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Who knows how much it will help the MFC and, while it isn’t mentioned in the article below, the new MCC president is a passionate Melbourne supporter and comes from a family of passionate Melbourne supporters. If there was ever a time to quietly cement the MFC/MCC relationship now would opportune. Mike is the perfect replacement for the current president, Steve Smith, of the MCC who played over 200 games for us

https://mcc.org.au/whats-on/latest-news/2019/march/new-mcc-president-elected

 

(Probably not worth it’s own thread but I couldn’t find anywhere else to put this) 

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Perfect.

Even if he doesn't overtly favor our club, at least he isn't a rusted-on supporter of a co-tenant who might make our alignment less beneficial.

Good news IMO.

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Can't hurt ;)

Go Dees

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And Happell’s sport of choice “Real Tennis” , gee, a real down to earth pursuit and just the one to further cement the image of the MCC with non members!

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If we win games at home, the crowds will come. 

The sleeping giant will wake....

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Former Demon champion, Steve Smith has finished his term as MCC President.

Michael Happell has taken over.

I have a feeling he's a Carlton supporter. This is regrettable.

I know it's not absolutely necessary, but surely it's desirable, that the MCC Pres has an affinity to the Demons.

This, in my opinion, shows the importance of MCC-member  Demon supporters(of whom there are many), exercising their vote, where possible, in favour of Demon -connected candidates in committee elections.

I hope some Demonlander with more familiarity with Happell will correct me.

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16 minutes ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

Former Demon champion, Steve Smith has finished his term as MCC President.

Michael Happell has taken over.

I have a feeling he's a Carlton supporter. This is regrettable.

I know it's not absolutely necessary, but surely it's desirable, that the MCC Pres has an affinity to the Demons.

This, in my opinion, shows the importance of MCC-member  Demon supporters(of whom there are many), exercising their vote, where possible, in favour of Demon -connected candidates in committee elections.

I hope some Demonlander with more familiarity with Happell will correct me.

 

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30 minutes ago, DemonWorshipper said:

 

Correct

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5 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

Who knows how much it will help the MFC and, while it isn’t mentioned in the article below, the new MCC president is a passionate Melbourne supporter and comes from a family of passionate Melbourne supporters. If there was ever a time to quietly cement the MFC/MCC relationship now would opportune. Mike is the perfect replacement for the current president, Steve Smith, of the MCC who played over 200 games for us

https://mcc.org.au/whats-on/latest-news/2019/march/new-mcc-president-elected

 

(Probably not worth it’s own thread but I couldn’t find anywhere else to put this) 

I think you will find Smithy is a pretty passionate Melbourne supporter as well....:blink::rolleyes:

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10 hours ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

Former Demon champion, Steve Smith has finished his term as MCC President.

Michael Happell has taken over.

I have a feeling he's a Carlton supporter. This is regrettable.

I know it's not absolutely necessary, but surely it's desirable, that the MCC Pres has an affinity to the Demons.

This, in my opinion, shows the importance of MCC-member  Demon supporters(of whom there are many), exercising their vote, where possible, in favour of Demon -connected candidates in committee elections.

I hope some Demonlander with more familiarity with Happell will correct me.

Hi. While our relationship is distant, Mike is a cousin of mine. And I can confirm our extended family are and have been Demon supporters forever. Mike has fallen in line with the family tradition- passionate Melbourne.

I have fond fond memories of going as a teenager (in the 1980s),with my aunt, Mike's mum (and three of her mates), to many suburban grounds to follow the Dees. The soups these older ladies brought in their thermoses were always comforting, often in the face of defeat. Until that amazing run in 1987 ...

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Thanks, Mark.

When I posted my query about your cousin, I didn't realise the topic had been already raised, though I thought I'd  checked pretty thoroughly before posting.

I'm glad we've got another Demon enthusiast in the role. I guess they don't publicise their affiliation to an AFL side in case it arouses concern amongst the many (majority) of non-Demon MCC Members.

Is your cousin Mike related to the journalist, and former Uni cricketer, Charles? I suspect so.

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1 hour ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

 

I'm glad we've got another Demon enthusiast in the role. I guess they don't publicise their affiliation to an AFL side in case it arouses concern amongst the many (majority) of non-Demon MCC Members.

 

During my 40+ years MCC membership I think most presidents have been MFC supporters. The last non MFC supporter was Paul Sheahan (Steve Smith’s predecessor) who kept his passionate support for the Cats quite well hidden. I also believe the majority of board members are rusted on Dees supporters.

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I should probably know this as I'm an MCC member, but the MCC announcement states that the new member of the Committee, Annabel Brebner, is "Chair of the MCC Football Club". What is the MCC Football Club? (Soccer? An amateur football team separate from the MFC?)

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16 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I should probably know this as I'm an MCC member, but the MCC announcement states that the new member of the Committee, Annabel Brebner, is "Chair of the MCC Football Club". What is the MCC Football Club? (Soccer? An amateur football team separate from the MFC?)

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A recently formed amateur woman’s team (young Gals) based down south of the city. I’m not sure what league they play in!

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Good. Now someone needs to make sure he doesn’t fold to the pressure of banning walk up seats for big games. The greater unwashed complain the mcg isn’t full for big games due to a bunch of seats at the top of the members being left empty. I say,  bad luck. 

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2 hours ago, Dee Dee said:

A recently formed amateur woman’s team (young Gals) based down south of the city. I’m not sure what league they play in!

They are in the vafa, I don’t really understand it, the MCC has a great football division with men’s and women’s teams.

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

Good. Now someone needs to make sure he doesn’t fold to the pressure of banning walk up seats for big games. The greater unwashed complain the mcg isn’t full for big games due to a bunch of seats at the top of the members being left empty. I say,  bad luck. 

Couldn't agree more. Those seats have been paid for (many times over). That no-one happens to be sitting in them is irrelevant.

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32 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Couldn't agree more. Those seats have been paid for (many times over). That no-one happens to be sitting in them is irrelevant.

There’s also often thousands in the bar and lots of empty seats in the public they are just in 1’s or 2’s so harder to see. If they had their time again they’d change the top half of the top level to public seats but open up more of the ground level to mcc members. You’d then get more bums in seats from the same crowd.

Booking individual seats ruins the walk up culture that is a huge part of the club and makes Footy a mixing social experience not just an outing. 

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