I have a lot of respect of Nathan Buckley…as a player, and a coach. I think his comments about the bump being dead are spot on, but I ‘d go one step further and say the game of Aussie Rules is also dying.
It is riddled with a disease, and that is in the form of the current administration.
Demetriou is a cancerous growth on the sport, and along with the legacy of Anderson and the puppet Gieschen, they doing as much damage to our game as a tumor does to ravage the human body…slowly but surely these malignant, money grabbing, spineless imbeciles are destroying not just the AFL competition, but the sport of Australian Rules Football. Over umpiring, ridiculous rule changes, terrible broadcast rights, decisions made on a corporate basis and a refusal to let constructive criticism be made are all combining to gut this fantastic sport.
Its becoming a game where courage, strength and power are quickly fading…three aspects that have always been a highlight of Aussie Rules. But no more. Its replacement is a game that is closer to the style of play seen on a a touch footy field, then what the game was 15 years ago…when those three traits were still classed as a must have by coaches and players alike.
…so do the game, and its fans a favour and find a little hole to shrivel up and rot in…
Fat Cat Demetriou talks about his legacy, but that legacy is simply going to be complete devastation of the game. Ask yourself this, in years to come will purists of Aussie rules will look upon Demetriou as an all conquering, all consuming dictator on this sport, akin to some of those that line the pages of world history? He certainly is dictating and destroying the game right in front of our eyes, and all for what is deemed the best interests of the game, and I’m sure Ive heard that said before…
The game will survive, and it will return to its roots eventually. When common sense prevails and the administration in charge actually knows what the game is really about, and what it needs to flourish. When the game is ran by somebody who truly understands what made Aussie Rules the best sport in the world…and I say that in past tense, because I am not sure it still fits that description in its current form.
Demetriou and company should be ashamed of what the game is becoming…what they have made it and what they are still doing to this sport.
So do the game, and its fans a favour and find a little hole to shrivel up and rot in…and take your mates at AFL HQ with you.
Editors Note – Ranted.com.au has commented in depth on the aspects we think are ruining the game, Find them here