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Should Delaney resign?


Should John Delaney Resign from the FAI?

  • Yes

    Votes: 140 72.9%
  • No

    Votes: 52 27.1%

  • Total voters
    192
  • Poll closed .
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Crazy to think while a football organisation is brought to its knees with serious allegations regarding it governances and finances, multiple ongoing costly investigations, court cases & mounting legal bills, the resignation of 2 very elderly board members - 80 year olds and the promised stepping down of remaining board....

And while all that is going on the main man is enjoying 'full paid gardening leave' , has managed to hid behing legal advice while his colleagues take all the flak. Aside from all the other things that have come to light throwing 2 elderly colleagues under the bus is particularily low.
 


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While its probably unlikely I really hope they dig up enough to warrant a criminal investigation agaisnt JD. That the golden handcuffs and his contract was illegal due to not being properly signed off by the board and will become null and void. That his seat on UEFA will be revoked particularly because they want to distance themselves from this type of character and PR mess. Lets hope his arrogance means he fights to the bitter end and loses everything rather than tucking his tail between his legs and walking away with a hefty penson never mind €2mil. The sort of money he has squandered one way or another, between his personal slush funds, that of his cronies, and buying support by bandying about 5k checks could easily run to north of 10mil over 14-16 years. Its not impossible that he is responsible for unnecessary costs of 1mil per year as CEO even if there was nothing 'illegal' involved....Aviva debt sorted...

From a poster called Nesta99 on boards.ie, seems to have a good handle on Del Boy.

On the 5k cheques these were at Del Boy's discretion, wonder how many he wrote to himself, can you imagine him coming home night after night plssed with his driver, shouting up the stairs" I'm home pet"

Wish his ex missus would come out and savage him.
 

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While its probably unlikely I really hope they dig up enough to warrant a criminal investigation agaisnt JD. That the golden handcuffs and his contract was illegal due to not being properly signed off by the board and will become null and void. That his seat on UEFA will be revoked particularly because they want to distance themselves from this type of character and PR mess. Lets hope his arrogance means he fights to the bitter end and loses everything rather than tucking his tail between his legs and walking away with a hefty penson never mind €2mil. The sort of money he has squandered one way or another, between his personal slush funds, that of his cronies, and buying support by bandying about 5k checks could easily run to north of 10mil over 14-16 years. Its not impossible that he is responsible for unnecessary costs of 1mil per year as CEO even if there was nothing 'illegal' involved....Aviva debt sorted...

From a poster called Nesta99 on boards.ie, seems to have a good handle on Del Boy.

On the 5k cheques these were at Del Boy's discretion, wonder how many he wrote to himself, can you imagine him coming home night after night plssed with his driver, shouting up the stairs" I'm home pet"

Wish his ex missus would come out and savage him.
Strange that a so called rugby supporter would "imagine" John Delaney "coming home night after night plssed with his driver, shouting up the stairs "I'm home pet"!
Does anyone else "imagine" about John Delaney like poor small "s"?
Sad
 

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"The FAI has set a new target of 2025 to be free of its €30m Aviva Stadium debt and will face calls from delegates to extend that date.

Finances at Abbotstown have been strained over the past decade due to bank borrowings, which peaked at €70m. The failure to sell a sufficient amount of 10-year premium-level tickets increased the strain and resulted in job losses and pay cuts".



Wonder if they have factored in the "elephant in the room", namely Del Boy's pay-off, that could easily put another 5 years on the debt, he was spoofing all along about being debt free by 2020.

If the FAI are publicly saying the above they must by now have a good idea about how much Del Boy took them for and must retaliate by sacking him, then we are all off to Court.
 

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"Describing his former boss as an “inspiration”, less than two years ago he gushed praise on Delaney and the FAI at their annual general meeting in Kilkenny, branding both “super” in the eyes of Uefa. He had previously predicted a three-fold rise in League of Ireland attendances".


On this statement alone, Mooney looks to be the wrong guy to take over, even if only for an interim, he is too close to Del Boy.
 

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"Describing his former boss as an “inspiration”, less than two years ago he gushed praise on Delaney and the FAI at their annual general meeting in Kilkenny, branding both “super” in the eyes of Uefa. He had previously predicted a three-fold rise in League of Ireland attendances".


On this statement alone, Mooney looks to be the wrong guy to take over, even if only for an interim, he is too close to Del Boy.
alas the circus continues.....
 
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Still on the Aviva Stadium Board which also receives public funds ....
*listed on the website board members

Think Sport Ireland + Sport Minister Ross have handled this entire debacle & previous goings on at FAI very poorly imho
 

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Still on the Aviva Stadium Board which also receives public funds ....
*listed on the website board members

Think Sport Ireland + Sport Minister Ross have handled this entire debacle & previous goings on at FAI very poorly imho
Seriously Del Boy will not have control of any bank account to do with this Board, rugby guys cannot tolerate the guy but have to because of his position.
 
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Sponsorship deals are being affected -
no real surprises there.


Sport Ireland & Dept of Sport did nothing while this situation was building up over the past decade. If media reports are correct they had plenty of early warning signs but choose to do nothing & indeed gave funding early each year from 2015-2018 and allowed certain monies to be used for projects contrary to their intended purpose

It was only AFTER exposure by journalists that they finally started to ask questions. They continued to fund FAI even AFTER revelations of the €100k loan in mid March with funding given as late as end of March. It was only after this funding allocation and on the eve of the Oireachtas hearing on April 9th that funding was finally suspending by SI.

All of this leads to a lack of confidence in SI board / management team so not so sure I would trust their judgement regarding this appointment.

Obviously there some concerns about NM but overall his appointment on a short term basis may be a much better choice to steady the sinking ship than a non football government appointee
 

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Helps to explain Del Boy's silence as he would wish to stay onside with FIFA, who look like they are coming in with a big stick to beat off and threaten Irish Govt by banning our teams.

Del Boy in good company.
 

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Helps to explain Del Boy's silence as he would wish to stay onside with FIFA, who look like they are coming in with a big stick to beat off and threaten Irish Govt by banning our teams.

Del Boy in good company.
If it takes a ban to flush the sh!te out of the pipe so be it. But in essence it should not come to that, Sport Ireland and the Government just need to get the info out there and expose what's been happening and then FIFA will have to defend the indefensible and will scurry off.
 

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If it takes a ban to flush the sh!te out of the pipe so be it. But in essence it should not come to that, Sport Ireland and the Government just need to get the info out there and expose what's been happening and then FIFA will have to defend the indefensible and will scurry off.
Will FIFA/UEFA back Del Boy in return for their 10m "digout".

It will get interesting, hope the journos still have the inside track and keep exposing, drip by drip, it's working to date, F/U will not like a big paper like the ST, front and centre.

No sign of BD lately, must be busy with his "playing" career.
 

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