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2 minutes ago, McQueen said:

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. 

Where’s the edit function gone?

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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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16 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Where’s the edit function gone?

Top right corner of post there are three horizontal dots. Click that and a drop down will appear and the Edit button is there.

No idea why they did that in the latest software update.

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Very healthy cannibals The Crows.

Personally would've deep fried Burgess with Hoisin sauce.

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Maybe we are waiting for the soft cap before renewing his contract.

Last year Mahoney reduced our coaching and List Management people/budget and reinvested in Fitness which was sorely needed. I've said a few times we may have robbed 'Peter to pay Paul' and weakened our coaching panel. 

Losing senior and expensive staff (Viney, McCartney, Rawings and Jennings) and only partially replacing them (Richardson, extension of Stafford's role and Lewis part time) would have 'saved' in the region of (guessing) $500-700k to be used for the Fitness dep't etc  There is a very good chance a chunk of that went to hire Burgess.  Fair to say he cost a lot more than Misson.

So speculating that he could be too expensive to keep under the new, much lower soft cap, especially if we are to rebuild the coaching group.

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Looking from the outside in I would be having Burgess locked up into another year above most football department staff. While I don’t think we took full advantage we were one of the best teams in final quarters for the year which suggests mental lapses through the games rather than physical. 

We also had our best injury run for a long time (making it harder to swallow poor performances) and I’d also be interested to know if May’s full season could be put down to Burgess’s fitness management. I’m hoping that with these uncertain times and turmoil that’s gone on in the world he has no interest in uprooting himself and his family. Of course there are plenty of Victorian clubs who I’m sure would be keen for his services. 

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Didn’t he try and get out of the original contract not long after signing because an English side offered him something no AFL club can compete with? 
 

I assume he will be back overseas ASAP. Why wouldn’t you take the kind of money they’re offering?

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13 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

 

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

Gotta say, your posts are becoming tiring mate. Stop the bullying and contribute something of use.

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Look, I’m no fitness specialist, but it ain’t rocket science. There are a squillion people out there with degrees in this stuff. Are we over rating this bloke? And before I get the usual bricks thrown at me, I used to run the tan in 12.20. Marathon PB 2.48. Just an ordinary Joe Blow who trained bloody hard. Just sayin!

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26 minutes ago, von said:

Didn’t he try and get out of the original contract not long after signing because an English side offered him something no AFL club can compete with? 
 

I assume he will be back overseas ASAP. Why wouldn’t you take the kind of money they’re offering?

nfl side from memory - offered him a small fortune but he couldn't get out of the deal with the demons

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49 minutes ago, A F said:

Gotta say, your posts are becoming tiring mate. Stop the bullying and contribute something of use.

If people continually post rumours that turn out to be rubbish I’ll call them out. If they can’t handle someone making them accountable, they should quit posting them. Thank you for your feedback though. 

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14 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

If people continually post rumours that turn out to be rubbish I’ll call them out. Don’t post rumours you’ve read on Facebook as gospel, it’s simple. Thank you for your feedback though. 

You don't call them out. You continually bait. There's a difference.

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28 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

If people continually post rumours that turn out to be rubbish I’ll call them out. If they can’t handle someone making them accountable, they should quit posting them. Thank you for your feedback though. 

 

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2 minutes ago, A F said:

Don't bait back. Can we stop all this childish rubbish?

You're right, I shouldn't respond, even if it is with one of the countless rumours he got completely wrong in the past, but he seems to get a free pass on here because he sometimes posts jokes.

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2 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

If people continually post rumours that turn out to be rubbish I’ll call them out. If they can’t handle someone making them accountable, they should quit posting them. Thank you for your feedback though. 

Just like Watts to Geelong eh? That’s embarrassing. Your new hashtag should be #ETthetradefaker

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WOW !  There are  more eventful days  with the rumours circling more than during the season proper. 

I would trade Burgess for a 1st and  an early 2nd round picks no less.   I think the Crows would be happy  with that.

In all honesty Burgo has been great and kept the guys on the park more so than l can remember. I think he is well paid or he wouldn't have taken the position Imo.

Melbourne targeted Burgo and that was well before the COVID 19. Why would he leave us after a year ?    censored the Crows!

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16 minutes ago, Grr-owl said:

Just saw this. I’m suspect on that 3 year part. 

Surely if there is 2 years remaining on his contract he can’t just leave without breaching his contract. 

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