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Training - Monday, 9th March, 2015

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Shocking effort by the club.

While the club will say it has improved off field this is by far the biggest downfall in the way it interacts with its supporter base.

First the intra club and now this. Not good enough from a professional organization.

Yeah, you're right, Cam Schwab would never of let this happen!

"Bring back Schwab!" .. Too early?

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Yeah, you're right, Cam Schwab would never of let this happen!

"Bring back Schwab!" .. Too early?

Only by about twenty years KDA

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Jesus. Settle down people. Next time your stuck in traffic or late for a game, ring up the AFL and ask them to delay the game until you get there. Guess what? Shirt happens!

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Anybody clued in as to why there's no Hogan? Is he still being managed?

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Jesus. Settle down people. Next time your stuck in traffic or late for a game, ring up the AFL and ask them to delay the game until you get there. Guess what? Shirt happens!

I think it's poor that the club promoted the training session to be at a certain time but then couldn't even stick to the revised time.

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Are people still waiting for training?

Calm down about Hogan too... they will be managing him.

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I just ducked down quickly for a look as I work in Richmond - thanks to Demonland I wasn't stuck waiting for an hour in the sun! Saw a couple of different full ground circle work drills - mark, handball, kick, run, repeat. Most of the kicking and passing was pretty sharp and kicking to space in some instances was also pretty good. The only thing I didn't see was players challenging themselves with their opposite foot - definitely an area I think most of our players could improve on.

Impressed by the size of Vandenberg, smooth mover for a big mid and I look forward to seeing a bit more of him. Looking forward to more in-depth reports from whoever else was there.

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I think it's poor that the club promoted the training session to be at a certain time but then couldn't even stick to the revised time.

Sure it's not ideal but we don't know the reasons for the delay. I'm sure the club didn't sit back and say "let's screw the supporters"

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I just ducked down quickly for a look as I work in Richmond - thanks to Demonland I wasn't stuck waiting for an hour in the sun! Saw a couple of different full ground circle work drills - mark, handball, kick, run, repeat. Most of the kicking and passing was pretty sharp and kicking to space in some instances was also pretty good. The only thing I didn't see was players challenging themselves with their opposite foot - definitely an area I think most of our players could improve on.

Impressed by the size of Vandenberg, smooth mover for a big mid and I look forward to seeing a bit more of him. Looking forward to more in-depth reports from whoever else was there.

It must be a coach's instruction, because it's something I've noticed at training as well. Only player I've seen regularly kick the ball on his non-preferred foot is Garlett.

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Is it too hard for the club to have someone come and talk to the supporters and keep them informed as to what is happening and why?

It's called public relations and the MFC has no idea. This is the area where Chris Connolly is most missed.

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Sure it's not ideal but we don't know the reasons for the delay. I'm sure the club didn't sit back and say "let's screw the supporters"

Surely the point is DF that all the conditions that surrounded this event on the Monday of Moomba are known.

Large crowds, difficult to get there and Park etc.

The Club set this up as a day for fans to come along.

Then at the last minute the time is changed from Morning to afternoon and then run late for the afternoon session.

No they did not start with the intention to mess up.

But they still seem to have achieved it.

We are still a long way off the the league leaders.

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Surely the point is DF that all the conditions that surrounded this event on the Monday of Moomba are known.

Large crowds, difficult to get there and Park etc.

The Club set this up as a day for fans to come along.

Then at the last minute the time is changed from Morning to afternoon and then run late for the afternoon session.

No they did not start with the intention to mess up.

But they still seem to have achieved it.

We are still a long way off the the league leaders.

is a bugger if you dont have twitter either.

all a a bit Amateurish really

Well done MFC... shot self in foot.

Would they turn up late for a match ? :huh:

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Even from the other side of the world I knew the details of this event leading up to it.

Extremely poor form by the club. Roos has taken a broom through half the club, PJ may need to borrow that broom as from what I have seen there are still people at the club that are not serious professionals.

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There was a tweet of change of time

https://twitter.com/melbournefc/status/574708158389559296

Not great for those who don't use Twitter etc, but they did at least put it out there.

so all those that aren't Twits.... bugger them eh ??

Isnt good enough..

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so all those that aren't Twits.... bugger them eh ??

Isnt good enough..

Twitter is available on the website and Melbourne app, but the definitely should have let every Melbourne supporter know via carrier pigeon.

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It was clearly advertised that the open training session started at 12:00. We arrived 15 minutes early to get a snag and watch the boys train for an hour or so.

By 1:30 they were just getting their jumpers on for a warm up.

We had to get our car from a two hour spot some walk away so we left.

A family next to us with four boys did the same.

This is why we have been on the bottom of the ladder these last years.

This would not have happened at Hawthorn, that's why they are on the top!!!

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There was a tweet of change of time

https://twitter.com/melbournefc/status/574708158389559296

Not great for those who don't use Twitter etc, but they did at least put it out there.

Whoever at the club thought that this was acceptable form should get their backsides kicked.

To treat supporters, many of whom are families, like this is just not acceptable.

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Shite! The sky over Demonland has fallen in already!

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Disappointing from the club. If you advertise it in advance and make a big deal of it, then you need to stick to it. They changed the times late and then didn't even stick to that. They should have just had a normal training session and not advertised it if that was going to be the case.

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Twitter is available on the website and Melbourne app, but the definitely should have let every Melbourne supporter know via carrier pigeon.

SO...if like most would ...youve checked the MFC page the morning of training and theres nothing to suggest any change its beholding upon us mere mortals to check twitter ??

Thats like hiding it at the bottom of page 7 of the hUn.. Too little ...too late.

Out of curiosity was there a mechandise /membership tent set up ? just asking:)

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Shocking effort by the club.

While the club will say it has improved off field this is by far the biggest downfall in the way it interacts with its supporter base.

First the intra club and now this. Not good enough from a professional organization.

Very disappointing experience as a supporter and golden opportunity wasted by the club. I turned up with the extended family at 12pm as advertised and left with a bunch of grumpy kids at about 1.15pm with players just beginning to turn up. We certainly didn't feel like our club was inclusive or accessible today.

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Anybody able to actually report as yet?

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I can't help but link this to the Great Membership Drive and the clubs stated goal of breaking their membership record. How many of those families who sat around for an hour waiting and then left again are going to become members this year? I wonder how many of their kids are going to listen to their mates and follow a decent side instead?

All I can say to those who had to leave again before anything happened is please don't just vent on here. Write to the club and tell them about your experience. Let them know that they dropped the ball and they might have a look at the way they are handling supporter activities and do things better next time. Put it in terms of memberships. A supporter telling them that they had planned on buying four memberships today but left disgusted after the team never showed is a quantifiable loss to the club, and if they get enough people saying it they will listen.

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