Shaun also convinced me to renew next season. I want a club in 20 years too.
We were literally just chatting at this.I really like his model of 2% community ownership. If the fans are expected to pony up to buy that 2% and the Club is valued at $10m (over the top, I know) they would have to find $200,000. I am sure there are 200 fans out there who would fork out $1,000 to be a shareholder and have some ownership of the Club.
Now say the majority shareholders who owned 49% each were expected to fund $2m a year to keep the Club viable then it would be expected that the $1,000 shareholders would have to proportionally contribute $400 a year.
I would be happy to be part of this sort of arrangement.
It could be the start of something special that could grow.
I do not know how Barca started, but they are a fan owned club and reportedly worth $6b.
You have to start somewhere.
Great idea Shaun.
Cheers for that mate and everyone for the kind words. I too thought it was one of our best pods. Shaun was very honest and candid with us and that was only possible through his continued relationship and willingness to be interviewed. As we record in a room on the same floor as the CCM office, that definitely helps facilitate things. First pod that cracked the 2 hour mark and it was probably appropriate after an hour with Shaun and an hour of us just discussing a lot of stuff. Probably won't make a habit of really long pods but am happy to be a part of something that provides content for our long suffering fans.Really good podcast guys. I'm genuinely impressed that some of your best work is coming out at the tail end of THIS season. Shaun did really well, I appreciated his frankness and that honesty about the negatives actually left me MORE positive.
Also, well done to you all for developing such a strong rapport with people like Shaun which facilitates these sorts of interviews.
The pod was the 1st time the real Shaun came out - I have been super critical of him for not coming out to defend the club. He pretty well admitted that he wasnt allowed.He is a genuinely good human being and I hope he can keep the club alive (for his sake, I kind of dont care any more to be honest)Haven’t listened to the pod just yet but saw shauns opening message on Mariners TV. As much as we get frustrated with him or misdirect anger at him. He’s such a bloody good bloke, he’s in probably one of the hardest job in Aussie football. I’d love to share a beer with him one day.