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  1. 8 points
    Imagine though, if the concerns were all genuine, and despite the FD/Coaches being disappointed, they accepted the concerns and moved on. Perhaps we should too...?
  2. 5 points
    My kids are a bit younger and got the "Little Devils" pack and they were stoked. They got a backpack, stickers, colouring book, fake tattoos and the creased Viney poster. They were wearing their backpacks and lanyards with stickers all up and down their arms last night
  3. 4 points
    Like I said earlier if the camp were held correctly last year by the club then perhaps it wouldn’t have been an issue this yr. it will be nice when Melbourne actually start to work like a professional club and stop these embarrassing moments which have been all too often in the last 10 yrs.
  4. 3 points
    100% agree with you. I said to my son i will adopt you out of the family if you even try changing teams.
  5. 3 points
    I believe a lot of fans were unnerved at Goodwin’s and most of the clubs hierarchy’s silence at end of season. The emptiness is still there.
  6. 3 points
    ....so the boot camp didn't work last year!
  7. 3 points
    He was training last Friday. I didn't notice he was hampered in any way but I also didn't know he was supposed to be carrying anything so maybe I didn't look closely enough. For the casual observer, he was fine.
  8. 3 points
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    I wear thongs when I go on camp. Just one if I go swimming.
  11. 2 points
    This is Demonland... this thread has at least another 83 pages worth of repetition left in it.
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    Gotta be honest here... who actually uses twitter? People with way too much time on their hands, those in IT, those in media, and those who are interested in self-promotion. That's pretty much it.
  14. 2 points
    Sort of related to the above discussion, while the club has truly become much more professional in the last few years with so much to admire, I think it is still a long way behind in its use of digital communications. (And this from a guy who doesn't use Facebook.) Its use of Twitter is spasmodic, its website is not kept properly up to date and the app has no real value. Digital marketing is an extremely valuable tool and it's an area the club needs to improve significantly.
  15. 1 point
    This is the sort of story that the club and players has to turn into a positive The club has to respond by being the toughest, hardest, meanest, nastiest team of ex-con tough nuts the league has ever seen. That is the only way forward. And when we are that team, this little nonsense will be put in perspective. The only way out of this is to now train longer harder and smarter than they ever have. Im not too fussed. It’s what we do now that matters
  16. 1 point
    I wish that we could say thats the case, but its not the first time its happened at this club. We had a similar thing happen when Dean Bailey was fired. It was another group of players thinking they were bigger then the club. Must be a culture thing. Been happening since at least the early 1990's.maybe even earlier.
  17. 1 point
    Yes, I noticed the guards had bolted and some players started to talk while others tried to sleep. No wonder we couldn't win. Interesting all the quoting of Moons and Spud & using it to back up the failure to make finals in 2017. ...but no one wants to quote the Champion data man who's take was we were just too young in 2017 so it was no surprise that we lost games we supposedly should have won. He also mentioned the "I" word, injury...but of course, no it was all down to mental fragility. The only mental fragility I can see is on this site. Start using some mental acuity crew and think through things a bit more clearly.
  18. 1 point
    of course it wouldn't work. blind freddy could tell you there are no crocodiles in LA.
  19. 1 point
    I have a massive issue with the story. It refers to Salem and Tyson as 'stars' of the competition.
  20. 1 point
    More than half the people here judging would be closer to retirement age than football playing age. And it's hard to do 20 good pushup's when you are pickled on cheap goon. But please provide you detailed list of the AFL/VFL players who have ended a boot camp or similar in a wheelchair, as proof that your comments are not more than know-all rhetoric. Professional coaches decided the camp was beneficial, and also made plans around the concerns from the previous year, while our timid show pony playing list ran like pre school tattle-tails to big brother AFLPA to usurp the coaches. Any Melbourne member has an absolute right to be ticked off over this, and the players deserve every ounce of scorn coming their way.
  21. 1 point
    Seriously? Honestly SWYL, I've never seen someone make such a mountain out of a mole hill. His strategy has been rebuked? It was a 2 day boot camp. Have they rebelled against the 99% of the other training they do? Have they cracked it over the gameplan? Did they kick up a fuss about what they needed to do before they returned to training, or what they will do over the Xmas break? No, they didn't. They just felt the boot camp wasn't worthwhile, so it was cancelled. I'll say it again, you LOVE this stuff. I bet you sit there and rub your hands together at how hard you can go with it. It's like Xmas has come early for you.
  22. 1 point
    Bored Bored Bored Need to get through stupid cricket and crap tennis before anything gets serious I think I'll focus on me Xmas pud
  23. 1 point
    Okay so you can "accidently" kick the ball into an opponents backside so the balls trajectory sends it out over the boundry line in your forward pocket so there is a free shot at goal.
  24. 1 point
    it ain't 1964, 64. that just doesn't cut it anymore.
  25. 1 point
    Working for a small corporate who does sponsor an AFL team and having worked at a medium corp who sponsored the Hawks there are so many layers to these kinds of things. Is it a brand only play? If so how much is the spend/over how many years? How long is the season so the brand is in play for as long as possible? Can you use those $$ in other ways to drive more brand or sign ups? Can you get more eyeballs through a billboard on Citylink or more from digital spend than this sponsorship? How big is the member base/how much access to them do you get to pitch your product (whats the reach)? Is the club on the up and potential for new members in yrs 2 and 3 etc. Does the product you have align/can it be sold to the members/fans? What kind of acquisitions do you think you can get out of the members and other fans who may see your product? The old company did well out of Hawks, they signed up just before hawks won the first of the 4 flags. Lower cost, lower CPA for first couple of years, decent take up by members with an ok CPA. How well do you work with the club? We have an awesome relationship with our club who work hard to provide value to the partner. In our case what kinds of values does the club have and do they align with or exceed our values? We are constantly pitched to by NRL clubs... no fkn wwwaaayyyy mate! What kind of access can you get to other sponsors/partners/anyone else associated with the club or code? etc etc It is pretty subjective especially if it is a brand play only (but clubs provide "value metrics" you need to pick apart), acquisitions and CPAs are easy to measure.
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