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  1. Lucifer's Hero

    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Tom Morris has 'leaked' quite a few things from mfc in recent months and he was dropped from hosting the club podcast. But in this case I doubt it was a leak. I think the club would be happy to have this out there to counterbalance the negative commentary around Pert's appointment. With all the staff involved, the meeting would not have stayed quiet for long. A good move by the club to get everyone together. And, Pert's comments about not coming in to change what Jackson, Roos and Mahoney have achieved would go some way towards soothing worried staff. I like that the club had the staff 'meet and greet' prior to any press conference. It would also be reassuring to staff that Jackson will see out his contract.
  2. Lucifer's Hero

    Go and get Gaff!

    They are making sure they get full value for him if he leaves as an FA. A first round comp pick from the AFL will be around 16 to 20. A forced trade will net a much better result especially if he wins or comes close to winning the Brownlow. A six year deal will be quite an offer for other clubs to top. Hard to see him leaving. If he were to come to us he will be expensive in both contract and trade terms.
  3. Lucifer's Hero

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Thanks for the clarification. I don't read HS so was going on this thread...clearly, I missed something in the reading...
  4. Lucifer's Hero

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Thanks CBDees. When you say the 'site mooted' do you mean the area I mentioned earlier that is on the city side of the Jolimont station or another part of the rail? (So far most people have been talking about the area over the station itself). Agree, it would be a shame to do anything to the station and its charm.
  5. Lucifer's Hero

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Thanks dc. As I thought - it is effectively a subterranean station. I have checked the heritage listing and Jolimont station is not listed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heritage_listed_buildings_in_Melbourne#Railway_stations I can see various options with subways and/or overpassess for cars, rail and pedestrians. But I guess it will be up to the engineers, architects and lobby groups. For now, I am simply rapt with the potential of this site.
  6. Lucifer's Hero

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    True, I have no idea about engineering. I guess I took the dialogue so far to mean literally over the Jolimont station. Given the limitations you mention, is it feasible to build over the tracks to the city end of Jolimont station (and leave it intact)? Again, in a way that reduces a building's street mass and landscaped into its surrounds.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Jolimont tracks and station are already sunken well below street/park level. It is effectively underground as it runs under Wellington Pde to the East. With clever design (and maybe lowering tracks a bit further) only 3/4 stories of the proposed 6 would not be visible above ground level. Furthermore, with the increasingly popular 'green roofs' architecture the building could easily be camouflaged from the street and to blend into its parkland surrounds. And for those worried about losing trees, a replanting program should cover it. Lobby groups will lobby. But there is a lot more for the community to gain from this than to lose. Just needs to be worked through with them. A Red and Blue colour scheme on the externals of the building would work very well don't you think...
  8. Lucifer's Hero

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    There is already a precedent for this. Esternwick station was redeveloped along these lines about 20 years ago.
  9. Lucifer's Hero

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Yarra Park is within the Melbourne City Council boundaries. But I believe Yarra Park is Crown Land so owned by the Vic Gov. Not sure if they need Council permits to change the use of Crown Land but the Gov would need to deal with managing public lobby groups etc.
  10. Lucifer's Hero

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    What a sensational prospect. A real 'Home'. Can we ever thank Peter Jackson enough.
  11. Lucifer's Hero

    Goodwin Presser 19/6

    Don't think he is under any pressure but agree that it is good he addressed the talking points...sounds like he changed his tune a touch re 'fugazi' (ie external noise). Perhaps he ignores it when people talk us up and acknowledges it when they are having a dig. Either way, I like the plain speak without any 'mantras' or buzz words.
  12. Lucifer's Hero

    Training - Tuesday 19th June, 2018

    Thank you. Great of you to go training and giving us great insight. Cheers.
  13. Lucifer's Hero

    Training - Tuesday 19th June, 2018

    DeeZ, How about Petty? I like the idea of he debuting this week. Might be a good match up against their youngster, Todd Marshall who has played only a handful of games. Thoughts?
  14. Lucifer's Hero

    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Agree 100%. He is too professional to crack the sads. I was referring to the external noise ('fugazi') about him being unhappy with the process than thinking he actually is.
  15. Lucifer's Hero

    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Talk of PJ being ‘shut out’ of, or unhappy with the process might be ‘fugazi’ or there may be some substance. I don't know. But before we get hung up about it, it is worth looking at a typical Executive Search process - Bartlett/Board engages Russell Reynolds who use their network to identify, interview and profile candidates from which a short list is compiled to give to Barlett. He (and nominees eg another Board member, AFL rep) choose which to interview and who to recommend to the Board. The process happens at RR premises or other neutral venues. RR would have strict confidentiality protocols precluding them from discussing candidates/short list with anyone outside this process (and certainly not with the boss or referee of a candidate). So on a rational level I can see how the process by its nature, excludes an incumbent CEO/boss of multiple candidates ie PJ, from the loop. I can also see all sorts of things that may displease a candidate or PJ during that process but I would only be speculating to write them here. However, on an emotional level, if I was in PJ’s shoes I would desperately want to have a say in who takes over the care of my ‘foster child’ and push for ‘my guy’ or 'guys' to carry on my work. Which of course is exactly why independent executive search firms are engaged. It would be a very sad day, if PJ was to leave us on a downer as he deserves to go in a blaze of glory. So I will assume the talk of him not being happy is just 'fugazi'.