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2 hours ago, The Jackson 6 said:

Best year injury-wise for as long as I can remember.  Very few soft-tissue injuries too, which is quite the feat given the compact fixture. Hard to argue the correlation with his arrival and there’d be a strong argument for the causation

he had alot of luck, as all ops were done early leading into his pre season, as opposed to the prior season where we carried over injuries due to our bid to win the granny. having said that, he appear to be doing well and oversaw minimal reinjuries which is a big tick

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Burgess is top drawer. He’s worked for Liverpool and Arsenal and turned down offers from the US. We did very well to lure to the club but there’s no way we hold onto him for long. With soft cap constraints we can’t afford him and I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes up another overseas appointment.

Hopefully we can keep him for another 12 months with a view to him setting up our long-term fitness program and mentoring his successor. I’d hate to lose him to another AFL team.

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4 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

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

 

Given Port finished on top, and we finished 9th, I’d be happy to return serve, and poach their fitness guru

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Sorry guys, misread the title, thought it was Port on the poach
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41 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Wasn't it mentioned on this board a while ago that he had apparently signed for next year?

Forgot who mention it though..

 

On 9/19/2020 at 7:22 PM, Lord Nev said:

In the early-ish stages of COVID I was told he was locked in for next year, bit worried about that now given nothing has been announced though. 

Lock it in Eddie. Wait. I’d like to use a lifeline. 

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9 hours ago, Canplay said:

Being on a one year deal -  what's Josh M and Pert being doing recentlty if they value the bloke -  should be tied down contractually by now -  amateur hour.

To be fair you’d reckon they’re not sitting on their hands here. If he hasn’t signed and they’d announce it if he had then there’s a good chance he’s gone/going. 

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

To be fair you’d reckon they’re not sitting on their hands here. If he hasn’t signed and they’d announce it if he had then there’s a good chance he’s gone/going. 

Acquire Burgess, play one round, season off for eight weeks, season returns to reduced quarters, miss finals by a game, lose Burgess. How Melbourne is that. 

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We’ve had the benefit of 12 months of learning from him. 
If he goes he goes but surely we’re not dumb enough to completely turf out his programs and methods altogether. 
There’s no doubt the group was in better condition from 1 year with Burgess than all those years spent with Misson. 

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