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Experienced Football Administrator Marcus Wagner has been appointed Melbourne Football Club’s new General Manager, Football Operations and AFLW.

Wagner, who has spent the last 13 years at the Collingwood Football Club, began his career in performance analytics before progressing to head up the club’s football operations. Over his journey with Collingwood, he has been heavily involved in the development of the club’s high performance training facilities and its AFLW program.

Wagner will oversee the Football Operations for the AFL, AFLW, VFL and VFLW programs, filling the role previously served by Daniel McPherson, who announced his departure early in the month having accepted a position with North Melbourne. He will commence at the club in November.

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We now have three of the most important positions in the club filled by ex Collingwood operatives, Jason Taylor Gary Pert and now Marcus Wagner. 

Are we going to get Eddy to sit on the board.

 

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1 hour ago, Dante said:

We now have three of the most important positions in the club filled by ex Collingwood operatives, Jason Taylor Gary Pert and now Marcus Wagner. 

Are we going to get Eddy to sit on the board.

 

You could probably add Richo into that mix also. Importantly the ones above were part of a relatively successful era at the pies.

Obviously Pert has worked with them all and knows what he is getting - he hasn't got too much wrong since last seasons football review that saw us make key appointments in Yze, Mark Williams and others.

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Doubt he’ll be responsible for a lot of decision making early at his time at the club. Good to have someone experienced to do the day to day admin stuff whilst Richo is very involved with the coaches.

Hopefully he speaks up if we start to massively front load contracts or if a couple of injured players want to raid the mobile phone lock box!

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31 minutes ago, Dante said:

We now have three of the most important positions in the club filled by ex Collingwood operatives, Jason Taylor Gary Pert and now Marcus Wagner. 

Are we going to get Eddy to sit on the board.

 

That means we also have to take in Nathan Buckley. 

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Just now, DeeSpencer said:

Hopefully he speaks up if we start to massively front load contracts or if a couple of injured players want to raid the mobile phone lock box!

Ouch. Yes have to remember all the sins of the pies regime.  …  they also had issues with racist comments and players boasting about their footy betting account. 

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I am loving the way we are operating we lose one to Kangaroos and replace him with one from the Pies who has had 13 years experience developing the role at Collingwood. Must have ticked all the boxes with the board and footy department. Welcome aboard Marcus Wagner.❤️💙

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4 minutes ago, wonnabeeri said:

Let's hope he wasn't involved in list management at the pies!

Thats what I'm thinking, as long as we don't get the guy/girl that managed the player salaries and the TPP budget, he/she screwed that one up. 

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2 hours ago, Demons1858 said:

You could probably add Richo into that mix also. Importantly the ones above were part of a relatively successful era at the pies.

Choco played for the Pies too!

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8 hours ago, Demonland said:

Experienced Football Administrator Marcus Wagner has been appointed Melbourne Football Club’s new General Manager, Football Operations and AFLW.

Wagner, who has spent the last 13 years at the Collingwood Football Club, began his career in performance analytics before progressing to head up the club’s football operations. Over his journey with Collingwood, he has been heavily involved in the development of the club’s high performance training facilities and its AFLW program.

Wagner will oversee the Football Operations for the AFL, AFLW, VFL and VFLW programs, filling the role previously served by Daniel McPherson, who announced his departure early in the month having accepted a position with North Melbourne. He will commence at the club in November.

Great. i guess that means we will need to offload Clarrie, Dogga and Lever in 2 years time because we are paying to much for Tmac and BB.

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19 hours ago, John Crow Batty said:

That means we also have to take in Nathan Buckley. 

He can help collect the footies at training. Someone holds up a big bag, and bam, from anywhere Nathan drills it right in there. Will save a lot of time.

 

12 hours ago, He de mon said:

Great. i guess that means we will need to offload Clarrie, Dogga and Lever in 2 years time because we are paying to much for Tmac and BB.

Relax. Collingwood's stellar list management had the president's finger prints all over it. We will need someone to polish our trophies though. I think he's free weekdays, up to 5PM.

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