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Let me just say that i saw this on twitter just then by Mark Stevens that we are hosting our season launch tonight.

1st question.. Why the [censored] has there been hardly any advertisement on the MFC website about the season launch dates and times? If it wasn't for Stevo i wouldn't have known it would be on?

2nd question is can someone who goes tonight please do a running update of the night. Love to hear what Goody say and also PJ about our jumper sponser at the back.

Cheers.

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It may be announced that Smith has been elevated to the senior list. But anyhow - there it is. Announcement shortly. 

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19 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Let me just say that i saw this on twitter just then by Mark Stevens that we are hosting our season launch tonight.

1st question.. Why the [censored] has there been hardly any advertisement on the MFC website about the season launch dates and times? If it wasn't for Stevo i wouldn't have known it would be on?

2nd question is can someone who goes tonight please do a running update of the night. Love to hear what Goody say and also PJ about our jumper sponser at the back.

Cheers.

Didn't get the email?

I received it a while ago.

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6 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Didn't get the email?

I received it a while ago.

Nope.

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15 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Nope.

Just checked - 12th Jan.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Let me just say that i saw this on twitter just then by Mark Stevens that we are hosting our season launch tonight.

1st question.. Why the [censored] has there been hardly any advertisement on the MFC website about the season launch dates and times? If it wasn't for Stevo i wouldn't have known it would be on?

2nd question is can someone who goes tonight please do a running update of the night. Love to hear what Goody say and also PJ about our jumper sponser at the back.

Cheers.

If it helps, the club is posting regular updates via its twitter feed on the club website.

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1 hour ago, Dannyz said:

It may be announced that Smith has been elevated to the senior list. But anyhow - there it is. Announcement shortly. 

If it happens, I'll be close to the action because Joel Smith assume that's the Smith you're thinking about) and Max Gawn are on my table.

Er ... actually I'm on their table.

 

 

 

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Good table companions WJ!?

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

If it happens, I'll be close to the action because Joel Smith assume that's the Smith you're thinking about) and Max Gawn are on my table.

Er ... actually I'm on their table.

 

 

 

Any chance you can ask Gawn how he feels about having a second ruckman in the side?

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3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

If it happens, I'll be close to the action because Joel Smith assume that's the Smith you're thinking about) and Max Gawn are on my table.

Er ... actually I'm on their table.

 

 

 

WJ - I thought you had more sway at the club. Gawn most outstanding player for Melbourne in the league for a long time but he is no Daisy. 

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Was a good night. 

Hosted by Robbo, who struggled to get laughs, but all the other speakers did a good job, Bartlett mainly thanking all the various stakeholders and sponsors, PJ focussing on footy only and saying he was pleased that the club was now in a position to be able to do that (focus on footy) and that good times are ahead.

Gus did a late-night-talk-show thing with the two skippers, with Jack repeating old stories he's told before, such as falling off the roof while pretending to be Batman, and how he moved out with his girlfriend into a place just a few hundred metres away from his folks, which he loved at first (mum doing his washing and cooking) but now regrets (Todd's always there playing with his dog when he wakes up). 

Gus asked both for their breakout player of the year; Jack nominated Clarry, Jones said he was going for a smokey in Dion Johnstone. For those who doubted (or still doubt) whether Clarry was in the naughty corner at the start of pre-season, Jack confirmed it, saying he "got a lot of feedback", and had taken it all on board and trained really well after that point. 

Goody said he's confident about our prospects and repeated his mantra about fearless team football. 

For what it's worth, Viney confidently told me he expects Weideman to play round 1. He doesn't know me from a bar of soap, and even if he did, I'd hardly expect to get the skinny on selection news when we're 3 weeks out, but he was far more circumspect when I asked him whether we'd be playing 2 rucks. 

Random part of the night was a performance by an Indigenous hip-hop group to kickstart proceedings, highlight for me was, as always, seeing the great RDB, who turned 81 last week but doesn't look a day over 65. Bluey Adams, Noel McMahen, and Hassa Mann were some of the other legends in the room. 

No word on the back of jumper sponsor.

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5 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

For what it's worth, Viney confidently told me he expects Weideman to play round 1. He doesn't know me from a bar of soap, and even if he did, I'd hardly expect to get the skinny on selection news when we're 3 weeks out, but he was far more circumspect when I asked him whether we'd be playing 2 rucks. 

Great report.

With regards to your two questions...

It makes sense Weideman will play, because he's been preferred in a "best 24", hasn't been a liability, and will only improve with further exposure at the highest level.  It doesn't make sense to pick him throughout the preseason and then mothball him for round one.

It doesn't make sense to play both Gawn and Spencer, because Spencer isn't a ruck/forward or forward/ruck.  He's a ruck only.  We'll be as good as a man down on a fast deck at Etihad by playing Spencer.  Gawn can ruck 80-85% and I'd rather improvise the other 15-20% than play Spencer.  I expect Watts to play and in turn take the odd ruck contest.

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Peter Jackson is incredibly impressive when he talks.  Can't underestimate his impact on the Melbourne Football Club.

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43 minutes ago, hells bells said:

Was Joel Smith elevated off the rookie list?

No, but many would be surprised if it doesn't happen by Round 1.

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7 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

Was a good night. 

Hosted by Robbo, who struggled to get laughs, but all the other speakers did a good job, Bartlett mainly thanking all the various stakeholders and sponsors, PJ focussing on footy only and saying he was pleased that the club was now in a position to be able to do that (focus on footy) and that good times are ahead.

Gus did a late-night-talk-show thing with the two skippers, with Jack repeating old stories he's told before, such as falling off the roof while pretending to be Batman, and how he moved out with his girlfriend into a place just a few hundred metres away from his folks, which he loved at first (mum doing his washing and cooking) but now regrets (Todd's always there playing with his dog when he wakes up). 

Gus asked both for their breakout player of the year; Jack nominated Clarry, Jones said he was going for a smokey in Dion Johnstone. For those who doubted (or still doubt) whether Clarry was in the naughty corner at the start of pre-season, Jack confirmed it, saying he "got a lot of feedback", and had taken it all on board and trained really well after that point. 

Goody said he's confident about our prospects and repeated his mantra about fearless team football. 

For what it's worth, Viney confidently told me he expects Weideman to play round 1. He doesn't know me from a bar of soap, and even if he did, I'd hardly expect to get the skinny on selection news when we're 3 weeks out, but he was far more circumspect when I asked him whether we'd be playing 2 rucks. 

Random part of the night was a performance by an Indigenous hip-hop group to kickstart proceedings, highlight for me was, as always, seeing the great RDB, who turned 81 last week but doesn't look a day over 65. Bluey Adams, Noel McMahen, and Hassa Mann were some of the other legends in the room. 

No word on the back of jumper sponsor.

Was RDB on the didgeridoo?

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A bit late to the party, I assume there was no mention of what is going on with the back of jumper sponsor? Pretty ridiculous if we can't get it sorted by round 1 (in less than 3 weeks). I'm surprised there's been so little comment on the issue.

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2 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

A bit late to the party, I assume there was no mention of what is going on with the back of jumper sponsor? Pretty ridiculous if we can't get it sorted by round 1 (in less than 3 weeks). I'm surprised there's been so little comment on the issue.

While I do like the idea of us earning money through sponsorship, I also really like the look of jumpers without added corporate branding. It's not all downside if we don't get a back of jumper sponsor.

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

While I do like the idea of us earning money through sponsorship, I also really like the look of jumpers without added corporate branding. It's not all downside if we don't get a back of jumper sponsor.

A million bucks a year in the club coffers or the "look" of a small part of the back of our jumper. I know which I'd prefer. 

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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

While I do like the idea of us earning money through sponsorship, I also really like the look of jumpers without added corporate branding. It's not all downside if we don't get a back of jumper sponsor.

We sell 2 games a year to NT. Pretty sure top tier sponsors aren't optional.

On another note I see TAC have parted ways with the Cats. Get on the phone PJ.

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26 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

We sell 2 games a year to NT. Pretty sure top tier sponsors aren't optional.

On another note I see TAC have parted ways with the Cats. Get on the phone PJ.

Sounds good. Just don't mention the clarinet

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6 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

A bit late to the party, I assume there was no mention of what is going on with the back of jumper sponsor? Pretty ridiculous if we can't get it sorted by round 1 (in less than 3 weeks). I'm surprised there's been so little comment on the issue.

It's a dance Gonzo. The sponsors know they'll get a better deal the longer they wait. The club says "here is the deal" take it before someone else does...

The club has been good at not discounting its main inventory. Once you do that (as we did in the dark years) its very difficult to get top dollar again.

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16 hours ago, Members' Wing said:

A million bucks a year in the club coffers or the "look" of a small part of the back of our jumper. I know which I'd prefer. 

Don't misunderstand me, I agree with you. But my nostalgic self rather likes the old-fashioned look of a "clean" jumper.

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