What I would like to see, is politicians, media folk and business people involved in the politicking and nest feathering for the different sites actually make their argument and have it clearly noted which side of the table, which agenda wheelbarrow they push, and what commercial interests and code links they also possess.
It's all well and good for Brain Waldron, Alan Jones, or Peter Fitz or Gillion McLachlan or Todd Greenburg or Russell Crowe or Frank Lowy, to have their say. But all their loyalties and links and vested interests should be highlighted to the public in any discussion.
It won't. But it should.
BRIAN Waldron's sudden and unexpected departure from St Kilda took place not because of any perceived salary cap problems but because of his divisive and intense relationship with a female staffer who became his partner.
The man at the heart of the Melbourne Storm scandal crossed from the AFL to rugby league after a tearful confrontation in August 2004 with former Saints president Rod Butterss, who told Waldron his position was no longer tenable. This was largely due to his favourable treatment of the club's commercial operations manager, Trish Medwell.
Medwell followed Waldron to Melbourne Storm but left amid some acrimony in late 2007 after falling out with a number of staff members, including - significantly - Cameron Vale, who quit the Storm in 2008 because he was unhappy with some of the club's financial practices.