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[quote=billythekid]I dont think my opinion of the Mace influence at Frankston is wrong.

Have a look at the history of this club over the last 30+ years and you will see an ongoing theme - appoint a high profile AFL/VFL coach, recruit a few high priced mainly dud players and wow we have a priemership team = not on your nellie!

Every problem has a solution finding them and doing something is the trick.[/quote]

Bit of bad blood between you & Mace Billy.
Did he lock you up once. ?

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

Dolphin

[quote=digs][quote=billythekid]I dont think my opinion of the Mace influence at Frankston is wrong.

Have a look at the history of this club over the last 30+ years and you will see an ongoing theme - appoint a high profile AFL/VFL coach, recruit a few high priced mainly dud players and wow we have a priemership team = not on your nellie!

Every problem has a solution finding them and doing something is the trick.[/quote]

Nah, its more likely just crap from the outside.

The number of people I hear raise that type of issue, but who have never even met the bloke stuns me.

It may be nearing the time, but blaming him for ALL the issues is just stupid.

Bit of bad blood between you & Mace Billy.
Did he lock you up once. ?[/quote]

vfa
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I have spoken to Mace on a couple of times and he is passionate and does anything to help the dolphins. He is an icon at Frankston.
Hopefully they will improve in 2010. Listening to Shannon Grant watching the replay of Box Hill v Geelong he will coach next season and is very keen to build Frankston on field over the next couple of seasons. He realises that they do not have the resources to attract big name players but keen to keep the core from last year and get a few more of the local talent. 2/3 AFL players with experience would be of great help if they could attract them and keep the majority of players.

Robbo

Can we stop talking about Frankston our season has finished ok?

footyman

[quote=Robbo]Can we stop talking about Frankston our season has finished ok?[/quote]
Touchy!!!

paul

Billy, I don’t think you are anywhere near right with your comments about Bryan Mace.

For starters, Frankston is the only club that has been able to remain stand alone. While many other VFL clubs struggle to make ends meet even with an aligned partner chipping in substantial coin, the Dolphs still go it alone and give more opportunities to local players than any other VFL club – that is a remarkable achievement and no small testament to Macey’s work.

Yes, the club did used to buy in players in the hope of a premiership some years ago, and while Bryan should take a fair chunk of responsibility for that, he should also get a fair chunk of credit (along with Brett Lovett) for changing those ways and focusing on locals.

Are there things Bryan and the board could do better? No doubt, but that is true for any board of any organisation. Do they take a conservative approach? Yes. And while that is sometimes to the club’s detriment, it has also kept the operation a tight ship that has been able to survive in a very tough environment.

The biggest issue they and other VFL clubs face is that the competition itself has very little pulling power, both in terms of supporters and sponsors, when compared to the costs of playing in the comp. The ‘goalposts’ also change every year making it very hard to commit to a long term plan.

Regardless, many on the board at Frankston work their butts off doing unglamorous maintenance, fundraising etc that no one else would do, and that has to be done for the club to survive. I can assure you there aren’t people lining up to take their places!

Dolphin, the assumption you have made is incorrect. Give me a call if you like.

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