Archive for July 2017

Marcelo Veloz ready to quit?

The latest rumour at City Tatts is that Marcelo Veloz is close to quitting.

It’s possible.

You can understand why he would be considering it.

The club is obviously in deep trouble. Guilfoyle’s 12 years of insane mismanagement are really showing. And the blogs are driving Veloz mad. He thinks about them every day.

And the one thing that was supposed to be the saviour, for him and the committee, the property development, is a complete shambles. Everyone knows it’s going to be years before they get full planning permission, if they ever get it. And by then, selling the apartments might be impossible because of the state of the property market.

But if he does want to quit, where would he go?

Even in an industry as shonky as the Club industry, who exactly would hire him now?

So he might decide to hang in there.

But in 6 months City Tatts will probably be in a worse condition. And if he thinks the blogs are making it difficult to find a job now, another 6 months relentless coverage will make it impossible!

So jumping ship now might be the best option.

It’s a close call.

Naturally we will do all we can to help!

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Johny Bineham, where are you?

Poor Johny Bineham.

Remember him?

He is the Korean War veteran who was barred from City Tatts for telling the truth about Guilfoyle and Campion’s insane management practices.

Well it appears he is very much on the mind of at least one committee member.

Only a week ago that doyen of sartorial elegance, the club’s esteemed Vice Chair Ms Linda Fitzhardinge was flapping her wings, and gums, demanding to know how Johny Bineham was allowed into the club. You see Ms Fitzhardinge claims to have seen Johny in the club despite him being barred. When she was assured that Mr Bineham was not in the club you would think that would suffice, but not for our Linda. She was so paranoid about him she demanded that all management and staff conduct a sweep of the building and “find” him at all costs.

Of course Johny could not be found, for the simple reason he wasn’t in the club. Members on the premises at the time of all this hoopla confirmed this.

Is this the pattern of behaviour we can expect when Fitzhardinge challenges Campion for the Chairman’s role? Remember she has Binns, Niven, Berry and one other vote.

We will release more on this soon.

Miss Management



Land & Environment Court heritage problem solved!

It was the building project that drove Tony Guilfoyle into exile, and Patrick Campion to the edge of madness.

But now Guilfoyle’s dream will be preserved after an urgent call to every crackpot in Sydney.

Dr Philip Oldfield, senior lecturer at Sydney Mental Asylum says he has a few deranged options.

“On the moon they were able to keep a two-storey building airborne by training pigs to fly. The pigs were attached to the building and would simply flap their ears. Due to the lower gravity on the moon that was enough to keep the building airborne while they constructed a psychiatric home underneath”.

“A more likely option, knowing Patrick Campion, would be to use Guilfoyle’s coffee carts. The entire Lower Bar would be carefully balanced on the two coffee carts, one on each side. Then, when the construction crew wanted to build the Wailing Wall, or use the portaloo, they would simply roll the whole assembly to one side, and roll it back when they were finished”.

“This could also become a tourist attraction, especially during a full moon”.

Added Mr Oldfield “I share the same room at the asylum as Patrick Campion, and the same psychiatrist, so I’m as mad as he is”.

Mr Campion concluded by saying “I’m hoping these new options will be enough to persuade Mirvac to come back”.

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Inviting the Daily Telegraph to City Tatts – Is Campion mad?

Tony Guilfoyle was quite a stupid person in many ways.

But, credit where credit’s due, he always knew enough to avoid the press. In fact, he was careful in keeping a very low public profile. (See previous blog Tony Guilfoyle and Michael Williamson – Low Profile)

But what has Patrick Campion done?

In his desperation to flog a dead horse he invited the Daily Telegragh to do a puff piece (yes, that is what they are called in the trade) on the City Tatts property development.

Is he mad?

Did he not spend the necessary 10 seconds on this to see the dangers?

If the Daily Telegraph ever decides to take a closer look at City Tatts, Campion will go to jail!

Just the property development alone provides endless possibilities for the Daily Telegraph. Suppose they decide to have a closer look at:

  • Mirvac’s stint at City Tatts, and why they dropped it
  • The Chinese Communist Party links
  • Peter Georgeson, the City Tatts Architect in Residence and his work on Guilfoyle’s properties
  • the paltry $25 million received from a developer who will keep the profit from 267 apartments, while the Club has to borrow $10 million to get back to where they are now!

And what if they then take an interest in the rest of the Club? Just imagine the fun they would have with:

  • Tony Guilfoyle and Kirsty Assad
  • Jan Ellks, the $130,000 secretary
  • Restaurants losing $8,000 a week, despite paying no rent
  • Marcelo Veloz, and his “interesting” exit from Dooleys
  • And another 20 similar issues

And Campion is up to his neck in all of this!

He’s mad!

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Campion on the brink of madness

Have you seen the bizarre puff piece in the Daily Telegraph about City Tatts?

Yes, the Daily Telegraph!

It’s absolutely hilarious – and stupid from start to finish.

In his psychotic drive to cover his mistakes, Campion has done a great job of proving everything being said about him!

There is only one possible conclusion to draw from the Telegraph spread – Campion is sliding into madness.

The article makes it clear that he is now desperate for a property development, any property development, even if it destroys City Tatts. The whole attempt since 2012 has been such an unmitigated disaster he is now desperate even for a chance to claim it might happen someday.

Clinch Long Letherbarrow must be so proud of him!

We will have more to say on this!

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Why does Paul Cavallaro stay on the City Tatts committee?

Does anyone know why Paul Cavallaro is still on the City Tatts committee?

On the surface it makes no sense.

Clearly he doesn’t do anything on the committee. In 12 years of insane mismanagement by that clown Guilfoyle there is no indication Cavallaro did anything to stop it. And there is no prestige in being on the City Tatts committee today. Maybe 20 years ago, but not today.

So it’s hard to see why he wants to be there. And then consider the downside risks of being on the City Tatts committee today, which are more serious for Cavallaro than some of the others. Fruitjuice Berry might believe in his own mind he’s a genius, but no one else cares. And Michael Sterndale-Smith might be away with the fairies but it doesn’t matter.

But Paul Cavallaro is an accountant in public practice. That means apart from the usual risks of being associated with a failing organisation, there are special reasons why it’s madness for Cavallaro to remain on the committee.

If you are an accountant on the board of a club where it is clear numerous frauds have gone on for years, people are bound to ask “Is it that he doesn’t know what’s going on, or is he involved in covering it up?”. Either way, your professional reputation takes a hit.

So there are many reasons to quit, and none to continue.

But he does continue!

So the question is why.

You don’t hear people saying that he is a crook and there are no definite reports of dishonest behaviour. But if anything that makes it more strange that he remains. The only reason for an honest person to be on the City Tatts committee would be to tackle the rorts and corruption. Other than that, it’s basically a contradiction for an honest person to be on that committee.

So you have to wonder:

Does he think he will get a free apartment?

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Jan Ellks is gone – and her replacement too!

Yes, thankfully that disgusting cheat, Jan Ellks, is gone.

In ten years this glorified secretary embezzled over $700,000 of members money, with the full collusion of Patrick Campion and Tony Guilfoyle. That amount of money makes it a significant fraud, even by the standards of the club industry.

And that was on top of a generous salary for what she actually did.

But there’s even more dramatic news.

Her replacement has quit already!

She only started in June and was gone within four weeks. Apparently she quickly determined that the place had no future.

Well you can only run something badly for so long before it starts to show. And Guilfoyle’s years of chronic mismanagement have really started to show in the past two years.

And, who knows, the prospect of being featured in future blogs may have played a part in the replacement’s decision to quit.

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