Jump to content

  • Podcast: Jason Taylor   

  • Podcast: Jason Taylor   


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 176
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I worked with David Rennick, as a representative of a corporate client using his firm's property, development and construction expertise, over a number of years in a past  life. Serious Dees supporter

he once tried out for man u?

Thought this is a good place to summarize the composition of our Board and some of their roles.

Posted Images


16 hours ago, deanox said:

 

This is almost exactly what I was saying above though.

External group isnt happy with the current board performance. Instead of a divisive, public board challenge, the groups talk it through, and move forward together. Collectively there is now an otherwise unknown view on the board, theoretically making it better and more diverse.

This risk is that its a token appointment, and the original board is just placating them, and gives them no real involvement or input.

If the external group spends 12-24 months on the board and either feels like nothing is improving, then it might run a full challenge. 

If the placating appointment is only given lip service and no real input but dont complain, the board will let then run their course, they obviously dont know what they are taking about. 

IMO another year like 2020 and the board should all stand down. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, old dee said:

IMO another year like 2019 and the board should all stand down. 

There we go. Fixed it.

Edited by A F
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, old dee said:

We have not had a member contestant vote in 15 years. Now remind me how that 15 years has played out! Oh that's right we made a brief finals  appearance in one year and rest we have been irrelevant to the competition.

The last board challenge was Jimmy's takeover. Not one to recommend given the outcome, but no-one could have predicted the main guy was to be struck with a fatal illness within a year of taking over.

As for B Green he does have some business background but that's not much relevance to being football director. Most clubs have someone with recent on-field experience to enlighten the Board on footy matters. Leoncelli was football director for a while. Not sure when he finished or who replaced him.

Link to post
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Would seem more useful than sitting on the Board. Time will tell, but at this stage i don’t see Brad as an executive  
 

But he is there so i do hope it works

 

See this is where you're showing you have no idea about what the Board does.  Except for an Executive Director the Board does not have executive roles.  If Green was working directly with the FD he would be closer to being an executive.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Pollyanna said:

See this is where you're showing you have no idea about what the Board does.  Except for an Executive Director the Board does not have executive roles.  If Green was working directly with the FD he would be closer to being an executive.

Then what is he doing sitting on the Board?

Any expertise he has is communicating directly with the Football Department 

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, old dee said:

You were happy with this year? What should have been a finals year was trashed.

No, I wasn't happy, but there is grey, you know, OD. I wouldn't be getting the entire board to step down because we finished 9th. That's knee-jerk ridiculousness. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Then what is he doing sitting on the Board?

Any expertise he has is communicating directly with the Football Department 

The Football Manager and the Coach will report periodically to the Board, he is Football Director is there to understand and interpret the message.  Modern football is very complex and it requires a deep understanding.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

39 minutes ago, Pollyanna said:

The Football Manager and the Coach will report periodically to the Board, he is Football Director is there to understand and interpret the message.  Modern football is very complex and it requires a deep understanding.

Yes i am well aware of this. 
i have dealt with large organisations to get things done quite often 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, raDeelaide said:

You'd think the President's position will be untenable if we fail to make finals and can't find a permanent home.

Promises made and promises not kept and all that.

Yep. Balls on the line. We need to get things done

Not just promise them

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, A F said:

No, I wasn't happy, but there is grey, you know, OD. I wouldn't be getting the entire board to step down because we finished 9th. That's knee-jerk ridiculousness. 

Old Dee spends all her time complaining, you won't be able to find 1 positive post ever from her, even you have positive things to say now and then.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yep. Balls on the line. We need to get things done

Not just promise them

You would be changing the president ever year, making finals is one thing, the Homebase is very complicated, where is the space that's close to the MCG, that won't get complaints   by residents in that area, will it have to be at the docklands somewhere?, Or  could the Bentleigh club torn down and an oval put their.

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

You would be changing the president ever year, making finals is one thing, the Homebase is very complicated, where is the space that's close to the MCG, that won't get complaints   by residents in that area, will it have to be at the docklands somewhere?, Or  could the Bentleigh club torn down and an oval put their.

No I wouldn’t be changing Presidents every year. 
 

Can you please learn to punctuate a sentence before telling me what i think. 

  • Haha 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, A F said:

No, I wasn't happy, but there is grey, you know, OD. I wouldn't be getting the entire board to step down because we finished 9th. That's knee-jerk ridiculousness. 

I said if they did the same next year.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, old dee said:

I said if they did the same next year.

And I'm saying if we finished second last again then sure, otherwise IMV you don't have your whole board stand down over something like that.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, A F said:

And I'm saying if we finished second last again then sure, otherwise IMV you don't have your whole board stand down over something like that.

That's why the dees never get anywhere because we accept mediocrity. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, old dee said:

That's why the dees never get anywhere because we accept mediocrity. 

So it's burn it down to the ground or accept mediocrity as the only two alternatives? Must be a pretty boring black and white world you live in, OD.

Link to post
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, A F said:

So it's burn it down to the ground or accept mediocrity as the only two alternatives? Must be a pretty boring black and white world you live in, OD.

 they write books about MFC mediocrity. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the idea of replacing an entire Board in one go is a terrible idea and entirely destabilising. 

That said, I think we could happily lose a few of them. With one exception, the Board is a bunch of same-age, same-gender old world types of overlapping, and in some cases, modest skills. It’s definitely not a new-world Board and I can’t imagine our Board meetings are particularly dynamic.

Personally I think it could use a modest shake-up. I’m not sure how I feel about Green’s appointment but just the fact that we’ll have someone <45yo is a win.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, deanox said:

They got $80mil+ worth of bonuses and people are worroed about $20k of watches?

Bringing her down for this is a political stunt. If it was really an issue, the obscene salaries and bonuses wouldn't occur in the first place.

Bur that being said, Eddie is part of those obscene dollars.

 

The most useless organization in Australia funded by tax payers is Aus Post. They make millions while I wait 9 weeks to get a parcel from QLD. Useless. 

  • Like 1
  • Angry 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Jaded said:

The most useless organization in Australia funded by tax payers is Aus Post. They make millions while I wait 9 weeks to get a parcel from QLD. Useless. 

Asolutely.

But I'd say don't hate the players, hate the game.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    A WALK IN THE PAST by Whispering Jack

    On Monday night, the Melbourne Football Club handed out four life memberships. Two of those awards went to men who are long gone. Charles ‘Chubby’ Forrester and James ‘Jas’ Byrne played for the club in the 1870s, even before the Victorian Football Association was formed. The other two are current skipper Max Gawn and swingman Tom McDonald, who almost left the club at the end of the pandemic-affected 2020 season. Some fans might have raised their eyebrows and wondered whether the emphasis on hist

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUNDS OF SILENCE by Whispering Jack

    This was my first game for points involving the Demons in more than a year and a half and the long march to Carrara turned out to be worthwhile. The game was won in a single withering quarter that was dominated by Melbourne on the back of an outstanding display from Karen Paxman. The four-time All Australian picked up 13 touches for the stanza to set up a five goal to nothing second term after a lacklustre start in which the cleaner, sharper Gold Coast notched up the first two goals of the game

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BRIDESMAIDS AGAIN by Whispering Jack

    Historians of the future will have little difficulty in finding words to define the year 2020. “Covid-19”, “pandemic” and “plague” come readily to mind. The Covid-19 pandemic dominated the year in every aspect of life and it certainly didn’t spare AFL football or the Melbourne Football Club. In the circumstances however, it didn’t treat it as badly as the Spanish Flu epidemic which raged a century earlier from February 1918, through 1919 and into 1920 when it finally petered out in April of

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TASMANIAN TIGER by Whispering Jack

    I first saw Ben Brown on a cold Tuesday night in May, 2013 playing for the Werribee Tigers against Queanbeyan in a televised Foxtel Cup game before a sparse crowd at Etihad Stadium. His teammate and former Demon Jordan Gysberts was the star of the side’s 85-point belting of the hapless ACT club but the then 20 year old, 200cm Brown was also a stand out.  Earlier that year, the athletic big man had left his native Tasmania in an effort to make the grade after being overlooked in three drafts

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: The Cure It could be coincidental but since the AFL Free Agency and Trade Period began, the State of Victoria has recorded eight consecutive days of no new active cases and no deaths from Covid19. It might be a little early to announce that a cure for this dreaded virus has been discovered but one thing can be said with some certainty after following the ins and outs of the free agency and trading process — mankind is still a long way off finding a cure for boredom. That stat

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    CHANGES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: A very strange year Things might have been somewhat hairy when the 1919 football season opened up in the wake of the ending of a world war and in the middle of a pandemic that took millions of lives but it’s difficult to imagine a more unusual football season than the one that ended a week or so ago. For starters, the footy is supposed to finish on that one day in September on the MCG in mild spring weather; not deep into October at the Gabba amid warnings of tropical storms and h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    DEMONLAND 2020 A TO Z by George on the Outer

    A- Alice Springs. Happy hunting ground.     B- Backline. Finally found the non-leaking version.   C- Cairns & Covid. How a season was ruined.    D- Demonland. Mental Health facility run by the inmates.   E- The grade you get when you don’t make F- F- Finals. What are they? G- Goals. Lack of them. Need a forward who can kick them….lots! H- Hub. Where players got to live with people you can’t stand. I- Injuries. Miracle cure provided by Dr. Burgess.  

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    WASH, RINSE, SPIN, REPEAT! by George On The Outer

    Although the Demons got over the line in their must win final round game against the hapless Bombers, they ensured it was Groundhog Day for their supporters who well remember what happened three years ago (although, this time they at least enjoyed the success of victory). Melbourne had its customary start dominating play and having plenty of chances in front of goal, only to find itself down on the scoreboard at the first change. Inaccurate kicking, particularly from set shots would have pu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE LUCK OF THE DRAW by Whispering Jack

    The long awaited clash between Melbourne and Essendon is almost upon us. Thirty-seven rounds of AFL football have passed by since the two clubs met on a balmy early April night last year in a game that produced a high scoring shootout at the MCG with the Bombers prevailing by 18 points. It was their only meeting for 2019 and happened at a time when the pandemic was something on the far distant horizon. Several months later when the 2019 season ended, the AFL issued the first of its fixtures

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THERE’S STILL A HEARTBEAT by George on the Outer

    When bottom side Adelaide scrapped together a win over the Giants last week, a tiny glimmer of hope opened up for the Demons’ finals chances. The patient was in intensive care but not quite finished — there was a faint pulse, a heart beating ever so slightly but was it enough when two more wins and other results were needed to fall their way? The first step was the resuscitation of a team that had lost its last two matches against sides then sitting fifteenth and sixteenth on the ladder. On

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 1

    THE FINAL HUMILIATION by The Oracle

    On Sunday, the Melbourne Football Club that won three consecutive games by in excess of 50 points last month returns to the Gabba, the scene of the last of those victories which was a 56 point drubbing of Collingwood. The Demons got off to a good start and won every quarter with a ruthless and powerful brand of football. They kicked 16 goals that day, their accuracy in front of goal a tribute to the skills the put on display throughout the afternoon and evening. In the four matches playe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    GIVEN THE OLD HEAVE HO’ by George on the Outer

    Fremantle gave Melbourne the old heave ho’ from playing finals in 2020, in conditions that the Demons yet again failed to handle.   With the whole season on the line and the need to win to stay in contention for finals, what the fans saw was much the same as they have been witnessing so many times before — a complete debacle and capitulation against a side that sat 15th on the ladder before the game.     Promises made after the loss to the 16th placed Sydney Swans were rendered h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports


×
×
  • Create New...