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12 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

That gent has worked at 2 “incredibly successful” organisation...

If it's incredible then I don't believe it.

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23 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

Anybody got any idea who he is?

Strength and conditioning coach.

Is he also the former WC Eagle? Bartlett connection potentially?

 

 

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Is this the result of Goodwin wasting his time flying to the US when he still hasn't reviewed the 2017 preliminary final and Hawthorn have already won eight flags during the off-season?  

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From the Club website.

“We’ve got a new Head of Sports Science in David Regan, who’s been involved with the New York Mets and the Miami Dolphins.

“Previously, he’s also been a teacher, so he brings a good balance of the data knowledge, but also an understanding of the best way to communicate it.

“The other appointment we have made is Robert Younger, in the role of Performance Data Scientist.

“That role is going to sit across the performance team, coaching, list management and recruiting.”

“Decisions have been made on the back of 12 months of gathering information on where our program can get better, but also looking across other clubs and across the world about the trends in sporting departments,” he said.

“We’ve had a lot of conversations about data, and like any business or any sport, there is so much data available to everyone.

“The key parts we’re looking at are that we’re capturing the right data, analysing it properly and then utilising it in the right way.”

The specialised approach will see the club streamline its collection methods, before efficiently applying the information to assist with decision making.

With two dedicated staff members joining the sports science team, the Demons will rely heavily on personnel to oversee and manage the success of the concept, across several areas of the club. 

“We think there are some real opportunities within this area, and those opportunities have been created by bringing in some different people with different skillsets, who can analyse data in a different way,” Mahoney said.

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One look at his CV and it’s a pretty solid but standard sports science guy. Knows his strength and conditioning but also knows how to use the GPS numbers. Don’t forget, Burgo is a GPS king!

Not overly impressed with Dolphins and Mets, the yanks were years behind us. But international experience is good too. 

Here’s a video that explained his role with the Dolphins.

https://youtu.be/ZW3IaNiVIhQ

Interesting to note the Dolphins have since become so data driven that they are performing the Fish Tank to load up on draft picks. Unfortunately they’ve been too bad at tanking and have won 2 games and currently won’t be getting the number 1 pick.

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7 minutes ago, It's Time said:

The other appointment we have made is Robert Younger, in the role of Performance Data Scientist.

Better known as the singer with Radio Birdman.

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Also possibly of interest it was revealed this week that a whole heap of the sports science industries studies have been based on awfully flawed methodology. 

So im glad that are:

1. Using data to evaluate our sports science with Mr Regan

2. Using data to evaluate our performance with Mr Younger 

Because we might find a whole lot of new numbers out there to give us the edge

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Doesn’t anyone else feel, that they have reduced the coaching budget and pushed it into the strength and conditioning budget? It’s almost like Goodwin has said, give me a fit team and just let me coach them.

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Has there been any announcement on the club astrologer yet? The autumnal equinox falls on the same weekend we play in Perth whilst Mercury will be in retrograde. They still haven't reviewed the spring equinox debacle over there in 2018. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Has there been any announcement on the club astrologer yet? The autumnal equinox falls on the same weekend we play in Perth whilst Mercury will be in retrograde. 

The club astrologer was sacrificed so the club entrail reader could get some more time in the middle

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4 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

The club astrologer was sacrificed so the club entrail reader could get some more time in the middle

To be fair he really should have seen that coming. 

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If we were to employ an augurer, I bet we would hire Claudius Pulcher.

Legend has it that Pulcher, before the battle of Drepana, took the auspices from the the holy chickens. But the sacred chooks refused to eat, which was a terrible omen. So Pulcher chucked the chooks overboard. "If they won't eat, they can drink!"

Guess who lost.

Melbourne ought to take those behaviours and learnings on board. Or overboard, as the case may be.

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46 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Has there been any announcement on the club astrologer yet? The autumnal equinox falls on the same weekend we play in Perth whilst Mercury will be in retrograde. They still haven't reviewed the spring equinox debacle over there in 2018. 

 

Next week during the draft😂

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2 hours ago, demonstone said:

Better known as the singer with Radio Birdman.

Whose voice is shot unfortunately - but unsurprisingly. 

Arguably Australia's greatest rock band. Respect.

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Is this a new position or has he replaced someone previousto the position.

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59 minutes ago, binman said:

Whose voice is shot unfortunately - but unsurprisingly. 

Arguably Australia's greatest rock band. Respect.

Don't want to get into an argument with you 'bin', but....

That one would be a real can of worms.

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I didn't catch the name when mentioned at the forum, but Burgess rates highly and said "anything <name> doesn't know about sport science isn't worth knowing".

Assume it was this fella?

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1 hour ago, JTR said:

I didn't catch the name when mentioned at the forum, but Burgess rates highly and said "anything <name> doesn't know about sport science isn't worth knowing".

Assume it was this fella?

Surely it was Alistair Clarkson?

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2 hours ago, JTR said:

I didn't catch the name when mentioned at the forum, but Burgess rates highly and said "anything <name> doesn't know about sport science isn't worth knowing".

Assume it was this fella?

No he was talking about the new doctor at that point.

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14 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Also possibly of interest it was revealed this week that a whole heap of the sports science industries studies have been based on awfully flawed methodology. 

So im glad that are:

1. Using data to evaluate our sports science with Mr Regan

2. Using data to evaluate our performance with Mr Younger 

Because we might find a whole lot of new numbers out there to give us the edge

Here's a link to that article. In my view, it puts significant doubt on sports science. I wonder what else, claimed in the name of sports science, is suspect? Perhaps we'll finally see players who kick goals staying on the ground instead of being immediately interchanged and maybe there will be more practice at kicking for goal.

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