Will NOT let this thread slip into obscurity. At least not until round one.
I was thinking about the whole club culture thing and I remembered something I wanted to share on here.
At the GF replay on December 5th after proceedings had wrapped up I got talking to a lovely couple. They told me how they emigrated from England about 20 years ago and at the insistence of friends they became Essendon supporters.
They were both decked out head to toe in Demons regalia. I asked them what made them change allegiance and they told me it was when their son started working at the Club. Turns out they’re the parents of Oliver Herd, MFC Footy Analyst. I asked them if he was happy working for the Club and they couldn’t have been more glowing in their praise. They said Oliver absolutely loves his job, and everyone he works with and it’s an awesome environment in which to work. His mum was so proud when she pointed to the coach’s box and said, “he gets to sit up there with the coaches!” She also told me the players are all really nice to him. He even sometimes hangs out with Tracc and Salo socially. He must like the Christian name Christian. See what I did there?😁