After his 'resignation', President Paul Gardner said;
"I think everyone was disappointed last year. This time last year Melbourne was touted as being one of the best Victorian teams; it had ranked fifth in 2006, we had high expectations and we were looking at a profit of $1 million. We barely gave a yelp on the field and we made a profit of $100,000.
"I think he (Harris) was disappointed and decided it was time to move on and we respect that decision. There's always a natural tension between chair (of the board) and CEO and I think it's a healthy tension. I'm sorry to see him go".
Tension between CEO and board was clear, but in Harris' time debt of more than $5 million was reduced to $2.7m, revenue jumped 41% and membership 36%.
"No cash, no home: Happy Birthday Demons" - The Age 22/03/2008