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  1. Can we get the Richmond doctor to scan it please? If he gives it the all clear, then I will start breathing again...
    24 points
  2. I emailed the club and they contacted me back today apologising, The club has offered the kids that missed out yesterday a place in a guard of honour as the team runs through the banner, they also want to arrange the kids favourite player to give them a call and also offered to send a kids fun pack. I thought that was pretty good of them.
    15 points
  3. i am pretty sure we will see Christian Salem recommit to the club this week.
    14 points
  4. The people that are calling this an overreaction clearly don't get it. There was a bloody good crowd, I was really happy for the club, they had finally managed to advertise and promote something to get people out to it. The images of the kids running with Howe were hilarious, and it was a great atmosphere. I suspected it was a footy department decision to push the training back, and I understand they are the ones out there under pressure, but the time being shifted is only one part of this massive blunder. - No membership tent: if they at least had a membership tents they could have signed pe
    14 points
  5. I received the following from the club to pass on to everyone: The Club wishes to apologise for the training time error on Monday 9 March. The Club was eager to create a Public Holiday training session for our members and supporters to enjoy. Communication staff believed training was to commence at 12noon as per the time listed in the Club’s training calendar. Staff however overlooked the fact that the start time in the training calendar allowed for an hour of pre training preparation. This was an error on our behalf and we unreservedly apologise for that and for the inconvenience caused t
    13 points
  6. Well, I'm happy with the club now... I called them asking if I was to purchase a Demons jumper from the online store, whether they would be able to get it signed by the players so that I could give it to my son for his 13th birthday and we could pick it up on match day; this was because we won't get down from Sydney in time to attend any training sessions. The girl I was speaking to (Ally) asked who his favourite player was, to which I had to answer Mitch Clark. After a polite chuckle she asked me who his favourite current MFC player is, to which I answered Col Garland followed closely by Nath
    9 points
  7. sounds like you haven't read the whole thread mm, nor the other thread specifically on this topic you say " a message that was posted on their website/twitter/app is perfectly acceptable" but it wasn't on the website or app, just on twitter. secondly the tweet was sent late and after many people had already left home. thirdly they were still late (by another half hour) after the revised time and fouthly no-one from the club presented at 12 to explain to those who were there. and then there were the other lost opportunities mentioned by other posters which seem to have escaped you at least 3 po
    8 points
  8. The club stuffed up, they know it and have apologized. Time to move on and thanks to Jenn Watts who is a terrific person and takes her role very seriously. She'd be genuinely upset.
    7 points
  9. If you can't see the issue here than I suggest you don't start your own business.
    7 points
  10. 7 points
  11. 1 injection is 1 too many... Doesn't matter if they had 1 or 1000, they are still guilty of a drug offence and liable to a 2 year suspension.
    6 points
  12. precious about getting something simple right ? If you advertise a time - stick to it - that's not precious - that's treating your members with respect.
    6 points
  13. I just got back from the training. I stayed until about 3pm and enjoyed myself but I have to admit it was a messy and clumsy PR exercise. Step 1. Heavily promote 35K members by round 1 Step 2. Promote and advertise open training session on a public holiday. Step 3. Change the time by an hour but provide information only to Twitter people with no information about the time change on the official website Step 4. Attract heaps of members and their kids (and there were a heap of kids) and leave them doing kick-to-kick for 1.5 hours. Many leave before players arrive. Very poor business and promotio
    6 points
  14. May this be the biggest f up we'll have to deal with this season. Seriously!
    5 points
  15. The irony in this post smells so bad you can almost see it. You take aim at the supporters who were annoyed with the day, who are in the vast majority here, and then back up your statement based on a chat with 1 person. Give me a break Saty. The club stuffed up and you know it.
    5 points
  16. It's not a small minority. Those complaining aren't a fringe group, they are a substantial number on here which likely means plenty more of those who went. You aren't the clubs spokesman and there's good reason for that. The club has rightfully and unconditionally apologised. They didn't need to add qualifying statements like you did about people 'getting the [censored] and leaving'.
    5 points
  17. Standing next to me was a lady and her three kids and because of the change of time they had to leave during the warm up as the lady was running late for something, the three boys were devastated they didn't get to see Jack Viney and Jack Watts, it's really dissapointing from a club that's trying to rebuild trust and respect, i would be surprised if she comes back to training again.
    5 points
  18. I'll have a shot old fart. How about you get your 11 and 8 year old up, run to the shops to buy them a sharpie texta each, rummage around til you can find 2 clean footys, last years scarves and the knowledge that I'm going to make their day by buying them a membership each; drive to the train station and discover that you need to buy 2 mykis plus fares for even the 8 year old; get there early coz the kids are pumped to see players in the flesh; put up with the unprofessional, amateur, disrespectful treatment by MFC of myself and my childrens' time then pull the pin because the 8 year old has
    5 points
  19. I thought we could keep the training thread to topic. If mods want to merge they can merge. If anyone wants to send this through to the club they can. The club has to improve in communication and treatment of members and supporters. I think they do a fantastic job in interviewing players and coaches pre and post game, but everything else is very substandard. The intraclub game staged at Casey at a non fan friendly time of 4pm and without any associated merchandise, membership, food or drink sales was very poor. Today was worse. I'm calling on Josh Mahoney as head of football operations to get
    4 points
  20. http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/melbourne-close-to-re-signing-tough-midfielder-angus-brayshaw/story-fndv8pdq-1227255504839 great news that a youngster wants to extend his contract and stay with us for a little longer.
    4 points
  21. I normally skim past your posts Saty but had to correct you on this. I understand you take this club criticism personally chap, but try not to speak on behalf of the club. You miss the point, so I'll type it slowly. The club would have made far more from the day than what it cost to get a permit and fund $1000 for a membership/merchandise tent. I would have easily covered about a quarter of that with a new kid's membership and merch sales. Judging by other parents spoken to, I was clearly not alone. My young one was disheartened, but if the desire is still there of course I'll buy a first memb
    4 points
  22. We were touted as taking McCartin because he was the best available not because we knew Jesse Hogan would have his foot stood on in Nab 1.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. TDI i understand what you are saying. You may well be right that by not having merch or membership sales they were trying to keep costs down. But i hope you are wrong because that is plain stupid. Such short term, black and white thinking has no place in a sophisticated business looking to grow its membership and become sustainable into the future. For heavens sake they have made a public goal of getting to 35, 000 members by round one. How much do you think the advertising costs are for this push? And they miss this opportunity to sell memberships because it might cost some overtime pay? Plea
    4 points
  25. if it was more than half an hour ago, he would have forgotten it
    4 points
  26. The club makes some silly mistakes. This is one, the failure to provide any services at the intraclub at Casey was another. A third was after the Giants game last year when a Player Sponsor function was held at AAMI after the game. It was a dreadful day at the footy and the weather was bitter. We headed over to the function which was in the café next to the footy department. Everyone was disappointed with the day and to make matters worse when we got there the door to the café was locked and a couple of MFC staff were sitting at one of the tables. We knocked on the door seeking some shelt
    4 points
  27. I agree Wrecker. Like you, I'm normally in what you describe as the 'over reaction crowd', and yesterday I thought I could see yet another training thread being derailed by what I thought at the time was an overreaction to a relatively minor irritation. Now, having read both threads more closely, I can understand the disappointment and even anger that this issue has generated. My opinion has been swayed by the strength of feeling shown on Demonland, including from quite a few posters whose views I strongly respect. Clearly there is an underlying issue here which our Club needs to remedy.
    4 points
  28. Make senses to me. If the club believes he is going to be good it is a much cheaper alternative locking him away for another two years now rather than waiting for 18 months of exposed form and then see his contract price increase significantly.
    4 points
  29. If I'm correct the BBQ was run by demon army which are some kind of cheer squad. So yeah it pretty much was a suburban footy club. So I wont judge them too much because they are out there trying their best for the club. They shouldn't run out of drinks, soft drink cans last forever and they should have more of these BBQ's, same goes for sauces, mustards, even onions which if left over could just go back between the members. Under catering on bread and snags and not having a second BBQ on the go either for more snags or even burgers etc is missed opportunity as well but understandable. Really I
    4 points
  30. Given that I went today and left disappointed just after 1pm with my young child, I'd have to say that your post is perhaps the stupidest thing I've read on Demonland. I've been a club member for nearly 20 years and my kid has just started taking an interest in footy. I'd hoped to sign up the young one as a member and maybe get a photo or two with the players. Unfortunately we will be away when the Luna Park family day is on. The praccy game at Casey the other week was too far for us to travel, and there was no membership tent there, so it proved to be moot, as it was today. MFC has missed ano
    4 points
  31. Why is my photo included in a discussion about sex and OD?....I never touched him your Honour
    3 points
  32. The last time you had sex Old Dee, just out of curiosity did you enjoy it?
    3 points
  33. To answer a couple of questions, both Watts and Fitzy are hoping to get a run this weekend As for Howe, as far as I can gather it wasn't a 'normal' hamstring injury, whatever that means, and they are being ultra cautious
    3 points
  34. While on the subject of the Sunnyboys, I got to know Peter Oxley reasonable well through his time as bassist in a band called Shy Imposters who also featured Richard Bergman on guitar; the Sunnyboys evolved from this band. They also did a superb version of Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit. The biggest shame about Peter Oxley was that he closed down his Newtown Pizza Restaurant.
    3 points
  35. I can't believe it still hasn't been explained what the actual delay was caused by in the first place Did they have a weights session (or something) beforehand that went crazy over the expected timeframe? What could cause the entire group of about 70 people inc staff to be delayed over an hour? What could possibly justify a decision to postpone when they KNOW there are thousands of people waiting for them? There may be a reasonable explanation but I'm staggered it has not even been offered to us The fact the club seems to be doing ZERO to address what is obviously a lot of supporter outrage is
    3 points
  36. Im hearing people say "not everyone has twitter" as if most people do and its only the oldies that don't? im in my mid thirties and I dont have a twitter account (as I dont care to know what xx celebrity had for breakfast). nearly all my mates are the same so using this as the main way to communicate anything to members is ridiculous
    3 points
  37. The no merchandising or membership sales thing is mistifyin. You've got a bunch of die hard supporters out there, itching to give the club money. What a pathetic missed opportunity.
    3 points
  38. Thanks for the 'voice of reason' nutbean. I made the post to which you refer because I could see yet another training thread being derailed by what I thought at the time, to be an overreaction to a relatively minor irritation. Now, having read this and the related thread more closely, I can understand the disappointment and even anger that this issue has generated. My opinion has been swayed by the strength of feeling shown on Demonland, including from quite a few posters whose views I strongly respect. Clearly there is an underlying issue here which our Club needs to remedy, and it won't
    3 points
  39. What does that tell you ? It tells me that something so simple has been botched up and angered people. How many times have we all heard how important membership is to clubs ? Ours is one of the clubs that desperately needs members - we finally have something to look forward with new recruits and a stable coaching and administrative team. Then the club angers members by stuffing up something relatively simple. I am not overreacting - I just get disappointed when the club gets the easy stuff so wrong.
    3 points
  40. Didn't see the 'good' part.. My bad, carry on..
    3 points
  41. Deefella, you're missing the point defending the MFC for not having staff by citing high public holiday wages. While I don't think this is a valid excuse, I'll entertain it. So it's going to be a public holiday and they decide they can't afford staffing or convince volunteers to give up their day off and attend training. For the same reason, they can't open the Demon store. Okay, fine. Here's an idea: maybe they shouldn't have made a big song and dance about said open training session, spending the week promoting it in newsletters and all MFC related media. Just treat it like any other nondesc
    3 points
  42. It wasn't great. The session itself was good but 90% of people there obviously didn't know of the 1pm start because the crowd was the same at 12pm than it was at 1pm. It's great that people volunteer their time but the sausage sizzle was a shambles. They needed to rush out to buy more sausages, and the people managing it were clueless. It was just sausages and bread: why not just pre-make them so people can grab and pay? The ladies looked at me like as if they wanted to take my intricately detailed order: yeah, I want 4 sausages, How'd you guess? On top of that, they ran out of cans of drinks,
    3 points
  43. It was only a stretch when he insinuated that's why Hawthorn are at the top. Delaying trainings doesn't stop premierships but it does show the gulf between the best and worst run clubs. On today's training, the delay of precedings wouldn't particularly phase me, but the sad part is the stories of kids leaving disappointed. There are excuses for the reasons behind delaying the event, but there are no excuses for not sending out an official or player to get around the youngsters who made the trip out early. If Hogan wasn't training today, send him out with a pen for 30 minutes with Petracca and
    3 points
  44. Don't worry I already have. The following email sent earlier today. To whom it may concern May I suggest that when you publish a start time of 12:00 for a open training session you stick to it.Today I sat and waited for nearly an hour and a half for the main training session to begin.Yes you updated the start time on twitter at 11:00am but I and I assume many others were already in transit by then. I watched supporters turn away and leave before the main session began, including many families with small children .This is not rocket science. It is time this organisation started to treat it’s s
    3 points
  45. I think it's perfectly reasonable to be P'D off by todays efforts. Waiting around for an hour and half for your team to turn up is just poor public relations. In a highly competitive market like the AFL it is imperative to look after your supporter base. Today the club dramatically failed to do this. On the training side of things I couldn't help be impressed with Toumpas. Didn't miss a target all day and looks quick. Salem may just be the best kick in the side alongside Watts. I was also super impressed with The Prince whose intensity during all the drills was outstanding. I thought Max King
    3 points
  46. probably not...youre really old after all !!
    3 points
  47. You really need to get your priorities sorted. This is our grand final.
    3 points
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