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    Peter Gordon Leaving

    Was not expecting that.

    Hope there is nothing untoward.

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    At the beginning of the year he said he was going to step down. Then he changed his mind due to COVID, but now he feels the club is ok financially and it’s time.
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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Dear members and friends,

    I have decided to resign as President of the Western Bulldogs after serving for the last eight years, and for fifteen years now in total since October 1989. My resignation will take effect from the close of the Club’s 2020 AGM on 21 December.

    I did say in May this year that I might consider delaying my departure for another year because of the COVID crisis. But I have decided to leave now and I thought I should explain why to you.

    First and foremost, I have full confidence in our Vice-President Kylie Watson-Wheeler, our board, our CEO Ameet Bains and our senior management to take the Club forward.

    Next, the Club has in 2020 completed a tough but responsible re-structure, complied with its TPP and soft cap reduction obligations and posted a substantial profit (its seventh consecutive annual profit and its fifth consecutive year of total profits over $1,000,000.)

    We have in recent months worked hard to put the building blocks in place for continued profitability in 2021, providing our members continue to support the Club.

    The Club has completed its exit from the gaming industry.

    The Club has substantial cash reserves, far and away the greatest in its history.

    Following the recent announcement of support from Daniel Andrews’ Government and State budget allocation, the Club is in a position to commence and to fund a $58 million redevelopment of the Victoria University Whitten Oval.

    On account of the strong leadership of Gillon McLachlan and because of the sacrifice and the hard work of the whole industry, I believe the AFL is both eager and able to continue to financially support and grow all 18 Clubs.

    In all, I believe that the Western Bulldogs Football Club is in a strong position, and it’s a good time for me to move on and for the Club to move on too.

    I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported me and offered me their friendship over the journey. It’s been an honour and a privilege to hold the position with many enjoyable moments for my family and me. I’ve had a few regrets, but then again, as Frank Sinatra once put it…too few to mention.

    I wish the Club and all its members all the best for the future.


    Peter Gordon

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    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    At the beginning of the year he said he was going to step down. Then he changed his mind due to COVID, but now he feels the club is ok financially and it’s time.
    OK. Thanks.

    Obviously I missed that.

    I had the impression he was the type that would fight tooth and nail to be in the role forever. Glad he does not think he is bigger than the Club. (We're all custodians at the end of the day).

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Are we expecting Thor jumpers most weeks now
    Gordo is forever etched in history, not much more needs to be said but thanks, the club wouldn't exist without you and, well, the second time round you oversaw the ultimate. KWW has big shoes to fill.

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    His contribution to this club in so many facets has been immeasurable
    All the best PG, you can leave us with your head held high and know you have left us in fantastic shape

    Just saying thanks isn't even close to acknowledging your contribution

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    There will never be another Gordo.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Big shout out to Peter Gordon. Heart and soul Bulldog. Made an enormous contribution to the saving of our Club and has overseen sustainable growth and a long awaited Flag. We owe him a big debt of gratitude.
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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Needs a statue at Whitten Oval. Bullgod.

    Thank you Gordo, we wouldn't have a club without you.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Agree. Build a statue. Legend of the club. Thanks for everything Peter.

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Thanks Peter, we are forever indebted to you and the contribution you have made to the Footscray Football Club trading as Western Bulldogs, Footscray Bulldogs, Western Bulldogs Women's teams.

    Peter can be proud he is leaving the club in it's strongest position in it's 143 year history and long may it continue.
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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Agree with all the above. Thanks Peter. So grateful for all you’ve done. Big shoes to fill indeed.

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Just rapt that people like Peter got to experience 16 after all the blood sweat and tears they put in.

    He has given us a platform that will ensure we won't be waiting another 62 years for another...

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    Agree with all the words expressed above. Thank you.

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    Re: Peter Gordon Leaving

    I hope he still goes to games so we the fans can shake his hand and thank him, could we have a thank you Peter Gordon game where he does a lap in a car so we can show our gratitude ?
    Bring back the biff

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