Originally posted by dyertribe
Here's a conspiracy theory TT - I'd be interested in your opinion re Tim Lane and the fracas surrounding his moral highground stance in regards to Eddie's commentary conflict of interest.
Tim Lane was scared of the whole TV thing (who could forget the smoking ruin that was his one season in the chair on Talking Footy?!) and used the Eddie McGuire/Collingwood/Conflict issues to escape to the coccoon of Radio Aunty without looking like a softc*ck.
interesting conspiracy theory dt, do u believe it?
heres actually what it was,
theres a whisper that Lane who is and always will be an ABC man through and through, played it perfectly purely for a promotional gig for the ABC, sound far-fetched? maybe-BUT notice he always refused to wear the nine logo on his jacket in photos, poses etc?
and it worked, sh!t it worked! the tobin brothers are now the number 1 listened to wireless broadcast, blitzing tripleM and going neck and neck with rex and the team at AW.
I also believe it was a bit of a personal dig at eddie himself......
Couts ure point abt eddie being able to mask his outbursts behind his commentator gig as opposed to other presidents is spot on, it is a conflict of interest more so than dermie, silvagni or Lyon.............one last thing abt Lane, he never ever makes a biased call.