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All this is very interesting.

I can't see the AFL and opening their mouths saying they have spoken to ROOS, and they are letting him think about it.

If he says NO! How does the AFL then approach Choco or Eade and say would you like the job, but by the way you weren't our first choice.

My opinion would be IF the talks have taken place then he has accepted, but are waiting on the new board to be ratified, because the board has the responsibility for the signing.

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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)

and so they should !!!

after really damaging us around the turn of the century which we never really recovered from,,, they've nearly killed us Off with their inquisition late last year...them & the press. after we merely followed suit. even if in an open way.

they repaired Car'ton, & aided them with gold plated service.

lets see a boutique stadium out at Dandenong! 115 South Gippsland Highway,,, c'mon Fitzpatrick, you know you owe us. build a Boutique ground in the Sth East Corridor! so a few teams can use it...

c'mon AFL, serve the Sth East..... both Railwaylines - the Cranbourne line, & the Bairnsdale line are here waiting for you, all the linking freeways & connecting roads!

The Kardinia Park of the Sth East...

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Trash+N+Treasure+Market+Dandenong+South&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48293060,d.aGc&biw=1280&bih=885&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl

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Could anyone suggest a time that if Roos does sign when would it be announced? I just want to know for two reasons. One I want to see this done and two this thread is gonna be huge by the end of the year.

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Interesting times ahead.

2 things we do know

1. We have officially hit rock bottom.

2. The AFL do value the MFC as an asset.

After 50 years of neglect we have a serious chance to become a player in the race.

Rock bottom was Round 3 2013. We have been 'swimming with the fishes' since then. This week the AFL has untied the rope from our ankle and is dragging us out of the water.

This is the most excited I have felt about an upcoming game since Liam Jurrah started lighting it up in 2010. Paul Roos or Rodney Eade, both are coaches that encourage and are positive and will see flair return to our team. From this moment we begin the rise, how quickly it happens will be fun to watch.

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All this is very interesting.

I can't see the AFL and opening their mouths saying they have spoken to ROOS, and they are letting him think about it.

If he says NO! How does the AFL then approach Choco or Eade and say would you like the job, but by the way you weren't our first choice.

My opinion would be IF the talks have taken place then he has accepted, but are waiting on the new board to be ratified, because the board has the responsibility for the signing.

This is a really good point, Chippy. It does present a certain conundrum. Bruised egos are a funny thing. Perhaps the mouths that opened are currently regretting their lapse? However, if the MFC has the potential to leak like a sieve, the AFL must also be vulnerable to such a lapse.

Let's hope that Roos simply accepts or has accepted.

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The same will happen with the coach's job for precisely the same reason. It will be well paid and a challenge that those who are brave enough will dare to take on.

I thought Hogans_Heroes, from DL, already had the job!

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I want Choko williams as coach, Roos haven't been in the coaches box for years and his game style is boring to watch.

I once thought the same thing, but given where we are now, I'll take boring and winning to one way football of Bailey and the stop start football (with smashings) of Neeld.

Having said that I'll be happy with either of Williams or Eade also.

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I want Choko williams as coach, Roos haven't been in the coaches box for years and his game style is boring to watch.

for me it's a coin toss, I think both would be very, very good options

Choco probably has more runs on the board with inexperienced players (GWS will live to regret losing him big time IMO, massive setback. allow me to pause a moment to wipe away my crocodile tears), and a fiercely competitive nature. slightly unhinged though and will need to get the board on his side as much as the players

Roos has massive credits in the bank - which perhaprs shouldn't matter from a media perspctive, but in realty very much does - and can get players to run through brick walls for him. If he cant change the culture, no coach can

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Just went into my Centrebet account.

Betting on the Next Permanent Coach for Melbourne has been withdrawn.

Not good at maths but do the bookies know something we don't?

Yep bettin is only suspended when something is happening.

Good timing C

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Was watching fox footy last night and Eddie spaghetti, Barry hall, Jono and Roos were on it.

They were discussing how Roos can basically go to AD house for a cup of tea and leave with a bucket load of cash and other things.

They all laughed and Roos said "we will see".

I'm no body language expert (except of the female variety!!!) but that sounds positive.

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I think its a done deal as well, mainly because Roos has had plenty of opportunities to come out and vehemently deny it is happening, which he hasnt. I suggest they are currently working out the finer details.

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I think its a done deal as well, mainly because Roos has had plenty of opportunities to come out and vehemently deny it is happening, which he hasnt. I suggest they are currently working out the finer details.

Hope so.
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If the AFL wanted to help save the club would only require some on field success which could be engineered by reminding the umpiring fraternity that the place we carry our numbers is our backs, the bits above the shoulders are neck and head, when a tackle is applied by a melb player it can be rewarded

Opposition players sitting on backs or heads of Melb players could be penalised, off the ball decisions can be payed in Melbs favour as well as against them. The protection of younger and slighter players can be emphasised to ensure there are less injuries and greater longevity for players.

OK OK just joshin

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