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I'm very interested to see how Brendan McCartney goes at the Melbourne Football Club. I think he is a man of great character who is highly regarded in AFL coaching circles. Specifically in his role as a development coach. It must not be forgotten the brilliant work he did at Geelong from 2000 until 2010. He was instrumental in helping to change Geelong's culture.

The only issue is his unfortunate tenure at the Western Bulldogs as the senior coach.

The questions need to be asked? Will he get along alright with Daniel Cross? Has he learnt from his player relationships at the Western Bulldogs? Were the Bulldogs players "sooks" and too soft or was he too harsh on the players?

Personally I think Brendan McCartney has learned ALOT from his time at the Western Bulldogs and he will be brilliant in his development coaching role at the Demons!

In the end, time will tell how well this relationship will work between Brendan McCartney and the Melbourne players. Either way, I have faith in the football department that we made the right decision in recruiting him to not only develop our players but also to be a mentor for Simon Goodwin when he takes over from Paul Roos as senior coach of the Demons in 2017.

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Wouldn't have thought he would have a lot to do with Cross, more with the young kids.

Exactly plus Roos is hardly likely to inject somebody into his coaching structure if it is not likely to have a positive impact! I am backing Roos on both McCartney and Goodwin, both of who came to us from Clubs where there were controversial problems at the time of there departure.

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Wouldn't have thought he would have a lot to do with Cross, more with the young kids.

irrespective of that - the major difference between the Doggies and us is the dogs at the time of letting Cross go did have some quality mature "runners" in Boyd, Griffin, Picken with up and comers in Libratore and Wallis - so whilst I don't agree with their decision ( fortunate for us !) I can understand their rationale for making the decision. We on the other hand were screaming out for mature heads with good work ethic.

I would think therefore that both McCartney and Cross have moved on from that time.

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So how has Brendan McCartney been going so far in his first week at the Demons? Hopefully once he has settled in a bit more Matt Burgan will interview him and put the video up on the Melbourne Football Club website?

Time will tell what kind of impact Brendan McCartney will have at the Demons.

Matt Burgan interview: So Brendan how are you finding it?

Brendan: Yeah, it's been great. Guys are rooly friendly, made me feel welcome.

End of interview.

Key takeaway: Nothing!

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Matt Burgan interview: So Brendan how are you finding it?

Brendan: Yeah, it's been great. Guys are rooly friendly, made me feel welcome.

End of interview.

Key takeaway: Nothing!

The guy is renowned as a devlopmental genius. All he'd have to do is drop a couple of names to make said interview highly interesting.

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The guy is renowned as a devlopmental genius. All he'd have to do is drop a couple of names to make said interview highly interesting.

I have no problem with yhe subject Carlos but rather Burgan's lack of depth in questioning! The video interviews are incredibly superficial.

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I have no problem with yhe subject Carlos but rather Burgan's lack of depth in questioning! The video interviews are incredibly superficial.

If you don't like Burgo's questioning techniques, perhaps you could get down to training and ask the hard hitting questions you desire, then either report back here, or even start your own blog, which I will happily read initially.

Burgo's videos may not be award winning material, but for interstate supporters, I'll take them over nothing. It's about the only way we can feel part of the MFC family.

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If you don't like Burgo's questioning techniques, perhaps you could get down to training and ask the hard hitting questions you desire, then either report back here, or even start your own blog, which I will happily read initially.

Burgo's videos may not be award winning material, but for interstate supporters, I'll take them over nothing. It's about the only way we can feel part of the MFC family.

The other "takeaway" from your statement is that to enjoy Burgo one must move interstate?

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I have no problem with yhe subject Carlos but rather Burgan's lack of depth in questioning! The video interviews are incredibly superficial.

Fair enough, maybe I misread your post.

I like Burgan mainly because of what he was writing on the AFL site prior to Melbourne, he was a hell of a lot better than most of the writers that have proceeded him. I'd say that is his strong-suit as he does a lot of good work via the articles as far as I can tell.

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The guy is renowned as a devlopmental genius. All he'd have to do is drop a couple of names to make said interview highly interesting.

What do you think Roosy will say if Macca calls Hogan then next Hawkins and Petracca the next Ablett?

We will get the standard interview at some stage I'd think. Probably not in any hurry though. And Macca will hopefully say all the nice back handed compliments about how unexpectedly good our coaches, players and facilities are and how he's happy to be here.

A video going through some of his development techniques and drills with players would be great. Enough to be interesting without giving away anything top secret.

In fact if we could cut up some training highlights once a week leading up to the NAB challenge I think that would be really welcomed by fans.

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I'm very interested to see how Brendan McCartney goes at the Melbourne Football Club. I think he is a man of great character who is highly regarded in AFL coaching circles. Specifically in his role as a development coach. It must not be forgotten the brilliant work he did at Geelong from 2000 until 2010. He was instrumental in helping to change Geelong's culture.

The only issue is his unfortunate tenure at the Western Bulldogs as the senior coach.

The questions need to be asked? Will he get along alright with Daniel Cross? Has he learnt from his player relationships at the Western Bulldogs? Were the Bulldogs players "sooks" and too soft or was he too harsh on the players?

Personally I think Brendan McCartney has learned ALOT from his time at the Western Bulldogs and he will be brilliant in his development coaching role at the Demons!

In the end, time will tell how well this relationship will work between Brendan McCartney and the Melbourne players. Either way, I have faith in the football department that we made the right decision in recruiting him to not only develop our players but also to be a mentor for Simon Goodwin when he takes over from Paul Roos as senior coach of the Demons in 2017.

I think McCartney is surrounded by off field people of the same mind. we have already started the processes & McCartney won't be on his own against a wall of resistance I presume he met with at doggieland. 5 years back he may have met that same wall here?

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