timmyadam played a brief, but very exciting, role in the history of soccer administration in Australia. Indeed, it is possible to say, with his reckless and irresponsible management style, timmyadam single-handedly ran up debts of over A$7 million, and forced Soccer Australia into bankruptcy.
Not discounting Soccer Australia's demise, timmyadam regards his time at the helm of Soccer Australia as one of the most productive periods of his managerial life. He is quoted as saying, 'I have never worked as hard in my entire life, it is surprisingly difficult to keep such an outstanding level of mediocrity across a day, let alone the weeks that I was in the job.' When quizzed upon the reason for his incredibly reckless spending, he blamed his superiors in the organisation, 'they let me sign cheques with a stamp.'
Never before had timmyadam been in a position to actually put his racist ideas into action, but with the highly segmented ethnic nature of soccer in Australia, he was able to use ethnic stereotypes to his own advantage, as there was always enough constituents that held his same line of reasoning. 'It was easy to discriminate against everyone,' timmyadam was quoted as saying in one of his memorable press conferences, 'the Greeks hated the Macedonians, Turks and Italians, the Macedonians hated the Turks and Greeks, the Turks hated the Greeks and the Macedonians. The Germans hated the Poles, the French,the Russians, Gypsies, Niggers and Gays, and everyone hated the Germans. And thats not to mention the Serbs, Albanians or Irish. I have it easy.'
Government intervention in the form of the Crawford Report and the perilous finances of Soccer Australia saw timmyadams brief but spectacular reign over soccer in Australia brought to a premature end, before he was able to implement many of his more colorful policies.
In any case, all interested bystanders in the history of Australian Soccer will remember will some fondness the man who introduced the rule against rice (which banned all rice products from being sold at soccer events), the pro-dog decree (which allowed dogs to run free on all soccer fields, excluding games in which women were sole participants up to a semi-professional level) and the necktie ruling (which banned neckties from being worn within 200m of any place in which an officially sanctioned soccer event was taking place.