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52 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

if Max pulls up crook Saturday morning we bring Preuss in and this is all quite legal

Yes, because Preuss is one of the emergencies.

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1 hour ago, Palace Dees said:

Really people???  If Gawn doesn't play, Pruess will. It is that simple - and obvious. 

NOTHING is obvious when u support the MFC palace, that’s the only thing that is obvious. 

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Why is Lewis playing ?

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27 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Why is Lewis playing ?

Because he’s a good player and is an important leader.

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6 hours ago, dl4e said:

Why is Lewis playing ?

I’ll have a guess:

1.  4 AFL Premierships, AA selection, Hawks B & F, 40 VFL touches last week....... all as a midfielder

2.  Our midfield got flogged last week.

3.  Is a proven wet tracker.

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20 hours ago, binman said:

Unfortunately it has been worse than ever this year.

I have no  idea about what the boards KPIs are for pert and so no real sense of how he is travelling as CEO. Except in regard to communication.  

Communication and supporter engagement is critical for teams long terms success and viability. i would argue it is never more critical than when a team i struggling. And responsibility for communication falls squarely at the feet of the CEO.

Really it is beyond ridiculous that the Pert could publicly say we are aiming for 70, 000 members (which is fine in of itself) and then allow our communication to be so woeful. I mean talk about a disconnect. 

I have been banging on about this for years now. Time for me to put my money where my mouth is. I will go to the next AGM and ask why our communication has been so poor and what they plan to do about it. 

I agree totally agree with you Binman. This was in fact my criticism of the club in the online member review and is as much a disappointment to me as the on field performance.

I had no issue with Pert when he was employed as CEO as some here did. Since then though he has been a ghost. Surely he should be talking to members in such a disappointing season.

I live in WA, am a long time member and the communication is terrible. Our website is laughable! 

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8 hours ago, dl4e said:

Why is Lewis playing ?

So he can smash some blokes 

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8 hours ago, dl4e said:

Why is Lewis playing ?

For his lightening pace and ability to keep his feet in the contest

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Just out of curiosity, what is it that everyone wants the club to communicate to them ? 

 

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My source tells me that Max’s ankle is extremely swollen and his toes are black and blue. I have no idea how he is standing upright let alone be considered fit to play.

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21 minutes ago, JV7 said:

Just out of curiosity, what is it that everyone wants the club to communicate to them ? 

 

A very curious question. What is your intent behind asking that? 

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9 minutes ago, jane02 said:

My source tells me that Max’s ankle is extremely swollen and his toes are black and blue. I have no idea how he is standing upright let alone be considered fit to play.

I'm not surprised Jane. As I posted earlier, given the way he landed, and the mass of the man, I reckoned there was zero possibility of him playing this week . Just hope it's not even worse than anyone's letting on.

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4 hours ago, ProperDee said:

proven wet tracker.

You make him sound like hes a horse.

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Didn’t see Max at training this morning. Greg Stafford doing a lot of ruck work with Pruess and the mids. Dunkley working with the mids. Jones not doing much, just helping the coaches. Only saw the last 15 mins of a short session so don’t know if Max was out earlier. 

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2 hours ago, The Swimming Dee said:

I agree totally agree with you Binman. This was in fact my criticism of the club in the online member review and is as much a disappointment to me as the on field performance.

I had no issue with Pert when he was employed as CEO as some here did. Since then though he has been a ghost. Surely he should be talking to members in such a disappointing season.

I live in WA, am a long time member and the communication is terrible. Our website is laughable! 

I never look at web site any more its more suited the information given is usually in paoer the day before

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59 minutes ago, jane02 said:

My source tells me that Max’s ankle is extremely swollen and his toes are black and blue. I have no idea how he is standing upright let alone be considered fit to play.

Had a few of those ankle injuries and never got up to play next week,docs can drain the fluid but is worth it ,grandfinal for sure but not this crap game

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1 hour ago, JV7 said:

Just out of curiosity, what is it that everyone wants the club to communicate to them ? 

 

so we can get an informed idea who is playing,how injuries are,etc

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I'm not surprised Jane. As I posted earlier, given the way he landed, and the mass of the man, I reckoned there was zero possibility of him playing this week . Just hope it's not even worse than anyone's letting on.

Apparently he is saying he will be fine ( he always says that) but I agree he has zero chance of playing. 

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2 hours ago, JV7 said:

Just out of curiosity, what is it that everyone wants the club to communicate to them ? 

 

Because we are members and supporters and therefore the most important stakeholders in the club.

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Just thought you would all like to know, my girls (6 and 3yo) are super keen to see “that big scary guy” (Preuss) play for us tomorrow 😂

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6 minutes ago, —coach— said:

Just thought you would all like to know, my girls (6 and 3yo) are super keen to see “that big scary guy” (Preuss) play for us tomorrow 😂

Great to hear. I was at the Collingwood practice game and literally the first thing I saw was this big scary guy, and within a minute he took a big grab and kicked from 50 out towards the flank. I am bewildered he has not played more often.

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5 hours ago, The Swimming Dee said:

I agree totally agree with you Binman. This was in fact my criticism of the club in the online member review and is as much a disappointment to me as the on field performance.

I had no issue with Pert when he was employed as CEO as some here did. Since then though he has been a ghost. Surely he should be talking to members in such a disappointing season.

I live in WA, am a long time member and the communication is terrible. Our website is laughable! 

Care factor?  I assume as CEO he is on a fair salary and not doing it for peanuts or the love of the MFC.

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2 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

You make him sound like hes a horse.

Probably need to ask his wife that question.

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3 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I'm not surprised Jane. As I posted earlier, given the way he landed, and the mass of the man, I reckoned there was zero possibility of him playing this week . Just hope it's not even worse than anyone's letting on.

Reckon a jolly good flogging might just be the tonic needed to get him up and about BBO.  He would soon forget about any ankle  pain!

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