Wednesday, October 24, 2007
It's Football, and Just As You Knew It
Tony Tannous has outlined the obvious problems inherent in Kosmina's arrival with his typical clarity, so I won't repeat them.
Suffice to say that now more than ever is an important time to re-assess Frank Lowy's blatant conflict of interest, which I have written about previously.
It isn't at all a good look when the man charged with overseeing a culture change in Australian football, away from the cronyism and poor administration of the past, finds himself accused (with some justification) of nepotism, boardroom bullying, and condoning an often pathetically inept administration at the club he has made his personal fiefdom.
Australian football has much to thank Frank Lowy for, but there are limits to gratitude in the face of such manipulation and hypocrisy.
It's time to step down from the chairmanship of the FFA, Mr. Lowy. You risk giving our sport a very bad name once again.
My only surprise is that Lowy and Kemeny weren't seen at Eddie Thomson's grave with shovels in hand.
Mikey wrote - "It's time to step down from the chairmanship of the FFA, Mr. Lowy. You risk giving our sport a very bad name once again."
Maybe I'm biased, but I'd much prefer Frank taking the other option. ie Relinquishing the SFC ownership.
A certain other TWG veteran just made exactly the same observation on another forum. ;-)
Incidentally TFO, very keen to meet up when I'm down in Melbourne for the Tards v. Headless Chook FC showdown next month. Drop us an email if you're up for it(firstname.lastname@example.org).
The demise of Sydney would be disaterous for the sport as a whole. I remember when Carlton was going through it's death throwes and people were dancing on its grave.
This is old soccer mentality as well. We need a strong Sydney not a shambles that attracts 10,000 people or even less.