8 x 8 = ???

When we went to school 8 times 8 was 64.

It appears nowadays that 8 x 8 equals no development. At least at City Tatts.

For years the bullshit that flowed from Campion and Guilfoyle about the airspace development was enough to make you sick. Now instead of signing off on a stage 1 development application we have Campion signing off on an 8 year lease for the TAB to use the very lucrative 196 Pitt Street.

Not only do the TAB have the club by the balls with this “deal” but they virtually own the club’s future as they also have an 8 year option on the site as well. That’s 16 years in total.

Now do you humble readers of this blog seriously believe there will be any development on top of the TAB at 196 Pitt Street in the next eight years, or possibly sixteen years, with the TAB in place as it is now? If you are like us and think the same way that means there will be no development until 2034!

We urge you to ask the master builder and project manager Mr Veloz. He has all the details as he was the one who got the credit for signing up the TAB, remember?

City Tatts Information Desk


Do you really want a coffee with Marcelo Veloz?

Once we knew Marcelo Veloz was sacked by Dooleys Catholic Club for embezzlement we were naturally sceptical of everything he said. One of these was his “come and have a coffee with me anytime” invitation.

But more and more we can see the reason for it.

When you see the incredible effort Veloz has put into finding the bloggers, with zero success we migbt add, it makes perfect sense. Yes he wants to meet members, but he really needs to find out who is with him and who is against him.

And, more to the point, can they offer any clues as to who the bloggers are.

He’s just back from holidays so if you really want that coffee now would be a good time. Of course it’s getting harder to find a place at City Tatts to have a coffee. It looks like it will have to be in Zest.

And don’t forget to pay your respects to the Qulla tribe.

City Tatts Information Desk

Where is Fernando?

The Ferret has been out and about in the corridors of power in the City Tatts buildings and has observed lots of stupidity, but one thing was missing.

Where is Fernando?

Remember this grubby individual? He was the stooge Marcelo Veloz planted in the club bars to spy on the staff. The same bloke who couldn’t string two words together let alone hold an adult conversation in English. Yes, the same bloke parachuted into the payroll position looking after a payroll of $7 million. Remember him now?

Well it appears since Fernando and Veloz were highlighted on the blog regarding this appointment, and the more than likely possibility of rorting the club’s payroll using fictitious employees, Fernando has disappeared.

Now if only Veloz would do the same. However that is unlikely to happen.

Those in the know tell it this way:

Veloz can’t go anywhere because he is clueless and no other club would have him. It’s a match made in heaven for the City Tatts committee who made it as comfortable for him as possible and he just keeps drip feeding them bullshit which they dine out on because they can all feel important and tell their little circle of friends how great they are.”

So we will ask again, where is Fernando? It seems he has just vanished, disappeared. But how and why?

Probably because he was exposed on the blogs, why else?

The Ferret is on the case and looking into any “new” and “recent” payroll appoinments and will be back from assignment soon with ALL the details.

City Tatts Information Desk

Where was Veloz when Mongrel closed?

You have heard all the stories about Marcelo Veloz. He has been called a thief, a conman, a liar, a bully and an imbecile. Well now he may also be called a coward.

As the saying goes, there is a first time for everything isn’t there?

So why is Veloz being called a coward?

Well he trumpeted Mongrel as the club’s saviour. A new option, a top Chinese restaurant. He told everyone how wonderful it was going to be. A new market, the Asian market needed to turn things around.

So how did it all work out? Did it turn around? Well we can tell you it turned around, went backwards and hit a brickwall!

Now it is closed and where was Veloz when the doors shut? He was on holidays, that’s where. That’s what staff are telling us. This buffoon was on holidays when the front line staff were left to face the members. Although to be honest very few members seemed to notice it was gone.

Sounds much like Tony Guilfoyle, doesn’t it? Full of bullshit and bravado. Only too happy to tell you how great their idea is but when things go pear shaped they run for Flight Centre and book a trip to get the fuck away from the scene of the latest disaster.

City Tatts Information Desk

The other bicycle thief

Our last blog detailing Marcelo Veloz’s questionable practices involving money raised from charity bike rides has opened up a can of worms. We are getting reports from people who know of similar occurrences at City Tatts.

According to well-placed sources City Tatts has it’s own thief on wheels and, no, Tony Guilfoyle didn’t ride a bike. Instead it was Trevelyan Bale.

Bale did so much thieving from City Tatts it bacame a running joke. Questions were often asked such as “How can a chef get away with so much thieving?”

Well the answer is clear. No one cared, because they were all getting their own. Guilfoyle didn’t care because he was robbing the place blind himself, and Mark Cooper was in on the rorts too. How else can you explain the lack of, shall we say, follow up and due diligence expected from an accountant?

Of course the committee didn’t care either so this effectively gave Bale the green light. He was thieving anything and everything that wasn’t nailed down.

He like Veloz would participate in charity bike rides. The City Tatts committee would donate to the charity of Bale’s choice. On completion of the bike ride Bale would front the committee and tell them what amounted to a pile of bullshit. Then he would get the cash. Just how much went to the charity is not known but there were persistent reports that like Veloz a sizeable “administration and handling fee” would be deducted.

Who needs Vittorio De Sica? City Tatts has it’s own bicycle thieves!

City Tatts Information Desk

Veloz’s questionable charity work at Dooley’s

Well, well well. The latest story we are being told about Marcelo Veloz at Dooley’s represents another new low if that’s possible.

Those in the know would be aware that Veloz fancies himself as a bike rider. He spins his wheels whenever he gets the chance or at least that’s the front he keeps up. We’ll let those at Dooley’s tell the story from here.

Marcelo Veloz was good at raising money and he would ride long distances in the name of charity fundraising. All funds raised as a result of his riding long distances would be donated to a worthwhile cause. All funds, that is, that were left over after he took his cut

This came straight out of the mouth of a long time Dooley’s staff member.

This person continued “When he was asked to resign or was terminated (oops, there’s that word again) he was over-inflating invoices but he was also accused of not handing over all the funds he was raising for charity on his bike rides and this was not a good look for the club“.

We found this not just surprising but astounding. How could a grub on a six figure salary do a charity fun ride and keep proceeds meant for charity? We were totally shocked but then came to our senses when we remembered that this is the club industry where ANYTHING GOES.

City Tatts Information Desk

What will Richard Shute say about Mongrel?

As you know Marcelo Veloz has built up an impressive list of dubious appointments since coming to City Tattersalls Club. One of the strangest is Richard Shute.

Veloz hired him to do publicity for the club, his official title is something like Head of Promotion. He used to be a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald.

He arrived within a month of Veloz and all we can say is he must have been out of his mind to accept a job offer from Veloz, or City Tatts. You may not have heard of him which is understandable because he has probably the lowest profile of any publicity manager in Sydney.

Anyway, we are really looking forward to see what he will say about the demise of Mongrel. If it’s anything like Campion’s usual publicity efforts it should be hilarious.

There is even a conspiracy theory that Shute is playing Campion for a mug because so many of Campion’s statements, presumably written by Shute, are laughably stupid (See Does Patrick Campion have psychiatric problems?)

That seems unlikely but at City Tatts anything is possible.

City Tatts Information Desk