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Bartlett mentions on the podcast about the new found professionalism of the Club and the respect that it is now held in. A friend has had business dealings with Bartlett over the years and says he is tough yet fair and professional. We don’t hear much from Glenn but we are certainly in good hands. A good culture starts at the top.

PS I did enjoy  his almost ambiguous little side swipe of Peter Bell

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We are in good hands and in a very good place.  I'm both proud and excited to be a Melbourne supporter right now ......... perhaps the more so given the dark place we have recently emerged from.

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I wasn't sure that I would be able to sit through 25 minutes but found that he had my attention for the duration of the Podcast and has his finger on the pulse of the MFC, a good listen. I also googled him and Pert later and found that they both have great Football and Business resumes so we are in excellent hands.

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It was mentioned we are negotiating a better deal with the MCC for home games at the G.

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I am a huge fan of this bloke, and believe his influence over the past 5 years is greater than most people think. 

The rise of MFC came on the back of a trio - PJ, Roos and Bartlett - and all 3 need to be appreciated in the same light, if for different reasons. Bartlett is well known in the business community for being tough but fair, but mostly for a kind of smiling-assassin approach to perseverance. Once he has a goal he just keeps going until it is achieved. 

He is the model Football Club president: internally strong, focused and respected, but externally we hear next to nothing from him apart from the occasional big-picture comment or gush after a great win.

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1 hour ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I am a huge fan of this bloke, and believe his influence over the past 5 years is greater than most people think. 

The rise of MFC came on the back of a trio - PJ, Roos and Bartlett - and all 3 need to be appreciated in the same light, if for different reasons. Bartlett is well known in the business community for being tough but fair, but mostly for a kind of smiling-assassin approach to perseverance. Once he has a goal he just keeps going until it is achieved. 

He is the model Football Club president: internally strong, focused and respected, but externally we hear next to nothing from him apart from the occasional big-picture comment or gush after a great win.

In stark contrast to Eddie! 👍

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It was a good 25 minutes. Kept me interested the whole way. 

Kudos to Clint as well, he asked the right questions to get Glen talking. A very important requirement. 

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Most AFL club presidents have some kind of affiliation with the club mostly as long term supporters and occasionally as ex-players.  Glen had neither of those things with respects to the MFC, so I had woundered how he would go.  In many ways, I think this freedom from previous baggage of the MFC in days gone by is a real asset that he brings to the role. 

In trying to rationalize what motivated him to take up the role for myself, I can only really think that he must just be a great football person and his adopting of the club is much like many people might become engrossed and engaged with their lower level local club once they become involved on a personal level.  Would be a great privilege to have that kind of role and involvement at an AFL club and I'm very greatfull for the job he is doing, because in his time, the club has built the kind of productive and stable environment that hasn't often been associated with the MFC and no doubt Glen is a significant part of that.

Was a good interview and I appreciated some of the person stories Glen told about Trac and Co, his affinity for Tommy Mac as a fellow backman thay went forward and the self deprecating remarks that Glen made about himself with reference to not having recallimg playing on our new CEO Gary Pert, because Pert probably didn't play too many games in the reserves.

Gives the impression that we have a pretty solid and cohesive off feild team all around these days which can only be a good thing moving forward.

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Good listen! Confident, positive, sounds tough as well. Hard on the board which is great to hear.

@old dee Yarra Park is the go from his point of view. $1000 on it ;) 

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7 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Good listen! Confident, positive, sounds tough as well. Hard on the board which is great to hear.

@old dee Yarra Park is the go from his point of view. $1000 on it ;) 

I told you I don't bet with friends Cards.

Talk is cheap lets see when the first sod is turned.

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6 minutes ago, old dee said:

I told you I don't bet with friends Cards.

Talk is cheap lets see when the first sod is turned.

Went past AAMI today and sods are being turned......but I think it more likely to be drainage works on the rugby ground....or is it?

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

I told you I don't bet with friends Cards.

Talk is cheap lets see when the first sod is turned.

Well hopefully the sod is being turned on the oval not the grave OD :) 

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3 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Well hopefully the sod is being turned on the oval not the grave OD :) 

Sadly I think my grave will win Cards.

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