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34 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

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.

I have absolutely no evidence to support this notion, but it always seems to me like Melbourne have favoured these sorts. Lot of guys that are just a bit too comfortable in life and don't have to fight tooth and nail for an opportunity.

The current top sides have a real, permanent tough edge about them, something we can occasionally turn on but only when we choose.

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23 minutes ago, BW511 said:

I have absolutely no evidence to support this notion, but it always seems to me like Melbourne have favoured these sorts. Lot of guys that are just a bit too comfortable in life and don't have to fight tooth and nail for an opportunity.

The current top sides have a real, permanent tough edge about them, something we can occasionally turn on but only when we choose.

I know, right?! I’m not sure whether that’s a specific recruitment policy (I reckon it was, in the past) or a long standing cultural hangover that still rings true at coterie and board level. Maybe once we have our home base and Melbourne supporters of all backgrounds can mix together, this might change? 

I love it when we recruit a genuine hard nut, like Steven May or Clayton Oliver but I must say, I was very impressed with Ed Langdon’s tenacity and contest, when my preconception had been of a one way runner. Perhaps it’s inverse snobbery, on my part?

 

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45 minutes ago, BW511 said:

I have absolutely no evidence to support this notion, but it always seems to me like Melbourne have favoured these sorts. Lot of guys that are just a bit too comfortable in life and don't have to fight tooth and nail for an opportunity.

The current top sides have a real, permanent tough edge about them, something we can occasionally turn on but only when we choose.

Private school boys

There i said it.. 👀

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On 10/10/2020 at 9:45 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

This is just rubbish that is being spread by you because you want people to sit up and take notice of crap you post.

How about getting your facts right first before you go and spread unsubstantiated rumours..   .Burgo will be at the Demons next year and the year after. He is …contracted to the Club.

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39 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

I know, right?! I’m not sure whether that’s a specific recruitment policy (I reckon it was, in the past) or a long standing cultural hangover that still rings true at coterie and board level. Maybe once we have our home base and Melbourne supporters of all backgrounds can mix together, this might change? 

I love it when we recruit a genuine hard nut, like Steven May or Clayton Oliver but I must say, I was very impressed with Ed Langdon’s tenacity and contest, when my preconception had been of a one way runner. Perhaps it’s inverse snobbery, on my part?

 

May has some proper C*&$ about him, it's so good to see. He will be the one that drives the club forward over the next 2-3 years. He isn't afraid to challenge people and demand 100% commitment

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10 hours ago, Ron Burgundy said:

The wording by these journos is so unimpressive.

” ... despite interest elsewhere.”

Driven by Burgess, or by other clubs albeit with no interest from Burgess?

 

The papers need banners & the print to keep flowing even when there's no story RB.  Especially where the Hun (aka Collingwood's unofficial rag) are concerned.

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On 10/15/2020 at 9:10 AM, 3183 Dee said:

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.

Should be known as the Jack Watts Curse, he was the biggest perpetrator of [censored] culture and it's still lingering around like a disgusting smell.

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On 10/14/2020 at 7:27 PM, 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. 

One of my hobby horses since the early days of ND, when he reputedly got rid of sports psychologists.

Could surely do no harm, and possibly a lot of good. 

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