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Don Argus for president anyone? He's definitely got the time now. Or it could be that bloke from IOOF...

Don is 75 this year - would have thought he might be a bit too old. Still very sharp though.

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I read that article with interest this morning.

I have no problem in the AFL taking a role if its for the good of the club.

Whilst i still think his family situation is key to Roos decision it must be a big big plus if the AFL comes to you with the club and says "we need your help" that must be very hard to resist for anyone connected with the game. It would also make it hard to take any other offer such as Brisbane.

Clearly the Board is all but selected and being discussed with Roos as well.

Peter jackson said in the recent media conference that he had a clear understanding with Neil Craig which i took to mean he had no promises re coaching or his position next year.

Good to see we have a clear plan and the AFL is on board as this will give the players a lot of hope for the future.

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Not Rumour, big news.

The AFL has, for all intensive purposes, taken over the MFC. The AFL alone will determine who will be Coach, President and CEO (Jackson). In my opinion this is a good thing.

The AFL/MFC have had further discussions with Roos and the MFC in conjunction with the AFL will make him a very lucrative offer which will include full power over the football department and priority or mini draft picks. The AFL/MFC are currently working on the offer after feedback from Roos and have informed Roos that the role is his if he wants it. The AFL/MFC are confident enough that they will not look at other coaches until Roos rejects the offer. I understand that the AFL/MFC feel he will likely accept the offer and consider him a better than 50/50 chance.

Make no mistake, If we land Roos it will be our Chris Judd moment (aka Carlton). I would argue this would be even bigger than Carlton's moment.

Interestingly the AFL have rejected Kennett, Stockdale and Freeman as President. All have had meetings with Demetrio, all have been told they don't have AFL support. Although the AFL can't stop these people standing and winning, the AFL has let the MFC know that getting their choice in President is part of the rescue package and if their choice does not get the role the AFL support can't be guaranteed. It is understood they have their own very high profile President in mind. Still no word on who this is.

Again this is all confirmed and not rumour. It comes from the same sources as my previous comments (for those who have been following)

The AFL Demons doesn't have the same ring too it does it. I am just at such a low ebb with our "club" which is now being run by the AFL, again we have just farked every opportunity over the last 5+ years so badly we have been taken over by Vlad and his cohorts. Guh.

I didn't think I could be any lower than the decline of this season with fines, CEO and coach sacking and just a horrible sh i tty brand on game day, but nope it seems every week it gets worse, darkest before the dawn, well I'm blind by this stage. Give us some hope Dees. The AFL has to step in to give us that hope.... I know GNF has said Roos is better than 50/50 but gebus the way we are going it is guaranteed he will turn us down and sign with West Coke...

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Not Rumour, big news.

The AFL has, for all intensive purposes, taken over the MFC. The AFL alone will determine who will be Coach, President and CEO (Jackson). In my opinion this is a good thing.

The AFL/MFC have had further discussions with Roos and the MFC in conjunction with the AFL will make him a very lucrative offer which will include full power over the football department and priority or mini draft picks. The AFL/MFC are currently working on the offer after feedback from Roos and have informed Roos that the role is his if he wants it. The AFL/MFC are confident enough that they will not look at other coaches until Roos rejects the offer. I understand that the AFL/MFC feel he will likely accept the offer and consider him a better than 50/50 chance.

Make no mistake, If we land Roos it will be our Chris Judd moment (aka Carlton). I would argue this would be even bigger than Carlton's moment.

Interestingly the AFL have rejected Kennett, Stockdale and Freeman as President. All have had meetings with Demetrio, all have been told they don't have AFL support. Although the AFL can't stop these people standing and winning, the AFL has let the MFC know that getting their choice in President is part of the rescue package and if their choice does not get the role the AFL support can't be guaranteed. It is understood they have their own very high profile President in mind. Still no word on who this is.

Again this is all confirmed and not rumour. It comes from the same sources as my previous comments (for those who have been following)

Mate you have done it again.

Any news on when the decision will be made in regards to Roos either way???

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I'm pretty sure the AFL had control of port Adelaide last year. They were in the same situation as us no coach, cash, wins or interest from fans. I have no issue with the AFL taking over for a certain time. They want to see us thrive not just survive.

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I spoke to a well connected pies supporter who said to me pretty much he had heard the same as GNF about the AFL taking over and chasing Roos. Did not know about the board tho.

Two different sources and the smiths article has made me think there is defiantly some fire there amongst the smoke.

Thanks GNF.

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Not Rumour, big news.

The AFL has, for all intensive purposes, taken over the MFC. The AFL alone will determine who will be Coach, President and CEO (Jackson). In my opinion this is a good thing.

The AFL/MFC have had further discussions with Roos and the MFC in conjunction with the AFL will make him a very lucrative offer which will include full power over the football department and priority or mini draft picks. The AFL/MFC are currently working on the offer after feedback from Roos and have informed Roos that the role is his if he wants it. The AFL/MFC are confident enough that they will not look at other coaches until Roos rejects the offer. I understand that the AFL/MFC feel he will likely accept the offer and consider him a better than 50/50 chance.

Make no mistake, If we land Roos it will be our Chris Judd moment (aka Carlton). I would argue this would be even bigger than Carlton's moment.

Interestingly the AFL have rejected Kennett, Stockdale and Freeman as President. All have had meetings with Demetrio, all have been told they don't have AFL support. Although the AFL can't stop these people standing and winning, the AFL has let the MFC know that getting their choice in President is part of the rescue package and if their choice does not get the role the AFL support can't be guaranteed. It is understood they have their own very high profile President in mind. Still no word on who this is.

Again this is all confirmed and not rumour. It comes from the same sources as my previous comments (for those who have been following)

I think your new name should be SCOOP.

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Whilst i still think his family situation is key to Roos decision it must be a big big plus if the AFL comes to you with the club and says "we need your help" that must be very hard to resist for anyone connected with the game.

'we need your help' and also 'take a look at this dump truck full of cash with ROOS on the number plate'

yes family and all that.. so important

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For all intents and purposes please note:

Mark "Bomber" Thompson (Ess assistant)

Ken Bomba Shelton.(st kilda ex-coach) From Bomba the Jungle Boy. Ken looked like Bomba as a kid.

No biggie but it keeps coming up.

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Can someone look up the data on choco, eade and roos so we can have a look at some stats re coaching, otherwise just going on perceptions at this stage, god bless

ok, I'll do it meself:

Williams: born 1958, 5 kids, coached Glenelg, assistant at Essendon, coached Power from 97-2010, GWS 2011-2012, at tigerland, Captain of Pies 82-86

Roos: born 1963, assistant to Eade at Swans, 2 kids, coached swans 2002-2010

Eade: born 1958, coached second highest most games without a premiership behind northey, coached swans 96-2002, dogs 2005-2011, at pies currently

Looking at this, like williams

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From what I hear its practically a done deal. The AFL are basically hiring Roos for us and making certain he has sweeteners - money and early mini draft pics and a long term deal and long term plan (3-5 years).

Very interesting indeed especially the the mini draft picks!

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For all intents and purposes please note:

Mark "Bomber" Thompson (Ess assistant)

Ken Bomba Shelton.(st kilda ex-coach) From Bomba the Jungle Boy. Ken looked like Bomba as a kid.

No biggie but it keeps coming up.

I think that was Ken Sheldon. :)

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