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I'm not a fan of Leaders resigning from the top job but wanting to stay around - think of Prime Ministers who sit on the backbenches; more often than not they stir up divisions or still want to rule-the-roost.  Sure they may still have something to offer but they had their turn and it rarely ends well.  Can't think of too many PM's, Premiers, Chairpersons, Presidents where they staying has been of benefit.

If he does step down I reckon it is best to step away entirely.  Give the new person a fresh run at it without having to watch their every step. 

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20 hours ago, dice said:

 

didn't see in article that she had any connection/support for AEC

seemed her main concern was the EWEP project itself and complaining that she (council) was being kept out of the loop

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Wyndham Council director Kate Roffey, who last year called on the state government to commit to the project, said the council had not “been involved in any discussions regarding the specifics of any arrangements”.

“As the East Werribee Employment Precinct (EWEP) is an identified National Employment Cluster, Wyndham City fully supports the appropriate development of the EWEP,” Ms Roffey said.

 

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6 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I'm not a fan of Leaders resigning from the top job but wanting to stay around - think of Prime Ministers who sit on the backbenches; more often than not they stir up divisions or still want to rule-the-roost.  Sure they may still have something to offer but they had their turn and it rarely ends well.  Can't think of too many PM's, Premiers, Chairpersons, Presidents where they staying has been of benefit.

If he does step down I reckon it is best to step away entirely.  Give the new person a fresh run at it without having to watch their every step. 

It is unusual. The incomer needs clear air to run the show how they see fit. Can'r do that with ex-presidents hanging around.

Reckon it is for transition purposes. If Bartlett doesn’t confirm today that he’s only staying for a 6-9 month period I’ll be asking questions.

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17 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Interesting article by two well credited journos. Pretty much confirming Bartlett had lost the some of the key board members in the past 12 months.

https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl/glen-bartlett-to-stand-down-as-melbourne-president-20210410-p57i5s.html?__twitter_impression=true

Sounds like this was a 'bloodless coup' which for mfc is a major achievement over past changes at the top, that have been very public brawls and destabilizing of the club on and off the field.

If he has been 'forced out' by the Board it is likely he won't stand again later this year which given my post above I fully hope he goes to avoid any bloodletting or destabilization, especially when we are on the cusp of a very good season, at last.

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10 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Interesting article by two well credited journos. Pretty much confirming Bartlett had lost the some of the key board members in the past 12 months.

https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl/glen-bartlett-to-stand-down-as-melbourne-president-20210410-p57i5s.html?__twitter_impression=true

Well having read that I am now concerned. So the current board anticipate a board challenge at the end of the year so they think getting rid of the President will stop that, Crazy. I look forward to more details coming out before I fully unload. 

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32 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Interesting article by two well credited journos. Pretty much confirming Bartlett had lost the some of the key board members in the past 12 months.

https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl/glen-bartlett-to-stand-down-as-melbourne-president-20210410-p57i5s.html?__twitter_impression=true

Per this article Goodwin was unhappy with Bartlett.

Not sure why Goodwin being unhappy with him should be a consideration at all. The head coach should have no input in any decision around the president whatsoever. I’m glad Bartlett gave the FD a spray after the putrid performance against the Power that night. He showed a lot of restraint if you ask me not calling out the rubbish performance of the team for the previous year and a half. He could have gone a lot earlier imv.

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55 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I'm personally excited about the Roffey appointment. Doing a bit of research on her I see she's got some pretty big connections and has done some really good ground work with other sports she's been involved.

Good Luck Kate.

Agree. I think this transition has been well handled and having the former chair still around is no bad thing. 

Her cv loks ok to me.

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16 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

Per this article Goodwin was unhappy with Bartlett.

Not sure why Goodwin being unhappy with him should be a consideration at all. The head coach should have no input in any decision around the president whatsoever. I’m glad Bartlett gave the FD a spray after the putrid performance against the Power that night. He showed a lot of restraint if you ask me not calling out the rubbish performance of the team for the previous year and a half. He could have gone a lot earlier imv.

I agree. If this all stems from Bartlett giving the Football dept a spray, then we have much deeper problems 

Glen as President was well within his rights that night. It was a disgusting performance that we cannot tolerate 

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3 hours ago, daisycutter said:

didn't see in article that she had any connection/support for AEC

seemed her main concern was the EWEP project itself and complaining that she (council) was being kept out of the loop

 

I wouldn't be surprised if Kate is connected to the Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas. Werribee is his electorate. Certainly a good person to align yourself with.

2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I agree. If this all stems from Bartlett giving the Football dept a spray, then we have much deeper problems 

Glen as President was well within his rights that night. It was a disgusting performance that we cannot tolerate 

I think the reason they mentioned Goodwin at all is simply a titbit and I certainly didn't read it to mean Goodwin had any factional say at all on the decision that lead to Bartlett stepping down.

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I attended the Presidents Lunch today at the game. Aaron Finch was attended the Lunch as well. Glenn advised he has been doing the role for over 8 years and it is time to pass the baton to someone else. I believe Glenn has done great job. Glenn advised he had been thinking for a long time to resign from his position as Melbourne Chairman/ President. Glenn was very upset the leak about him resigning had taken place before an important match. The timing of his decision concerns me with only 4 weeks into the season and we have not lost a game. Sam Weideman's player sponsor sat next to me today for the Lunch and the game as well. Sam will need to play another 2 games at Casey to build his match fitness. But otherwise very happy with the win. We have a great opportunity to win against Hawthorn next week coming from WA. 

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8 years and a supreme job. I personally like the way how Bartlett just operated in the shadows and went about his job. Over that time we didn’t hear a bad word about him. PJ and Bartlett in my eyes really set this club up. We were an absolute shambles before they got here. Now the torch has been passed on, hopefully Roffey’s appointment coincides with our potential new facility arrangement. Having her alongside Pert, if those two cannot get it over the line - no one else could. Sometimes the timing is right, and this appointment hopefully appears to be just good timing for all.

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Odd timing to step down when we look set to have a very good season, something I would think Bartlett would want to be part of promoting to fans and the AFL world in general.  It would be quite a feather in his cap to have a GF appearance or flag on his watch in the next few years.

Nonetheless, this is a chance for a fresh start.  Not just a new President but also revamped Board election processes.  I and others on here weren't happy with the most recent Board elections:

Changes I would like to see.

  • All candidates should be able to directly address and promote themselves to members.  Board candidates standing for re-election were known to members.  Peter Lawrence who wasn't known, wasn't allowed to do this so was at a disadvantage.   All we got about him were scant words from the President in the context of why the others were preferred (in his opinion).
  • I would favour a forum (real or virtual) or open emails where members can ask questions of candidates.
  • Vote counting should be by an external party eg Club's auditors.
  • Transparency of the voting by communicating the vote count for all candidates, to members - some other clubs do this.
  • And on a practical note, introduce on-line voting.

I would also like to see a fixed (continuous) term for President.  They can stand again for another term at a later date.

This is the ideal time to bring our Board procedures in line with current day expectations on accountability, communications and transparency.

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