League Notes: Sydney Swans Chair Urges Australian Football League To Assert Authority
Calling on the Australian Football League to "assert its authority," AFL Sydney Swans Chair Andrew Pridham said that AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan "must show the competition who is boss." Pridham said, "I think the AFL should be less consultative and just make a decision. Because I think the risk is, by being too consultative, everyone is peddling their own agendas. Us included. ... The AFL should have views on things and they should be strong" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 7/25). ... The British Horseracing Authority "refused to respond on Wednesday night when confronted with a new complication in the case of the five racehorses which have recently tested positive for morphine." The evidence of Eve Johnson Houghton, trainer of one of the five, appears to "blow a hole in the widely accepted theory that a single feed product is to blame and undermines efforts intended to reassure racing professionals and fans that the problem has been contained" (London GUARDIAN, 7/23).