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Scoop

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Dec 8, 2004
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Little bit of mail on the Demons co-captain thing.

The players voted Nathan Jones to be stand alone skipper by a massive majority vote. Unanimous.

Old mate Goody has parachuted Jack Viney in as co-captain much to the players dismay. They don't dislike Jack they just don't think he's ready fro the role yet.

And it's caused a lot discussion internally and an element of discontent.
 

Jonesracing82

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SCOOP said:
Little bit of mail on the Demons co-captain thing.

The players voted Nathan Jones to be stand alone skipper by a massive majority vote. Uniramous.

Old mate Goody has parachuted Jack Viney in as co-captain much to the players dismay. They don't dislike Jack they just don't think he's ready fro the role yet.

And it's caused a lot discussion internally and an element of discontent.
interesting news there. we have seen many times in the last decade that they were on the rise then fell away dismally (they were the next big thing in '11), could this contribute to it happening again?
 

Aegean Tiger

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Aug 27, 2008
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Interesting mail Scoop.

The departure of Roosy will certainly have caused a different set of dynamics in the club. We will soon find out whether for better or worse.
 

IanG

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Sep 27, 2004
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SCOOP said:
Little bit of mail on the Demons co-captain thing.

The players voted Nathan Jones to be stand alone skipper by a massive majority vote. Uniramous.

Old mate Goody has parachuted Jack Viney in as co-captain much to the players dismay. They don't dislike Jack they just don't think he's ready fro the role yet.

And it's caused a lot discussion internally and an element of discontent.
Good news.

I must admit I was surprised by the Viney appointment given Jones has done a great job and arguably should have eben made captain earlier. I wonder if Viney (father or son) agitated for it?
 

spook

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Jun 18, 2007
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Jack Viney, like a lot at Melbourne, is on very good terms with himself. I love it when these chest-puffers get ahead of themselves.
 

craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Why wouldnt they let Natahan Jones skipper the club on his own.

The heart and soul of the joint, a warrior by example and professional.

Viney could be handed the VC role.
 

WesternTiger

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Nov 7, 2004
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craig said:
Why wouldnt they let Natahan Jones skipper the club on his own.

The heart and soul of the joint, a warrior by example and professional.

Viney could be handed the VC role.
Just on the snippet I saw on the TV Jones didn't look impressed. Explains it now!
 

CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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WesternTiger said:
Just on the snippet I saw on the TV Jones didn't look impressed. Explains it now!
Yes, everything I've heard from people speaking on this indicate that Jones is far from happy about this development. Melbourne could even be better than Richmond at shooting themselves in the foot.
 

Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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Melbourne are great. With them around Richmond will never be the most dysfunctional team in the AFL.
 

TigerForce

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Apr 26, 2004
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spook said:
Jack Viney, like a lot at Melbourne, is on very good terms with himself. I love it when these chest-puffers get ahead of themselves.
True words spook. Egos are ballooning at that club and, believe it or not, Watts is one of them.
 

zgod

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Feb 25, 2008
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Haven't even made the finals and they are strutting about.Hope we destroy them. Hate them.
 

TigerForce

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zgod said:
Haven't even made the finals and they are strutting about.Hope we destroy them. Hate them.
Going by our recent bad performances against them, we are definitely due for a thrashing win.
 

TigerForce

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http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-02-01/watts-ready-to-back-up-in-2017

Watts: "We might get beaten some days – of course that’s going to happen in footy, it can’t always go your way but we know that the way we’re playing will stack up and we’re going to play really well.”

What would Goodwin think of that comment?
 

alexwern

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Aug 9, 2009
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I hate them too, but they gave us a belting even when they were rubbish, Jones have our captain a lesson in leadership that day also. It would be great if a few of our players played showed the same passion for our club that Viney and Jones show for dees.

It will really give me the sh!ts if they come along and win a final before we do after the rabble they have been.
 
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