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Everything posted by DaveyDee

  1. Ology and high speed internet

    With any infrastructure project somebody somewhere needs to make some very important decisions. Australia has many unique geographical & climatic issues you must factor in, then overlay our relatively small population dispersed over vast distances - what option is "best" and a what cost do you have to draw the line. Fibre vs Copper? Cost vs performance? Time frames ? Minimum standards vs Possible standards? Future predictions? Lack of knowledge from the general public. Seriously, the list could go on and on. Irrespective who started or finished this project in Australia you will always have variances and somebody somewhere will have some form of complaint. Unless you allocate a bottomless pit of money - Is Australia prepared to do that?
  2. You will never know what you dont know. But yes, that is a by-product of their data - has proved to be a commercial bonus.
  3. The trend is your friend, till you meet the bend - then never catch the falling knife. Champion Data doesn't need to interpret their data - it is up to you to build the model. Champion Data is a goldmine.
  4. A Day at the Races

    Cheers Didn't see Maccas input. All the best hope you make a tidy profit, tough game and it is not an easy business.
  5. A Day at the Races

    If you are backing all combinations at level stakes you will find it hard/impossible over the long-term to turn a profit. Now I'm assuming 2 & 6 were not the same price and your selection for 3rd "the field" all cant be the same price.

    Time to get rid of the "sooks" once and for all - Well done Dees that was fun to watch.

    Maybe worth considering another way to look at it - Exciting really, but sport has now become totally professional, where business forces work for collective and individual enrichment of the whole game. Where all stakeholders i.e. players, coaches, umpires, administrators etc concerned are properly financially rewarded.
  8. Robbo's Club Ambassador Role.

    Seriously, are you sure you are in the right forum? I'm loving your contribution, keep up the outstanding work. You are a refreshing change. All the best & Go Dees
  9. Ollie Wines

    I'm confident we will get a deal done if Ollie elects to leave SA - but with a huge emphasis on the if.

    I enjoyed watching some of the kids get a fair crack at some game-time - not sure if this format is 100% right yet for Australian markets, still some tinkering needs to be done. However, certainly looks like the best product we have ever had for the export markets. I could see during finals times teams that dont make finals - play this game on an international level to promote the game. Im looking forward to watching how our kids perform tonight.
  11. A Day at the Races

    Don Scotts ratings are a tad outdated for obvious reasons. However, his principles hold true. We smashed the bookies, over 3 sports, over a 5-6 year period. We had professional analysis's in each sport & a database/price computer team. So much so we ended up working/partnership with certain companies in their price assessments we even happily took part of the exposure. So you are up against the professionals - You need to work your butts off or over the long run you will just be "another mug punter".
  12. A Day at the Races

    You guys need to get yourself a copy of the best book ever written on horse racing - Winning More by the legendary Legal Eagle - Don Scott ( not Don Scott of footy fame ) He will help with your multiple betting options and even more importantly how to frame a market to maximise returns. I've sold my business in this sector. But if I was ever looking to get back into this sector I would look at Tennis Betting.
  13. Ollie Wines

    The beautiful thing is I doubt it is going to be about returning to Victoria or the money.
  14. 2018 Membership Thread

    All the more reason to stay positive at all times. You might actually be helping the club by just that little act alone - remaining positive when others wont. Go Dees
  15. Ollie Wines

    Well said plus they have Boak, Polec, Gray & Westoff up - they have bet the farm. Good luck to them - they might need it.
  16. Ollie Wines

    You have to ignore Chazz he has no idea what he is talking about. Both Rockliff & Motlop netted 1st Round compensation picks to their original clubs so you are right they did come at a premium in salary cap space. Watts we moved on to help clean up space in 2019 cap - there are a few very interesting options on the table at the end of this year. Could be a very interesting time ahead in the player movement space for a relatively young and up & coming list - our timing could well be impeccable for once. Much will depend on Ports on-field performance ie How deep, deep they go into September
  17. 2018 Membership Thread

    You dont know that. Its a straight out guess. Best way to do that is stay positive at all times & ignore the negativity by some on Demonland. MFC have some of the best supporters in the AFL they have proved their resilience year after year.
  18. Ollie Wines

    We had a fair crack at Ollie last time he was out of contract. Think he knows we are interested. Kid can win his own football and thats the key criteria you need in todays game. This time its also a little different, Port have bet the farm on Watts, Motlop & Rockliff, we are an up & coming force. Plus last time when in negotiations I got the feeling - Ollie is not all about the $$$$. Port this time also have Boak, Polec, Westoff plus a few more big names up for debate. Much will come down to their on-field performance. Interesting times ahead - Can Port retain them all with a poor on-field performance.
  19. New MFC facility?

    Wonder if its possible that attitude still residues with some of our more "mature" supporters or have we knocked it out of them yet?
  20. 2018 Membership Thread

    So much for the Collingwood game last year being the end of the world as some on Demonland where claiming. 200 down is nothing beat the Cats round 1 and we will eat those 200 for brunch.
  21. Gold Coast propped up by AFL

    Wont happen a Victorian club is far more likely to be relocated and I doubt it will be Hawks or North both have rejected it previously. There are a few big projects being discussed behind the scenes & you have to wait till they get resolved prior to forcing a team to Tasmania.
  22. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    I'm looking forward to the games. Think the biggest benefit for the clubs will be the ability to fast track the development of the younger kids and new recruits on your list. We will really get to see how they handle the pace and pressure under match conditions. Hope a few of the elite players embrace the concept and we can take the opportunity to let the kids match up on these elite players and learn a few tricks.
  23. Anyone else feeling sick in the guts

    A picture says 1000 words
  24. Gold Coast propped up by AFL

    Not a problem then we agree to disagree. I'm can live with the current arrangement with the AFL - no whinging, no whining, no comments regarding fairness/unfairness. Think I need to clarify my points. I have no problem with a draft I have no problem with a salary cap. I support the theory that the path to equalisation is thru large investments inside your football department to maximise the players opportunity to reach for their best irrespective of how they arrived at the MFC. I support the theory that the MFC needs to become a career option not just a playing option. Sorry, I dont work for the AFL - but are more than happy to support them and appreciate the support they have given us. Happy to take the good with the bad - we live in a 18 team national competition.
  25. Gold Coast propped up by AFL

    Cheers thanks for clarifiy your points. Just lets clear up one point - the salary cap is only an equalisation tool if you pay 100% - think I've been clear about that. I have no problems with a salary cap. All the best