A little crispy one Garry, a crispy chiko roll Hutchy and a crispy racist quip Eddie


#1527

If there is one thing this whole Barry Hall fiasco has taught me, is Blitz needs the Hot Chick thread back.


#1528

Catch up, it’s the Hottest Indian thread now


#1529

Enough said. Bloke clearly missed out without a father figure.


#1530

One father figure? He’s got 4!!


#1531

Hutchy’s take over of the AFL can’t be far away. They have announced The AFL Record is now owned by Crocmedia. No doubt a very thorough process was conducted. Also have my suspicions about senior execs at the AFL having shares in Crocmedia, allowing them to extract value out of a not for profit organisation.


#1532

Next weeks Record front page - Old Mate Picks


#1533

Does anyone here still buy the footy record? I haven’t bought one since 2001 I reckon.

Surprised it was valued at $8.1 million.


#1534

Agreed. Hence the shareholding theory.


#1535

I think you may be onto something.

Also how many kids do they have outside the games selling records. That is a heap of staff. Plus there is no way they ever sell out of records and it can’t be cheap to print in all colour.

Was anyone here a kid that sold records. Were you paid by the hour our commission?


#1536

Seems to be Crocmedia’s strategy, bundle up the worst/cheapest/useless sports assets available.


#1537

Are you saying they’re going to buy up Farkcarlton?


#1538

Did you and Hutch break up? Hugz


#1539

I love the Record and lament the passing of our version, The Football Budget.


#1540

Crocmedia also purchased 25% of Melbourne United. Where does all the money come from?


#1541

And the directors/shareholders in Crocmedia are?


#1542

I’m happy to run the theory that it’s coming from the AFL. It’s Gil and his mates syphoning off the game’s cash.

But in seriousness a lot of his deals are for shares. Also The Record purchase included a big chunk of free advertising meaning they aren’t really paying the stated amount.


#1543

Sen had a footy print vehicle they closed down after hutchy took over. I am not sure if all the staff of that paper are gone, but ability to sell at games with the afls blessing is much better for sen


#1544

And Crocmedia is the masterrights holder of the AFL digital rights.
According to Media reports Pacific Star has 100% equity in Croc. Major Pafific Star shareholders are:

  • Hutchison 24.4%
  • Viburnum Funds 23.1%
  • Rothfield family 4.7%
  • Fairfax 3.9%

Some hefty Croc salaries: Hutchison $945 k; Simkiss $390k; Cleary $410k


#1545

Lolz that must be how Dr Turf gets a gig.


#1546

Is that Mitch Cleary’s wage? Ironically now working for AFL website.

Also isn’t it lovely to know Simkiss literally ■■■■■ up at the AFL and walks into a job with Hutchinson. I wonder if any journo would be willing to run a story on all these relationships and how it’s a little smelly.