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I recall Pert mentioning it a few months ago but I can't find it on mfc website nor seen a member email about it.  Apparently it is on tomorrow night.  Anyone have any details?

...maybe it is in a secret place and they don't want fans to attend :blink:.  Ok I'm being silly. 

But some recent advice or timely reminder would be helpful for personal schedules.

 

Edit:  Just located the most likely place on mfc website:  Events (which in intself is not easy to find) https://www.melbournefc.com.au/melbourne-experiences/events but nothing listed.

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Thanks to @trac5665who referred to club letter of Sept 12.  https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2019-09-12/a-letter-to-our-members

It would still be worth while the club sending members a reminder or putting it on the website.  Many would be like me who were busy at the time and missed reading it or have simply forgotten.

 

The details of this year's Post-Season Member Forum are:

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019
Time: 6:00pm arrival and registration, for a 6:30pm start
Location: MCC Members Dining Room, Level 2, Gate 2, MCG.
Entry: Your valid 2019 or 2020 Melbourne Football Club membership card is required for entry.

 

My Monday morning gripes aside, it would be good to hear back from folks who attend. 

Or anyone who has suggestions for questions to put them in this thread for attendees to consider.

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6 minutes ago, Demonland said:

According to the following thread it’s supposed to be tomorrow night. 

 

They sure don't make it easy for members to attend!

According to that members need to 'Register their Attendance' and the form in the post below is the electronic form on which to register.

7 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I wonder what happens if members turn up without registering.

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What are the chances some muppet gets up and harangues the officials about last year. This is my only concern about spending the time to attend.

If we get a reasonable update directly from Goodwin , Pert and Bartlett and they don't talk in platitudes when answering questions it might be worth attending.

Some intelligent questions would go a long way as well. Things that have been queried here recently would be good. Eg; What's going on with the Coaching Panel and the appointment of a Forwards coach.

For myself, I would like to know if we have approached the MCC about access to the ground for Pre-Season training even if we only get it once or twice.

 

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An update on our own club/training facilites would be appreciated.  Its a long time since the Jolimont Station proposal was canned. 

Aside from our on field performance our own facilities is a critical part of our future. 

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7 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

An update on our own club/training facilites would be appreciated.  Its a long time since the Jolimont Station proposal was canned. 

Aside from our on field performance our own facilities is a critical part of our future. 

Agree that a question needs to be raised at the members forum about this.

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32 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Agree that a question needs to be raised at the members forum about this.

There can be no alternative, actually. It is well overdue to obtain our own club and training facilities - of a suitable standard, too - and it is a disgrace that the oldest football club in the world - in any code - has been left out to dry and crumble at Gosch's Paddock. 

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I wonder what happens if members turn up without registering.

I couldn’t see there being any issues, and if there is I’d just throw in the “I filled in the electronic form and hit send, bloody computers hey?” 

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1 hour ago, dworship said:

What are the chances some muppet gets up and harangues the officials about last year.

I don't know about haranguing but the question must surely be asked and answered, not avoided or brushed over.

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41 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

There can be no alternative, actually. It is well overdue to obtain our own club and training facilities - of a suitable standard, too - and it is a disgrace that the oldest football club in the world - in any code - has been left out to dry and crumble at Gosch's Paddock. 

Agree mania, but i think a fair % of the blame lies with the club also.

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2 hours ago, dworship said:

What are the chances some muppet gets up and harangues the officials about last year. This is my only concern about spending the time to attend.

 

 

 

Does an answer bother you?

I would be more concerned if nothing, or very little was said. Injuries aside, there were other issues and as a long time Member I would like to know what they were. We fell so far down (2 wins and 3 very lucky ones) for the entire season...

Let everyone know, so there is understanding 

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Unlike me who didn't read the email and forgot the event some 760 members didn't and have registered to attend.  Some may not turn up but it is a pretty decent level of interest - hopefully it won't be a vent-fest and there is time for info on plans going forward.

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If any Demonlanders are attending it would be great to hear a detailed report of the proceedings.

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7 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

An update on our own club/training facilites would be appreciated.  Its a long time since the Jolimont Station proposal was canned. 

Aside from our on field performance our own facilities is a critical part of our future. 

I have a couple of questions as to the timing of MFC events.

For the best part of the last decade the AGM has been around the end of November / early December but this year it is in February.

This forum has it would appear taken its place on the calendar of MFC events.

Why is the AGM off till Feb? For as long as I can remember we have not had a forum, why are we getting one this year.

Are both connected to an announcement of a new home?

Is there something happening that necessitates the AGM being held over for three months?

Should be an interesting night tomorrow.

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21 minutes ago, Demonland said:

If any Demonlanders are attending it would be great to hear a detailed report of the proceedings.

I am going but I am not the greatest of reporters, if there is no one else going I will give it a go for whatever my reporting ability is worth.

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9 minutes ago, old dee said:

I am going but I am not the greatest of reporters, if there is no one else going I will give it a go for whatever my reporting ability is worth.

take some spare batteries and videotape it all on your phone, od

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4 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

take some spare batteries and videotape it all on your phone, od

That is a quantum leap dc!

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4 hours ago, old dee said:

For as long as I can remember we have not had a forum, why are we getting one this year.
 

I recall it being said that we were throwing a members forum to explain what went so wrong this year. And so they should.

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4 hours ago, old dee said:

I have a couple of questions as to the timing of MFC events.

For the best part of the last decade the AGM has been around the end of November / early December but this year it is in February.

This forum has it would appear taken its place on the calendar of MFC events.

Why is the AGM off till Feb? For as long as I can remember we have not had a forum, why are we getting one this year.

Are both connected to an announcement of a new home?

Is there something happening that necessitates the AGM being held over for three months?

Should be an interesting night tomorrow.

AGM's were actually in February every year up until perhaps 4-5 years ago, when they changed them to December. I wasn't even aware they changed it back.

My understanding what that this member forum was designed to enable members to seek some sort of explanation for the 2019 disaster and raise questions in response to it, rather than act as a forum that always takes place at the AGM. I just presumed the club strategically placed it in mid/late November knowing most people were out of AFL mode by then, and have lost the heat of anger over the pathetic season, and somehow have a level of optimism back again, negating likely negative questions. . 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I couldn’t see there being any issues, and if there is I’d just throw in the “I filled in the electronic form and hit send, bloody computers hey?” 

Well, now you've blown it, mate.

They're bound to read Demonland very carefully and will now be on the look out for a Galifianakis look-a-like, who uses a [censored] excuse. 

Anyone else who can actually attend and who lives in the state of Victoria, could you please let us know how tomorrow night goes, as I can't make it? Thank you, kindly.

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10 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Does an answer bother you?

I would be more concerned if nothing, or very little was said. Injuries aside, there were other issues and as a long time Member I would like to know what they were. We fell so far down (2 wins and 3 very lucky ones) for the entire season...

Let everyone know, so there is understanding 

No, it doesn't bother me because it's history. I am interested in what actions have been taken to address the issues.

There is plenty of evidence to show the Club taking action to rectify things. Taking note of what has been changed, what I've read leads me to conclude that the Club has been very active.

I can see that it bothers you and I don't know how much attention you've been paying but listen to the Burgess interview and follow up with the Lystics AFL podcast and then look at what has been done and you will see the correlation. If someone wants to go along to the forum and bleat about the past season and they haven't done their due diligence , then I will continue to think of them as a Muppet.

 

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6 hours ago, Demonland said:

If any Demonlanders are attending it would be great to hear a detailed report of the proceedings.

I'll be there and will report but not before Wednesday.

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