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Demons hope for flying start as coaches jet off to the US

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin and recently appointed director of coaching Alan Richardson jetted off to the USA on Friday for a week of professional development as the players prepare to return for pre-season training seeking redemption for their disappointing 2019.

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9 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Probably off to Vegas to get rid of the lingering  Hangover from the 2018 season.

Not to mention the 2019 season.

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I assume this is more part of the coaches collective agreement ie you are entitled to x days professional development.

Didn't ND go to New York to meet some famous coach and came away with a 10 min tour of the locker room and  an autographed photo?

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Richardson to Goodwin on the flight. How were you able to pick apart my game plan so easily? 

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If I had an all-expenses paid opportunity to advance my knowledge of the particular aspect of the world I've chosen to devote my brain to, I'd definitely not go to Vegas. I might see my way to going to LA or New York though. There's bound to be at least one smart person in those two cities combined.

 

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4 hours ago, Elwood 3184 said:

Not to mention the 2019 season.

No we were hung over this year following our finals appearances last year. I hope it doesn’t linger. 

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13 hours ago, chook fowler said:

Probably off to Vegas to get rid of the lingering  Hangover from the 2018 season.

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1 hour ago, demonstone said:

Wouldn't that be Goodwin to Richardson?

Yes, apologies

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What a waste of time and money.

I’ve actually been to the US and they don’t even play AFL there, so this whole trip is completely pointless. 

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Which coach went off to meditate in India? IIRC it went very well.

Perhaps Goodwin could seek divine inspiration for his game plan. I can just see him sitting in the lotus position chanting..

"Play Fritsch forward"

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18 hours ago, Sorry kids said:

Richardson to Goodwin on the flight. How were you able to pick apart my game plan so easily? 

Goodwin: How were you able to pick apart my game plan so easily? 

Richo: First answer me this Goody. And be honest.  Do you know what a game plan is?

Goodwin: How come every [censored]in' coach I run into asks me that?

Richo: It's a serious question.

Goodwin: I get asked about it all the time, I'm interviewed after every match, I have to front up to the board every month ... how could I not know what a game plan is?

Richo: So answer the question then. Do you know what a game plan is?

Goodwin: ... promise you won't laugh?

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9 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Goodwin: How were you able to pick apart my game plan so easily? 

Richo: First answer me this Goody. And be honest.  Do you know what a game plan is?

Goodwin: How come every [censored]in' coach I run into asks me that?

Richo: It's a serious question.

Goodwin: I get asked about it all the time, I'm interviewed after every match, I have to front up to the board every month ... how could I not know what a game plan is?

Richo: So answer the question then. Do you know what a game plan is?

Goodwin: ... promise you won't laugh?

so what you're trying to say is?

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Just now, Engorged Onion said:

so what you're trying to say is?

If the movies on the flight were any good they wouldn't have to have these awkward conversations

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7 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Do we have any other coaches besides Goodwin and Richardson?   We let go of a few but I havent heard of any replacements

Nah... but we have a great new data analyst

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Thought I had a wicked sense of humour but you guys are ruthless. IKIt would be interesting to know how many coaches  implement or use anything they observe in the US. Yes travel broadens the horizons crowd but beyond that?  It would be interesting to know why they have chosen their visiting spots, who they will be meeting, and any specifics of what they hope to learn. Templates are fine but not always relevant to different countries, cultures, sports. 

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

Thought I had a wicked sense of humour but you guys are ruthless. IKIt would be interesting to know how many coaches  implement or use anything they observe in the US. Yes travel broadens the horizons crowd but beyond that?  It would be interesting to know why they have chosen their visiting spots, who they will be meeting, and any specifics of what they hope to learn. Templates are fine but not always relevant to different countries, cultures, sports. 

It's a bonus for the great years they both had in 2019 Ernest.

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Junket at best. It’s part of their “strategic development”. Networking and bonding perhaps  

it’s like all those years of Jimmy Plunkett selling clubs on his “leading teams” sessions. Hundreds of thousands drizzled away.  

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20 hours ago, Chook said:

If I had an all-expenses paid opportunity to advance my knowledge of the particular aspect of the world I've chosen to devote my brain to, I'd definitely not go to Vegas. I might see my way to going to LA or New York though. There's bound to be at least one smart person in those two cities combined.

 

They could go to DC and catch up with The Donald !

2 hours ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Do we have any other coaches besides Goodwin and Richardson?   We let go of a few but I havent heard of any replacements

OMG - surely that cannot be allowed on the same plane ! Imagine ....  

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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

Thought I had a wicked sense of humour but you guys are ruthless. IKIt would be interesting to know how many coaches  implement or use anything they observe in the US. Yes travel broadens the horizons crowd but beyond that?  It would be interesting to know why they have chosen their visiting spots, who they will be meeting, and any specifics of what they hope to learn. Templates are fine but not always relevant to different countries, cultures, sports. 

They could save a bunch of cash and log on here to engage with the Mensa crowd

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