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Good initative by the club but to give the site and users a bit more incentive to donate it would have been a nice feature if users were allowed to create there own profile page and have the $ they have donated accompany there profile i.e Ryan has donated $50 to save the MFC

This way all that have donated are on display and being recognised for their contribution in a more formal manner it would have also created a bit of competition with supporters claiming to be the most passionate by being on display as donating the most $, an honour roll of top contributors to the debt demolition.

Anyways just a thought. I have donated $20 which is all I can afford this week and hope to donate more over the month.

I think that would have been significantly more work than the current debt demolition site, which looks like it was slapped together pretty quickly.

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Does anyone know if the $200 raffle tickets go into the same debt demolition tin?

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Does anyone know if the $200 raffle tickets go into the same debt demolition tin?

From memory, the raffle is for footy department funds.

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$19, 864

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Apparently they have filled the quota of 150 participants for tonight.

That's great. It will be a busy night for the Mfc tonight! August 5 has arrived!

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This may sound silly, though i don't really think so, but did they cap the night at 150? Because that would be a curious decision...

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JS said on MMM on Saturday that they would accept extras, might end up being the 157 heroes dinner......the more the merrier.

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This may sound silly, though i don't really think so, but did they cap the night at 150? Because that would be a curious decision...

What are you saying? Have the 150 Heroes then name a bench and emergency list of heroes?

;)

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Why not HT.

I mean it in terms of capping at 150, if there are 10 others that want to go, that would cost the club at least 60,000

Surely it was 150 minimum

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Good idea.

I will be there embedded at the function & I will report on what transpires (subject to my technology working)!

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Why not HT.

I mean it in terms of capping at 150, if there are 10 others that want to go, that would cost the club at least 60,000

Surely it was 150 minimum

I never said they shouldn't 45hotgod, i think its a good idea to have those who want to donate as extras - they need to be recognised too.

What I did say is have them listed with the 150 Heroes who will be recognised by jokingly labelling them as interchange or emergencies. ;)

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I never said they shouldn't 45hotgod, i think its a good idea to have those who want to donate as extras - they need to be recognised too.

What I did say is have them listed with the 150 Heroes who will be recognised by jokingly labelling them as interchange or emergencies. ;)

Haha yeah sorry mate, i didn't mean it too seriously, just didn't feel like i didn't express myself properly.

Clearly those that "only" donate 6000 should be on the pine!

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Ok, a moment to clarify two things;

1) I've seen the media get this wrong a couple of times, so here goes - the $5million debt quoted is actually for the end of this year, including, this is important; including, the projected $2m loss from this year. The million dollars from tonight knocks it down to four million. The other million I'm sure we'll raise by the end of the year (including the 100k from foxtel) will get it back down to three million.

2) There was no 'payout' to MacNamee. The money paid to him was ordinary salary for his time while at the club. The board learnt from the lesson of Steve Harris' payout and set the contract terms specifically to manage that issue. Mr. Peter Spargo, the board member/acting CEO, is currently filling the role without payment. Send him a card - thanks to him the club is actually saving about a grand a day for sacking MacNamee. To be henceforth known as the 'Spargonator', 'Spargonaut', 'Spargman' or simply 'Spargsy'.Banner of 'Spargos a legend' or 'all hail the Sparg' would be appropriate.

Peter Spargo - currently second in awesomeness only to Jim Stynes himself.

His profile -

Peter is the Managing Director and owner of family companies associated in the oil industry, and now involved property development. He currently employs over 200 staff.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics and all his working life been associated with retail businesses. He is well versed in all aspects of business and is well placed to identify revenue opportunities for the club.

He is a life long Melbourne supporter and has a strong family connection with the Melbourne Cricket Club. Peter currently is an MCC member.

Peter is also involved with community football associated with the Prahran Junior FC. He has coached for many years and his family is a major sponsor.

Peter and his family are commercial sponsors of our club and have been the Elite Sponsor of David Neitz for many years.

Peter is married with four sons, all Demons.

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Just chucked in 50$ only have 211$ in my account now. Lol it was worth it!

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Ok, a moment to clarify two things;

1) I've seen the media get this wrong a couple of times, so here goes - the $5million debt quoted is actually for the end of this year, including, this is important; including, the projected $2m loss from this year. The million dollars from tonight knocks it down to four million. The other million I'm sure we'll raise by the end of the year (including the 100k from foxtel) will get it back down to three million.

2) There was no 'payout' to MacNamee. The money paid to him was ordinary salary for his time while at the club. The board learnt from the lesson of Steve Harris' payout and set the contract terms specifically to manage that issue.

My understanding is that there was a three month 'payout'...

However, with Spargo acting as CEO for nothing for at least that period of time, it's a non-issue.

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Rogue, the three month "pay-out" is his payment for the three months he worked

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170 people in attendence plus 25 people who couldn't make it, making it 195 x $6,000.

The total amount pledged is currently being calculated.

My source was on a table with Greg Wells, Aaron Davey and Adam Yze.

Every table was given a team captain, theirs was Greg Wells. Everyone on the table was given a short sleeved Melbourne jumper with the number 11 on it, which they all wore throughout the dinner. (Must have been a big jumper for my source).

It was held in a warehouse in Kensington, with the entrance fashioned as a players race into the MCG.

Garry Lyon gave a speach in the mould of a coach addressing players.

There was a competition for tables to pledge the most.

They had a hand held computer thing for each person to punch in their pledge.

He said Jimmy asked people to remaining standing if they pledged over $10k.

A certain amount of people sat.

Jimmy then asked people to remain standing if they pledged over $20k.

More people sat down.

Jimmy then asked people to remain standing if they pledged over $30k.

More people sat down, with fewer people left standing.

This was repeated up to $100k.

Two people pledged at least $100k each, with a MFC director pledging over $100,000.

22 players are in attendence.

Total amount pledged to be announced in a minute.

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Rogue, the three month "pay-out" is his payment for the three months he worked

Strange that anyone would work at that level where he could be out the door tomorrow with nothing !! Whether its true or not..I personally find it hard to swallow that there was no 'handshake" fee attached

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Holy [censored].

I think i'm about to cry, that is the most amazing thing i've ever heard.

Ah, i was about to go to bed too!

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Sounds like a lot more then i expected is going to be raised :o Fantastic!

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I have nothing but a gut feeling.. but kept coming up with 1 and 3/4 ..for some reason.. Lets see how we go.. Its a very magnaminous gesture by so many. Thanks (as a common garden variety )

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