Any upside is a bonus. Fairfax probably looks like a good takeover.
With this bleak outlook and this share price, it's going to be extremely difficult for the government to sell. Telstra would obviously like less regulation, but that's something which is out of its hands.
He's left-handed, has a great arm and is very strong. The ball seemed to explode when he released it and that's when we first saw him two years ago in Savannah. We decided to follow his progress and he's turned out to be a perfect fit for our program.
They might consider how much they sell or think about some other method that doesn't actually get the whole thing away.
I have challenged my players. They have worked hard - but now we must press on and in addition to playing well we must look to win points and be consistent.
This is a company that's grossly inefficient, it could do with a radical shake-up.
You don't want to be trying to sell half the company when management is out there talking about worse-case scenarios and doom and gloom. The government will have to postpone the sale if it doesn't clear up the uncertainty.
It's going to be a pretty hard task to sell when the future of the most profitable part of Telstra is so uncertain and risky. Its main business is in decline, and the downside is hard to ascertain.
Both of our companies, management and investors, have been looking for ways to scale the business and establish more reach in the market.
The share price might benefit from that. In the past, Coles Myer has not got any benefit in having both food and nonfood businesses under one umbrella.
This is as good as it gets when you pitch, play defense and hit the baseball.
We had absolute agreement between our investors and management that putting these two companies together would create a powerhouse in the industry of managed IP services.