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  1. La Dee-vina Comedia

    GAMEDAY - Round 14

    Them's fightin' words! But we'll (hopefully) have to agree to disagree.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    I'd go one step further...if their feelings are hurt that much that it affects their performance, then they are probably not CEO material in the first place. I'm not for one moment saying that any of them feel that way. Hopefully, each has seen the opportunity to be considered to have been an honour in itself.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 14

    "Trust but verify", made famous by Ronald Reagan, sums your post up quite neatly.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 14

    I think you're confusing cheating with incompetence. And not just the umpires, but the whole Umpiring Department and the AFL's footy department.
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    MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 14

    Almost. I think it's the most important game since round 23 last year. That''ll be the margin, too. Just not sure which way. I suspect Tyson coming in might mean Harmes and Petracca play less midfield and more forward in place of Spargo. I think that's an improvement. Pedersen was so ineffective last week I can understand why T Smith has come in. Not introducing an additional tall backman seems risky, but might also give Joel Smith more confidence as the Match Committee is, in effect, telling him that they trust him.
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    Darwin game to be dumped?

    We don't know about that. My suspicion has always been that giving up the pokies was the price to be paid for getting State and/or Federal government support (cash and perhaps expedited planning approval) for our new admin and training base, wherever that might be. And if we can make money out of the new site as well, all the better.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    We made a mistake a few weeks ago when we stated we were getting out of pokies. What we should have done was consolidate that announcement with this one by stating that we were intending to move the pokies from Oakleigh to a new social club to be built over the Jolimont railyards next to our new training oval. After an expected outcry from East Melbourne residents and Ellen Sandell we would then "back down" by withdrawing the pokies component. The East Melbourne residents and Ellen Sandell would have had a victory and may then have accepted the rest of the proposal. I'm only half-joking.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    I rather like the idea posted earlier of replanting trees which have to be removed on the site of the Punt Road Oval which is the real eyesore in the precinct.
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    Melk on SEN

    So, what happens when a flat track bully in Port Adelaide meets another (possible) flat track bully? A high scoring affair? Or low scoring?
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Do you mean Ellen Sandell was asking what concerns locals about the MFC proposal specifically or was it a more general question not linked to yesterday's announcement? If it's the former, she's been quick out of the blocks and suggests to me that she's already decided to object to it and wants to get the community to support her.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    I reckon you can read whatever you want - harmony or disharmony - into that story. That the three internal candidates attended (harmony), Mahony took a later flight to Adelaide (harmony), "concerns key staff have harboured for the past week" (disharmony); the role Jackson did or did not play (disharmony). All in all, it's really just a puff piece presumably put out by the club to at least suggest harmony, whether it's true or not.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    I think access for supporters is possibly the least important consideration for this venue. The primary aim would appear to be to consolidate admin and the footy department, including the gym and all the other stuff needed for indoor training, within one site and to have it near a training oval of similar dimensions to the MCG. The next consideration is to have it as near as possible to our home, the MCG. The third aim would likely be revenue generating possibilities. I don't know whether a social club and a "Demons store" are revenue positive or not, but I suspect both are likely to be less revenue positive than other options such as leased office space, a commercial car park or even a non-Demon branded coffee shop. My preference for that third aim would be to maximise revenue and if that means no social club or even a Demon shop, I could live with that.
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    Darwin game to be dumped?

    I don't know how much the taxpayers contribute. (As an MCC member, it feels like I'm personally helping pay off the redevelopment of the stands built in the early 2000s every time I renew my membership). However, I'm sure it is significant. I agree with the points you make about transparency and equity.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Out of context I don't know what to make of this. Did he mean: (1) he's in favour of it but because the ALP is scared of the Greens, and the Greens hold the seats where this is to be situated, the Premier won't support the proposal so it won't happen; or (2) he's against it. The most likely scenario, though, is that he hasn't made up his mind because he hasn't had a chance to see what the opinion polls tell him. NB: Forget the Rod Grinter Riot Squad reference. I was going to make a comment on his earlier post but have changed my mind but been unable to delete the original reference.
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    2017 Re-Drafted

    I'm astounded that Fritsch (at 21) and Guelfi (at 20) are described as "mature age".
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