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For those who didn't know (like me), Matt Burgan is finishing up his 8+ years at the Dees from tonight. 

I know he's copped a bit of stick from a few on here, but he's always come across as a guy that really loved the footy club. Thanks for everything Burgs.

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Oh haha, going to say, I didn't know Baby John was on board. 

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Oh please, oh please. Tell me Saty is taking over his job.

In all fairness, Burgo at times got the rough end of the pineapple. He was the PR face of the club for the years we were being embarrassed on a weekly basis. Working at the club stopped him from asking the difficult questions and as such he was like our Baghdad Bob (the propaganda minister, not the Demonland poster). You knew what he was pitching softballs at his interviewees but  he still had to put food on the table.

Though I must say I genuinely did fear for his safety during those interviews with Neeldy. I thought he was going to knock him out, starve him in a hole then make a suit out of his skin at times.

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It's a shame to see him go.

I always enjoyed his enthusiasm and professional attitude. Even after a loss, it was obvious it cut him deep.

Thanks for the years Burgs.

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super nice guy and dees tragic. a real shame he is off. all the best mate.

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Appreciate his efforts at the club over the years. As passionate about the club as any going around. All the best and here's hoping the Butrgatron Phantom Draft makes a long awaited return.

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Great job burgs and well done on your effort and hard work over the years!

How good would it be if those Burgatron phanton drafts made a return!?

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I will miss his interviews and care for the club, well done Burg's

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Someone should interview him with non-questions about his time at the club. He took a page out of the Mark Stevens book on interviewing, making statements and expecting the interviewee to drive the conversation.

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6 minutes ago, praha said:

Someone should interview him with non-questions about his time at the club. He took a page out of the Mark Stevens book on interviewing, making statements and expecting the interviewee to drive the conversation.

He was not functioning as a journalist, it is a PR position to be fair.

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41 minutes ago, deefella said:

No big loss to the club but best of luck elsewhere???

Not sure about that. The media who cover AFL regularly claim that the best two clubs for the media to deal with are Melbourne and North Melbourne. That's an important job, particularly for clubs with low prime time free-to-air coverage. I don't know if that was Burgo's role, but if it were, he may well be a big loss unless his replacement ensures that the club retains that status. 

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Can we trade him, reckon we can get a late first, early scound round for him......

 

sorry getting a bit crazy in here at the moment 

 

thanks burg loved you opening up the club for us international fans 

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hope he gets an invite to the GF-winning dressing rooms!

 

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A likeable enough fellow doing/did a good job in his role with the club.  Good luck and thanks

 

( wheres he going ? ) 

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Imagine being he guy that had to try and put a positive spin on things during the Neeld years. 

He deserves to be knighted.   All the best Burgs.

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Travel well and thanks for the work.

@deefella seriously? 'no big loss to the club? that is your best effort, why bother posting?

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I enjoyed your work Burgs, and good luck with what lays ahead.

......... and to anyone who enjoys putting the boot in, I'd like to see them run captivating interviews and newsy stories week, after week, after week, during the gloom and doom that that our Club endured for most of Burgo's time with us.

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A fine effort by Burgo to see us through the tough times. One fine Melbourne day we will look back on his fine performance and realise just how fine it was. 

 

(Thanks Burgs)

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Apparently he has a job with the Liberian tourism Commission and they are going with the Campaign title

LIBERIA-It'll Ebola you over!

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13 minutes ago, Biffen said:

Apparently he has a job with the Liberian tourism Commission and they are going with the Campaign title

LIBERIA-It'll Ebola you over!

You're just making that up...

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Didn't know personally but saw the outcomes of his efforts. Thankless task always done professionally and with genuine emotion and interest of those that I saw. Displayed passion that I hope is real and he can continue his allegiance. Having endured the lows it would be great if he also enjoyed the future highs.

wish him well and hope that the time at the Demons has added to his skills experience and helped him progress in work and life.

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