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31 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Thanks for the acknowledgment, rjay. We are baffled as to why the other clubs don’t get involved to the level we do. It’s so rewarding. The players are 

...what?

Getting back into the puzzle game, W? 😁

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Really great year for the women this year and last.

I know over the last six games they have been nothing but a pleasure to watch and barrack for, and you cannot help but ride every bump and celebrate every goal with such enthusiasm.

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4 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

...what?

Getting back into the puzzle game, W? 😁

😂 was typing when one of my chooks jumped from outta nowhere onto my lap, spilling coffee over the two of us. I didn’t realise I’d pressed submit.

The chook in question is Goldie, maybe she wanted to remind me to mention what a great player she is. 😂

She won’t do that again in a hurry since being bathed is not on the top of her things I like list. 

Anyways, as I was saying, the players are…

BLOODY AWESOME!!!!! 😁

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I know everyone hearts in the right place but…

AFLW coaching and admin is a career in-and-of-itself; no one needs to ‘progress’ to a men’s program if they don’t want that shift. 

AFLM is where Daisy is at the moment - unless she wants to shift back to AFLW there is no need for her to use that as a ‘stepping stone’ to progression in the men’s game.

 

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

😂 was typing when one of my chooks jumped from outta nowhere onto my lap, spilling coffee over the two of us. I didn’t realise I’d pressed submit.

The chook in question is Goldie, maybe she wanted to remind me to mention what a great player she is. 😂

She won’t do that again in a hurry since being bathed is not on the top of her things I like list. 

Anyways, as I was saying, the players are…

BLOODY AWESOME!!!!! 😁

I hear BBO is very good at “feeding the chooks”.

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2 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

😂 was typing when one of my chooks jumped from outta nowhere onto my lap, spilling coffee over the two of us. I didn’t realise I’d pressed submit.

The chook in question is Goldie, maybe she wanted to remind me to mention what a great player she is. 😂

She won’t do that again in a hurry since being bathed is not on the top of her things I like list. 

Anyways, as I was saying, the players are…

BLOODY AWESOME!!!!! 😁

That’s what I’m missing, a chook to blame my typos on!! 

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12 minutes ago, Redleg said:

I hear BBO is very good at “feeding the chooks”.

cheers for the mental image. 
 

 

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More good news for the club. 

Any journos perusing Demonland for a good news story, please note, winning the McClelland trophy for best men's and women's football program can be added to an impressive list of positives from the last 3 years, a period where we:

  • have won three flags 
  • are even money favorite to win our fourth flag in a few weeks
  • finished top 4 in the men's and women comp every season
  • made finals in every VFL season
  • (In spite of this success) go into the upcoming draft with a brilliant draft hand for any team, let alone a top 4 team 
  • have a united board 
  • a CEO (who had his critics when he came to the dees) doing a top job 
  • have stabilized financially
  • thankfully no longer have to rely on income from pokies 
  • got to 70k plus members (an all time record)
  • continued to strengthen the women's program
  • have been able to keep the women's team together (very much unlike other top teams)
  • are on the way to creating the best, most successful program in AFLW history
  • did a thorough review of our 2022 season and made changes as a result
  • resigned our men's and women's coach 
  • made a series of long term, contract extensions to key players
  • resigned Koz, a terrific message that our club is considered culturally safe by Aboriginal players (reinforced by McAdam nominating the dees) 
  • been leaders in the Aboriginal cultural space - for example the Indigenous jumpers and Narrm initiative that other clubs are now getting on board with (eg renaming their team for Indigenous round)  
  • not unrelated to the above two points, bedded down our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 
  • managed the departure of Jackson in a way that has given us a great draft hand
  • managed the  transition of Burgess to Griffith super well
  • managed the situation with Jonsey not getting a game in the GF super well
  • resigned Melk when we we could have easily said see ya
  • have done a great job connecting with past players and bringing them back into the fold 
  • had an assistant coach win one of the most coveted jobs in footy - the senior coach of the tigers

Yes, like every other club we have had our share of isolated incidents but by any measure that is a super impressive list of achievements, albeit missing one key thing - a home base. 

We are in better shape now then at any other point in the 45 plus years i have ardently followed the mighty dees. 

Go redlegs. 

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On 25/10/2023 at 21:20, Neil Crompton said:

The average AFL player gets paid over $400K. 

The average AFLW player gets paid $46K.

If we won the McLelland Trophy, the $500K player allocation, shared between our 75 men and women players would equate to $6.66K each. This equates to a 14% salary bonus for the ladies, and less than a 2% bonus for the men (hardly chump change for the majority).

It would therefore be a very nice gesture from the men (except perhaps for the rookies etc) if they donated their share to the ladies. This would equate to about $16k bonus for each lady, which would be significant not only in value but also in terms of how the Club values the ladies and their performance this year.

Agree would be a significant gesture and recognition of a great team the women have who could go back-to-back. A nice little bonus. 

20 hours ago, London Demon said:

No question about it. The Melbourne Football Club is the best, most successful club in Australia right now. The media questioning of the club’s  “culture “  is complete [censored]. 

You don’t have to be Einstein to work out there are indeed culture issues off field. Which is why they are rightly or wrongly questioning it.

17 minutes ago, binman said:

More good news for the club. 

Any journos perusing Demonland for a good news story, please note, winning the McClelland trophy for best men's and women's football program can be added to an impressive list of positives from the last 3 years, a period where we:

  • have won three flags 
  • are even money favorite to win our fourth flag in a few weeks
  • finished top 4 in the men's and women comp every season
  • made finals in every VFL season
  • (despite this success) go into the upcoming draft with a brilliant draft hand for any team, let alone a top 4 team 
  • have a united board 
  • a CEO (who had his critics when he came to the dees) doing a top job 
  • have stabilized financially
  • thankfully no longer have to rely on income from pokies 
  • got to 70k plus members (an all time record)
  • continued to strengthen the women's program
  • have been able to keep the women's team together (very much unlike other top teams)
  • are on the way to creating the best, most successful program in AFLW history
  • did a thorough review of our 2022 season and made changes as a result
  • resigned our men's and women's coach 
  • made a series of long term, contract extensions to key players
  • resigned Koz, a terrific message that out club is considered culturally safe by Aboriginal players (reinforced by McAdam nominating the dees) 
  • been leaders in the Aboriginal cultural space - for example the Indigenous jumpers and Narrm initiative that other clubs are now getting on board with (eg renaming their team for Indigenous round)  
  • not unrelated to the above two points, bedded down our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 
  • managed the departure of Jackson in a way that means we now have a great draft hand
  • managed the  transition of Burgess to Griffith super well
  • managed the situation with Jonsey not getting a game in the GF super well
  • resigned Melk when we we could have easily said see ya
  • have done a great job connecting with past players and bringing them back into the fold 
  • had an assistant coach win one of the most coveted jobs in footy - tiger's senior coach

Yes, like every other club we have had our share of isolated incidents but by any measure that is a super impressive list of achievements, albeit missing one key thing - a home base. 

We are in better shape now that than at any other point in the 45 plus years i have ardently followed the mighty dees. 

Go redlegs. 

 

Good list. 
Where is the club at with our home base? 
Training base at Casey. Occasionally train at Goschs. Offices in AAMI. Demon Shop at the G. How much work is being done here? And how much progress. 
A home base with everyone together would strengthen the club. #strongertogether

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20 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Go North.

win this and we have home finals guaranteed.

North are the epitome of a nearly team. can't beat Lions Crows or us.

they badly need a quality KPF to capitalise on their good work. Shierlaw not good enough. All the other pieces are in place. We were the nearly team a couple of years. Brought in Tayla and it made all the difference. 

 

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