The King of Sledge ?
On air radio sledging , by media man Eddie McGuire , with GWS coach , Kevin Sheedy , caused a furore this week . McGuire’s comment ” the land of the falafel ” was used to describe GWS . It incited Sheedy , fellow commentators , and AFL fans .
The media savvy president , of the popular Collingwood Magpies , has achieved much publicity , even though the AFL Season , hasn’t started yet !
Love him or hate him , Mc Guire , is a brilliant operator , who is able to gain exposure for the Game , and get publicity for his Club , with his clever media manipulating tactics.
Are the AFL are paying him a fee , for his skills ?
The NAB Cup , the AFL’s pre season competition , begins tonight .
The 2011 Competition , begins on 24 March through to October 1 2011 . Its new format includes 17 clubs , and 24 rounds of matches . The Grand Final , traditionally played on the last Saturday in September has moved . It will be played on the first saturday of October , to accommodate new team , Gold Coast Suns , into the competition .