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Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby IanRush » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:15pm

Can anyone tell me their thoughts on Archie's time with the Saints? Was he a good money man, or good 'corporate' man? He went to FFA after the Saints, then disappeared off the face of the earth.

Did he come to Australia from Scotland, specifically for the Saints job?
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby satchmo » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:31pm

Hired as a toe-cutter to exit GT.
Sold us Frankston and delivered us Seaford.

Not popular on any side of the fence.
*Allegedly.

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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby freely » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:38pm

There was another post asking about him here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93354&p=1684472#p1684472

He's at Optiscan.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby Pwoit » Thu 13 Jul 2017 6:30pm

Shyte!!
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby Enrico_Misso » Thu 13 Jul 2017 7:04pm

His arrogant negotiating style was the reason we left Moorabbin.
(OK, the greenie scum on Kingston Clowncil didn't help).
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 7:16pm

"greenie scum" (?) nice classy turn of phrase there Enrico :roll:
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby saintspremiers » Thu 13 Jul 2017 10:26pm

thejiggingsaint wrote:"greenie scum" (?) nice classy turn of phrase there Enrico :roll:


Tree huggers better?

Unwashed vegan hippies perhaps??

Take your pick jiggler
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby Bernard Shakey » Thu 13 Jul 2017 10:42pm

Apparently was employed because of his ability to work with all staff, especially women.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:06pm

[quote="Bernard Shakey"]Apparently was employed because of his ability to work with all staff, especially women.[/quote]
That worked out well for all concerned
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:07pm

[quote="saintspremiers"][quote="thejiggingsaint"]"greenie scum" (?) nice classy turn of phrase there Enrico :roll:[/quote]

Tree huggers better?

Unwashed vegan hippies perhaps??

Take your pick jiggler[/quote]

Perhaps " people with a differing opinion/view" ?
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby prwilkinson » Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:21pm

A very poor sporting administrator whose direction and decisions whist at the helm we're only just recovering from.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby skeptic » Fri 14 Jul 2017 12:45am

I doubt you'll find anyone here that has much nice things to say about him...
His record at the club based on the decisions that were made at the time, speaks for itself
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby saintspremiers » Fri 14 Jul 2017 2:36am

thejiggingsaint wrote:
saintspremiers wrote:
thejiggingsaint wrote:"greenie scum" (?) nice classy turn of phrase there Enrico :roll:


Tree huggers better?

Unwashed vegan hippies perhaps??

Take your pick jiggler


Perhaps " people with a differing opinion/view" ?


I'd love to teach you how to use the quote function!!
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby thejiggingsaint » Fri 14 Jul 2017 8:17am

[quote="saintspremiers"][quote="thejiggingsaint"][quote="saintspremiers"][quote="thejiggingsaint"]"greenie scum" (?) nice classy turn of phrase there Enrico :roll:[/quote]

Tree huggers better?

Unwashed vegan hippies perhaps??

Take your pick jiggler[/quote]

Perhaps " people with a differing opinion/view" ?[/quote]

I'd love to teach you how to use the quote function!![/quote]
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby Con Gorozidis » Sat 15 Jul 2017 5:43am

Cost us a flag.
Us having to spend 20 hours a week in a car travelling to Seaford while the Pies had to walk five minutes to Lexus cost us dearly in 2010 imo.

I think he came from some s*** Scottish soccer team?
Not sure how he ended up in Melbourne.
Was he on the run?
Did he come via Perth? Lots of Scots over there.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby jaxons » Sat 15 Jul 2017 8:16am

The worse CEO in sporting history.
Just nudging out Michael Nettlefold.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby SaintPav » Sat 15 Jul 2017 3:51pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:Cost us a flag.
Us having to spend 20 hours a week in a car travelling to Seaford while the Pies had to walk five minutes to Lexus cost us dearly in 2010 imo.

I think he came from some s*** Scottish soccer team?
Not sure how he ended up in Melbourne.
Was he on the run?
Did he come via Perth? Lots of Scots over there.


We hadn't moved to Seaford in 2010; we were still based at Moorabbin.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby Dave McNamara » Sat 15 Jul 2017 4:19pm

Archie Bloody Fraser!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

The only time the Saints have ever managed to make me cry (yes, literally), was when he allowed the bulldozers into Linton Street. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Archie Bloody Fraser!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby satchmo » Sat 15 Jul 2017 4:29pm

SaintPav wrote:
Con Gorozidis wrote:Cost us a flag.
Us having to spend 20 hours a week in a car travelling to Seaford while the Pies had to walk five minutes to Lexus cost us dearly in 2010 imo.

I think he came from some s*** Scottish soccer team?
Not sure how he ended up in Melbourne.
Was he on the run?
Did he come via Perth? Lots of Scots over there.


We hadn't moved to Seaford in 2010; we were still based at Moorabbin.


...and that is the problem with hiring a Scottish toe-cutter Time Lord.
*Allegedly.

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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby St Lenny » Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:15pm

Why open this can of worms. The truth is no one wants to accept the truth, it easier to blame someone for when things go pear shaped and in the case it was AF. Everyone should know that there was no way the local council were ever going to give us the license we wanted at the time for pokies. They did not want us there and made life very difficult for us to the point we had to look at relocating. We looked at what was available at that time, not a lot was ideal and it was decided to go to Frankson. A deal was struck but then, well it burnt' down. AF's fault no doubt. Only option left (in our budget and what we could get approved) was Seaford. Lots of innuendo in the media didn't help and only made supporters want to blame AF.

The reason he came to Australia was because he played professional Football for Greenock Morton before moving to Australia in 1980 to play in Brisbane.

He has quite an impressive CV if you take the time to google him.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby WellardSaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:20pm

there's 2 vacancies at AFL House...
Will Archie put his hand up?
Good chance for the Scotsman to prove that he has lost his misogyny
and is now able to work with women
or maybe not
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby Con Gorozidis » Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:13pm

St Lenny wrote:Why open this can of worms. The truth is no one wants to accept the truth, it easier to blame someone for when things go pear shaped and in the case it was AF. Everyone should know that there was no way the local council were ever going to give us the license we wanted at the time for pokies. They did not want us there and made life very difficult for us to the point we had to look at relocating. We looked at what was available at that time, not a lot was ideal and it was decided to go to Frankson. A deal was struck but then, well it burnt' down. AF's fault no doubt. Only option left (in our budget and what we could get approved) was Seaford. Lots of innuendo in the media didn't help and only made supporters want to blame AF.

The reason he came to Australia was because he played professional Football for Greenock Morton before moving to Australia in 1980 to play in Brisbane.

He has quite an impressive CV if you take the time to google him.


Councillors come and go. There was no need to be spooked by one short term Councillor. What nonsense.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby lefty » Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:37pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:
St Lenny wrote:Why open this can of worms. The truth is no one wants to accept the truth, it easier to blame someone for when things go pear shaped and in the case it was AF. Everyone should know that there was no way the local council were ever going to give us the license we wanted at the time for pokies. They did not want us there and made life very difficult for us to the point we had to look at relocating. We looked at what was available at that time, not a lot was ideal and it was decided to go to Frankson. A deal was struck but then, well it burnt' down. AF's fault no doubt. Only option left (in our budget and what we could get approved) was Seaford. Lots of innuendo in the media didn't help and only made supporters want to blame AF.

The reason he came to Australia was because he played professional Football for Greenock Morton before moving to Australia in 1980 to play in Brisbane.

He has quite an impressive CV if you take the time to google him.


Councillors come and go. There was no need to be spooked by one short term Councillor. What nonsense.


Also the bowls club wasn't on our side either.

Personally I'd rather us stay at Seaford, but it should of been planned more like Hawthorns plans, with multiple ovals, facilities, parking etc.

I think Seaford is a good position (way way wayyy easier to get to than Moorabbin and growth is out east) but the problem is that its situated around houses with limited space. It needed to be more on its own, like your entering a private golf course, but for our club, not some sort of local footy park oval setup surrounded by housing.

If Hawthorns plans go through, we are well and truly behind the 8 ball with no space to grow.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby White Winmar » Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:48pm

jaxons wrote:The worse CEO in sporting history.
Just nudging out Michael Nettlefold.

I concur.
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Re: Archie Fraser, ex St Kilda CEO

Postby Vazelos » Tue 18 Jul 2017 9:02am

I know for a fact Archie Fraser got a Bruce Mathieson designed Pokies venue to the Kingston council and they threw it out.
Too commercial and not a fan of Mathieson Pokies venues.
They were classic left wing community based council people who had no time for such venues.
Fraser then decided to go to Seaford and that's the crux of it.
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