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3 hours ago, The Chazz said:

I'm with you DD.  While a lot on here used to get stuck in to Burgo's efforts, I enjoyed his Maroochydore diary entries.  Gave you a bit of a personal background in to some players/staff through music/movie tastes, etc.  None of it would win a Walkley, but for light reading about the club I love it was fine.

Definitely think it has dropped off this year.

I agree Chazz, this year has been a disappointment for me. Greatful for the guys on here getting to training, but to not have a training report or interview from Saturday on the MFC website is really [censored] poor. Not just Maroochydore, but pre season in general.

Going to really feel like many will start to appreciate the work Matt Burgan did around the joint. Always loved Burgos work.

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Long time lurker, first time poster. First Demons training session I have attended since the early/mid 90's when Jelly Legs, Balls, Jacka and Mouse where all still running around. Unfortunately I

Ventured out to Maroochydore today with the family and it was a great day.  Spoke with May, Lever, Viney, Gawn, TMac and Preuss.  May is a great fella and very easy to talk to. Is loving bei

Attended for a while and took some pictures. Never been to training before, but from what I could tell the following were in rehab: Viney, JKH, Spargo, Lever, May, Jones, Oliver, Brayshaw an

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20 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I agree Chazz, this year has been a disappointment for me. Greatful for the guys on here getting to training, but to not have a training report or interview from Saturday on the MFC website is really [censored] poor. Not just Maroochydore, but pre season in general.

Going to really feel like many will start to appreciate the work Matt Burgan did around the joint. Always loved Burgos work.

Agreed.

I can only assume the new MFC's media bloke was/is sick in his hotel room throughout the entire camp. They've had a whopping one player interview (Jetta) and that was back on day 1.

Burgan was a good contributor to the MFC website and probably did his best work during the camps. He certainly kept the fans well truly updated with what was happening up on the Sunshine Coast.

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4 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Agreed.

I can only assume the new MFC's media bloke was/is sick in his hotel room throughout the entire camp. They've had a whopping one player interview (Jetta) and that was back on day 1.

Burgan was a good contributor to the MFC website and probably did his best work during the camps. He certainly kept the fans well truly updated with what was happening up on the Sunshine Coast.

Agree, his diaries on camp were also a delight to read.

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15 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Agree, his diaries on camp were also a delight to read.

Maybe its just me but I feel people have short memories on the quality of prior efforts by Burgs. Most of the diaries were filled with garbage over the music on the bus and who chose it and who cooked the best steak the night before for their room mates. There was little of any substance. Aside from no update from Saturday I think our social media and web updates have been much improved this off season in consistency, immediacy and quality. Curious to see how they are during the actual season.

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32 minutes ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

Maybe its just me but I feel people have short memories on the quality of prior efforts by Burgs. Most of the diaries were filled with garbage over the music on the bus and who chose it and who cooked the best steak the night before for their room mates. There was little of any substance. Aside from no update from Saturday I think our social media and web updates have been much improved this off season in consistency, immediacy and quality. Curious to see how they are during the actual season.

We get 3 or 4 pix from a session and the odd minute or so of video...

Thank goodness for the likes of 'Six6Six'...

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The hypocrisy kills me, the criticism of Burgo was particlarly nasty on here

Not sure what people want, the players train, it hardly differs, posters carp that every team is flying in pre season,  is that we need?

Even the training reports on here can start to sound the same

Here are a few tidbits

Chris Salem supports Arsenal

Max Gawn supports Sunderland and the Black Caps

Oscar McDonald prefers the traditional board games to electronic but has no taste in beer

Nev Jetta is a proun Noongar Man

Both Christian Petracca and Jack Viney have a shoe fetish

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11 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

The hypocrisy kills me, the criticism of Burgo was particlarly nasty on here

Not sure what people want, the players train, it hardly differs, posters carp that every team is flying in pre season,  is that we need?

Even the training reports on here can start to sound the same

Here are a few tidbits

Chris Salem supports Arsenal

Max Gawn supports Sunderland and the Black Caps

Oscar McDonald prefers the traditional board games to electronic but has no taste in beer

Nev Jetta is a proun Noongar Man

Both Christian Petracca and Jack Viney have a shoe fetish

We get it, you speak to the players. 

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35 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

We get it, you speak to the players. 

Nah Ethan, just wonder how some on here can criticise Burgo and then say they miss him, laughable chap

I don't know how many pictures of Weid taking a mark in pre season people need, I've just counted the ones I took 17, but only felt the need to post 3

The team is ticking along nicely, the administration is ticking along nicely, is it MFCSS kicking on and posters and readers need something, bad/poor/disastrous to hang their hat on

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

Nah Ethan, just wonder how some on here can criticise Burgo and then say they miss him, laughable chap

I don't know how many pictures of Weid taking a mark in pre season people need, I've just counted the ones I took 17, but only felt the need to post 3

The team is ticking along nicely, the administration is ticking along nicely, is it MFCSS kicking on and posters and readers need something, bad/poor/disastrous to hang their hat on

What’s worse, the items you’ve mentioned or you getting on your soap box about it at every opportunity?

You know the answer Mr training report policeman. 

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2 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Nah Ethan, just wonder how some on here can criticise Burgo and then say they miss him, laughable chap

I don't know how many pictures of Weid taking a mark in pre season people need, I've just counted the ones I took 17, but only felt the need to post 3

The team is ticking along nicely, the administration is ticking along nicely, is it MFCSS kicking on and posters and readers need something, bad/poor/disastrous to hang their hat on

Nah mate, we’re all just hungry AF!!! Can’t wait for the season, just want a little more (no training secrets revealed for exploitation) engagement coz we really feel strong about 2019 and where we’re heading. We want to celebrate pre, during and post season!!!

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I agree the coverage of The Camp in 2019 especially Saturdays wonderful open Day has been somewhat underwhelming.

What has happened to Burgo? No longer with us ? Did I mess an email?

A fantastic turnout of Dees Qld fans and really those who went would not be  disappointed. Players were great and couldn't do enough to sign be photographed and talk to all ages and embrace this opportunity to meet new  fans no doubt to this opportunity.

Just a few photos and some summary would be great to let our fans elsewhere in Aust and beyond to show how hard they are training to get 2019 to a new level and be the team we believe and want to be the best they can be.

Otherwise all going well and rehab group will feature in the JLT. Trust our medicos and decision makers. We have learnt the hard way with Vines in 2017!!

My summary of Sat Open day in Maroochydore is somehow in the section headed "How our recruits are shaping up" No doubt due to my lack of technology expertise.

Go Dees !!

 

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Yep, Saty, I get your loyalty to the club but your lack of balance in this matter undermines your stance.  Last year the camp coverage was first class, this year it is an afterthought.  No updates since Saturday? really?.  It has been substandard compared to what we have become used to. That is a fact.

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6 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Nah Ethan, just wonder how some on here can criticise Burgo and then say they miss him, laughable chap

I don't know how many pictures of Weid taking a mark in pre season people need, I've just counted the ones I took 17, but only felt the need to post 3

The team is ticking along nicely, the administration is ticking along nicely, is it MFCSS kicking on and posters and readers need something, bad/poor/disastrous to hang their hat on

Agree, the team & admin are ticking along nicely & that's of primary importance.

It's just that the online fan engagement isn't, it's an area where we are sadly lacking.

Without Demonland & posters like yourself we would have very little information about training & the players.

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1 hour ago, Salems Lot said:

Yep, Saty, I get your loyalty to the club but your lack of balance in this matter undermines your stance.  Last year the camp coverage was first class, this year it is an afterthought.  No updates since Saturday? really?.  It has been substandard compared to what we have become used to. That is a fact.

Compared to other clubs that i have seen over the summer, our media team really is 2nd rate.

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From memory, the content from Maroochydore was excellent in the summer of 2017. Burgs had daily diary entries for the whole week. Last year it started ok, but the content became less and less as the week passed, very similar to this year. 

I thought early last week we had a bit to feast on from the MFC site, not much since though. 

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I'm not at all sure why people didn't like Burgo. he was great! he was the first person to give decent pre-season diaries and the first person to interview our recruiting manager every year which was great because he is one of the most important people at our club. He interviewed the coaches and players before and after the game which wasn't done before (we had to wait for official afl releases). And he also was the first person to interview misson about our rehab group each year which I hadn't seen before. I always really appreciated the work he did.

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Yeah I miss Burgo’s camp diaries, they were a highlight off the offseason.

Interestingly Pert was behind the Pies ramping up their media department. I thought he’d be quick to do the same here, but it might show how the focus is still on investing cash elsewhere.

Maybe we need to consult with Tommy Bugg on how to up our influence!

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How much media tripe do people want from the club or from the footy media? 

We live in a world saturated with information much of it of little value. 

Sure I want to hear important news but much of the stuff people seem to want to hear or read is not important. 

The season is still weeks away. Do you want to read stuff all the time?

The more media stuff is demanded and supplied, the more trivial and unimportant it becomes.  The amount of stories and news is directly proportional to its quality or standard.

One of the problems today is that sport has become stale, it has lost its freshness.

Matches of one sort or another are  being played all year and there is the never ending  media commentary.  Cricket, Tennis, Footy etc. The administrators, advertisers, media outlets etc want saturation of their sport or product. As a result, the anticipation and excitement of waiting for the the season to begin has been mitigated by the constant exposure of the sport.   

Sure I want to hear important news but why do we demand to hear stuff all the time. New information, insightful reports are good, but most of what we hear or read is of little value. Nothing changes.

So the troopers who sent training reports....fantastic. I much prefer reading independent reports from our loyal posters than hearing some media spin from our footy club. 

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5 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Compared to other clubs that i have seen over the summer, our media team really is 2nd rate.

i understand the focus of pumping resources into the the football department as a priority. Which was PJ's approach. But really now that we have more resources they need to invest in growing our membership.

The way to grow our membership is to get kids and young people supporting our club.

In this day and age the way to connect and engage with kids and young people is through quality online content and social media.

Neither of my kids watch any free to air TV. At all. It is all youtube and Instagram and in my son's case also NBA.com. The only time my son mentions anything about the dees is when something pops up in his Instagram feed.

Burgs was fine but he wasn't the issue. The turn of the century approach to media and content is the issue. Get with the program dees.

Invest.

Develop some quality content t (like down the ground video, analysis etc) and not just 90 seconds rubbish clips, longer content (eg 15 mins). Fans will consume it and cast to their TVs or watch on their devices. I would.

Sort out the social media aspect.

Sort out a proper Youtube presence (the Dees MFC site is embarrassing). 

Simple really. But requires an investment

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