Peter V'landys is becoming as pleasant as a nasal swab for AFL

5/05/2020 1:38:00 AM

Peter V'landys is becoming as pleasant as a nasal swab for AFL, writes Andrew Webster | @SMHsport

Peter V'landys is becoming as pleasant as a nasal swab for AFL, writes Andrew Webster | SMHsport

Long before COVID-19 swung like a wrecking ball through sport, GWS Giants chairman Tony Shepherd warned AFL chief Gillon McLachlan about another force of nature.

Advertisement"Cometh the hour, cometh the man," Shepherd said of the pugnacious ARL Commission chairman.He's becoming a nasal swab for the AFL, jammed so far up its left nostril it feels like an eyeball is about to pop out as rugby league inches closer to the impossible dream of a May 28 restart.

. Even members of Project Apollo argued it would be "better optics" to start in June.Richmond coach Damien Hardwick applauded the NRL for "aspirational-type leadership", earning a rebuke from Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and Bombers legend Matthew Lloyd.

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SMHsport He has all ready destroyed the game ....What's his background ? SMHsport What's this pricks back ground ? SMHsport Disgusting headline. It may be warranted but it speaks volumes for the reporting. SMHsport He is a grub and will be a cancer for rugby league SMHsport He’s one slippery dude. 4 corners and his horse racing involvement (nsw) exposed him. But hey, NRL saw potential in him, so they hired him....hello

SMHsport A nasal swab. That's a good description of V'Landys. Irritating. Unwanted. And the wait for an outcome is anxious and uncertain. He'll destroy rugby league.

Police officer suspended over ex-AFL coach photo leakDeputy Commissioner Shane Patton has slammed the actions of a senior constable as "appalling" after photos of ex-AFL coach Dean Laidley were leaked. If society was more accepting of gender expression the story would be the stalking charge, not the clothes and wig worn whilst doing it. Why would you include a photo of the Deputy Commissioner when your tweet only refers to the officer who spread the photos? This officer in the photo is not suspended though your whole tweet & image implies he is. Do you “journalists” / “social media producers” think? Suspended with pay

AFL 2020: Dean Laidley arrested, police photo leaked, policeman stood down, possible punishment, North MelbourneVictoria Police have suspended a senior constable over an “appalling” and “unacceptable” leak of photos from former North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley during a police interview. So many ex-footy players end up in the Twilght Zone. Maybe a life never being told ‘no’ isn’t good for you? Someone is charged for a crime and you’ve continued to publish the photo What the actual fuck? Should be fired.

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Photos of AFL great’s arrest leakedThe lawyer of Dean Laidley is “outraged” leaked photos of Victoria police allegedly interviewing the AFL great have been shared online. I would have thought she'd realise publicly acknowledging it like that is going to draw more attention to it by people who hadn't seen it. And yet you choose to print the photo.. fuck you guys are just beyond horrible Wait, is he in drag 😳

Hands off Cup carnival timeslot: Lloyd Williams' warning to AFLThe AFL has set a target of October 31 to finish its revamped season. It's the very same day when the Cup carnival is due to kick off with Victoria Derby Day. Have you not noticed that most people don't actually care? Night Grand Final Seriously not an issue. Plenty of us can manage to keep one eye/ear on the racing & one on the footy, been doing it for years. It's not as if crowds are a problem, won't be attendances at either. Racing authorities just need to be careful about timing of major races on the day.

Hands off Cup carnival timeslot: Lloyd Williams' warning to AFLThe AFL has set a target of October 31 to finish its revamped season. It's the very same day when the Cup carnival is due to kick off with Victoria Derby Day. Have you not noticed that most people don't actually care? Night Grand Final Seriously not an issue. Plenty of us can manage to keep one eye/ear on the racing & one on the footy, been doing it for years. It's not as if crowds are a problem, won't be attendances at either. Racing authorities just need to be careful about timing of major races on the day.

Play video Shepherd, a Racing NSW board member, has watched V'landys, the Racing NSW chief executive, up close in recent years as he shook up Sydney racing in order to "disrupt" Melbourne's stranglehold on the spring carnival."The conduct should not have occurred by the officer., Laidley now faces “seven charges all up”, including: One each of stalking, committing an indictable offence while on bail and persistent breach of a family violence order and four other intervention order breaches.00:33 Crows football chief Adam Kelly took a more conciliatory tone when asked about the prospect of a player refusing to go into a hub.

The Everest was dismissed down south as a novelty but quickly became an outrageous success. The Golden Eagle was created to take on the time-honoured Victoria Derby, prompting VRC chair Amanda Elliott to call V'landys a "silly little man"." Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton says the police officer is expected to be charged over the photo leak. Advertisement Then V'landys suggested the Melbourne Cup should be moved from the first weekend in November to later in the month. A leaked photo of Dean Laidley during his interview. Now, Shepherd is watching V'landys become rugby league's imperial leader during the COVID-19 crisis and sees history repeating. He played for the West Coast Eagles and for North Melbourne during his playing career, winning a premiership with the latter club in 1996. "Cometh the hour, cometh the man," Shepherd said of the pugnacious ARL Commission chairman. A new pay deal struck with players allows the league to play games into December if required, but the AFL is aiming to complete a 17-round season by October 31.

Loading V'landys thrives on being told he can't do something and then pulling it off. The privacy breach sparked outrage from Laidley's lawyers, who initially demanded an investigation. Police have interviewed a male Senior Constable over the leaking over the photos. Even better if he can get up Melbourne's nose at the same time. He's becoming a nasal swab for the AFL, jammed so far up its left nostril it feels like an eyeball is about to pop out as rugby league inches closer to the impossible dream of a May 28 restart. Taking photos unlawfully and sharing them. The AFL chitterati scoffed when V'landys flagged a resumption so soon. Separately he will face disicplinary action from Victoria Police which may include being stood down. Plenty in the NRL thought the same thing, this column included . "Police should investigate and those involved pull down immediately." ©.

Even members of Project Apollo argued it would be "better optics" to start in June. In Melbourne, where newsreaders seemingly mispronounce V'landys' name on purpose, he was slammed for being "premature", "arrogant" and "disrespectful". "Outraged that pictures of my client, taken by some police officer, on the sly, when in custody in interview have hit the media. It's unacceptable. Club chairmen like Hawthorn's Jeff Kennett lined him up as "totally irresponsible, absolutely irresponsible!" Now some in the AFL are breaking ranks. Richmond coach Damien Hardwick applauded the NRL for "aspirational-type leadership", earning a rebuke from Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and Bombers legend Matthew Lloyd. The "unlawful" act has been described as one of the most appalling breaches of privacy in the force. Others are following. Outraged that pictures of my client, taken by some police officer, on the sly , when in custody in interview have hit the media.

"So how can we be critical of the NRL for setting a date now in a month's time for wanting to come back and be aspirational?" asked Kane Cornes on Footy Classified . Comm. Regardless of where you stand on the May 28 restart, of this you can be assured: V'landys doesn't care what anyone says. Peter V'landys and Gillon McLachlan. He is also expected to be charged on summons with unauthorised disclosure of information, which carries a maximum jail term of two years or $40,000 in fines. Credit: Digital image Last week, he declared publicly not once but twice that the Australian Border Force had granted the New Zealand Warriors an exemption to enter the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison denied this was the case. "We will be interrogating the phone of the member.

Not once but twice. "No amount of reporting it will change that decision," Morrison said at his Friday morning media conference. "Victoria Police understands the community concern surrounding images," it read. On Saturday morning, the Warriors were granted the exemption, just as V'landys had promised. On Sunday, they locked down in quarantine in Tamworth. This is one of the most significant breaches of a person's privacy and Victoria Police will not tolerate this sort of behaviour. And on Monday, they and the rest of the NRL's 480 players underwent an "education day" about the strict biosecurity protocols they must adhere to if the season is to rebooted.

Meanwhile, in the AFL, it's still in the "bubbles and hubs" stage. Rugby league binned the "bubbles and hubs" idea weeks ago. The NRL should resist cranking up the victory march quite yet. For starters, V'landys had an easier task. The AFL is a bigger monster, with teams in every state.

Most of them are based in Victoria, where Premier Daniel Andrews has been more cautious than other states in loosening coronavirus restrictions. It's also been so prudent with its finances over the years, having secured a $600m line of credit against more than $1bn in assets, that it can survive until March next year without playing a minute of footy. The NRL does not have that luxury. Its mad rush to May 28 is about one thing: money. There wasn't enough put away for a rainy day and when it started pouring in late March it turned out only $120m had been tucked away.

Loading From that moment, V'landys put a flag in the sand and has been bending everything and everyone around it, including prime ministers and premiers. As he does so, it places increasing pressure on the AFL to get its show started. Asked if there was some personal satisfaction in getting the jump on the AFL, V'landys told Sports Sunday : "Not all. I haven't even looked at the AFL. Their challenge is greater than us, they've got teams throughout Australia.

They have geographical challenges. We just set ourselves our own target date." Nobody who knows V'landys was buying it. "Stuff beating the AFL," offered one long-time racing official. "He'd be more worried about beating the rest of the world.

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