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What questions are you going to ask at the AGM?


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Our response to the tanking charges is due on 29th January. The AFL are going to spend at least a week behind closed doors before drawing any conclusions on the charges/potential charges. The Commissioners are then going to have to ratify whatever the executive recommends.

At the start of our AGM on 6th February someone is therefore going to advise us that the club is bound by a confidentiality agreement and that the Board won't be able to entertain any questions about the charges or the investigation.

Having to ignore the elephant in the room, the meeting might be fairly uneventful then (assuming that Neeld or Craig give us a clear summary of their on field expectations etc)

Given the likely limits on our questions, what sorts of things would you like to see raised that night?

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I have been to a lot of AGM's over the years and with the exception of the hawks amalgamation all I have been to have been fairly tame affairs.

This is especially true when there is no voting required to elected board members as is the case this year.

You are correct hoopla they will try and bury any questions on the tanking enquiry as they did last year with 186

However that does not mean that questions cannot be asked it will just mean they will try and claim they cannot answer in the current environment.

The trick is to think up a question that is connected to the subject but does not require an answer related to the inquiry's possible result.

Right now I do not know what that question might be but there is still three weeks to go.

Anyone have a bright idea?

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The AGM should be held at a later date so questions can be asked with appropriate answers.

Last year no questions were allowed on 186 and the aftermath. A mistake imo.

Won't happen wyl for cost reasons and it suits the MFC to not have to answer as it did with 186!

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Here is a bright idea ........If you are going to ask a question, let's be different and ask about the future, why must we continually look backwards, the Club is moving forward so should the supporters........hair shirt wearers excepted of course.....continually raking over old coals does nothing, achieves nothing, means nothing.........if you think the Club hasn't learnt from past mistakes.........I sit at the AGM waiting for the past to rear it's head........hopefully the Club will only look forward.......we survived last year and made a small profit...2012 is over roll on 2013..............

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The AGM's I have been to are all hype and no substance...very few hard questions are asked of anyone.

Unless the MFC comes out this year full of fight..its all looking very gloomy. Pretty damn sick of the lame pissweak khrap this club takes.

Well what do you want the answers to?.......If its so pissweak ASK some questions of the club......

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Asking questions at the AGM is like asking Matt Burgan questions on his team selection chat. You're not going to be told the juicy details.

Thats why i agree with satyricon. A good question about the future direction or vision, will be more likley to get a decent answer than an answer asking for the details of the lead up to 186 and the tanking saga!

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My question would be about the need to appoint a Chief Executive of Football Operations, directly responsible to the Board. We desparately need someone with a recent track record of success in the AFL to take charge of the development of our football operations, someone to define what our policies related to football should be, someone to define what our football culture should be, someone to have overall responsibility for the appointment and development of all football staff (coaches, players, plus recruiting, fitness, physios, doctors, everyone involved in the football side of things), someone to deal with the AFL at a high level in all matters football.

Cameron Schwab has proven himself to be a good Chief Executive for the business and membership areas of the club, but not so for the football side - the results speak for themselves. Our biggest problem has been recruiting and developing the players on our list (as per Sydney Swans, that seem to be able to turn "ugly ducklings" from othe clubs into permiership players).

Free Cameron up to focus on business and membership, get better at it and bring more money into the Club, and find the right person to focus on football operations and long-term football development. It is not uncommon in business to have joint CEO's.

We may already have such a person, but he is not actually in that role - I am talking about Neil Craig - but he may be more valuable continuing at least for another year "on the ground" with a coach just entering into his second year as a senior coach. Someone like Paul Roos would be ideal. He is not be available for 2013, but he may be for 2013.

Finding a good CO that can handle all aspects of the club is very difficult - people like Brian Cook (Geelong) and Andrew Ireland (Sydney Swans) are exceptions to the rule. Collingwood have Gary Pert as CEO with Geoff Walsh as Director of Football.

Who is our "Geoff Walsh"?

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My question would be about the need to appoint a Chief Executive of Football Operations, directly responsible to the Board. We desparately need someone with a recent track record of success in the AFL to take charge of the development of our football operations, someone to define what our policies related to football should be, someone to define what our football culture should be, someone to have overall responsibility for the appointment and development of all football staff (coaches, players, plus recruiting, fitness, physios, doctors, everyone involved in the football side of things), someone to deal with the AFL at a high level in all matters football.

Cameron Schwab has proven himself to be a good Chief Executive for the business and membership areas of the club, but not so for the football side - the results speak for themselves. Our biggest problem has been recruiting and developing the players on our list (as per Sydney Swans, that seem to be able to turn "ugly ducklings" from othe clubs into permiership players).

Free Cameron up to focus on business and membership, get better at it and bring more money into the Club, and find the right person to focus on football operations and long-term football development. It is not uncommon in business to have joint CEO's.

We may already have such a person, but he is not actually in that role - I am talking about Neil Craig - but he may be more valuable continuing at least for another year "on the ground" with a coach just entering into his second year as a senior coach. Someone like Paul Roos would be ideal. He is not be available for 2013, but he may be for 2013.

Finding a good CO that can handle all aspects of the club is very difficult - people like Brian Cook (Geelong) and Andrew Ireland (Sydney Swans) are exceptions to the rule. Collingwood have Gary Pert as CEO with Geoff Walsh as Director of Football.

Who is our "Geoff Walsh"?

Neil Craig, and he is a top appointment doing a great job.

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you should ask the questions on issues that are bothering YOU

you should do this regardless of whether you think you will get a proper answer or not

the questions and answers (or lack of) will be there for all members to judge for themselves

don't cop out, if you feel strongly about something SPEAK UP. its YOUR agm

its not rocket science folks

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I want to know some strategic matters.

When will Melbourne be Stand alone in the VFL?

They are being hurt by the scorpions tag and administration.

AAMI Park has good facilities that we share with Victory, Storm & Rebels.

But Gosch's Paddock is below standard for training.

What has been the latest development on the Docklands proposal?

Is there an adopted Master plan and time scale?

I think we need a home to call our own.

Since we won our last premiership 1964 we have been co tenants at the MCG.

Even our U19's couldn't train there except wed. night

they had to go to the Albert Ground.

Then came our famous move to the Junction oval, a very good playing surface but the changeroom and weights etc.. were pathetic.

Even now we are still disjointed with FD at AAMI and admin MCG.

It would be novel to have everyone under the one roof.

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I want to know some strategic matters.

When will Melbourne be Stand alone in the VFL?

They are being hurt by the scorpions tag and administration.

AAMI Park has good facilities that we share with Victory, Storm & Rebels.

But Gosch's Paddock is below standard for training.

What has been the latest development on the Docklands proposal?

Is there an adopted Master plan and time scale?

I think we need a home to call our own.

Since we won our last premiership 1964 we have been co tenants at the MCG.

Even our U19's couldn't train there except wed. night

they had to go to the Albert Ground.

Then came our famous move to the Junction oval, a very good playing surface but the changeroom and weights etc.. were pathetic.

Even now we are still disjointed with FD at AAMI and admin MCG.

It would be novel to have everyone under the one roof.

That may well be a positive.

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I want to know some strategic matters.

When will Melbourne be Stand alone in the VFL?

They are being hurt by the scorpions tag and administration.

AAMI Park has good facilities that we share with Victory, Storm & Rebels.

But Gosch's Paddock is below standard for training.

What has been the latest development on the Docklands proposal?

Is there an adopted Master plan and time scale?

I think we need a home to call our own.

Since we won our last premiership 1964 we have been co tenants at the MCG.

Even our U19's couldn't train there except wed. night

they had to go to the Albert Ground.

Then came our famous move to the Junction oval, a very good playing surface but the changeroom and weights etc.. were pathetic.

Even now we are still disjointed with FD at AAMI and admin MCG.

It would be novel to have everyone under the one roof.

A couple of good ones there Chippy

probably not a big deal but I would like to know why it is so difficult to get our Jumper colours correct.

How come we have had four changes in four years and what are we trying to achieve.

I have asked this question of the admin. with no reply

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A couple of good ones there Chippy

probably not a big deal but I would like to know why it is so difficult to get our Jumper colours correct.

How come we have had four changes in four years and what are we trying to achieve.

I have asked this question of the admin. with no reply

Old dee, you should ask it at the AGM. that way all of the readers on Demonland can know who you are!

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I'd be interested to know how the our various membership strategies are going - how many members from the Casey have we signed up since the move from sandringham? What is the latest on China? Are we still looking to make in roads there, or are we content on Casy/NT for now?

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Old dee, you should ask it at the AGM. that way all of the readers on Demonland can know who you are!

I am the one in the wheel chair, a check blanket over my legs and dribble on my chin

Doubt you will miss me.

I have a question mate but I am not telegraphing it.

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I'd be interested to know how the our various membership strategies are going - how many members from the Casey have we signed up since the move from sandringham? What is the latest on China? Are we still looking to make in roads there, or are we content on Casy/NT for now?

Very Good I like them!

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Is the rumour true that the MFC will be having Banana sundaes avail from selected food vendors ( when there ever open !!) for season 2013 and that Bananas Australia (marketing group ) are coming on board as a golden sponsor. Or has this info just been bent out of shape ?

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