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Tried out for Manchester United as a kid and also represented Tasmania in Junior cricket in case you didn’t hear the commentary every single time he lined up for goal.

I don't. I want the best people. Couldn't care less where they're from.

Bartlett has apparently asked Green to join the board as Football Director. Demons want Green on board  


This might be unpopular but having followed Brad on Twitter I don’t observe a smart analytical mind at work. 

Apart from the time he put Saty in his place. 
 

Then again, the Hawks seemed to do just fine with Kennett in charge. 

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1 minute ago, DeeSpencer said:

This might be unpopular but having followed Brad on Twitter I don’t observe a smart analytical mind at work. 

Apart from the time he put Saty in his place. 
 

Then again, the Hawks seemed to do just fine with Kennett in charge. 

We've got a lot of smart analytical minds on the board already though don't we? Nice to have a former player and captain in there for some more footy perspective.

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

This might be unpopular but having followed Brad on Twitter I don’t observe a smart analytical mind at work. 

Apart from the time he put Saty in his place. 
 

Then again, the Hawks seemed to do just fine with Kennett in charge. 

Have seen a bulk of his twitter work to understand the concern, however I wouldnt exactly say it correlates towards being inept when it comes to footy related business. Having someone like Green invested in the club is a big win imo.

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I do go by the principal that the most qualified person should get the job.

I think back to when Jackson was president with Roos as Head Coach and basically director of football. We had a good balance of a good business mind who got us into a good position before leaving and footy man who knew what he was doing. To me despite some of the big words from Pert and Barlett, they don't know football like Roos did. Hopefully, Brad Green can with his experience of the game and his small time in a coaching box fill that void.

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I think that this decision reflects a lot of Demonland opinion that we want to see more Melbourne people Involved in the running of our club. Come on Greeny get on board, you are a great choice.!!!!!

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8 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

We've got a lot of smart analytical minds on the board already though don't we? Nice to have a former player and captain in there for some more footy perspective.

A captain for one year with a disaster of a team.

His assistant coaching career could be the best endorsement but he was under Malthouse and Brad Scott. 

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Have been asking for a Football Director on the Board for over two years.  Last time we had one was Greg Healy.

The club finally acknowledging a lack of football experience on the Board.

Great appointment in concept and Green in the role.

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

A captain for one year with a disaster of a team.

His assistant coaching career could be the best endorsement but he was under Malthouse and Brad Scott. 

I just reckon when you look at our board, having a 250 game, former captain (also captained Int. rule FWIW), Bluey winner, Barassi Award winner in there is pretty handy given we're a footy club.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/club/board

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Mixed feelings but I'm leaning towards favorable based on character.

He's always struck me as a relatively humble person, which is probably the most important trait of a football director, given how loose the mandate is and how easily it can become a 'let me tell you' role in every part of football operations. (See Glenn Archer)

Of course, I'm not on Twitter so I could be missing some serious potatoes.

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Getting Green and Yze back might be the beginning of Jnr Mc loving us again - maybe loving us enough to present the medal named in his honour at the BnF each year.

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Yze back now Greeny back we are looking good off field now we just have to get some on field coups.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Not sure how I feel about this to be honest..

Agree.  Just because someone played football doesn't make them qualified, even on a football club board. 

Have a look at other clubs  As an example, West coast have none and others that do are because the individual brings more than football experience e.g. Andrew Leoncelli in the past. 

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I'm all for having an ex player with a bit of football nous as part of our 'brains trust'.  Is Greeny that person?  I'm more than happy for Bartlett to make that call. 

I love the idea of having the right 'heart and soul ' Melbourne people around the place in an official capacity.  Hopefully it's a stepping stone to building a stronger identity and a tighter culture.

I also love the idea that we seem to be leaving 'no stone un-turned'.

Go Dees!

 

 

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1 hour ago, DeeZone said:

I think that this decision reflects a lot of Demonland opinion that we want to see more Melbourne people Involved in the running of our club. Come on Greeny get on board, you are a great choice.!!!!!

I don't.

I want the best people.

Couldn't care less where they're from.

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

I just reckon when you look at our board, having a 250 game, former captain (also captained Int. rule FWIW), Bluey winner, Barassi Award winner in there is pretty handy given we're a footy club.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/club/board

Certainly good to have some footy knowledge on the board and Greeny is a good bloke. 
 

It’s just a really tough time to be joining the board, not a lot of upside involved Id imagine. We almost have to make it clear that Green won’t have the weight of coaching and footy department decisions on his plate. Let him learn rather than take the heat for big decisions. 
 

I love the Giants getting Jimmy Bartel. Dunstall would be the dream but he’d never do it. In terms of former Demons I’d love to get Al Nicholson. 
 

Maybe Green’s the right guy for the job. It was so nice to see the past players energized in 2018, hopefully we can build on that 

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15 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Agree.  Just because someone played football doesn't make them qualified, even on a football club board. 

Have a look at other clubs  As an example, West coast have none and others that do are because the individual brings more than football experience e.g. Andrew Leoncelli in the past. 

Port brought in a bunch of former players this season and sky rocketed with a numpty of a coach.

Truth is you can either way, but i don't think the brain's trust we have are better than what West Coast have as an example. If, after an internal review, the people that make the business decisions feel as if there is no football experience on the board then that's their call.

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