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Really good insight into the person that is our club president. What an amazing leader. Kate speaks very well: no bulls**t, just clear and direct.

We are blessed with some fine people doing the important work in the background setting us up for continued success.

https://omny.fm/shows/afl-daily/afl-daily-20-12-21

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34 minutes ago, Wrecker46 said:

Every time I hear Kate Roffey speak I love her more.

I've heard reliably she wasn't even concerned in the 3rd when we down because she thought we had the best team, the best coach and the best captain.

I'm backing she will get us the best facilities.

She admitted in an earleir interview that after Bailey Fritsch's goal in the 3rd roved off the back of the pack, putting us 1 goal down, she leaned across the Gary Lyon who was siiitng close to her and said "... Gary, wev'e got this..."

Was super confident at the time.

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Kate Roffe has bought another layer to our great club, very impressed with her personal and business life, so down to earth and has such a great understanding of what it takes to be successful. Her understanding of Belief and how it needs to flow top down and bottom up once you have the right mix of all the key ingredients to succeed. What a champion person Kate Roffe is.💕❤️💙

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Jeez guys lets keep this in perspective.  A cardboard cut out would have made a successful Prez this year. Kate is very lucky with her timing.

She sounds like an intelligent, reasonable person & I hope she goes down as one of our best ever but up to now everything has been easy. Lets give it a few years before we judge.

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41 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

Jeez guys lets keep this in perspective.  A cardboard cut out would have made a successful Prez this year. Kate is very lucky with her timing.

She sounds like an intelligent, reasonable person & I hope she goes down as one of our best ever but up to now everything has been easy. Lets give it a few years before we judge.

Agree. The hard yards were already done. She’ll have plenty of time to earn respect and get credit where it is due. She appears to be the right person to help land us new training facilities- which would really set the club up for a long time. 

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1 hour ago, Cranky Franky said:

Jeez guys lets keep this in perspective.  A cardboard cut out would have made a successful Prez this year. Kate is very lucky with her timing.

She sounds like an intelligent, reasonable person & I hope she goes down as one of our best ever but up to now everything has been easy. Lets give it a few years before we judge.

Sorry CF but I was admiring Kate for her past achievements as well as her 8 years on the Board and how she understands what it takes to be successful.

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13 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

Sorry CF but I was admiring Kate for her past achievements as well as her 8 years on the Board and how she understands what it takes to be successful.

No need to apologise to anyone, esp CF, DeeZone. Your'e spot on IMO.

8 years on the Board means she was involved in all key issues of the re-build, Roos, Pert, Marketing, Goodwin extension, stability and cohesion, financil position after selling gaming venue ....etc.

What on earth was easy in 2021?

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2 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

Jeez guys lets keep this in perspective.  A cardboard cut out would have made a successful Prez this year. Kate is very lucky with her timing.

She sounds like an intelligent, reasonable person & I hope she goes down as one of our best ever but up to now everything has been easy. Lets give it a few years before we judge.

She has been on the board for 8 years already, but of course that means nothing….

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2 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

Jeez guys lets keep this in perspective.  A cardboard cut out would have made a successful Prez this year. Kate is very lucky with her timing.

She sounds like an intelligent, reasonable person & I hope she goes down as one of our best ever but up to now everything has been easy. Lets give it a few years before we judge.

The previous president wanted to oust Goodwin from my reliable sources and it was a non-starter from the board and particularly Roffey. 

Not many cardboard cutouts can do that.

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26 minutes ago, rpfc said:

The previous president wanted to oust Goodwin from my reliable sources and it was a non-starter from the board and particularly Roffey. 

Not many cardboard cutouts can do that.

Well that would have depended on how Goodwin went in 2021. It was the make or break year for him. He had been coach for 4 year with 1 successful year & 3 failed years.  Failure in 2021 & obviously the knives would have been out.

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36 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

She has been on the board for 8 years already, but of course that means nothing….

Just trying to keep things in perspective. The Board under Bartlett including Kate R was pretty good but some of the fawning has been over the top. Maybe its understandable in a Flag year.

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2 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

Jeez guys lets keep this in perspective.  A cardboard cut out would have made a successful Prez this year. Kate is very lucky with her timing.

She sounds like an intelligent, reasonable person & I hope she goes down as one of our best ever but up to now everything has been easy. Lets give it a few years before we judge.

Absolute ignorance. A cardboard cut out could have captained us on Grand Final day as well. It was a collective effort from the President down

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48 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

Just trying to keep things in perspective. The Board under Bartlett including Kate R was pretty good but some of the fawning has been over the top. Maybe its understandable in a Flag year.

Why do you need to keep things in perspective?

Kate is The President, Glen stepped down. She has been on the Board for 8 years, she is not exactly new to her surroundings 

 

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13 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

Jeez guys lets keep this in perspective.  A cardboard cut out would have made a successful Prez this year. Kate is very lucky with her timing.

Couldn't disagree more with this.

It was early 2021 when Kate stepped into the role, in the difficult circumstances of Glen Bartlett's surprise departure.  At that time the pressure was on the MFC big time as we didn't have any runs on the board.  My view is that in being able to handle that transition in the almost seamless way that it appeared to the outside world and provide that off feild stability over the season was an important factor (obviously not that only factor) in our sucess this season. 

Contrast that somooth leadership handover with the chaos at clubs like Collingwood, Hawthorn and Carlton this season and the correlation to on feild performance as well.

It's long been understood that on feild sucess also requires strong and compedent off feild management/leadership.  My observations as a realitive outsider is that we have finally got the offeild stuff right.  Sure Kate can't take all the credit, but it looks to me that she's a pretty important ingredient. 

As much as I never overly warmed to him, I personally acknowledge and give credit to a job well done by Glen Bartlett.  Glen was rarely in the headlines and his background as a West Coast man, never particularly inspired me, but during his tenure, there was realitive stability, some good off field decision making and appointments and the gracious way which Glen appeared to step down was a testament to that.  Quite conversely, one of the things I really like about Kate as a president is the way she wears her passion for the club on her sleave and the more public approach she takes putting the MFC on the map, but not in the OTT totally one eyed way of an Eddie.

I think she could just have the right approach for the era we are beginning.

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6 hours ago, Demons1858 said:

Kate speaks well for the most part and nice to hear her finally acknowledge Bartlett. Just wish she would stop squeezing in mentions of her own achievements when she speaks.

I have a feeling she keeps talking about the billion dollar project she oversaw around the tennis precinct because she can't tell us what is going to happen at our home base under confidentiality restraints. But she is just letting us know she will get the job done.

I'm backing her in.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Wrecker46 said:

I have a feeling she keeps talking about the billion dollar project she oversaw around the tennis precinct because she can't tell us what is going to happen at our home base under confidentiality restraints. But she is just letting us know she will get the job done.

I'm backing her in.

 

 

To support this, Gary Pert made an interesting statement in this article a couple of weeks ago where he touched on the Gosch's paddock upgrade and new facilities - seems there is a design already drawn up:

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2021/12/06/melbourne-to-announce-big-profit-in-2022-ceo-provides-update-on-new-training/

“We’ve been training for many, many years basically on a junior football oval, now for us to be on an MCG size oval by the time we start the season next year, that’s our first step.

“By the time we get to that point hopefully we’re a lot further down the track with the State Government and the AFL on our broader facility.

“I’ve seen the designs, it looks magnificent and that’s progressing and it’ll be worth the wait in the end.”

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3 hours ago, Wrecker46 said:

Once Kate Roffey has finished the overseeing of our new home base I would love her to mentor Daisy. 

Wouldn't surprise me if she already was. But I have no inside info on that.

 

You are confident that one will happen this Decade Wrecker? 

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13 hours ago, Wrecker46 said:

I have a feeling she keeps talking about the billion dollar project she oversaw around the tennis precinct because she can't tell us what is going to happen at our home base under confidentiality restraints. But she is just letting us know she will get the job done.

I'm backing her in.

 

 

Very generous ... could also be that the reason she has no update is because there is no update or progress ... which is the more likely scenario ... having said that l have faith they are doing as much as they can and the govt have many priorities

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