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Spewed up on Tom Scully in China and now soul captain... Its a big yes from me.

Max Gawn will make a great captain no doubt and will lead by example. However some of us are quick to kick Viney in the guts by saying that they never liked him as captain because of his demeanor. Vin

The world is a very different place and the expectations of 18-30 year olds is poles apart from what it used to be. There is a place for “watch me do this tough thing” leadership, like Viney has,

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44 minutes ago, Swooper1987 said:

Viney was not amongst the top vote getters in the players vote

This doesn't surprise me...

A bit of looking from the outside but also a little inside info.

Jack is a very focussed individual, he might lack a bit of empathy and understanding.

Wholistic leadership may not be a strong suit...

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26 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Time will tell.  May hasn't exactly covered himself in glory, but I'm more bullish about Lever's long term future with the club.

Yes. May needs to put the points on the board first, then he can shout every club member a beer. (about half his annual pay should cover it).

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Lets be honest, not surprising at all. Only reason why he was captain was the likes of McCartney and Goodwin who elevated him straight away. 

Now that the players have been given the opportunity to vote, this shows who they respect and look to as their leader. 

Never have rated Viney as a leader. I look at Lever, May and Gawn and they stand for everything you need in a leader. Commendable and respected. Viney is not that.

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8 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Lets be honest, not surprising at all. Only reason why he was captain was the likes of McCartney and Goodwin who elevated him straight away. 

Now that the players have been given the opportunity to vote, this shows who they respect and look to as their leader. 

Never have rated Viney as a leader. I look at Lever, May and Gawn and they stand for everything you need in a leader. Commendable and respected. Viney is not that.

I re read what you posted and suddenly realised what you had actually said. I originally posted that he still had time.

You wouldn't know if he was commendable or respected. However your comments and many others you have posted are definitely the antinomies of those qualities.

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1 Captain

1 Road to Travel

1 Goal to achieve 

This is the right call for the Club as a whole. Max is a Leader. He shows it

Jack can still play an absolute pivotal role

But Max is the one. 
his speeches at The B&F are always focused

Team mates will work with him

The number 11

Jimma will be proud

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If true really interested to see how Viney reacts and how much he applies himself 

I hope he finds the hunger for the man and contest he had 3 season ago. 

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8 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

You can automatically put Jack in the All Australian side, the bull will bounce back in a big way.

Good. Jack hasn’t been angry for quite sometime. 
when everything fell apart last year, Jack had no idea where to start. I don’t blame him for that, it isn’t his natural job

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14 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Lets be honest

OK

Typical Melbourne.

Viney too tough and hard to be capt of the club.

Never seen Viney shirk a contest; from Wojo to Stack.  Same can’t be said for Gawn round 1 2019.

Is this about a popularity contest within the club?  Is this about Viney setting the bar too high and being too honest?  Is this about the club trying to wipe the slate clean in relation to 2019?  Is this more about PR and media?  Is this our answer to the Grundy 7 year deal?

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13 hours ago, TGR said:

OK

Typical Melbourne.

Viney too tough and hard to be capt of the club.

Never seen Viney shirk a contest; from Wojo to Stack.  Same can’t be said for Gawn round 1 2019.

Is this about a popularity contest within the club?  Is this about Viney setting the bar too high and being too honest?  Is this about the club trying to wipe the slate clean in relation to 2019?  Is this more about PR and media?  Is this our answer to the Grundy 7 year deal?

You're just a caricature of yourself now. Whatever the club did you would have had a crack. If they had've stuck with Viney or gone co-captains it would've been "typical conservative Melbourne, too scared to take a chance on someone who has a bit of character, too scared to back themselves in and admit they made a mistake appointing Viney as captain, still stuck in the old Hollywood Boulevard days etc etc"

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13 hours ago, TGR said:

OK

Typical Melbourne.

Viney too tough and hard to be capt of the club.

Never seen Viney shirk a contest; from Wojo to Stack.  Same can’t be said for Gawn round 1 2019.

Is this about a popularity contest within the club?  Is this about Viney setting the bar too high and being too honest?  Is this about the club trying to wipe the slate clean in relation to 2019?  Is this more about PR and media?  Is this our answer to the Grundy 7 year deal?

Not sure if quality comedy or peak demon nuff

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13 hours ago, TGR said:

OK

Typical Melbourne.

Viney too tough and hard to be capt of the club.

Never seen Viney shirk a contest; from Wojo to Stack.  Same can’t be said for Gawn round 1 2019.

Is this about a popularity contest within the club?  Is this about Viney setting the bar too high and being too honest?  Is this about the club trying to wipe the slate clean in relation to 2019?  Is this more about PR and media?  Is this our answer to the Grundy 7 year deal?

He's one dimensional 'TGR'...a tough Captain like Selwood is renowned for his empathy with teammates.

I'm pretty sure Hodge would be similar.

Jack hasn't learned this, maybe he will, maybe he won't.

...he's also a very selfish player on the ground.

I can understand why he didn't get the player vote.

It was Goodwin's first mistake making the captains call on Viney.

I hope he doesn't repeat it by making him co captain.

Think how Mitchell was moved on for Hodge at Hawthorn and it didn't hurt them.

Let him learn...and be a better more team oriented player.

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2 hours ago, TGR said:

Never seen Viney shirk a contest; 

Watch the game vs Adelaide in Darwin from last year, think it was in last quarter, in front of me Jack (who I am a huge fan of, and was in shock after) failed to contest a mark that he could have stopped but would have been belted, he may be tough as nails, but he, like pretty much all players, has shirked.

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