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Some coaches just don't make great senior coaches for some reason, Alan Richardson is a great bloke, great football person and would be a tremendous asset to the MFC. i suspect though Macca leaving wo

I had the good fortune to meet Brendan on 3 occasions and hear his football views thanks to the great man @george_on_the_outer Brendan has an uncompromising philosophy on the lifestyle sacrifices

Some pretty poor comments as usual from the usual parrots. All the best to Macca and thanks for the hard work. Did some nice work with harmes and others.  There aren't always hsopy/fair


5 hours ago, bluey said:

So that’s it, bone Macca, not surprisingly that’s the management response, good ole boys can’t blame themselves I guess, if we have an active board of directors the only answer is to drain the swamp directly under them, it’s not a job for life you know boys.

 

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The rots starts at the very top.

For better or worse,  nothing will change where it counts,  until the body endures more pain.

Any belief that what was done at Richmond in 2016 off season to bring silverware in 2017 will apply to MFC appears fanciful at best, delusional at worst.

It would be unfair not to give Goody a chance to reprise his reputation after a catastrophic season where his beligerent belief in his game plan failed.

This off season, he either develops some fresh ideas on how to take advantage of 6 6 6 and how to defend, or he'll go the same way  as the assistant coaches. 

Footy can be brutal. 

Having spoken to Macca at a couple of functions this year, l am of the view he was pushed, and l suspect l know by whom. He was passionate about getting the boys ready to play like men.

We will never really learn the truth until he speaks to Mike Sheahan in around 3 years time. 

 

 

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On 8/6/2019 at 9:14 AM, ManDee said:

My son was coached by McCartney and he liked him, I thought he was a jarring tactless boor (McCartney not my son). Different folks different strokes?

 

On 8/6/2019 at 9:18 AM, beelzebub said:

good summation

mccartney-sees-bright-future-for-dees

You were saying?

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27 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

I was answering to ManDee

Beyond you ?

Couldn't  give a rats one way or other what Macca says or sees.

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20 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

I was answering to ManDee

Beyond you ?

Couldn't  give a rats one way or other what Macca says or sees.

I had the good fortune to meet Brendan on 3 occasions and hear his football views thanks to the great man @george_on_the_outer

Brendan has an uncompromising philosophy on the lifestyle sacrifices, and the skills and attributes required to make it as an AFL footballer.  It's a tough philosophy that I find it very difficult to argue against - I didn't notice you doing that there either.

IMO he made an invaluable contribution to both Geelong's and the Dogs' premiership success.  His message is very tough and it probably has a use-by-date and I'm a bit surprised he was at Geelong so long, but he was a younger man then.  I've got no doubt his contribution will be key to the premiership success of our current group at Melbourne and I'm thankful for his input. I wish him all the best for the future.

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26 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

I had the good fortune to meet Brendan on 3 occasions and hear his football views thanks to the great man @george_on_the_outer

Brendan has an uncompromising philosophy on the lifestyle sacrifices, and the skills and attributes required to make it as an AFL footballer.  It's a tough philosophy that I find it very difficult to argue against - I didn't notice you doing that there either.

IMO he made an invaluable contribution to both Geelong's and the Dogs' premiership success.  His message is very tough and it probably has a use-by-date and I'm a bit surprised he was at Geelong so long, but he was a younger man then.  I've got no doubt his contribution will be key to the premiership success of our current group at Melbourne and I'm thankful for his input. I wish him all the best for the future.

Needed a new emoji. More than like. Not love. Really like is the one I need.

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

mccartney-sees-bright-future-for-dees

Very optimistic about our future albeit tinged with regret about leaving (appears to not be of his choosing). 

Very classy comments and exit. 

Because it's written for the MFC website I can't really trust anything that's written here. It's not like the club will put something critical of itself on its own website. In other words, I am none the wiser as to whether McCartney is leaving on his own accord or not. I'm also not sure that it matters. If he wanted to leave, good luck to him. And if the club doesn't want him around, good luck to him.

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1 hour ago, Fifty-5 said:

I had the good fortune to meet Brendan on 3 occasions and hear his football views thanks to the great man @george_on_the_outer

Brendan has an uncompromising philosophy on the lifestyle sacrifices, and the skills and attributes required to make it as an AFL footballer.  It's a tough philosophy that I find it very difficult to argue against - I didn't notice you doing that there either.

IMO he made an invaluable contribution to both Geelong's and the Dogs' premiership success.  His message is very tough and it probably has a use-by-date and I'm a bit surprised he was at Geelong so long, but he was a younger man then.  I've got no doubt his contribution will be key to the premiership success of our current group at Melbourne and I'm thankful for his input. I wish him all the best for the future.

Good for you

I have my OPINION 

Its not yours. Deal with it.

Your opinion is as well only that

Ive also listened to Macca. Ive also spoken with people who ought to know what they're on about.

I for one am happy enough he's  going...I only wish he'd  take most of the rest of our fn useless FD with him.

Have a nice day

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1 minute ago, jumbo returns said:

To get full termination payment entitlements, exiting staff know to keep their mouth shut

 

Thankyou...someone who understands. 

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23 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

To get full termination payment entitlements, exiting staff know to keep their mouth shut

 

Exactly right. It is a small world

only a finite amount of job vacancies. 

Something went very wrong this year

One of them had to go....

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35 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

To get full termination payment entitlements, exiting staff know to keep their mouth shut

 

But he didn't keep his mouth shut. 

He gave very expansive and positive quotes for a long article, something he didn't have to do. 

Of course he's not going to spill the beans on politics behind the scene, but I think it's a shame you don't see his remarks for what they are - a classy and dignified exit from a bloke who's just lost his job.  

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1 hour ago, Fifty-5 said:

I had the good fortune to meet Brendan on 3 occasions and hear his football views thanks to the great man @george_on_the_outer

Brendan has an uncompromising philosophy on the lifestyle sacrifices, and the skills and attributes required to make it as an AFL footballer.  It's a tough philosophy that I find it very difficult to argue against - I didn't notice you doing that there either.

IMO he made an invaluable contribution to both Geelong's and the Dogs' premiership success.  His message is very tough and it probably has a use-by-date and I'm a bit surprised he was at Geelong so long, but he was a younger man then.  I've got no doubt his contribution will be key to the premiership success of our current group at Melbourne and I'm thankful for his input. I wish him all the best for the future.

 

26 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Good for you

I have my OPINION 

Its not yours. Deal with it.

Your opinion is as well only that

Ive also listened to Macca. Ive also spoken with people who ought to know what they're on about.

I for one am happy enough he's  going...I only wish he'd  take most of the rest of our fn useless FD with him.

Have a nice day

I have  spoken with assistant coaches who were involved with Mccartney at the bulldogs and they have given glowing reports of him at all times.

Yes you do have your opinion but that does not mean your opinion carries any merit. I would certainly take the word of  people who were assistant coaches under him rather than accept the  opinion of an anonymous poster who most likely has had no experience of coaching at anywhere near the level of an afl club.

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I don’t think it’s as cut and dried as him getting the sack. In fact, I know it isn’t the case:

It is about philosophical differences.

Goodwin knows what he wants from McCartney; McCartney thinks there’s a difference between what he wants and what he needs. They don’t agree and it means everyone would be better off not losing friendships over something like this. I have plenty of mates I’d never want to work with, and I have worked with people where it’s been better to make the change before we inevitably end up hating each other. 

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1 minute ago, Mach5 said:

Goodwin knows what he wants from McCartney; McCartney thinks there’s a difference between what he wants and what he needs.

 

In this instance then, i hope Goodwin is right. Otherwise he'll just be leading us further into the mire.

Either way......................we win. Goodwin is right and we recover, or he isn't we remain [censored] but he gets the ar$e

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9 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

 

I have  spoken with assistant coaches who were involved with Mccartney at the bulldogs and they have given glowing reports of him at all times.

Yes you do have your opinion but that does not mean your opinion carries any merit. I would certainly take the word of  people who were assistant coaches under him rather than accept the  opinion of an anonymous poster who most likely has had no experience of coaching at anywhere near the level of an afl club.

Strangely  you arent the only person capable of speaking with people.

You too are more than welcome to whatever belief you wish to imbibe. 

I really dont care what you do or dont believe.

I also dont care what weight you aplly to mine. 

Macca does indeed havea track record. Suits some...not others.

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16 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

But he didn't keep his mouth shut. 

He gave very expansive and positive quotes for a long article, something he didn't have to do. 

Of course he's not going to spill the beans on politics behind the scene, but I think it's a shame you don't see his remarks for what they are - a classy and dignified exit from a bloke who's just lost his job.  

I'm ambivalent about his exit - sure, positive quotes, but what did you expect him to say?

I'm sorry he lost his job, but the footy world will find something for him

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1 hour ago, jumbo returns said:

To get full termination payment entitlements, exiting staff know to keep their mouth shut

 

Macca walked away from his final year contract at the bulldogs so I think the money angle sells him short.  And was't his mfc contract at an end anyway?

1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Because it's written for the MFC website I can't really trust anything that's written here. It's not like the club will put something critical of itself on its own website. In other words, I am none the wiser as to whether McCartney is leaving on his own accord or not. I'm also not sure that it matters. If he wanted to leave, good luck to him. And if the club doesn't want him around, good luck to him.

My sense is that Macca is a man of integrity and knows how to weasel word things to be diplomatic if he had to.  He hasn't done that here.  In fact the opposite.

I may be naive but took his comments as genuine.

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