Jump to content

  • Demonland Interviews

Demonland

CHRISTIAN SALEM'S COMMITMENT

Recommended Posts

I love seeing things like this. Players working hard to get the best out of themselves! That is what wins you flags, not just talent alone. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good story. 

Hopefully he continues to build on his reasonable start. I would like him to pick the more difficult attacking option at times. 

We need players who can hit targets.  I think once he builds some rhythm he will become an important weekly fixture. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Demonland. this is all i get of your posts.

Christian Salem received some honest feedback at his Melbourne exit meeting last year. But rather than dwell on the criticism, he decided to improve.

Posted by FOX Footy on Sunday, 8 April 2018
the last sentence line, I only receive the top half of that line.   The lower half of sentence lettering is cut off.
Edited by DV8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He has been ok.  Started very well on the weekend then faded.

We need more from him...   if he ever reaches his potential our midfield will go from already scary to plain old unfair.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Demonland. this is all i get of your posts.

Christian Salem received some honest feedback at his Melbourne exit meeting last year. But rather than dwell on the criticism, he decided to improve.

Posted by FOX Footy on Sunday, 8 April 2018
the last sentence line, I only receive the top half of that line.   The lower half of sentence lettering is cut off.

Open thread in chrome and you'll see it properly

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DV8 said:

Demonland. this is all i get of your posts.

Christian Salem received some honest feedback at his Melbourne exit meeting last year. But rather than dwell on the criticism, he decided to improve.

Posted by FOX Footy on Sunday, 8 April 2018
the last sentence line, I only receive the top half of that line.   The lower half of sentence lettering is cut off.

I think you have the auto edit turned on

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good on Christian for turning things around, but it is a little disappointing that he had to be told these things at year end. It should have been apparent to him throughout the year that he wasn't fit enough and, if not, the coaches should have been all over him about it.

Obviously injury and illness were a factor initially, but he has basically wasted the first four years of his career by just cruising along.

He was very good on Saturday, particularly in the third quarter, so hopefully that level of effort becomes his new normal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably easier to train over summer when you aren't dropping bricks on your head.......

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Certainly raised my eyebrows Saturday, with more grunt evident, and generally, harder for longer, in the play more.....

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats too him as he plays his 50th on the weekend too. 

I’m guessing his win/loss ratio (19/30) will considerably improve over the next 50 games and include a number of finals appearances. 

Happy days to be a young Melbourne footballer..

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Salem doesn't seem to like North much. Took his angry pills again last week. Looks much better when he's aggressive and has had a few good games against them now. Hopefully he can stay a bit riled.

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He played well on the weekend, but games prior to that have been poor. Good to hear he has hired a personal trainer over the summer because he is probably one of our most talented players. If we can get the most out of him it would be a big boost for the rest of the group.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a massive wrap for Salem, but I wouldn't describe his first 3 games as a "fine start to the season". Saturday's game should be his baseline.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

why the [censored] does a professional footballer, in todays age, with all the coaches and strength and conditioning guys at there disposal need to hire a [censored] personal trainer to do things outside of the scope that their own conditioning staff have pencilled in for them. 

To me it screams either

a. incompetence of our staff to put blokes on the right pathway with the right fitness plans

or

b. complete lack of faith of our staff to deliver whats in a.

or

c. a massive lack of personal drive to accomplish whats been set.

 

either way i wouldn't be promoting this as a football club to the outside world

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, JAG007 said:

Not sure if this article has been raised already.

"The act of ‘leadership and maturity’ that sparked Christian Salem’s fine start to 2018 season."

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-act-of-leadership-and-maturity-that-sparked-christian-salems-fine-start-to-2018-season/news-story/6b8dcd0c704de0fffd6d2cfce53769c1

thanks Jag007

 

4 hours ago, fndee said:

Congrats too him as he plays his 50th on the weekend too. 

I’m guessing his win/loss ratio (19/30) will considerably improve over the next 50 games and include a number of finals appearances. 

Happy days to be a young Melbourne footballer..

Is that right. 50 games to young Salem?

Well done Salo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, jako13 said:

why the [censored] does a professional footballer, in todays age, with all the coaches and strength and conditioning guys at there disposal need to hire a [censored] personal trainer to do things outside of the scope that their own conditioning staff have pencilled in for them. 

To me it screams either

a. incompetence of our staff to put blokes on the right pathway with the right fitness plans

or

b. complete lack of faith of our staff to deliver whats in a.

or

c. a massive lack of personal drive to accomplish whats been set.

 

either way i wouldn't be promoting this as a football club to the outside world

What a load of rubbish,  he just wanted someone to push him in the off season. 

Many players would do this.  I know for a fact Cale Hooker at Essendon does this. 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do his hair????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jako13 said:

why the [censored] does a professional footballer, in todays age, with all the coaches and strength and conditioning guys at there disposal need to hire a [censored] personal trainer to do things outside of the scope that their own conditioning staff have pencilled in for them. 

To me it screams either

a. incompetence of our staff to put blokes on the right pathway with the right fitness plans

or

b. complete lack of faith of our staff to deliver whats in a.

or

c. a massive lack of personal drive to accomplish whats been set.

 

either way i wouldn't be promoting this as a football club to the outside world

Sometimes, you don't know what you don't know. I can appreciate from the outside they're the only reasonable options that you can come up with to make sense of it. 

All players from all clubs, receive a range of guidance to plug certain gaps at certain times... and none of it speaks to the reasons above.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, JAG007 said:

Not sure if this article has been raised already.

"The act of ‘leadership and maturity’ that sparked Christian Salem’s fine start to 2018 season."

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-act-of-leadership-and-maturity-that-sparked-christian-salems-fine-start-to-2018-season/news-story/6b8dcd0c704de0fffd6d2cfce53769c1

Umm, the opening/title post in this thread only contains a link to that article... so yes, it was raised already.

Edited by hardtack
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Skuit said:

Salem doesn't seem to like North much. Took his angry pills again last week. Looks much better when he's aggressive and has had a few good games against them now. Hopefully he can stay a bit riled.

Melksham said prior to the game that the North boys sledged a lot when they played Melbourne (and it wasn't like we didn't give them insufficient ammunition).

I think this time at least we hit hard but we didn't go overboard. There were more Nev Jetta on Brown style hits and less Bernie Vince on Ben Cunnington hits (who responded beautifully).

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, jako13 said:

why the [censored] does a professional footballer, in todays age, with all the coaches and strength and conditioning guys at there disposal need to hire a [censored] personal trainer to do things outside of the scope that their own conditioning staff have pencilled in for them. 

To me it screams either

a. incompetence of our staff to put blokes on the right pathway with the right fitness plans

or

b. complete lack of faith of our staff to deliver whats in a.

or

c. a massive lack of personal drive to accomplish whats been set.

 

either way i wouldn't be promoting this as a football club to the outside world

Hearing the same message from the same people day in day does get boring. Multiple players from our club and others work with other people in the off season.

Is there CBA involved as well? Ie the players have a mandatory rest period, are clubs unable to have to much contact in offseason? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×