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4 hours ago, jnrmac said:

We need a premiership Kate

I seriously doubt that is news to her jnr.

8 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I loved his comments after that particular debacle and I loved his scathing comments during his B & F speech re: missing finals.

Amen to that!

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Jesus Christ the reaction to that article from all the male posters is the epitome of why we need a bigger push for equality. 

Honestly, some of you blokes don’t get it. What questions do you think the first female pres of the oldest club is going to get? What answers to those questions should she give? Of course she gives a

I noticed during the Team song that Glen was there, wearing his Scarf, i do hope there is no bad blood. We don’t need it.  We need everyone together to get the elusive 13th

20 hours ago, CBDees said:

My dinner is still on the table at six. Where did my wife get it so wrong? 😳

yeah Mine is on the table at 6 coz I put it there

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Congratulations Kate I hope that you are successful in the role and that you have broad shoulders, if you are as good as or better than Glen I will be very happy. You certainly have the CD and experience now lead us to the promised land and our new permanent home, no pressure. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 hours ago, daisycutter said:

now i know politics is not your long suit 🙃

Correct. I'm just an old psych Nurse.

Any decent committee in the community could sort out the government.

From my experience politics is just a game like representing people in court is for solicitors.

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4 minutes ago, defuture15 said:

Correct. I'm just an old psych Nurse.

Any decent committee in the community could sort out the government.

From my experience politics is just a game like representing people in court is for solicitors.

ok, ok, you've convinced me.........next election i'll vote for pauline

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Hope I haven't missed it, but as a long time member and someone who loves the club, I'd like if Kate could do a media release. Letting us know who she is? What she stands for? And What she wants to achieve? Hopefully it's inline with us the 'members '

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On 4/12/2021 at 7:45 PM, rpfc said:

Honestly, some of you blokes don’t get it. What questions do you think the first female pres of the oldest club is going to get? What answers to those questions should she give? Of course she gives a shut about equality - we all should. A bloke would never get that question.

And how some on here react? “I hope she cares about winning!1!1!1”

And if you are trying to gauge you’re own reaction - look who you have a like from - that should be some insight into inanity.

Bang. Straight through the middle.

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4 hours ago, Rednblueriseing said:

Hope I haven't missed it, but as a long time member and someone who loves the club, I'd like if Kate could do a media release. Letting us know who she is? What she stands for? And What she wants to achieve? Hopefully it's inline with us the 'members '

Been told her first address is coming Saturday night firstly at the President function, then on Channel 7 and followed by an address on Melbournefc.com.au early next week

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1 hour ago, Dannyz said:

Been told her first address is coming Saturday night firstly at the President function, then on Channel 7 and followed by an address on Melbournefc.com.au early next week

Interesting. So the address will either be watched by all with incredible momentum behind us having beaten Richmond. Or the address will be a pep up after an agonising loss. 

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6 hours ago, A F said:

Interesting. So the address will either be watched by all with incredible momentum behind us having beaten Richmond. Or the address will be a pep up after an agonising loss. 

Agonising loss? 

To the Tigers...

After starting 5-0...

This is what I am talking about people!

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On 4/12/2021 at 7:45 PM, rpfc said:

Honestly, some of you blokes don’t get it. What questions do you think the first female pres of the oldest club is going to get? What answers to those questions should she give? Of course she gives a shut about equality - we all should. A bloke would never get that question.

And how some on here react? “I hope she cares about winning!1!1!1”

And if you are trying to gauge you’re own reaction - look who you have a like from - that should be some insight into inanity.

Her first communication to the members wasn’t about winning premierships and making this club sustainable for the next 50 years but about equality... 

I wouldn’t think that the ratio of woman on the board is in the top 10 concerns of the members. 
 

maybe she shouldn’t wait more than 2 weeks before communicating to the members about her platform.

if we were 0-5 the members wouldn’t tolerate her 2 weeks of absence 

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9 hours ago, Dannyz said:

Been told her first address is coming Saturday night firstly at the President function, then on Channel 7 and followed by an address on Melbournefc.com.au early next week

Perefct timing.

Big occasion, big audience for first impressions for everyone, home game.

She's smart

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4 hours ago, bandicoot said:

Her first communication to the members wasn’t about winning premierships and making this club sustainable for the next 50 years but about equality... 

I wouldn’t think that the ratio of woman on the board is in the top 10 concerns of the members. 
 

maybe she shouldn’t wait more than 2 weeks before communicating to the members about her platform.

if we were 0-5 the members wouldn’t tolerate her 2 weeks of absence 

Mate, I wrote that 10 days ago...

I ain’t her PR person it yeah, she might want to say something but I will note that there is nothing she can say that will satisfy everyone. 
 

Shrug.

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5 hours ago, bandicoot said:

Her first communication to the members wasn’t about winning premierships and making this club sustainable for the next 50 years but about equality... 

I wouldn’t think that the ratio of woman on the board is in the top 10 concerns of the members. 
 

maybe she shouldn’t wait more than 2 weeks before communicating to the members about her platform.

if we were 0-5 the members wouldn’t tolerate her 2 weeks of absence 

She is the new club president and hopefully she will deliver and ensue the club is successful. The last thing we need is a president distracted by gender politics. She should concentrate on the nuts and bolts of running a successful football club. I like to see her follow the Peggy O’Neil style.  I hope she doesn’t turn out to be our Joan Kirner. 

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5 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

She is the new club president and hopefully she will deliver and ensue the club is successful. The last thing we need is a president distracted by gender politics. She should concentrate on the nuts and bolts of running a successful football club. I hope she doesn’t turn out to be our Joan Kirner. 

The ‘last thing we need’ is a woman leader who realises she is a woman?

I assume that is what you mean by ‘Gender Politics’...

This club has been distracted by a lot worse things than Womens Issues for decades so we should know that that is a sideshow to distract from mismanagement, infighting, poor decisions, poor list management, poor recruitment and retention, et al.

So ease up on the pre-appraisal yeah, we wouldn’t want to call anyone a chauvinist... that would be just terrible.

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44 minutes ago, rpfc said:

Mate, I wrote that 10 days ago...

I ain’t her PR person it yeah, she might want to say something but I will note that there is nothing she can say that will satisfy everyone. 
 

Shrug.

If she said one thing we would all be satisfied. " Congrats to all at the MFC for winning the 2021 Premiership".

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1 hour ago, John Crow Batty said:

The last thing we need is a president distracted by gender politics.

Spoken like a man. 

Jesus H Christ.

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3 hours ago, John Crow Batty said:

The last thing we need is a president distracted by gender politics. She should concentrate on the nuts and bolts of running a successful football club. I like to see her follow the Peggy O’Neil style.

Lol - the same Peggy O'Neal in this #changeourgame video, calling for more women in footy?

 

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On 4/12/2021 at 12:23 PM, NeveroddoreveN said:

Don't like gender equality?  Women deserve the same opportunities as men, in fact they need to work even harder to gain the same respect.   Typical misogynist response to positive news.  

I will be glad when this becomes the norm in society, and the person whether male or female is best credentialed for the job.  Sexism is an ugly thing. See and hear way too much of it, especially in footy.   Rant over!

Good luck Kate!

As long as equality means equality of opportunity, and is not demanding equality of outcome, then  that is fine. 
Some of the hard left of the US Democrats seem to be confusing the two, demanding that  everyone is equal regardless of talent and of effort.  That leads down a very dangerous path. 
I hope that Kate is the best person for the job, and it sounds as if she probably is. If that is the case I don’t care if she is M F L G T B I or anything else but first and foremost MFC!

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45 minutes ago, monoccular said:

As long as equality means equality of opportunity, and is not demanding equality of outcome, then  that is fine. 

Unfortunately its neither.  They want women dominating every field and men to become extinct.

 Otherwise they'd be calling for 50% of midwives to be male, as an example.

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