The Melbourne Football Club Board meet today to decide Mark Neeld’s future and make some big decisions on the structure of the club.
Here are a few little known facts about the Melbourne Football Club Board you may not know.
- The average age of the Board is 84 years-old
- A woman was accidently appointed to the Board, much to the surprise of other Board members
- Contrary to popular belief, not all Board members drive Range Rovers. Some are chauffeured in them
- Three of the ten Board members think Todd Viney is still playing
- The other seven Board members think Todd Viney and Jack Viney are the same person
- The Webjet sponsorship was difficult to sell to the Board due to the fact none of them have the Internet
- The Melbourne Board is the most inbred Board in the AFL. All are cousins, two have nephews on the board and four are married to each other.
- Each Board member is selected as a representative of a private school in Melbourne
- Despite the sponsorship, no Board member has ever been in an Opel and four don’t realise it’s a car
- Some Board members are still coming to terms with the fact that Robbie Flower has retired. The topic of getting him to come back as Captain is raised every meeting
- None of the current Board members have ever watched a match except from the MCC. Two have never left the Long Room
- The lunch served at Melbourne Board meetings is usually a quail stuffed inside a Peacock. The Peacock is bought into the Boardroom before the meeting starts where the Chair ceremonially shoots it to start the meeting
- People presenting to the Board are advised before hand to speak very loudly and slowly, not to use PowerPoint as it confuses the Board and take snoring as approval.
- When discussing the reaction of the media and the public, the Board often points out they’ve seen nothing in the Australian Financial Review.
- Each Board meeting begins with a detailed snow report