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Darren Burgess officially our new fitness coach.

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1 hour ago, Caligula's cohort said:

I would of thought so... but you have to remember Arsenal is one of the biggest sporting clubs in the world. It's a high pressure job which is heavily reliant on winning!  

Well he has no worries going forward at the MFC then...

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Wish him success. Comes well qualifiedd with a query over his previous length of stay at other Clubs. Another South Australian connection for Goody, Mahoney and Viney, interesting.

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3 hours ago, Caligula's cohort said:

Thrilled we landed Burgess! this guy is the best in the business. Melbourne will be one of the fittest clubs going around next year (maybe 2). Which means, we will start getting back 4 quarter performances again, which has drastically dropped this year as we concede the most points of any club after 3/4 time. 

Good get by the club, but this club had had a fascination with a messiah solution for decades.

 

2 points.

As Roos says, your fitness is mainly predicated on what you do away from the club on your break and days off.  Failure (ESS 99/00) can be more of a motivating factor in a team returning ‘fitter’ and ‘hungrier’ than the comp average.  

I am a broken record, but if the club keep putting injured players (May hamstring) back on the park in dead rubbers, well Jesus Harry Christ can be the high performance guy, and it will mean little in relation to lost game time due to injury.

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Gotta love Demonland.

Articles mention we beat out other clubs/leagues to get him and the pessimists start asking whether we've overpaid.

I look forward to those posters blaming Burgess as soon as our first injury under his watch strikes.

FWIW, I have no idea how good Burgess is, nor how good Misson was supposed to be before we hired him, nor do I know how Misson in particular might have contributed to our bad run of injuries and struggles with running out games this year. If Misson played a role in either of those things then I'm just interested to see what difference, if any, comes next year.

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2 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

WGAF. It ain't affecting the salary cap.

Yea it is isn’t it? The soft cap on club spending?

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1 hour ago, Caligula's cohort said:

I would of thought so... but you have to remember Arsenal is one of the biggest sporting clubs in the world. It's a high pressure job which is heavily reliant on winning!  

He’ll have a job for life then with us...

 

Ppffttt Bettle beat me too it.

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3 minutes ago, TGR said:

Good get by the club, but this club had had a fascination with a messiah solution for decades.

 

2 points.

As Roos says, your fitness is mainly predicated on what you do away from the club on your break and days off.  Failure (ESS 99/00) can be more of a motivating factor in a team returning ‘fitter’ and ‘hungrier’ than the comp average.  

I am a broken record, but if the club keep putting injured players (May hamstring) back on the park in dead rubbers, well Jesus Harry Christ can be the high performance guy, and it will mean little in relation to lost game time due to injury.

We have the messiah fascination because we've ultimately been starved of success for so long and continue to have subpar training facilities, subpar assistant coaches and subpar administration. Once we have all that sorted, we won't have to pin all our hopes on one guy...

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2 hours ago, DemonOX said:

Does anyone know why he left Arsenal?

He sent players back out onto the pitch when they were injured, brought others back too soon, and continually gave vague "4-6 weeks" answers to how long players would be out.

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16 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

I look forward to those posters blaming Burgess as soon as our first injury under his watch strikes

There won't be any injuries under Burgess.

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3 hours ago, Superunknown said:

this fellow and the caliber of his resume does not fit the MFC archetyoe

 

 

based on this in depth assessment one can only conclude this is a suspect appointment and it is impossible not to conclude this is some deep state double agent activation by the Collingwood FC intelligence apparatus designed to keep us wedded to the bottom of the ladder through a complex and entirely coincidental-appearing set of injurious events in 2020

Knowing MFC like we do, it's entirely possible Super that they've done a linkedin search and hired Darren Burgess the chef of Masterchef by mistake.

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Seems like a great get for the club. Hopefully we have a strong preseason and see positive results next year.

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1 hour ago, Salems Lot said:

What pick did we have to give up?

 

As an Arsenal supporter, I sure as hell hope it wasn't a straight swap Misson for Burgess.

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I think with the coach reshuffle and now this, the club is acting maturely to address the issues that had us unravel this year...

encouraging signs and signings.

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I hope he can teach the forwards to kick goals. 

No other [censored] can. 

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13 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

WGAF. It ain't affecting the salary cap.

It does affect the football 'soft' cap ie the max a club can spend on football department without incurring a fine.

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16 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

I despise managementese but hopefully he's looking at 'work cut out for him' and thinking 'opportunity laid out in front of him'.

Assembling an agenda of actually achieveable goals based on Demonland gripes for the last six months, his checklist would read something like:

Item 1: Reform our mdifield capability by adding the proverbial yard of acceleration and a bit of agility to our young beast group such as Petracca, Brayshaw and Oliver.

Item 2: Maximise the advantages of the group of relatively light, not-quite-tall mobile players like Hannan, Fritsch, Hunt, Kolodjashnij, Smith and Hore.

Item 3: Help a few older players stay refreshed and nimble, particularly with helping Jones in the necessary reshape to play on usefully in 2020, and also Hibberd and Jetta as particular examples.

Item 4: Ensure our key position players have the 'right kind' of confidence-building weight and muscle, whether adding or subtracting from the gross amount, and get Tom McDonald back to the front of the running trials.

Item 5: Above all else, bring in a risk-controlling program to develop the 'protective' strength and flexibility of our host of players going through recovery or with patterns of injury.

There we go, easy.

And now I have a baseline on which to judge the poor guy. Does he know what he is in for, if we do anything but triumph continuously for the next five years? :D

Mate Im feeling sorry for him  already>

Does he realise the extent of the messiah mentality around here !

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8 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

It does affect the football 'soft' cap ie the max a club can spend on football department without incurring a fine.

Yep we must be in danger of spending half the soft cap amount that the Weagles, Dawks, Druggies,etc spend... every year.

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10 hours ago, bing181 said:

He sent players back out onto the pitch when they were injured, brought others back too soon, and continually gave vague "4-6 weeks" answers to how long players would be out.

Wow he will fit right in here.

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17 minutes ago, Kent said:

Wow he will fit right in here.

How's the injury going, Dean?  Still pissy that we traded you to the Saints?

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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

How's the injury going, Dean?  Still pissy that we traded you to the Saints?

Nope,very very happy will have alil bet on the Saints I think!

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1 minute ago, Kent said:

Nope,very very happy will have alil bet on the Saints I think!

Shame your body failed again.  It's probably why we offered you a short deal, eh?  

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5 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Shame your body failed again.  It's probably why we offered you a short deal, eh?  

Given our spot on the ladder, I'm not sure we are in a position to bait Kent,  Wise.

I'd take a 3 year deal over 1 year any day. Played more than most thought this year. He'll be laughing all the way to the bank. 

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55 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Don't boss me around, Moonie.  You're not my real Dad.

I am your father, Luke....

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