Jump to content

  • Podcast: Grand Final 2021      

  • Podcast: Grand Final      

Demonland Podcast Featuring Gary Pert



Recommended Posts

Podcast Thumbnail Large.png

We will be speaking with Melbourne Football Club CEO Gary Pert in the next day or 2 in the lead up to Round 1.

I've pretty much put together the questions I want to ask but thought I would put it out there to the Demonland faithful in case I have missed anything.

Yes I will be asking about our search for a home base. ?

I will post links here to the interview once it is done.

  • Like 13
  • Thanks 3
  • Shocked 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


can you make sure you ask something about...something...can't remember what...

curious to know his thoughts on:

  • the implementing of a sub on the eve of round 1 and when clubs were given notice this was happening
  • whether staff retention issues been as a result of covid (football manager, media manager, and general manager - commercial all left within the space of 6 months, two to a rival club)
  • impact of diminished capacity crowds upon membership and expected game day revenues
  • recent fiascos regarding advertising for video intern (2020) and coterie club event in an all-male club (2021)

 

Edited by whatwhat say what
  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Holy [censored] [censored]! Nice one Andy. Big fan of the podcast.

  • Home base
    • How many realistic options do we have on the table
    • Is the corner of Gosch's paddock and size of ground going to realistically be big enough to be an option
    • How far down the path did we get with the Yarra Park option
    • How close are we to a announcing a site
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why do some members get New Balance 40% off offers and others don’t get the email. Why do some members get a thanks for hanging with us last year badge with their 2021 membership and others don’t.

I understand this club is probably understaffed but the two above examples just show ineptitude, inconsistency and a lack of regard for the members.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well done lads, now I know you try to tread carefully but come on, here is your chance...

• Home base - wtf is happening


• why was Josh Mahoney not given a fitting farewell? 

• Did you raise hell with Gil re the Cairns game debacle 

• What did toy see in Mark Williams and why did it take so long

•  now the pokies are gone are we going to be able to survive and how

 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, binman said:

Please ask about comms

The color stuff has improved (eg interviews with players, puff pieces) and have their place but but i'm more interested in the communication about football related stuff like:

  • reliable info about injury (eg accurate window of return date),
  • training updates (particulalry in the context of fans not being able to attend training), 
  • analysis of upcoming games and opponents (eg Carlton do a weekly bit on the game and the opponent )
  • accurate info about game times etc,
  • selection information
  • tactical stuff (where possible of course) 
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good get Andy.

Please ask when we will get our own permanent home base???????????????????????????

See if we can get a time line from Pert.

Its embarrassing we don't have one tbh considering we are the oldest club in the league.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, Demonland said:

Podcast Thumbnail Large.png

We will be speaking with Melbourne Football Club CEO Gary Pert in the next day or 2 in the lead up to Round 1.

I've pretty much put together the questions I want to ask but thought I would put it out there to the Demonland faithful in case I have missed anything.

Yes I will be asking about our search for a home base. ?

I will post links here to the interview once it is done.

 

I wouldn't bother asking that question. Use the time for a question you will get you an answer.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Well done lads, now I know you try to tread carefully but come on, here is your chance...

• Home base - wtf is happening


• why was Josh Mahoney not given a fitting farewell? 

• Did you raise hell with Gil re the Cairns game debacle 

• What did toy see in Mark Williams and why did it take so long

•  now the pokies are gone are we going to be able to survive and how

 

Throw in Peter Jackson, he was at the AGM after he left and never got mentioned.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, DemonOX said:

Good get Andy.

Please ask when we will get our own permanent home base???????????????????????????

See if we can get a time line from Pert.

Its embarrassing we don't have one tbh considering we are the oldest club in the league.

Exactly, he's obviously not gonna give specific details on the base but if he could at least give us a timeline of when to expect further info that would be appreciated. It's extending into years now, if nothing is announced this year people will lose trust in Pert and the board.

I'd like to see a couple of questions asked about membership - firstly, how many unique members have MFC had over the last 5 years. And secondly, other than trying to re-sign lapsed members what strategies does the club have in place to increase membership and get us to the 75k target the board have set themselves by 2023?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

I would definitely ask Gary Pert about our home base in the MCG precinct.

I am also curious to see if we could re-try the Jolimont station option? I understand the East Melbourne residents want to walk their dogs but you would think a nearby football oval and a community centre with health and fitness facilities close by would be to their benefit?

I would also ask if further arrangements are being made to try and get more support from the MCC? We basically helped make the MCG not just a cricket hub but a sporting hub. The MCC has grown very wealthy from VFL and AFL football and the MFC got thrown scraps. Why not help us become successful again? Both the MCC and the MFC would benefit from us becoming successful again. Plus, it would be nice to have a bit more support come our way and perhaps even get to train on the MCG more regularly again during winter?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for organising this. I thought Gary spoke more confidently about the on field side of things, than the off field side of things, whereas I would have thought the off field side should be more his department.

I get that there are limits to what he can say about the home base, but the response to the revenue question was concerning and unsatisfactory. It seems to be assumed that it is only at matter of time before we're a consistent finals side, which will see members and sponsors beating down the door, and the dollars rolling in. It's not that easy, and there needs to be a plan B and C. I would hate to see the proceeds of Leighoak (and ultimately the Bentleigh Club) absorbed by covering operating losses.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, FireInTheBennelly said:

I'd ask him if he's aware of the grubby history behind club sponsor Red Bull, but wouldn't do that on air.

What's the "grubby history behind Red Bull" ?

Link to comment
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.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    OUR GRAND OLD FLAG by George On The Outer

    When an AFL Grand Final approaches, supporters look for omens to help them foresee how their team will fare in the contest.   Melbourne supporters were, until just before Saturday’s opening bounce, the best in the business at looking for positives to give them hope and direction - a natural feeling after 57 years in the wilderness. So when the Bulldogs’ streamers kept slipping from the handle of the Premiership Cup as Glen Jackovich delivered it to Optus Stadium, they wondered whether it

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE ICING ON THE QUAKE by Whispering Jack

    It’s not Christmas yet but if the Melbourne wins its last game of the 2021 season, then many of its fans will be celebrating early. There already are some parts of our town where the pending festivity is preordained. Houses are decked out with red and blue banners and streamers, some of which appeared as early as last Saturday week, on the morning after the Demons’ magnificent 83-point crushing of Geelong in their preliminary final at Optus Stadium. While it’s great to see the numbers of lo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    CAT SKINNING by George On The Outer

    When they defeated the Geelong Cats in the 2021 AFL Preliminary Final on Friday night in Perth, Melbourne proved that there is more than one way to skin those cats.  They did it in the ruck and in the middle, they did it in the forward line, they did it in defence and around the ground, but importantly, each and every player a Demon guernsey spent his night at Optus Stadium skinning an opponent. Following the after-the-siren win against Geelong in Round 23, there was an expectation of

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE POINTY END by The Oracle

    The AFL’s two oldest clubs, Melbourne and Geelong, face off on Friday evening in a sudden death Preliminary Final. It’s a game that promises plenty in terms of fascination and intrigue as a result of the rivalry that’s been building between the teams over recent encounters that have been tight struggles which have gone to the wire with two of them decided by after-the-siren goals. The added touch of mystery attached to this week’s meeting comes by virtue of the fact that it’s going to take

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE VFL YEAR THAT NEVER WAS by KC from Casey

    The rising case numbers and the continuing lockdowns in Victoria and NSW spelled doom for the 2021 VFL season which went through a slow, painful demise before its recent official cancellation. After weeks of indecision, the AFL decided to pull the plug on the season with the 10-0 Bulldogs recognised as minor premier, but without a premiership cup and without awarding the J.J. Liston Medal for the best and fairest VFL player. It was somewhat fortuitous for the integrity of the competition t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TAMING THE LIONS by George On The Outer

    With nine finals debutants in the side, the Melbourne Football Club had a daunting assignment ahead of it in the First Qualifying Final — to overcome the competition’s highest scoring side, the Brisbane Lions. In the end, the Demons accomplished the task by putting the bite on their opponents on their way to taming the Lions and recording a 33 point win that propelled them into one the two Preliminary Finals of 2021.   It was one of those debutants, Luke Jackson, who put the bite in more

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    RETURN TO NEVERLAND by Whispering Jack

    The greatest Demon A HIGHWAY OF DEMONS by Whispering Jack CHAPTER SIXTEEN - RETURN TO NEVERLAND  I have a six year old grandson who recently took up the family tradition of following the Demons. He had his first taste of the game a few years ago when he went to the “G” with his parents to watch the 107-point massacre of Carlton and he went to another game in the following season which was also a W for the Dees. But his appetite for the club has grown exponentially this year and wh

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 13

    METAMORPHOSIS by Whispering Jack

    I’ve always believed that when the home and away matches come to an end, the football season takes on a completely different shape and character. During the regular season, each team’s goals progress as the weeks pass and if you’re good enough to survive and make the grade, the situation changes. The comparison can be made with the life cycle of a butterfly going through stages from egg to larva to caterpillar, cocoon and in the end to a bright and colourful creature that emerges from darkness i

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    STEALING THE CATS’ CREAM by George On The Outer

    They were leading by 44 points well into the third quarter of a game to decide the minor premier, having kicked nine unanswered goals. The Cats were about to lap up their bowl of cream, dreaming of next week but the Demons led by Max Gawn had other ideas. In a stunning finish, they stole the game from under them to claim the plaudits as best team and top of ladder position. In a remarkable game, it all came down to Max having to kick the winning goal after the final siren, something which s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SKIN THE CATS by Whispering Jack

    The task ahead for the Demons as they wend their way down the Princes Freeway to Geelong on Saturday night will be to skin the Cats. For them to come away with the points from this game would mark an historic occasion for the club as it will finish on top of the ladder for the first time since its last premiership year, 1964. And it was in that year, that a trip to Corio Bay to meet the reigning premiers in Round 12, was one of the catalysts for Melbourne’s surge to the flag. It was a top o

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    REACH FOR THE STARS by George on the Outer

    It was a game of great significance for the Melbourne Football Club. A win would see them keep top spot on the ladder with one round remaining. To achieve top place in the Round for Reach when we are all inspired to “Be Like Jim” and reach for the stars was a great way of honouring one of our heroes. All the better given that it was done by way of an emphatic 41 point win against Adelaide! It is worth remembering that, but for the umpiring mistake in the previous encounter with the Crows, t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TICKETS PLEASE by The Oracle

    A lot of water has passed under Princes Bridge in the five years since Melbourne last met Adelaide on the MCG. The Crows were riding high at the time while the Demons were mid-table and scrambling for a win to stay in the race for the finals. The 30,000 fans who had tickets to the game were thoroughly entertained by a close, high scoring affair that ended in tears for fans of the home team. Not even an eight-goal second term could help them.   Times have changed.    In the fi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!
×
×
  • Create New...