I am thinking that Ashenden is one of those PhD types who do not thrive in situations that require compromise and political operating. He is more of the this is right and that is wrong type of personality. The sphere that CCN works in is a more pragmatic and political system, where your have to give ground to make ground. If thats is close to correct, then MA is better served to remove himself from CCN, and can better serve the battle against drugs in sport from a more outside and consultive position. This in no way to claim that either type of person is good or bad, in fact it takes all types to make the world work.