|Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 199):|
Hang on one cotton-picking second... while I wouldn't necessarily call myself an AJ supporter, I certainly was on the side of "give the man a chance". But I'm also not rushing out proclaiming that he's now God's gift because there was a profit for one financial year. I'll think about proclaiming that when he consistently delivers solid results (not necessarily always profits, just solid results).
I think the point is that there were a fair amount of people who were willing to put the knife in without giving him a chance.
I think there are people in the aerospace community in Australia like Geoffrey Thomas, Peter Harbison etc who are known for expertise and who's opinions are respected. There are people in the middle like Tony Webber who analyse, do the numbers and then critique based on that. And then there are people like Ben Sandilands who just criticise and really don't have anything other than an opinion to back that criticism up with. It's the third lot who are quiet at the moment.