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14 minutes ago, shorty said:

Clarkson , and three previous assistants Dimma , Bevo and  Simo

Lions ,Tigers or West coast favs this year

Ah, I see. 

Well it’s time for me to whack on my favourite broken record then...

Let’s ask Adem Yze to be our new coach. 

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11 minutes ago, loges said:

You need to not criticise people who look at things differently than you do. It could just as easily be said that the site has been infiltrated by people who want to put the boots into every club official and activity undertaken at MFC. Rest assured everyone who posts on here is hugely disappointed.

I am sure the site is infiltrated by people who put the boots into the admin and officials for decisions for their own agenda. My agenda is to state my view on decisions as I see them. If I was at a power club I am sure I would be less critical as they make far better decisions and long term planning for success. Some of the big issues this year have included.

No home base

Bringing in of Lever for $$$ and picks

Bringing in of May for big $$ and picks

Hogan is no loss

Viney captaincy

Mission

Jennings gameplan

Goodys coaching

All I am saying is some on here have defended the Club at every turn. Now that could be the sort of loyalty I had for 50 years or it could be something else.

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20 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

I am sure the site is infiltrated by people who put the boots into the admin and officials for decisions for their own agenda. My agenda is to state my view on decisions as I see them. If I was at a power club I am sure I would be less critical as they make far better decisions and long term planning for success. Some of the big issues this year have included.

No home base

Bringing in of Lever for $$$ and picks

Bringing in of May for big $$ and picks

Hogan is no loss

Viney captaincy

Mission

Jennings gameplan

Goodys coaching

All I am saying is some on here have defended the Club at every turn. Now that could be the sort of loyalty I had for 50 years or it could be something else.

This is a much better post. Let me just say many things still need to be played out. I reckon we'll know about 6 games into next season

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2 minutes ago, loges said:

This is a much better post. Let me just say many things still need to be played out. I reckon we'll know about 6 games into next season

Why wait 6 games

Last week it was  wait 10 weeks or to the bye.

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

Fairly typical. Haven't seen a second of the game but chime in with pithy comments 'what does anyone expect'

 

Typical of what? I don't apologise for refusing to wallow in misery like the grumpy old men on here. Maybe it's because I have realistic expectations, I knew we'd lose easily based on the selected teams. Did anyone see our named forward line and realistically expect us to win? Give me a spell

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4 minutes ago, Kent said:

Why wait 6 games

Last week it was  wait 10 weeks or to the bye.

Won't be sacked no matter what you think. You can get on with me if you like

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4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:
 
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Melbourne’s resisting an external footy review. I’ve got faith in Goodwin and Mahoney too. But surely it could only help getting some external appraisal of their footy program. The players resolved to click into gear in this latter part. They simply haven’t

This muppet is seriously [censored] at the MFC isn't he. Every opportunity he has the boots in.

#TomBrowneGAGF

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You would never know that Carlton and saints are not in the finals. 

By the way they are playing u would think they were playing off for a finals spot. 

Big difference to the game I watched last night. 

Imo there is no point in playing next week cause we don’t turn up anyway. 

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It’s Groundhog Day again. 

Look at the comments from Dermot.

Says it all  

“They are deplorable. I feel sorry for the supporters because they are a meaningless team at the moment.

We are back to the good old days,  that didn’t take long. 

 

 

 

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Maybe just maybe the mid field are getting ground down, they manage to dominate the hit-outs and inside 50's by a fair way only to see the Swans defense run the ball back out, add to that our inaccuracy in front of goal and the smallest forward line that I have ever seen in an AFL game along with Tracc playing in the ruck when Max went off. What was everyone expecting, the rain didn't come and the Swans kicked their most accurate score for the year, could not miss, we couldn't hit a chook in the bum with a hand full of wheat..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Half that team won't get a run when we have a full list to pick from, why continue beating yourselves up, sometimes you just have to be realistic, some of those players may not even be on the List next year, we are not always masters of our own destiny.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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19 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Genuine question, if we perform like that again next week could we actually see Goodwin sacked?

I sure hope so!   Can’t see this being fully turned around with Goodwin at the helm!

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3 hours ago, FireInTheBelly said:

This muppet is seriously [censored] at the MFC isn't he. Every opportunity he has the boots in.

#TomBrowneGAGF

How is he putting the boots in? He says he believes in the coach and club, but thinks they still would be best served by an external review. I agree. Within a club you see what you want to, those outside see what’s there.

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A years ago this round we beat west coast at there home ground to book our finals spot. What a difference a year makes. 

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9 hours ago, ICU2 Jerry Jerry said:

The only thing worse than watching our team play, is not watching because I don't give a [censored] anymore. That hurts. I hate not caring and I hate that I'm permanently out of love with footy. Thanks Melbourne . . . No really . . . Thanks.  

This. I hate football and I simply cannot muster up enough care to even go to games if it’s wet or at an inconvenient time. I used to move heaven and earth to watch us play. I went on crutches with a broken knee for 2 months while we were on the bottom of the ladder. But I’m exhausted. Supporting this club and caring so much is soul destroying and toxic. 

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2 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

How is he putting the boots in? He says he believes in the coach and club, but thinks they still would be best served by an external review. I agree. Within a club you see what you want to, those outside see what’s there.

It's not just this issue, he keeps digging at us, and I'll guarantee this won't be the last bit of niggle.

Just on the review, I agree, there is benefit to going external, unless the problems are well known to the club and they have a fix planned. The club have repeatedly said there'll be no external review, but TB keeps pushing it. He should've walked away, but he won't.

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I can’t help but laugh that the “After the siren” address to the fans this week is just snippets from the post match presser.

I mean I get that it’s awkward and uncomfortable to stare down the barrel of the camera week after week to try and provide hope to the fans after the latest inept performance for which you are largely responsible. I’m sure Goodwin regrets ever agreeing to do it. But surely the very LEAST you can do under these circumstances is to see it through to the end.

Two weeks to go and they’ve decided a few edits from the post match presser will do.

This club is just laughably pissweak.

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The club may be down (again) but being a stubborn bastard I am still a diehard demon supporter. i will be back cheering again next year (when there is something to cheer about) and the year after if my heart does not give out before watching some of our poorer performances. We know they have the capability to play good football, but so seldom executed. Yes there were a few truely woeful players who played for us this year, they wont be there next year, but all in all apart from max and one or two others most of the team shares the blame for this years poor performance. yes a year can make a hell of a difference, i am hoping next year will be a totally reverse image of this year.

 

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19 hours ago, Rob Mac...... said:

I sure hope so!   Can’t see this being fully turned around with Goodwin at the helm!

Seems to ignore all the positive influences that nearly every other team in the AFL has utilised to improve successfully. 

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On 8/17/2019 at 8:21 AM, pitmaster said:

Just two ins - or rather one in and one less out - so Preuss to relieve Max and Hunt to provide a marking target forward could have made a difference. I have no idea what went on at selection unless the intent was to break the club's confidence entirely.

Yes that's it ...... That's the reason.. so we have the Mother of all comebacks next year! Cant be anything else.

Reality is .......that's nothing but "A Strange Fantastic Dream"

There's a couple of songs on it about our footy club too can you guess which ones??

Image result for ariel cover a strange fantastic dream

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On 8/16/2019 at 11:19 PM, Robbie57 said:

I have tried to be optimistic but tonight was the straw. The primary blame for tonight rests firmly with the coaches. No tall of any sort forward and we played ANB, JKH, Spargo,Stretch who are not up to it. Seriously at least Hunt has tried all year and has shown signs. Then we throw Frost forward as an admission of the spectacular selection failure. And what were our mids doing. Max got every tap and they were nowhere to be seen. Secondary is those picked played with no heart. No one will want to join this rabble. It breaks my heart.

it was an embarrassing performance. Just pathetic. 

I agree Robbie, embarrassing, but your looking at the wrong players & the wrong reasons for the answers......

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A year ago this weekend we were all on here all happy and talking about making finals because we beat west coast.

What a difference 12 months make. All the talk on here is should the coach be sacked, do we need a new captain and players arguing on field.  

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On 8/16/2019 at 11:53 PM, Roger Mellie said:

We had 8 so not a point of difference.

The point of difference is we are [censored]

It is simply the coach, I like Goodwin but he’s been out coached every week of this season, its been quite pathetic to watch, I couldn’t watch on Friday, it was deplorable sitting there embarrassed for the football team I love, we need to get rid of Goodwin and pay Roos $2 million to comeback for another 3 years

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I’m overseas and so haven’t seen a second of the game. 

Waking up to see a 9-goal loss to a side that was on the road for the second week in a row, playing kids, on a 5 (or more?) game losing streak, in our “member appreciation round”, was amazingly disappointing. 

I’m rapidly losing confidence in the club, which is sad. I’d kept that for much of the season and I still think our 5-16 record is worse than our actual performance, but this sort of loss shouldn’t happen, no matter who is on the park. 

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10 hours ago, dees189227 said:

A year ago this weekend we were all on here all happy and talking about making finals because we beat west coast.

What a difference 12 months make. All the talk on here is should the coach be sacked, do we need a new captain and players arguing on field.  

Has to be cultural IMV.  Have a reasonable year....relax & get happy....have a [censored] year.

Have a few good wins (not this year) .... relax & get happy... lose the next 3 games.  Win the next game against a bottom dweller with half its team injured...relax & get happy ...lose the next 5.

2018.....win 6 on the trot....relax & get happy (including taking eye off the ball ....eg; Max spying on Collingwood training sesh) .... lose the next 3 including the QB just after the Max spying sesh and against the lowly Saints by 2 points, which probably cost us a double chance and a shot at the big one.

 

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On 8/17/2019 at 9:01 AM, Dr. Gonzo said:

"It's getting better all the time"

Yesterday all my troubles seem so far away.

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