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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Paul Roos now saying that May wasn't the only player who turned up unfit. His understanding that a few players turned up unfit which didn't please the coaching staff.... 🤦‍♂️

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/melbourne/paul-roos-labels-former-club-melbourne-a-bottom-four-team/news-story/e45eec8d86d4d73ebe9593caf3082d6b

Goodwin needs to respond to this as the culture of this club is been questioned along with the leaders & coaching staff

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6 minutes ago, Demonsone said:

Goodwin needs to respond to this as the culture of this club is been questioned along with the leaders & coaching staff

Dead right. Business as usual just won’t cut it.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Paul Roos now saying that May wasn't the only player who turned up unfit. His understanding that a few players turned up unfit which didn't please the coaching staff.... 🤦‍♂️

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/melbourne/paul-roos-labels-former-club-melbourne-a-bottom-four-team/news-story/e45eec8d86d4d73ebe9593caf3082d6b

I can add to this story. For the last few years, a mates son Charlie Allen has been the club "Load Manager". What that meant was, he monitored all the players training and health needs, in particular, the GPS units on their backs. He organised blood tests, fitness assessments and whether they were actually doing the work Mission set them. Some stories I cannot tell but Charlie was keeping them honest and kept a keen eye on their activity on and off the field.

After the season Charlie was offered fewer hours and eventually let go. He was headhunted by the firm that imports and manages those GPS units as he is one of the few people in Australia with so much experience with the units, their data handling and what it all meant. It was good for Charles as it meant a much better job, greater prospects and more money. He was also good enough to give me all his MFC merchandise, pity we changed sponsors.

I have no idea if the club replaced him but his C.V. is impressive and he worked in Canberra with the A.I.S before he came to us and with his number of degrees etc I doubt someone of his expertise would just walk in off the street. It may just be a coincidence but there is enough FUGAZI to suggest some players had a good long Christmas and I ask who was monitoring them as the club no longer lists a "Load Manager" position.

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8 minutes ago, Older demon said:

I can add to this story. For the last few years, a mates son Charlie Allen has been the club "Load Manager". What that meant was, he monitored all the players training and health needs, in particular, the GPS units on their backs. He organised blood tests, fitness assessments and whether they were actually doing the work Mission set them. Some stories I cannot tell but Charlie was keeping them honest and kept a keen eye on their activity on and off the field.

After the season Charlie was offered fewer hours and eventually let go. He was headhunted by the firm that imports and manages those GPS units as he is one of the few people in Australia with so much experience with the units, their data handling and what it all meant. It was good for Charles as it meant a much better job, greater prospects and more money. He was also good enough to give me all his MFC merchandise, pity we changed sponsors.

I have no idea if the club replaced him but his C.V. is impressive and he worked in Canberra with the A.I.S before he came to us and with his number of degrees etc I doubt someone of his expertise would just walk in off the street. It may just be a coincidence but there is enough FUGAZI to suggest some players had a good long Christmas and I ask who was monitoring them as the club no longer lists a "Load Manager" position.

Very interesting insight indeed OD.

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3 hours ago, Sorry kids said:

My brother was on Hawthorns list in the 70s. One year Kevin Heath turned up for pre season unfit and overweight. His penalty, to have  a personal  training session with John Kennedy each morning  until he was fit. Said it was tough, tough going.

Can your bro pull on a MFC jumper for us this week?

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18 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

I also think one of the reasons the sky is falling down with a few injuries is because of a severe lack of depth and a game plan that stinks.

Collingwood last year had a horrific injury list last year that would send this site into meltdown if it was us. GWS also. I think the difference there is they can have bodies come in and play a role because they are educated exactly on the game plan. We have a guy debut or come in and they’re either genuine VFLers or got no idea how to follow this BS zone defence 

Agree, but this comes back to our poor list management and recruitment and a poor strategy around this.

I was very alarmed when Simon Goodwin publicly said something along the lines of 'we don't have inside or outside players in our team'. The best teams do.

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Culture is everything. The way Melbourne is playing completely indicative of poor culture. If these stories are true reflect very poorly on team leaders. As for McCartney probably call it as he see it (good on him) and the precious players who revolted against the camp once again throw their toy out. These performances and stories really make it hard to support this club. You can wear losing but these players have no connection with the pain of the supporter group. 

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God I wish Roos still wanted to be a senior coach. This club is a shambles that has been held together by the glue that was Jackson and Roos. 

Both are gone now and it feels like we are slowly slipping back to our old pathetic ways. 

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this is all way too depressing.. might just check out until draft time. now our culture is being put into question?.. jeezus.

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59 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

JUST watched On The Couch and Roosy and Lyon reiterated a little of the above, but also said tht we commit to the footy too much. As in, we have too many players going to the ball carrier, which allows sides to get free numbers on the outside. It’s pretty accurate. That, coupled with a lack of leg speed and poor i50s makes us the worst side in the comp right now.

 

 

Not to mention that old chestnut of 3 or 4 MFC players going up for the mark (Or 2 for the mark and 2 spoiling them) and no one staying down to crumb the goal or mop up in defence

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38 minutes ago, Older demon said:

I can add to this story. For the last few years, a mates son Charlie Allen has been the club "Load Manager". What that meant was, he monitored all the players training and health needs, in particular, the GPS units on their backs. He organised blood tests, fitness assessments and whether they were actually doing the work Mission set them. Some stories I cannot tell but Charlie was keeping them honest and kept a keen eye on their activity on and off the field.

After the season Charlie was offered fewer hours and eventually let go. He was headhunted by the firm that imports and manages those GPS units as he is one of the few people in Australia with so much experience with the units, their data handling and what it all meant. It was good for Charles as it meant a much better job, greater prospects and more money. He was also good enough to give me all his MFC merchandise, pity we changed sponsors.

I have no idea if the club replaced him but his C.V. is impressive and he worked in Canberra with the A.I.S before he came to us and with his number of degrees etc I doubt someone of his expertise would just walk in off the street. It may just be a coincidence but there is enough FUGAZI to suggest some players had a good long Christmas and I ask who was monitoring them as the club no longer lists a "Load Manager" position.

This is...concerning 

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9 minutes ago, Jaded said:

God I wish Roos still wanted to be a senior coach. This club is a shambles that has been held together by the glue that was Jackson and Roos. 

Both are gone now and it feels like we are slowly slipping back to our old pathetic ways. 

Spot on Jackson and Roos dragged this club to a year of respect. Where we are now is a footy tragedy particularly if the rumor of dissent with McCartney are correct. Healthy organisation sort issues internally. Even if McCartney is the Atilla of coaching his white anting in the media reflect poorly on those involved. If this is the organizational culture where stuffed. There need to be mechanism where differences can be discussed and sorted if they don’t exist that poor if they do exist and players find it easier to white ant then culture will be destroyed. Mr President or should I say Mr Invisible better get on top of this cancer.

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Now I'm really depressed. No light at the end of the tunnel. Gets worse and worse.

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2 hours ago, Demons11 said:

Higgins is ok but nothing special.

Its still early days D11.

The point isn't whether it was Higgins, the point is I thought we should be taking a couple of small forward/rovers with some foot speed and skills. Over the course of a couple of seasons.

And at the same time,  look for the same attributes of run, speed + skill in the midfielder type/size...  to add to our centreline player stocks.

 

Over the past 4 seasons or so, was IMO the time to go this way .  This is why I am so up in arms with paying 2 First Rnd picks for Lever.

We should have stayed with an offer for Lever, of a future 1st Rnd pick +  our 2nd Rnd pick from that draft year.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Tom Morris reported on The Couch that Brendan McCartney is creating issues with the club and that he and Simon Goodwin relationship the past couple of weeks have been robust. He is also the defence coach along with Chaplin and ghat there seem to have been a breakdown of relationships between McCartney and the players.

Tom Morris is a little grub though.

Similar story did the rounds last year. Remember the one about Macca being banished to the bench.

Smoke/Fire? Maybe.

Goody is a young coach, they all pretty much come in headstrong with their own ideas. Often inflexible...

The club plays a role & is responsible for putting the right people around the coach. It can't be solely the coach's call, the last thing we need is yes men...

The coaches who make the grade learn to listen. The ones who don't listen fall by the wayside.

Which will Goody be?

 

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6 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Jetta kept playing didnt he? tough lil solider.

Or poor management by the club more likely

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Paul Roos now saying that May wasn't the only player who turned up unfit. His understanding that a few players turned up unfit which didn't please the coaching staff.... 🤦‍♂️

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/melbourne/paul-roos-labels-former-club-melbourne-a-bottom-four-team/news-story/e45eec8d86d4d73ebe9593caf3082d6b

Hmm. Not sure what to make of this. We've talked about drinking bath water for a while. Could our guys seriously be stupid and arrogant enough to think they'd done enough last year? Are you [censored] kidding me?

Although I love him, I find it hard to rely on anything Roosy says, because his own legacy is tied up in Goodwin's success. It's a lot easier to put the blame on the players.

Of course though, it could be both things. Roosy sticking up for Goody AND some players coming back unfit.

I'd love to know who came back unfit. I hope they're not being played right now, when guys like Stretch, by all reports, are terrific, professional trainers and last a week in the seniors before being dropped again.

3 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

If true, Gawn must have been talking to himself during his B&F speech.

The bloke himself was puffed out 10 minutes into the first quarter on Saturday. 

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12 minutes ago, rjay said:

Similar story did the rounds last year. Remember the one about Macca being banished to the bench.

Smoke/Fire? Maybe.

Goody is a young coach, they all pretty much come in headstrong with their own ideas. Often inflexible...

Maca is still on the bench,  this year.

IF there were serious issues between Maca and Goody,  or with players last year,  why was it we went so well in the 2nd half of 2018 ?

 

Maca went well as a developing coach with the Dogs... prior to being head coach there... and they won a flag with Beveridge...  Meaning Maca developed those kids fairly well,  me thinks.

Maca was also the development coach at the Catters for years,  and they certainly did very well around, and after his tenure,  at the Cats.

 

Nutshell, I don't think Maca is a bad issue.

Possibly he (maca) is putting the blame at the feet of the Players.   Is how I might speculate it.?

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6 hours ago, Demonsone said:

Hogan didn't want to stay & wanted the trade done...dont disagree not looking great now but if a player wants to leave...

Yes i know he wanted to go, but a contract was signed in good faith 

Kelly is still at Jeelong because they said no. 

It’s time the MFC grew some balls and was proud of then

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Paul Roos now saying that May wasn't the only player who turned up unfit. His understanding that a few players turned up unfit which didn't please the coaching staff.... 🤦‍♂️

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/melbourne/paul-roos-labels-former-club-melbourne-a-bottom-four-team/news-story/e45eec8d86d4d73ebe9593caf3082d6b

Should have threatened them with a brutal camp again

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3 hours ago, Demons11 said:

A month ago everyone was lauding the fact we traded him due to his off field issues.  Now he plays one good game, May is injured and we are going bad and it’s the worst trade in history.

Talk about jumping at shadows. 

HH's avatar should pretty much be 'Jumping At Shadows'. He seems to know everything despite having absolutely no inside intel whatsoever. 

3 hours ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

JUST watched On The Couch and Roosy and Lyon reiterated a little of the above, but also said tht we commit to the footy too much. As in, we have too many players going to the ball carrier, which allows sides to get free numbers on the outside. It’s pretty accurate. That, coupled with a lack of leg speed and poor i50s makes us the worst side in the comp right now.

Yeah, but it's the most obvious piece of commentary. We've all been saying this for it seems like years now.

We're so easy to coach against, because our players are told to hunt the ball. It's so rare our mids actually commit team acts like shepherding or blocking. The game plan from the contested situation has always seemed to be 'we'll back ourselves to win the CP'.

It's why we regularly lost the UPs, but were happy as long as we won the CPs last year.

The modern game surely shows you need a pretty good balance of both.

2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Tom Morris is a little grub though.

Yes, but usually, this sort of stuff actually needs to come out. I remember when many on here said similar of The Age's reporting on Schwab. If it's causing such disharmony, maybe something needs to be done.

Whatever the case, we need some bloody good leadership at the moment. We can't get it on the field, hopefully we have it off it.

2 hours ago, At the break of Gawn said:

I also think one of the reasons the sky is falling down with a few injuries is because of a severe lack of depth and a game plan that stinks.

Collingwood last year had a horrific injury list last year that would send this site into meltdown if it was us. GWS also. I think the difference there is they can have bodies come in and play a role because they are educated exactly on the game plan. We have a guy debut or come in and they’re either genuine VFLers or got no idea how to follow this BS zone defence 

We coped extremely well in 2017 when we had a couple of really important outs. Our system that year was working. We didn't always bring the work rate and were inconsistent. Now, you look at the stats and watch our games, and you'd have to say it's the reverse.

And the reason Collingwood could plug and play, is their system is far superior to ours.

I know I bang on about system a lot, but it's so clearly the issue right now. Yes, fitness plays into it and work rate, but system is the chief villain in our woes.

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2 hours ago, Demonsone said:

Goodwin needs to respond to this as the culture of this club is been questioned along with the leaders & coaching staff

Best way to respond is to thump Richmond. But it won't happen.

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2 hours ago, Older demon said:

I can add to this story. For the last few years, a mates son Charlie Allen has been the club "Load Manager". What that meant was, he monitored all the players training and health needs, in particular, the GPS units on their backs. He organised blood tests, fitness assessments and whether they were actually doing the work Mission set them. Some stories I cannot tell but Charlie was keeping them honest and kept a keen eye on their activity on and off the field.

After the season Charlie was offered fewer hours and eventually let go. He was headhunted by the firm that imports and manages those GPS units as he is one of the few people in Australia with so much experience with the units, their data handling and what it all meant. It was good for Charles as it meant a much better job, greater prospects and more money. He was also good enough to give me all his MFC merchandise, pity we changed sponsors.

I have no idea if the club replaced him but his C.V. is impressive and he worked in Canberra with the A.I.S before he came to us and with his number of degrees etc I doubt someone of his expertise would just walk in off the street. It may just be a coincidence but there is enough FUGAZI to suggest some players had a good long Christmas and I ask who was monitoring them as the club no longer lists a "Load Manager" position.

Bit dangerous to post this. Is Charlie happy with this being out there? 

2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Not to mention that old chestnut of 3 or 4 MFC players going up for the mark (Or 2 for the mark and 2 spoiling them) and no one staying down to crumb the goal or mop up in defence

Jetta is the worst offender at this. He's a small that constantly goes up to spoil when he should be at ground level. I love him, but he rarely impacts these contests. Hibberd's the same. I can only think the instruction is to back yourself to kill the contest. The problem is, we rarely do.

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Ok, the Jetta injury

Nev felt a bit sore in the knee and in the interests of the team pulled himself out of the Sydney game

Had a scan back in Melb, all clear, trained fully Wednesday and Friday

As mentioned previously a St Kilda player caused the new injury

Now 3 guesses where I got that info from

And as for the unfit at pre season start for a few players, absolute toss, Misson didn't even feel the need to pound uo and down Anderson Hill

And the GPS all the players wear plus the manned tracking unit at both training and games must be fake

And discussing rehab with Jake Lever, told me his load was monitored every session, obviously lied

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