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    Delaney Gone

    Can we look forward to better things or just more cronyism

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    He isn't gone though is he, classic FAI and whoever is appointed 'CEO' will be a puppet on a string.....

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    What kind of cronyism can we look forward to, might be a more accurate question

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    He isn't gone though is he, classic FAI and whoever is appointed 'CEO' will be a puppet on a string.....
    Yup

    Unless there's more dirt to follow. Sunday Times today saying the FAI have been paying his rent of 3k/month on top of his salary.

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    Little excerpt from the Sunday Times article for you all to enjoy.



    Image of full article.

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    Delaney is not the jumping kind. Expect some more dirt before this ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnie View Post
    Can we look forward to better things or just more cronyism
    Football in this country is full of cronyism.
    Getting rid of Delaney won't stop that.
    The FAI needs a clean out from top to bottom so don't hold your breath 😏

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    All predictable when you have one person in charge for a long time. it happens in every area of Irish life.The 'best interest' of the individual become one with the 'best interests' of the organisation. Unless there is a major change in the ethos of the FAI they will revert to business as usual a soon as the current news dies down.

    If Quinn(or anyone else) has a serious proposal to change LOI then now would be the perfect time to progress it. Over to you Niall.
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    The deal with the FAI is the league changes for next season .
    I don't think Quinn would take the number 2 job in the FAI which it will be with JD there.
    More likely he would take a position as head of the League in a new position independent of the FAI.

    I'm not sure if he is the right man anyway.

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    'Hon Sec of Kerry District League and FAI Senior Council member John O'Regan telling a local newspaper that John Delaney doesn't get paid enough for the hours that he puts in. Says the grassroots support for him will not be affected by current controversy.'

    If you think anything is going to change think again..........

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    I would love to know how Delaney has so many people in his pocket like that. It really is North Korea levels of public devotion at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    'Hon Sec of Kerry District League and FAI Senior Council member John O'Regan telling a local newspaper that John Delaney doesn't get paid enough for the hours that he puts in.
    If he puts in 70 hours a week it's barely a paltry €100 an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    I would love to know how Delaney has so many people in his pocket like that. It really is North Korea levels of public devotion at times
    Isn't it obvious ? It's financial patronage - pure and simple.

    The FAI doles out grants to clubs and leagues all around the country. And Delaney makes sure that he's either the man handing over the cheque, or the man telling them it's coming their way.

    Delaney also drops match tickets at the drop of a hat to anyone who asks.

    It's precisely the same model that Sepp Blatter used with the smaller nations in FIFA. Clubs and leagues around Ireland are easily bought off with a few tens of thousand here and there. And when you've been doling the money & tickets out for approaching two decades, you'll have put a lot of people in your back pocket in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Isn't it obvious ? It's financial patronage - pure and simple.

    The FAI doles out grants to clubs and leagues all around the country. And Delaney makes sure that he's either the man handing over the cheque, or the man telling them it's coming their way.

    Delaney also drops match tickets at the drop of a hat to anyone who asks.

    It's precisely the same model that Sepp Blatter used with the smaller nations in FIFA. Clubs and leagues around Ireland are easily bought off with a few tens of thousand here and there. And when you've been doling the money & tickets out for approaching two decades, you'll have put a lot of people in your back pocket in the process.
    He has also said these monies come out of his own pocket because the FAI are broke

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    Yeah, probably fair.

    I suppose then his timing was great in that it was just as the FAI's income started to really ramp up (up from about 8m to 50m) - but this was just in line with global football revenues, not through his own doing.

    Would also explain why there's been no rejig of regional leagues, even as some of them seem to fall apart (is it the Limerick Desmond league is down to seven teams or something like that?)

    Part of the reason behind my question was that surely anyone could just hand out a few quid - but I suppose the danger now is that if someone new comes in, they might get rid of, say, county leagues, put in place a proper pyramid and put tens of league Presidents out of a role.

    And then the LoI - with just 20 clubs - suffers purely by dint of numbers, even while it's apparent that it's needed to prop up the increasingly dire national team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    'Hon Sec of Kerry District League and FAI Senior Council member John O'Regan telling a local newspaper that John Delaney doesn't get paid enough for the hours that he puts in. Says the grassroots support for him will not be affected by current controversy.'

    If you think anything is going to change think again..........

    "Hon Sec of Kerry District League and FAI Senior Council member John O'Regan telling a local newspaper that John Delaney doesn't get paid enough for the hours that he puts in"

    The above & more like him is the reason why Delaney has been in power for so long.

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    That's an interesting take from O'Regan. Didn't the FAI exclude any possibility of a Kerry team in the LOI setup by virtue of abandoning the A Championship? Maybe they are happy to be a minor regional outpost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    That's an interesting take from O'Regan. Didn't the FAI exclude any possibility of a Kerry team in the LOI setup by virtue of abandoning the A Championship? Maybe they are happy to be a minor regional outpost.
    Mr O'Regan has held his current position since 1971 change of the status quo is not on his agenda id assume!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    Mr O'Regan has held his current position since 1971 change of the status quo is not on his agenda id assume!
    That's one of the most 'Old boys club' statements I've ever read

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