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Theres been whispers lately that Junior might come back to the MFC at seasons and as midfield coach, or another role in the FD.

Anyone heard any more about this or is it just a nice story with no substance?

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Probably just the wishes of people on Demonland which have gained a bit of momentum.

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Theres been whispers lately that Junior might come back to the MFC at seasons and as midfield coach, or another role in the FD.

Anyone heard any more about this or is it just a nice story with no substance?

I think they are wishes and hopes but nothing will happen until the FD boss is appointed and the coach sorted out.

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Wouldn't that be great. To have a favourite son return to the Club and basically saying ""all is forgiven".

His "retirement" remains an issue at the Club and his return would hopefully put an end to the constant breast beating that goes on and on and on.

Another area where the Club can move on.

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Its a nice thought, but i'll believe it when i see it. I believe Stevo said a Choco Williams / Jr McDonald combo would be an easy sell to members

I do think the club needs some people in the FD who have played for us though, and who are actually passionate about what the jumper means (or did mean....)

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Its a nice thought, but i'll believe it when i see it. I believe Stevo said a Choco Williams / Jr McDonald combo would be an easy sell to members

I do think the club needs some people in the FD who have played for us though, and who are actually passionate about what the jumper means (or did mean....)

Oh you mean like the Ox and a few on this board going along on Monday hoping we get smashed so the coach will be sacked, that puts a lot of meaning into the jumper doesn't it

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Its a nice thought, but i'll believe it when i see it. I believe Stevo said a Choco Williams / Jr McDonald combo would be an easy sell to members

I do think the club needs some people in the FD who have played for us though, and who are actually passionate about what the jumper means (or did mean....)

Thats Rubbish, get the best candidates possible, doesn't matter who they have played for.
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Thats Rubbish, get the best candidates possible, doesn't matter who they have played for.

Agreed. Best people, not best Melbourne people. Junior might be the best, but I doubt it.

Anyway, sounds to me like this rumour became a rumour when the OP posted it.

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McDonald won't come back as long as Connolly is at the club.

I was once told by someone with intimate knowledge that Todd Viney would never return to the club.

I never believe in absolutes when it come to people. We are not mathematical equations.

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McDonald won't come back as long as Connolly is at the club.

I know who I would prefer, juniors a man of integrity, I would love him back at the club.
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Isn't connoley a life member? If he is, he is going no where guys.

And anyone who has the attitude "I won't return while that person is there" can gagf. The club needs unity nit factions and division and anyone who feels like that should do is all a fair and stay as far away from the club as possible. (I don't think junior would have that attitude, for the record)

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McDonald won't come back as long as Connolly is at the club.

If true (and I very much doubt it), that either speaks poorly of Junior's ability to move on or implies that CC holds a grudge and controls the FD from his marketing position at the club.

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Oh you mean like the Ox and a few on this board going along on Monday hoping we get smashed so the coach will be sacked, that puts a lot of meaning into the jumper doesn't it

No i dont mean like the Ox

I mean guys Shane Woewodin or Jr McDonald - guys who have spent their time coaching, not lapping up the media spotlight

Not saying we make the FD a old boys club, but I think Worsfold and Sumich did so well at West Coast becasue the players and the whole club lapped up every word they said. There is no problems getting a team to 'buy in' when past greats of the club are telling the message. Woey or Jr can have Chocko's job any day of the week IMO

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If true (and I very much doubt it), that either speaks poorly of Junior's ability to move on or implies that CC holds a grudge and controls the FD from his marketing position at the club.

Or it means that Junior was shafted by Connolls and abandoned by the coach, CEO and board and won't return while blokes with shocking judgement and poor skills run roughshod over the club - potentially compromising his role again. Why go to work to have your effort shat on, lied about or ignored?

Just a theory.

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I was once told by someone with intimate knowledge that Todd Viney would never return to the club.

I never believe in absolutes when it come to people. We are not mathematical equations.

Even KB came back to Richmond. Eventually.

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And anyone who has the attitude "I won't return while that person is there" can gagf. The club needs unity nit factions and division and anyone who feels like that should do is all a fair and stay as far away from the club as possible. (I don't think junior would have that attitude, for the record)

Right we need unity and you want to tell people with a different view to gagf. Brilliant.

I am can't see why life membership provides guarantee of tenure. It did not help Junior.

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Heard it two weeks ago - With Choco Williams as head coach - designed to mend old wounds. Was supposed to happen after Queens Bday so we will wait and see. Im doubtful. Would love to see him back in some capacity because he was an outstanding individual.

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Heard it two weeks ago - With Choco Williams as head coach - designed to mend old wounds. Was supposed to happen after Queens Bday so we will wait and see. Im doubtful. Would love to see him back in some capacity because he was an outstanding individual.

Again, in-season signings of people contracted elsewhere do not happen.

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Again, in-season signings of people contracted elsewhere do not happen.

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No where did I attempt to state or state that the rumour had any basis. Just repeating what was being bandied around facebook of all reputable places...

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