I Got Them Ol' Navy Blues, Oh Yeah, I Got Them Ol' Navy Blues
Tuesday, 12 November 2002
Today's big news in Melbourne is, of course, the decision of Carlton Football Club President John Elliott to stand aside in favour of Ian Collins. A new board is to meet tonight to plan the club's future with its most pressing problem the issue of alleged salary cap offences.
AM's report of the story included sound-bites from Mr Elliott mentioning that Australian horticultural favourite the tall poppy. But before we get too carried away with another round of tut-tutting over the way Australian gardeners undervalue this fine bloom let's remember that this time Mr Elliott took the garden shears into his own hands.
And for those who like their football club presidents larger than life, there's still Eddie McGuire.