to great lengths to help us with requests for kiddie packs and jumpers for the kids signed by our mates favourite player, Darcy Parish.
We can’t get to the footy much due to where we live and Neil’s health. When we do, Paul and Katie always make time to say hi.
I believe the board should represent all the members, the rich and poor, the young and old, the corporate and the everyday.
I feel Paul and Katie speak for me.
I would hate to lose that.