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I was basically supportive of the Board until I learned the lengths they went to to stop a fair election.  Their approach to others offering their candidacy was plainly hostile which is not the way it

Observations from last night: President acknowledged that he needs to join in a pre-season. I did not take from this that he is unwell as others have come to that conclusion, but by the looks

Yeh but they stole them. 

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This board (and CEO) have completely lost my confidence.

Time for an overhaul - whoever has it in them to organise a challenge, you have my vote. Couldn’t be worse than this rabble.

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8 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

So.. 

Nothing new on the old home base front huh.

Typical

No. Just lots of old on the new home base. 

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23 minutes ago, deevotee said:

This President dumped a new voice in the Peter Lawrence nomination.  You and all of us missed a chance Mach5.  

 

One voice is not enough, but suffice to say that Bartlett is on borrowed time.

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OK, it's late but this is what needs to be done:

About twenty of us take clip boards to the next few home games with a petition as members, calling for a spill of the Board at a meeting convened by members and an election process run by the Victorian Electoral Commission (they can do that). IF we do have 40,000 members (I seriously doubt that) we need 2000 signatures or 5% of the membership according to the CURRENT Constitution.   That's a doable 100 signatures each.  Over a couple of home games.

The issue of who stands is a next step (but my first suggestion is Brad) ....

sleep on this Demonland

It's serious.

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1 hour ago, Mach5 said:

This board (and CEO) have completely lost my confidence.

Time for an overhaul - whoever has it in them to organise a challenge, you have my vote. Couldn’t be worse than this rabble.

May as well make it a package deal and change the coach while you’re at it.

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So nothing of any interest at all? Nothing about any additional revenue streams to cover the lost pokies revenue? What we will do if there are caps on crowds this season and how that will impact the bottom line (particularly early in the year with the Anzac eve game)? Clearly no updates on the home base (what exactly did Bartlett say to flick responsibility to the State gov?)

I have to say Bartlett, Pert et al are starting to lose me too. Results matter and if they're not happening onfield then they need to at least be hitting their off field targets. How are we tracking to hit our goal of 75k members? What repercussions are there for the club failing to hit their goals at the first hurdle missing finals in 2020?

This is the type of thing people get annoyed at and why they feel as though the club treats members with contempt. The club doesn't engage it's members it just fobs them off with platitudes.

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Well, Glen old mate, you've only got a couple of years left to...

- Win an AFL flag
- Win an AFLW flag
- Find another 32,000 members
- Double the average home crowd attendance
- Start building the new home base

We missed finals in 2020, so you've already failed one of the key targets in your strategic plan.

Of course, there's also seemingly the Bartlett personal growth plan which has seen him get rid of any kind of opposing voices, make it harder to have any opposing voices, 'promote' himself to President, and get a fair bit of 'me time' (which was the talk of what would happen when PJ left).

If Goodwin ends up getting shown the door this year I don't think old mate will be far behind him.

"And we start again...."

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Just now, deevotee said:

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Ok, given he was given a seat at the board by the current Prez then it's unlikely for him to want to unseat him.

Apart from that if we think Bartlett is not the best speaker, he would definitely not be a step up.

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2 hours ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

I would be interested to know Bartlett's actual words when he appeared to put the new home back on the state government. There's nothing from him and Pert on the official website. Does anyone have the full quote? 

Another piece of waffle and obfuscation but approximately he said

Minister Pakula or the Premier will be the ones making the announcement as the Victorian government owns the land, and then the AFL will decide as it is not our land and then we will have a say.

Basically

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2 hours ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

I would be interested to know Bartlett's actual words when he appeared to put the new home back on the state government. There's nothing from him and Pert on the official website. Does anyone have the full quote? 

I don't remember exactly but he finished his often repeated words that we have heard numerous time with the next thing you will hear will be from the state government. The impression I got was the government  would be making an announcment. Which seemed strange. You would expect a dual press conference or dual annoucement. I guess nothing at the MFC follows the normal way of things.

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4 minutes ago, deevotee said:

Another piece of waffle and obfuscation but approximately he said

Minister Pakula or the Premier will be the ones making the announcement as the Victorian government owns the land, and then the AFL will decide as it is not our land and then we will have a say.

Basically

Covered it better than me deevotee.

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13 hours ago, deevotee said:

OK, it's late but this is what needs to be done:

About twenty of us take clip boards to the next few home games with a petition as members, calling for a spill of the Board at a meeting convened by members and an election process run by the Victorian Electoral Commission (they can do that). IF we do have 40,000 members (I seriously doubt that) we need 2000 signatures or 5% of the membership according to the CURRENT Constitution.   That's a doable 100 signatures each.  Over a couple of home games.

The issue of who stands is a next step (but my first suggestion is Brad) ....

sleep on this Demonland

It's serious.

That is a good way to F..K the season up pal. The last thing the players want to see is disunity.

Perhaps you were thinking of getting the same caliber of idiots who tried to get rid of the Richmond board and coach at the end of the 2016 season.

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Regarding the Clubs membership and on the topic of waffle, Pert through in two half sentences a couple of numbers related to MCC members nominating the MFC affiliation. I got the impression that a small donation is made to our club as a result. Does anyone know this detail.

Critically, he dropped the number of MCC members in this sentence of 12,000. I'll stop the waffle! The Financials say the Melbourne membership dropped from 50,000 to 40,000 over 2020 and Covid. I now believe our Club is counting MCC affiliates and our true membership is around 28,000.

Repeat, I believe the MFC membership is currently 28,000.  We are being treated like mushrooms.

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13 hours ago, deevotee said:

OK, it's late but this is what needs to be done:

About twenty of us take clip boards to the next few home games with a petition as members, calling for a spill of the Board at a meeting convened by members and an election process run by the Victorian Electoral Commission (they can do that). IF we do have 40,000 members (I seriously doubt that) we need 2000 signatures or 5% of the membership according to the CURRENT Constitution.   That's a doable 100 signatures each.  Over a couple of home games.

The issue of who stands is a next step (but my first suggestion is Brad) ....

sleep on this Demonland

It's serious.

 

1 minute ago, drysdale demon said:

That is a good way to F..K the season up pal. The last thing the players want to see is disunity.

Perhaps you were thinking of getting the same caliber of idiots who tried to get rid of the Richmond board and coach at the end of the 2016 season.

Yeah terrible idea.

Unless you have a committed group of board challengers, backed by the core community, don't do this.

Even if you do have that alternative ticket, go sit and talk to them across the table and force changes not blood spill.

This is a good way to get us to fold.

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15 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

My first impression was that he's been dragged through a hedge backwards. 

Love it Rab !

I couldn't stop thinking of the Flying Nun.

Whatever, not a good look for a Chairman.  Ooops  I mean SNAG El Presidenteee

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