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Michaelangelo Ricci on Sen SA has stated that the Crows are making a big money move to entice Darren away from the Dees.

What is his contractual status? 

This obviously has legs so something is not sitting right here.

 

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Huge news for us and a massive win!  

We had very few soft tissue injuries this year. I have no medical background or expertise at all but it wouldn't surprise me if there is a link between aerobic/physical fitness and soft tissue injurie

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2 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Michaelangelo Ricci on Sen SA has stated that the Crows are making a big money move to entice Darren away from the Dees.

What is his contractual status?

 

Times like these an extra $50k in the soft cap space would be handy.

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7 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Michaelangelo Ricci on Sen SA has stated that the Crows are making a big money move to entice Darren away from the Dees.

What is his contractual status?

 

I would imagine he signed with us for a few years at least.

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1 minute ago, Redleg said:

I would imagine he signed with us for a few years at least.

I have no recollection of where I heard this but I was under the assumption that the contract was only for 1 year. I could be very wrong though.

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  • Demonland changed the title to Crows Attempting to Poach Darren Burgess

When he was announced the club said

"MELBOURNE has recruited world renowned fitness expert Darren Burgess to oversee the club’s fitness and medical program for the 2020 season."

If we lose Burgo before we can take advantage of his skills with the normal length games/season i will go outside and scream obscenities into the air

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Interesting development this. Hope we can hold onto to him.

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21 minutes ago, roy11 said:

When he was announced the club said

"MELBOURNE has recruited world renowned fitness expert Darren Burgess to oversee the club’s fitness and medical program for the 2020 season."

If we lose Burgo before we can take advantage of his skills with the normal length games/season i will go outside and scream obscenities into the air

I hope we took notes during his time at the club. 

20 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Something smells here, Michaelangelo is a close friend of Darren through his time at Port.

They've got money to burn the Crows, would have doubled our offer.

If Port have offered him double he is as good as gone. 

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32 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Something smells here, Michaelangelo is a close friend of Darren through his time at Port.

They've got money to burn the Crows, would have doubled our offer.

They will have the same cap restrictions as every other team

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Just now, Demons11 said:

They will have the same cap restrictions as every other team

 

9 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Playing devils advocate here, but I wouldn’t say that out fitness levels were overly superiority compared to other clubs. 
 

 

Agree, it’s not like it made that much of a difference 

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21 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I hope we took notes during his time at the club. 

If Port have offered him double he is as good as gone. 

The Port Fitness crew have taken them to the top of the ladder, so don’t think FD would move on them. The Crows are desperate.

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2 minutes ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

*whispers

i think they’re being sarcastic 😉

Thanks.  I had the worry meter highly tuned and the sarcasm detector failed to activate...

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31 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Playing devils advocate here, but I wouldn’t say that out fitness levels were overly superiority compared to other clubs. 

We had very few soft tissue injuries this year. I have no medical background or expertise at all but it wouldn't surprise me if there is a link between aerobic/physical fitness and soft tissue injuries. Hopefully someone like @Webber can tell me whether there's any link.

But putting that to one side, we won 11 fourth quarters (4th best for the league) but also drew another two, which overall made us the 2nd best team for fourth quarters. Our fourth quarter percentage was 164.85%, a clear second (Geelong was first at 179.9%, St Kilda third at 134.88%). We outscored our opponents in fourth quarters by 131 points across 17 games.

We also went 6-3 in the last 9 games of the season despite having a league-high three four-day breaks across the season and no bye in that period. Despite that, we didn't have players breaking down, and we continued to run games out well.

So, I think our fitness levels were pretty good, and even if they're not superior to other clubs, this year showed significant improvement to 2019. 

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Why would we sign him on a one year deal unless it was at Burgo’s own request. 
 

Hopefully the AFL clarifies soft cap and list sizes soon so that we can prepare for the trade period. This uncertainty is not doing anyone any favours. 

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I wonder if this is the same Adelaide rumour mill that said the Crows wanted to poach Goodwin - and the very next week our board [censored] the bed and gave him an overly long contract?

I wish I had mates in the media. I’d be getting them to constantly inflate my value.

It’s all a game, and I hope we’ve learnt our lesson.

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I think the fact Bennell got on the park and AVB didn’t break down are glowing endorsements for Burgess. Those two have probably combined for 10 games in 5 years.

He seems to have a great rapport with the guys too, I think he’s probably our most important recruit in many, many years

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1 hour ago, Demon Disciple said:

Playing devils advocate here, but I wouldn’t say that out fitness levels were overly superiority compared to other clubs. 
 

 

I would.  We ran out games superbly this year, and our injury run across the board was better than anything I can remember under Misson.  

He is the one off season recruit for the 'off field' department that was a raging success in my book.

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