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4 minutes ago, Soidee said:

Having watched Petracca develop into an elite player under Burgess, I now think Burgo should do the same with Brayshaw.  Get him super fit and to the level he should be.  IMHO.

Burgo might not even be there next year by the looks of it.

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10 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Burgo might not even be there next year by the looks of it.

There has to be something inherently wrong inside the four walls if we can't hang on to a head of fitness guy who's under contract.

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10 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

There has to be something inherently wrong inside the four walls if we can't hang on to a head of fitness guy who's under contract.

who has just gone through an extraordinary season and now has the chance to return to the city in which his kids reside and be paid more than the remaining two years at a reduced rate that we'll be able to pay

everyone in the footy dept will be expected to take a pay cut to help accommodate the soft cap - arguably that renders the existing contracts null and void

i hope like hell we can hold him to his deal but at the same time i can see reasons why he would want out

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6 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

There has to be something inherently wrong inside the four walls if we can't hang on to a head of fitness guy who's under contract.

Its family related.

His kids live back in SA with his ex wife and he wants to be closer to them. 

Bit like the Brad Miller situation years ago.

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6 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Its family related.

His kids live back in SA with his ex wife and he wants to be closer to them. 

Bit like the Brad Miller situation years ago.

Didn’t Brad Miller move to the Punt Road oval? 😳 That’s a long way from the MCG (where Richmond also played).

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10 minutes ago, CBDees said:

Didn’t Brad Miller move to the Punt Road oval? 😳 That’s a long way from the MCG (where Richmond also played).

I think he means when Miller left the Dees coaching staff for GWS in 2016, as his kids are with Pia in Sydney.

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Do people think Burgess only trained Petracca last season and didn’t bother with the other 44 on the list? 
 

The penny dropped with Tracc and he got fitter, all Burgo did was provide the same program he did to the rest of the club (individually tailored of course).

No matter who’s running our fitness department it’s up to Gus to do the work and earn the coaches trust that his speed, intensity and endurance demands centre square time. Unfortunate a crook foot is not the ideal starting point 

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16 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Do people think Burgess only trained Petracca last season and didn’t bother with the other 44 on the list? 
 

The penny dropped with Tracc and he got fitter, all Burgo did was provide the same program he did to the rest of the club (individually tailored of course).

No matter who’s running our fitness department it’s up to Gus to do the work and earn the coaches trust that his speed, intensity and endurance demands centre square time. Unfortunate a crook foot is not the ideal starting point 

wasn't gus the one who ran 100x100m for fun over xmas in his early days? seems he was pretty self motivated on fitness/endurance back then. so what changed?

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49 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

wasn't gus the one who ran 100x100m for fun over xmas in his early days? seems he was pretty self motivated on fitness/endurance back then. so what changed?

I’m sure Gus does what is needed to be good, but maybe it’s a few too many of his special onions on some snags after the 100’s. Needs to be rock hard fit and a running machine like his brother or Trav Boak to be his bes

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

i don't think fitness is an issue with gus; he just picks and chooses when to go

late in a game, running i50 to present to get a mark and a shot on goal? works his legs to get there

blocking defensively in the d50 to allow others to make the easy exit? stands flatfooted and doesn't impact the contest

Time fir a few home truths then from Goody 

PS this is being Ruthless!!!9

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On 10/11/2020 at 1:38 PM, daisycutter said:

wasn't gus the one who ran 100x100m for fun over xmas in his early days? seems he was pretty self motivated on fitness/endurance back then. so what changed?

Don't think Gus has been able to do this over the last 2 years due to injury, but yeah him and his brothers do this every Christmas day, not sure if his foot injury will be healed enough by then, but I think he's one that really needs a full pre-season to perform his best, hopefully he's back running fully really soon.

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On 10/11/2020 at 12:45 AM, whatwhatsaywhat said:

who has just gone through an extraordinary season and now has the chance to return to the city in which his kids reside and be paid more than the remaining two years at a reduced rate that we'll be able to pay

everyone in the footy dept will be expected to take a pay cut to help accommodate the soft cap - arguably that renders the existing contracts null and void

i hope like hell we can hold him to his deal but at the same time i can see reasons why he would want out

 

On 10/11/2020 at 6:55 AM, dazzledavey36 said:

Its family related.

His kids live back in SA with his ex wife and he wants to be closer to them. 

Bit like the Brad Miller situation years ago.

Surely he was aware of this and accepted it or he wouldn't have accepted the contract terms (ie;  gone for a shorter length) and/or not signed the contract.

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6 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

 

Surely he was aware of this and accepted it or he wouldn't have accepted the contract terms (ie;  gone for a shorter length) and/or not signed the contract.

I think  Covid was the big pull.

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On 10/11/2020 at 12:33 AM, Rusty Nails said:

There has to be something inherently wrong inside the four walls if we can't hang on to a head of fitness guy who's under contract.

Chicken Little the sky is falling, he is not going anywhere, if he wanted to go back to SA for family reasons, then he would have gone there after he come back form overseas, I think that part is made up, this is how it goes, he is from SA, a SA clubs tries to poach him, then journalist assumes he must want to go back home for family reasons, fake News.

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It's definitely not fitness. the club needs to hire the absolute best sports psychologist they can find, most of the challenges guys like Gus face in this industry are above the shoulders. 

he needs to start to believe he's an A grader for us to see the version of Gus that dominated in 2018, i don't think he believes he's that player. 

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1 hour ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

It's definitely not fitness. the club needs to hire the absolute best sports psychologist they can find, most of the challenges guys like Gus face in this industry are above the shoulders. 

he needs to start to believe he's an A grader for us to see the version of Gus that dominated in 2018, i don't think he believes he's that player. 

quite the contrary, i think - gus believes he's an a-grader and doesn't need to do the hard work to remain at that status

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If another person mentions "but what about the 100x100m at Christmas" again I'll spew

It takes a consistent dedication to a training and fitness regimen to get to the level and maintain that level of an elite athlete. And the right attitude on how to apply that fitness, not picking and choosing when is right for me

He's not running around with his mates in the ammos 

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8 hours ago, Skuit said:

Gus just needs to grow up. 

Tend to agree - still a bit of the old boy, ammo stuff about our club. I cringed a bit at the last Captain’s Run podcast, with Gus and Wattsy chewing the fat like a couple of Church St retirees.

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On 10/10/2020 at 4:37 PM, deanox said:

Great idea. Pity he spent all of last preseason with Petracca only, instead of performing his role for all players on the list.

That's an irresponsible and mischievous comment without IMO any real knowledge of the true facts.

Lets know if you have  any proof of this or not!  Deanox.?

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