vfa, No they didnt win today!
I think Port supporters might agree with me to cancel this bastard of a lopsided season and start consentrating on next year!
But they were playing the worst team in history weren't they??
Yes Billy most Port and many other supporters totally agree with you - put this years competition out of its misery and finish it now. Unfortunately they have been accused of having this logical opinion only because of their ladder position which is far from the truth - the competition should be cancelled for a number of reasons with ladder positions being irrelevant.
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A Message from PMFC President Michael Shulman & Football Director Adrian Bonaddio
Since 1874 the Port Melbourne Football Club has been a leader in the VFA/VFL competition and in our community. We have maintained an enviable commitment to success both on and off the field and a reputation for overcoming all challenges that confront us.
Our success has taken courage, sacrifice and at times difficult decisions, made in the best interests of the whole club.
As we approach the end of season 2021, we face a number of challenges. These include
COVID19, the new Men’s competition which is very competitive, ongoing success in the Women’s competition and a complex commercial landscape which currently includes ground redevelopment to enable us to remain an elite community club with “state of the art” facilities.
The Board of Directors have a responsibility to secure the future of our Club, regardless of the challenges facing it.
Given the above, we are developing a 5 year strategic plan to invigorate and renew our operation from top to bottom, and ensure we remain the benchmark performer in the current Men’s and Women’s competitions and an ongoing significant community association. A key component of this process is to ensure we have the right people in the right roles to implement this strategy.
The club has been completing a thorough review of its football operations, the outcome is that we shall be accepting applications for the position of VFL Men’s Head Coach for season 2022 and beyond.
Gary Ayres, our current Senior Men’s Coach has been informed of this review and is currently assessing future options. Gary’s succession has been discussed with him over a number of years. We acknowledge the extremely valuable contribution he has made to our Club over a long period of time and look forward to everyone supporting him and our Men’s team as he coaches the remainder of the season.
More details in relation to this Coaching position will be provided in due course. The Board is establishing a sub-committee that will be charged with the “Head Coach” selection process and overseeing the development of the 3-5 year football department strategy in conjunction with the Head Coach. The committee will be led by our CEO Paul Malcolm and include past players.
We shall provide further information as the process occurs. We look forward to a strong end to the 2021 Men’s season, and to finalising this important initiative in the coming 3-4 weeks.
Michael Shulman Adrian BonaddioPresident Football Director
Shouldn't ther tile of this forum read :-
"GARRRY Ayres SACKED BY PORT MELBOURNE !"
We might be from the bush. but we ain't green
Its unreal Digger,the blokes who pen this spin must have graduated from Goebbels ministry of propaganda .I see Sam Dwyer is the big tip to succeed Ayres,i imagine the Port boys would be happy with that??
Cgull you asked for thoughts on Dwyer, the good thing about Dwyer is that being a club man itll be well received, im all for VFA clubs appointing internal people wherever possible. Sam was seen regularly attending Port games when he played for Collingwood and has a love of the club that will work in his favor.
Other considerations are that some and im one of these people are fans of appointing experienced head coaches, is Sam ready to be thrown in the deep end to make the jump from midfield coach to head coach ? Time will tell. I like the appointment but probably would have prefered Greg Ryan, Harold Heathereton, John Baird or maybe even Toby Pinwall but im uncertain if they were interested.
I re read the club statement which stated that they will take applications - how did they get rid of Gary and in a mere week, advertise and appear to have chosen somebody - it seems like their was no application process.
Something else which doesnt sit well is the statement that they are designing a 5 year plan to make Port Melbourne a elite team in the competition. With the risk of sounding arrogant and being criticised ill say what happened with a one year plan, a 6 month plan - saying that it will take up to 5 years is not the Port Melbourne way. In years gone by if Port had a bad season the goal would be to be back up there the very next year and anybody having a goal other than this would be heavily criticised.
Mega,i reckon a lot depends on the make up of the comp next year,if we go vfa clubs only as jon anderson was touting then Dwyer could be an inspired choice,but if theres afl clubs still involved it might be asking a bit much of a rookie coach,interesting times ahead
Personally I think Sam Dwyer would be a very good choice. A country boy from Western Victoria & a true Port boy. Would be a lot cheaper too as $$$ are important at Port now.
As for the names mentioned Baird would also have the skills required Don't know much about Heathererton but Pinwill a lot of ???? on him.
Unsure Mega can wait five years to become a good side again.
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