You’ve hit the nail smack bang on the head JBOMBER.
When Hird’s appeal was overturned in the Federal Court, the writing was on the wall in hindsight, “the fix was on.” Not one Australian legal eagle supposedly representing the players, saw what was actually happening or, did they simply turn a blind eye?
The EFC players, Hird, Thompson, Corcoran might have been naïve and acted upon advice by Lawyers paid for by the AFLPA. Apart from Hird who paid out millions in costs at the Federal Court. His determination for the truth to come about bought about his demise. No one really understood the bentness of the men at work and their power.
Can anyone honestly say, the EFC and the Members of the EFC Board were also that naïve? That is what really sticks in my craw!