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Everything posted by Mach5

  1. Geelong have a distinct political advantage and no nearby competition to provide facilities for the community.
  2. Snobbery like this is what holds us back. Our membership base and the club itself are littered with it, and it will continue us on the same path we’ve been on for decades. We simply won’t get any govt funding for any community based facilities in the city where we are; we have already lost that battle to Richmond and Collingwood et al. We can continue to try but we’ll continue to fail. And while we’re at it, those same clubs will continue to cross the invisible lines to usurp us in the unsexy (but richly fertile) areas, and grow their membership bases bigger and bigger again with re
  3. It has to be Casey. We have to embrace Casey or else we’ll wither an die. While we have a CEO that thinks Casey is lucky to have us rather than the other way around, we’ll struggle to make anything stick.
  4. The board and Pert have been played like a harp by the state govt for years on end. We need some actually smart business operators who can negotiate this crucial need and deliver. Not a smug clown like Pert who is incapable of operating a computer.
  5. Very top heavy OBS with a lot of “managers.” Plenty of chiefs, not many indians. I wonder who was responsible for these things in the past and why the hell has it taken until now to introduce these roles if they are so vital? I’d love to see some actual results for once. Or some resources employed with a modicum of strategic thinking, rather than this shuffling of deckchairs rubbish.
  6. One voice is not enough, but suffice to say that Bartlett is on borrowed time.
  7. This board (and CEO) have completely lost my confidence. Time for an overhaul - whoever has it in them to organise a challenge, you have my vote. Couldn’t be worse than this rabble.
  8. I think I nominated Rosman as being a strong candidate for being utilised in this way in the Rosman thread, likewise Isaac Smith at Geelong. Salem might not have aimed to do this much in the past, but I could see this becoming a clear instruction for him going forward.
  9. Interesting. I’d be interested to know what they’d like us to offer them beyond the status quo, but in all honesty I have for a while found it bewildering that they give us any money at all, considering the MCC now has such a large contingent of non-MFC supporters.
  10. Id think we knew that run and carry was something we needed to top up on, and it was a case of us liking Bowery, Holmes, Rosman and others that fit that profile, but were eventually happy to get Bowey & Rosman. Laurie is no slouch either.
  11. I must have watched a different video.
  12. Is it? I’d also think that even if they play in the same position, they will being drastically different attributes to the table.
  13. Where is this panic you speak of? I only saw Goodwin and Richardson calmly asking further last-minute questions to ensure we were making the correct selection in Rosman. They were fair questions to ask, as Carrol was probably higher on our rankings in terms of pure ability, but we had already covered off the positions he’d be in contention for with our earlier selections. You can’t draft purely based on talent, otherwise you’d end up with a playing list of 35 inside mids; you also can’t draft based purely on needs; it has to be a balancing act between the 2 and that is what led to the la
  14. Goodwin and Richardson understandably looked like they were clueless about the prospects, due to very few of them having played footy in 2020 for them to watch and assess. They were wholly reliant on the opinions of the recruiters, who were going out of their way to reassure the uncertain coaches that the selections would fulfil our needs and wants.
  15. It’s such typical effing nonsensical rambling by Cornes. He’s worried that we’ll underperform because Brown is injured, and that we’ll use the reason we’ll underperform as an excuse for why we underperform. His brain cavity is filled with belly button lint. Should stick to firefighting.
  16. Rosman would appear to be a strong candidate in our attempts to exploit the adjustments to the man-on-the-mark rules. Many teams are looking to have the man with the ball feeding to a teammate running past and exploiting the opponent not being able to move laterally to mitigate this. Something Geelong are working on heavily with Isaac Smith. Rosman’s current skill levels will likely be the determining factor in choosing him for this role (if we elect to use this tactic).
  17. Supposedly and sadly. Horrible swing and a miss by Bartlett. Due diligence clearly not done.
  18. They’ve had stability for years and achieved squat.
  19. At times the club has thought we were close to a solution, only for it to all fall in a heap. The fact that zero progress has been made on what should be our highest off-field priority (save for ruling possibilities out) in the last 5 years is an indictment on the current board. Change is needed, and the only thing that should have held us back is a lack of quality alternative options. Lawrence appears worthy of a chance and we need more.
  20. I know little of David Rennick, but I’d imagine someone with similar experience may be critical to our chances of finally securing a training facility. And if does not come to fruition soon, heads should roll.
  21. I’d be inclined to say that his credentials are far more important than what games he attends.
  22. Clubs have pared back the staffing resources and media depts were heavily utilised during the hub, earning well-deserved holidays. We may need to recalibrate our expectations.
  23. No idea about Lawrence, but some new faces and minds are sorely needed.
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