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I'm really happy with the appointment. It shows that the process was adhered to and that the club took the best coach without giving in to popular pressure.

It does give me faith in the club administration.

Good luck Dean.

I'm really interested to hear his thoughts on the club.

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Unbelievable decision. We had a real chance to snag one of the greatest coaches of all time who would not only raise the profile of this great club but also bring in sponsporship dollars and increased membership and we blew it!

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THE BALD BADGER WILL DOMINATE!!!!

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Unbelievable decision. We had a real chance to snag one of the greatest coaches of all time who would not only raise the profile of this great club but also bring in sponsporship dollars and increased membership and we blew it!

Just as Malcolm Blight and Dennis Pagan achieved greatness at St.Kilda and Carlton respectively.

Visionary appointment imho.

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well..

have to admit Im a little disappointed that Sheeds didnt get the nod.

but thats old hat even now I suppose.. So welcome to the MFC Dean

Take no prrisoners, give no inch please.. kick this team into shape and nudge it along the road to success :)

Treat the players with the respect and condemnation as you see fit.

and its over to you Mr Bailey !!!

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ok...for the next obvious question

what sort of team ought we expect from him ? what are his known preferences in style ( given the port history etc ) who might we expect to see on the chopping block and whom might he like out of the draft ?

anyone

Ferris ??

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He is no longer working at the Power. That is why it got leaked. Port Adelaide decided well he can't be involved in our finals now and have dropped him for remainder of theseason, knowing this would get out Melbourne released the statement.

Go Bailey the Bald Badger!!!

Does that mean he can coach Sat.? (not that well need one)

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I'm really happy with the appointment. It shows that the process was adhered to and that the club took the best coach without giving in to popular pressure.

It does give me faith in the club administration.

Agreed.

Welcome to the MFC Dean. Hope we have a long and prosporous relationship

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Agreed.

Welcome to the MFC Dean. Hope we have a long and prosporous relationship

An apalling footballer, but seemingly a v.good coach and a good, though risky, choice. Quite a funny man, too, so his press conferences could be interesting.

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its irellevent now.. the die is cast..

Im quite prepared to wish Bailey well.. ffs ...why wouldnt we ?? lol

Looking forward to his new look team ..and good luck in the silly season called trade & draft :)

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An apalling footballer, but seemingly a v.good coach and a good, though risky, choice. Quite a funny man, too, so his press conferences could be interesting.

To put it into persepective for the young 'uns, its like Simon Godfrey or Ryan Ferguson getting a senior coaching gig 15 years down the track, no offence to those two guys but thats about where Bailey was in Essendons pecking order back then in terms of skill and leadership...

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Gotta be pumped about this. Can't wait to find out whats he is gonna do with the club.

Draft, Trade, de-list. It's all up in the air now!!

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Has there also been any announcement of Chris Connolly taking over the football operations job, as has been rumored. I know a lot of people on here didn't like the prospect of Cuddles coaching Melbourne but he did a fantastic job of promoting Freo over in the west and has helped build the club into a great financial position.

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Very happy!

the reason i would have liked sheedy as coach is purely bc of the sponsership and members he could attract to our club. however this is not a reason to get a coach. if we had not made the 8 next season, sheedy would have been seen as a failure and members/sponsors would have dropped off.

The way to win sponsorship deals and memberships is to be successful on field. therefore, the coach chosen should be the one who can lead us to most success on field.

Dean Bailey has an unquestionably impressive coaching resume. he has coached his own club, and been defensive/midfield coach at PortAdelaide during an extremely successful period.

He is Mark Williams (arguably in the best 3 coaches in the AFL) right hand man.

He has seen Port Adelaide completely rebuild their list since 2004 (almost half their list has changed) and within 3 years they are premiership contenders and 2nd on the ladder (having jsut beaten geelong)!!!

Exciting times ahead. unlike sheedy, we can expect bailey to seriously cull our list at years end, which is must needed.

we can only hope Bailey has a similar effect to MFC than clarkeson has had to hawks. we could follow a similar path

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Oh and also,

if people arent sure about Bailey they should take this into consideration...

Bailey beat out Sheedy, Connoley, McKenna, Bond, Riley, Hardwick and numerous other extremely highly rated coaching prospects.

if he got thru that extensive process involving numerous tests and still came out on top people can be sure he is deserving.

he must be bloody impressive to beat out all those guys. That alone gives me faith he will be good

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http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Default.aspx...mp;newsId=50198

Looks way too much like Peter Rhode for my liking :unsure:

Thats an ugly, tough looking mug.

I hope he can make us a tough team.

Lets for once live up to our name.

Lets for once be DEMONS!!!

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Very happy!

the reason i would have liked sheedy as coach is purely bc of the sponsership and members he could attract to our club. however this is not a reason to get a coach. if we had not made the 8 next season, sheedy would have been seen as a failure and members/sponsors would have dropped off.

The way to win sponsorship deals and memberships is to be successful on field. therefore, the coach chosen should be the one who can lead us to most success on field.

Dean Bailey has an unquestionably impressive coaching resume. he has coached his own club, and been defensive/midfield coach at PortAdelaide during an extremely successful period.

He is Mark Williams (arguably in the best 3 coaches in the AFL) right hand man.

He has seen Port Adelaide completely rebuild their list since 2004 (almost half their list has changed) and within 3 years they are premiership contenders and 2nd on the ladder (having jsut beaten geelong)!!!

Exciting times ahead. unlike sheedy, we can expect bailey to seriously cull our list at years end, which is must needed.

we can only hope Bailey has a similar effect to MFC than clarkeson has had to hawks. we could follow a similar path

Beautifully said!!!!!

Welcome to the MFC Dean Bailey!

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Oh and also,

if people arent sure about Bailey they should take this into consideration...

Bailey beat out Sheedy, Connoley, McKenna, Bond, Riley, Hardwick and numerous other extremely highly rated coaching prospects.

if he got thru that extensive process involving numerous tests and still came out on top people can be sure he is deserving.

he must be bloody impressive to beat out all those guys. That alone gives me faith he will be good

While agree almost completely with your posts there, I can't help but think that it was the Melbourne board that picked him over those candidates, and Melbourne board members havnt always been known for their wonderful business/football moves.

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He looks like a recently-retired Irish Bouncer. Lets hope he gets his shalalee out and starts belting a few blokes, who've gotten just a touch too comfortable, with it.

Absolutely rapt with this appointment and genuinely excited.

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While agree almost completely with your posts there, I can't help but think that it was the Melbourne board that picked him over those candidates, and Melbourne board members havnt always been known for their wonderful business/football moves.

the board would simply have ratified the decision of the selection committee.

the selection process has been extensive and impressive imo.

(btw if nething i would assume the board would prefer sheedy bc he would improve off-field success over the preseason...bailey is more of a risk and thsi suggests that it was the committee and not the board who chose him. if Bailey was able to be the best coach throughout that process, being more impressive than all those great other prospects, he must be unbelievable)

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