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Like I always said about Justin Bieber-

"What a schmuck.He'll never be anything".

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29 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Joel........? 

Joel MacDonald!

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12 hours ago, dieter said:

He was a reliable, dedicated and consistent performer. Give him his dues...

Not disputing that.

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On 10/24/2017 at 9:22 PM, DeeSpencer said:

The whole thing is a bit of a fluke but good on him for starting a business and getting lucky.

Strauss and Bail were also involved, hopefully they kept their shares.

Also it's not real money if you can't sell your shares, so it might be a little premature.

Read the article.  It wasn't a fluke!  It was being creative with his business, hard work, IT intelligence, seeing opportunity and seizing it - and as he says, creating culture in his workplace. 

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Lucky be damned

As no better coach then the great man  Napoleon Bonaparte himself said

'I would rather have a general who is lucky than one who is good' 

The 'post football' career of footballers is worthy of study.... the 'tradesman' footballers often seem to benefit more than the gifted, with exceptions of course.

Joel MacDonald is listed on the stock exchange. James Hird I saw the other day promoting chocolate in a super market..... go figure. 

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Nice to see such a young bloke steering a $100,000,000.00+ company! Not many people on this planet have achieved that plus an AFL career! ?

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2 hours ago, CBDees said:

Nice to see such a young bloke steering a $100,000,000.00+ company! Not many people on this planet have achieved that plus an AFL career! ?

Actually, the company is nearly worth $200 million. His personal wealth is around $90 m (based on today's share price).

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Reported on BF that Joel's company may not be travelling as well as has been made out:

(there is a firewall)

http://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/hedge-funds/getswift-too-fast-for-its-own-good-20180116-h0ji3t

" ...Tim Hannon, chief investment officer at Newgate Capital Partners, is shorting the stock.

"We think GetSwift is a company that has developed a product with a useful but very limited application," he said. Mr Hannon said the company has made "a series of regular, high level announcements that lack substance or are unclear ...."

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I want one of those companies where you burn 100 million and make 90 million and have potential billions to come in.

Delivering fired chicken to bogans can't be that hard.

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28 minutes ago, Biffen said:

I want one of those companies where you burn 100 million and make 90 million and have potential billions to come in.

Delivering fired chicken to bogans can't be that hard.

As long as Joel's not being caught out spending company dollars on the 3Ps (porn, punt and prostitutes).

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When the market starts shorting your stock watch out. It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

Profits though are over rated it seems... just look at Facebook, Uber etc and the other darlings that lose money hand over fist.

Facebook will probably come good simply because marketers cannot ignore the platform (unfortunately)but Uber will always be an easy target for competition. In Asia it is Grab for example.

Good Luck Macca .. if someone's going to make the money it may as well be an ex Demon

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Non firewalled article - https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/allegations-threaten-the-120-million-business-of-exafl-player-joel-macdonald/news-story/0ac6c38281af8fcbb8fbaff4a1ae5513

Lucky we didn't announce them as our major sponsor a few days ago. This turn of events would have been a very MFCSS thing to have happened in some alternate universe.

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On ‎25‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 7:25 PM, dieter said:

He was a reliable, dedicated and consistent performer. Give him his dues...

Might have been reliable & dedicated but still a poor selection by the Club IMHO.  He was courageous but not overly quick & had very average skills.  Basically a Casey level player useful as a backup.  To add further insult we picked him in the 09 pre season draft ahead of Dylan Grimes.

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Won't be the only company to not meet continuous disclosure obligations. Plenty of others have done it and got away with it. A certain former Tasmanian timber company comes to mind. 

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4 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

Might have been reliable & dedicated but still a poor selection by the Club IMHO.  He was courageous but not overly quick & had very average skills.  Basically a Casey level player useful as a backup.  To add further insult we picked him in the 09 pre season draft ahead of Dylan Grimes.

You complain about Joel's skills, then whinge because we didn't pick up Dylan Grimes instead?

Wow.

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21 hours ago, The Chazz said:

You complain about Joel's skills, then whinge because we didn't pick up Dylan Grimes instead?

Wow.

And here's me thinking that the whole point of football was to win premierships.

Obviously the Richmond coaches think Grimes skill are adequate for the job but you obviously know better. 

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3 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

And here's me thinking that the whole point of football was to win premierships.

Obviously the Richmond coaches think Grimes skill are adequate for the job but you obviously know better. 

Dylan Crimes, Mitch Morton, Steven Armstrong, Trent West...

Front seat passengers of a premiership side.

Grimes is a hack. 

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15 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Dylan Crimes, Mitch Morton, Steven Armstrong, Trent West...

Front seat passengers of a premiership side.

Grimes is a hack. 

but a very lucky and happy one

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21 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Dylan Crimes, Mitch Morton, Steven Armstrong, Trent West...

Front seat passengers of a premiership side.

Grimes is a hack. 

He plays his role, which is as a stopper, his job is to spoil and his good at that 1 skill

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