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Great news and no leadership group. I think the latest To Hell And Back has shown us that everyone must step up and lead, when it is their time to go.

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Great call, now let's all unite behind the big man 

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I'm glad Jack is still vice-captain, and it sounds like the club handled the situation well in that they kept Jack in the loop the whole way and didn't just surprise him with it.

I think Max is the right man for the job and he could very well lead us back into the finals this year.

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This is fantastic news. No unnecessary, confusing shared captaincy gig, and the right man is now in the role. Jack can focus on being a bull, Gawny inspires the troops.

Now let's get to winning that flag.

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Wow, a sole Captain and no leadership group.
 SWYL is most impressed

Back to the old days, Leadership groups are always hollow to me. 
Everyone on the field has a job to do, just do it and support your teammates. 

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Fantastic news and looks like the process with Jack has been handled in the right manner.

Well done Maxy and well done MFC.

Old school is the best school.

-Captain

-Vice Capt.

That's all you need, everyone else are leaders on the ground.

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The ex public school boy and pizza delivery guy leading the MFC. 

I think this is actually a good thing culturally to be able to shrug some of the blue blood, private school elitism that the clubs stereotypical image is built around.

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So if we win the whole thing this year, will it be the highest the premiership cup has ever been lifted?

Is Max the AFL's tallest ever captain?

Congratulations Max. I think you will do a great job.

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6 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Wow, a sole Captain and no leadership group.
 SWYL is most impressed

Back to the old days, Leadership groups are always hollow to me. 
Everyone on the field has a job to do, just do it and support your teammates. 

Agreed.  If the young guys and new commers to the club can't work out that you take a lead from the senior guys with the track record and right attitude, then they have rocks in their heads.  Informal leadership groups still exist outside of the captain, VC and coach.

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OMG what a wonderful couple of days we have had.  Bring on the season and build the membership.

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1 minute ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Agreed.  If the young guys and new commers to the club can't work out that you take a lead from the senior guys with the track record and right attitude, then they have rocks in their heads.  Informal leadership groups still exist outside of the captain, VC and coach.

Leadership Groups just dilute the whole structure, so people don’t get offended

Like playing kids footy with no scoring allowed

Max is the Boss

Deal with it

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12 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I'm glad Jack is still vice-captain, and it sounds like the club handled the situation well in that they kept Jack in the loop the whole way and didn't just surprise him with it.

I think Max is the right man for the job and he could very well lead us back into the finals this year.

Another quality off-season call by the club.

Having seen the Ep 3 of the series to hell and Back, they'll all lead at times during the course of a game IMO.

 

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Really happy with this.

The no leadership group thing is probably inconsequential other than the statement Mahony made about it - that it's up to the whole group to inspire leadership, not to an appointed few. If that's the messaging that's actually being put to the players, and To Hell and Back suggests it is, then I'm all in favour.

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10 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

The ex public school boy and pizza delivery guy leading the MFC. 

I think this is actually a good thing culturally to be able to shrug some of the blue blood, private school elitism that the clubs stereotypical image is built around.

I don't think Jones really met that stereotype. 

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Brilliant news and good decision to select Max!

No formal leadership group is a big tick too. It puts ownership on all the players to lead, and allows natural leaders to grow without fear of overstepping.

Viney as vice-captain is good too. Sounds the club handled it well internally and recognise he is still valuable to lead by example with his toughness and intensity.

Look forward to more Gawny interviews!

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Love this. Two officially appointed leaders and let other natural leaders show the way.

You can see the reverence the players have for Max. In every sense he is the right person to lead the club on and off the field.

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7 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Leadership Groups just dilute the whole structure, so people don’t get offended

Like playing kids footy with no scoring allowed

Max is the Boss

Deal with it

K'noath!

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17 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Leadership Groups just dilute the whole structure, so people don’t get offended

Like playing kids footy with no scoring allowed

Max is the Boss

Deal with it

Agree fully. Abolishing leadership groups and getting rid of co-captaincy strengthens the role of the sole captain. Clear lines of leadership are maintained.

Of course, when there hasn't been an obvious candidate capable of showing leadership, perhaps co-captaincy and leadership groups are needed then. But my opinion has always been that if the club can do so, it should have a single captain and a single vice-captain.

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9 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

The ex public school boy and pizza delivery guy leading the MFC. 

I think this is actually a good thing culturally to be able to shrug some of the blue blood, private school elitism that the clubs stereotypical image is built around.

Good idea staying away from anything public schools at the moment.

Monumental name with an inbuilt rally call name. Magic to be there within the First Game clamor .....MAXEE, MAXEE,MAXEE.....

Way surpasses Carltons and Geelongs....

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14 minutes ago, Left Foot Snap said:

So if we win the whole thing this year, will it be the highest the premiership cup has ever been lifted?

Is Max the AFL's tallest ever captain?

Congratulations Max. I think you will do a great job.

Possibly equal tallest with Jarrod Witts who is also listed as 208 cm.

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