Ron Barassi, Jim Stynes and the MCG
I had the great experience of watching a game recently with two great Melbourne people, both of whom have had a profound influence on my life. Has our game produced any greater stories than Ron Barassi and Jim Stynes? I wrote the following in the weeks after I started back as CEO of Melbourne in late 2008. Whilst clearly progress has been made since I penned this, and this season reinforced the...
Loving the Deus. Pure.
The Emblem of the Team We Love →
The inspiration for the emblem came from a trip to FCBarcelona last year. We were being shown around by a club official, and our discussion started with a detailed explanation of the FCB logo and all of its elements. Somehow, we have managed to homogenise the look and feel of our AFL club’s in an effort to remain contemporary. In doing so, we have hidden the reasons why our clubs are...
We Should Be So Honoured
My speech from the 2010 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Best and Fairest. “In the heart of Depression Melbourne, in the early 1930’s, a man by the name of Percy Page was appointed Secretary of the Melbourne Football Club. He came from Richmond, who, with Collingwood was the power team of that time, tough inner suburban Clubs where playing a game of league footy meant food on the table...