The fight for club control was dirty. Many good people had to go , not necessarily because of there contributions but because of the war. Then filling the place with yes men was always on the agenda due to the fact control was a priority to right the shipMy concern is what Peter Peters is not saying. He's pointing out certain concerns, but I think there is more going on here than we know, and I suspect it ain't good. I know many on this site thought Peters was a wood worm. I didn't think he was the real problem. And I also don't think the Fultons are the problem. But I get a sense there is something not right in the club that has been struggling now for six years with no real sign of improvement.
In this times the penns who are good people did treat the club more like a private play thing than a community. I dont think it was there intenet but due to the ugliness they went a bit insular
Then we went on a CEO recruitment drive that made us look like a pretty piss poor business to be honest. I think we are only starting to see the club finally form its identity under the new leadership
Ill never ever forget going to brookie and having board members asking me not to drink at the club after and giving me free beer vouchers to go to diiggers.
Our resillience as a brand was tested and at times i think it shines through on field. Des will help build an on field culture but our club is not the magnet it once was for players . We were admired for being able to perform under any circumstances. I doubt we are held in the same esteem by the opposition both on and off the field.
Up until about round 10 this year we looked to have restored the manly purpose and grit. Since then we have been as soft as ive ever seen