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18 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Yeah a heap of injuries but if you look at their players they are (to use a non technical term) jacked!

What do you think that is down to, DS ?

Weights or a special diet?

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3 hours ago, hemingway said:

What do you think that is down to, DS ?

Weights or a special diet?

Doubt it's diet, I'm not sure there's anything new happening there after the wave of paleo that's become more common lately. Same goes for supplements, teams are surely pretty restricted there since the Essendon business. 

They've had a heap of hammies, my complete guess is they're doing more weights and training for power with sprints instead of longer running. But they aren't getting bulky, it's very lean and powerful.That's what they look like to me.

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On 2/17/2019 at 3:15 PM, hemingway said:

What do you think that is down to, DS ?

Weights or a special diet?

... or.... ????

Something lurking in the deep dank depths?

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On 2/17/2019 at 3:34 PM, DeeSpencer said:

Doubt it's diet, I'm not sure there's anything new happening there after the wave of paleo that's become more common lately. Same goes for supplements, teams are surely pretty restricted there since the Essendon business. 

They've had a heap of hammies, my complete guess is they're doing more weights and training for power with sprints instead of longer running. But they aren't getting bulky, it's very lean and powerful.That's what they look like to me.

South American steaks perhaps?

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Misson him already

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12 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Bit late now. The year is a complete waste. 

Fail. 

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Bit late now. The year is a complete waste. 

Fail. 

About 4 years too late,  Thank god hes leaving.

Now theres real reason for optimism in 2020.

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1 minute ago, Petraccattack said:

 

 

About 4 years too late,  Thank god hes leaving.

Now theres real reason for optimism in 2020.

Wouldn’t be easy training up Goodwin’s Chaos run anywhere style. Very high risk. 

I don’t blame Misson as much as others on here. 

Look at Monday. First 2 minutes Frost and Salem fly at the same ball

BANG!! Frost done for the day. Salem was almost non existent 

 

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3 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Wouldn’t be easy training up Goodwin’s Chaos run anywhere style. Very high risk. 

I don’t blame Misson as much as others on here. 

Look at Monday. First 2 minutes Frost and Salem fly at the same ball

BANG!! Frost done for the day. Salem was almost non existent

Salem looked to be really struggling after that. He ended up having plastic surgery that night to repair the damage.

 

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17 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Salem looked to be really struggling after that. He ended up having plastic surgery that night to repair the damage.

 

Exactly. I heard about that on Tuesday 

lucky boy. Another knock and anything could have happened. 

I don’t envy Missons job. Keeping 45 hard hitting athletes available weekly

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6 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Exactly. I heard about that on Tuesday 

lucky boy. Another knock and anything could have happened. 

I don’t envy Missons job. Keeping 45 hard hitting athletes available weekly

Eh, he is performance manager of a team in a physical sport. Blaming the game style for a performance manager's failures is a bit of a stretch, especially given concerns about Misson have existed since before Goodwin decided to implement Under-10s-Crash-Bash-And-Hope 101.

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2 minutes ago, praha said:

Eh, he is performance manager of a team in a physical sport. Blaming the game style for a performance manager's failures is a bit of a stretch, especially given concerns about Misson have existed since before Goodwin decided to implement Under-10s-Crash-Bash-And-Hope 101.

Easy to say sitting in a comfy chair. 

Misson was also a performance manager of Olympic Athletes. 

Modern AFL would be much tougher to manage imo. 

He has had his time, but i don’t think he deserved the bagging he got, particularly on Facebook threads. 

We can start making comparisons next year

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Easy to say sitting in a comfy chair. 

Misson was also a performance manager of Olympic Athletes. 

Modern AFL would be much tougher to manage imo. 

He has had his time, but i don’t think he deserved the bagging he got, particularly on Facebook threads. 

We can start making comparisons next year

No I agree but it's clear it hasn't worked. 

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Get Burgess

 

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I think Misson has done fine.  the first couple of years we had ~30% turn over each year so barely any continuity.  Aside from this year our general fitness and injury levels have been okay/good and a lot better than other teams (Pies/GWS etc)

the role and level of influence of these high performance guys is overrated imo

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19 minutes ago, praha said:

No I agree but it's clear it hasn't worked. 

What did you expect to work, that hasn’t?

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1 hour ago, Beetle said:

 

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Thanks.  First time I have smiled since last weekend !

if we get him I might quietly curl up on the floor and start rocking !

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When things aren't going as well as expected, it's tempting to look for a scapegoat.

Misson is a soft target in this regard, although we didn't hear this level of blaming when we were winning finals last year.

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3 hours ago, demonstone said:

When things aren't going as well as expected, it's tempting to look for a scapegoat.

Misson is a soft target in this regard, although we didn't hear this level of blaming when we were winning finals last year.

Of course we didn't. Just like we didn't hear of any criticism of the medical team or of Misson (not the same thing), when we managed to get Hogan back on the field for 6 goals and arguably his best game for the club just 3 weeks after he'd broken his collar bone.

Many of the comments here are just ill-informed scapegoating. No matter who we get in next year, players will still get injured (surprise surprise), and we'll still see vague 4-6 weeks prognostics, or 4 weeks that blows out to 12. And we'll still have comments on our lack of fitness when we lose games, but no comments on fitness when we win them.

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7 hours ago, Beetle said:

 

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R they,  related.?

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