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Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby parkeysainter » Fri 15 Dec 2017 12:00am

Please say it aint so Joe.

Fairdinkum. I won't be happy if he gets a gig at the Saints post Bains.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby bigcarl » Fri 15 Dec 2017 6:25am

Should never have been sacked by Gilligan. By all accounts was doing a good job.

So he had an extra-marital affair with a willing colleague. Hardly a hanging offence.

I'm not averse to us looking at him if he's a good candidate.
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Postby Darth Vader » Fri 15 Dec 2017 7:46am

parkeysainter wrote:Please say it aint so Joe.

Fairdinkum. I won't be happy if he gets a gig at the Saints post Bains.

Why not? By all reports a good administrator.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby magnifisaint » Fri 15 Dec 2017 8:55am

Where is all this coming from?
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby Selhurst Saint » Fri 15 Dec 2017 9:53am

Herald Sun says we have landed hm. I am not thrilled about it.
"...If there has been one recurring theme through this whole shocking mess, it has been the misguided, inflated egos and their ill-judged determination to cling to long-standing old boy friendships. The bad advice that has guided the selfish and culpable James Hird has not only punctuated this saga but symbolised it..."
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby magnifisaint » Fri 15 Dec 2017 9:58am

bigcarl wrote:Should never have been sacked by Gilligan. By all accounts was doing a good job.

So he had an extra-marital affair with a willing colleague. Hardly a hanging offence.

I'm not averse to us looking at him if he's a good candidate.

That's true and it's not sexual assault
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby magnifisaint » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:00am

Seems like it's been confirmed. Can't get the article up.
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Postby saynta » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:10am

magnifisaint wrote:Seems like it's been confirmed. Can't get the article up.


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/t ... 68fa6499a1


"ST KILDA has appointed axed AFL football operations manager Simon Lethlean.

Lethlean will head up the Saints restructured football department with the club’s board ratifying the move last night.

A remodelling of St Kilda’s executive ranks follows the poaching of chief operating officer and legal counsel Ameet Bains."
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Postby Grrrrr » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:20am

Confirmed on 3AW...
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby spert » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:24am

Probably not the wisest appointment
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Postby Grrrrr » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:30am

bigcarl wrote:Should never have been sacked by Gilligan. By all accounts was doing a good job.

So he had an extra-marital affair with a willing colleague. Hardly a hanging offence.

I'm not averse to us looking at him if he's a good candidate.


Regardless of whether or not his partner was a willing colleague, the morals portrayed by him were piss poor.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby longtimesaint » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:40am

I’m ok with this -one indiscretion shouldn’t end his career.
As long as he’s learned the lesson it is a good pickup for us.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby 66Iwasthere » Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:53am

Not overly happy with this appointment either because of questionable character. Has suffered public embarrasment, served some time, is taking a step backwards career wise but if it’s going to benefit the Saints I can live with it.

How long though before he steps into Finnis’s job? Part of a succession plan?
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby degruch » Fri 15 Dec 2017 11:06am

Well...there goes the moral high ground. We were never great on that stance anyway.

One question, is this strengthening ties with the AFL, or putting a strain on them straight off the bat? The AFL is a boys club after all, but they were at least seen to be doing the right thing in relieving him of his position, have we moved to quick in picking him up?
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby magnifisaint » Fri 15 Dec 2017 11:17am

If he's right for the job then he should get it. It takes two to tango.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby iwantmeseats » Fri 15 Dec 2017 11:18am

This is just part of the reason, or symbolic of it, that we are such a piss ant club with such a shockingly poor history.
Personally, I would have NEVER entertained the thought of employing this grub. How can you trust him ??
He is a low life, aint no changing that,
Very disappointed in St.Kilda.
But you get used to that.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby bigcarl » Fri 15 Dec 2017 11:20am

magnifisaint wrote:If he's right for the job then he should get it. It takes two to tango.


Exactly.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby degruch » Fri 15 Dec 2017 11:25am

magnifisaint wrote:If he's right for the job then he should get it. It takes two to tango.


Of course, we all said that about Lovett as well. *cough*
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby bigcarl » Fri 15 Dec 2017 11:29am

degruch wrote:
magnifisaint wrote:If he's right for the job then he should get it. It takes two to tango.


Of course, we all said that about Lovett as well. *cough*



Consenting adults? I can't remember anyone saying that.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby bigred » Fri 15 Dec 2017 11:52am

Culcha...

F*** sake....
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby santazzi » Fri 15 Dec 2017 12:22pm

From what I read he appears to be a competent administrator. I feel he is an excellent get. If he takes his second chance behaves and performs well, it can also be seen as a succession plan. Finis is not going to be with us for ever. To have a competent person in the wings when the time comes can be handy.

On the question of his transgression, if all men in his position were dismissed from their post, I feel the nation may stutter to a halt.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby Viking3 » Fri 15 Dec 2017 12:22pm

iwantmeseats wrote:This is just part of the reason, or symbolic of it, that we are such a piss ant club with such a shockingly poor history.
Personally, I would have NEVER entertained the thought of employing this grub. How can you trust him ??
He is a low life, aint no changing that,
Very disappointed in St.Kilda.
But you get used to that.


Sorry, but this is a pathetic response!
Rolling this into "piss ant club" and "you get used to that" is (and trying not to get personal) a massively ignorant aspersion.
An inter-office fling and you'd prefer to hang the bloke. It goes on in every office at all levels, every day.
It might be frowned upon, but it ain't illegal.
You must be one hell of an angel and a top shelf good samaritan to crucify the "grub" and the "piss ant club" over this.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby iwantmeseats » Fri 15 Dec 2017 12:28pm

But we are not a normal club.
BAD culture.
Numerous BAD off field incidents.
Numerous BAD staff/player appointments over the years.
That being the case you don’t employ grubs like Leathlean. It’s that simple.
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby saint64 » Fri 15 Dec 2017 12:44pm

I didn't follow what he is alleged to have done, but as far as I am aware it didn't involve sexual assault, unwanted advances, inappropriate use of power/authority, etc (if it did then feel free to set me straight). A good administrator can be as important long term to a club as a high draft pick, so if he is as capable as he seems to be, and has learned his lesson re his indiscretions, then welcome aboard!
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Re: Lethlean going to Saints?!

Postby bigcarl » Fri 15 Dec 2017 12:47pm

santazzi wrote:On the question of his transgression, if all men in his position were dismissed from their post, I feel the nation may stutter to a halt.



Too true. I can't believe a liaison between consenting adults has become a sacking offence. Inspired decision by the club.
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