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25 minutes ago, Dingo said:

Spoke very briefly to a parent of one of our players this morning and was told that we went into the finals with 11 injured players.No names.

I think we all know who they are.

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We all jumped on the Burgo mantra of playing through injury. The reality is we had a shortened pre-season, and players were training a couple of weeks after the flag. We shouldn't have tried to replicate 2021 in terms of player management.

We had a VFL team in extraordinary form, and yet we didn't avail ourselves of these players. Match committee preferred to play underdone players than fit and firing players like Chandler, Dunstan and JVR.

Hopefully this is one of the learnings that Goody is talking about.

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But were they injuries or were they injuries?  
I imaging nearly every player on every list is carrying “an injury” - I must say I was surprised that it suggeats that 11 others had no injury.  

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11 minutes ago, Deefiant said:

Problem was we tried to play them through the injuries. Guessing it wouldve been:

Salem

Petrecca

Lever (ankle - had no turning circle/speed)

Gawn

Brown

Jackson

--- more guesses

Petty

Oliver

Kossie - Had strapping on his knee at times.

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It’s not surprising but it’s not like they all got injured the week of our final game. Our insistence to continue to play so many players who were clearly below their best when we had a strong list of players playing high quality footy at Casey was ridiculous. 

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2 minutes ago, Lil_red_fire_engine said:

It’s not surprising but it’s not like they all got injured the week of our final game. Our insistence to continue to play so many players who were clearly below their best when we had a strong list of players playing high quality footy at Casey was ridiculous. 

I lay the blame for the second half of the year squarely on the coaches. I thought our playing group gave their absolute all and admirably left nothing in the tank.

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59 minutes ago, Deefiant said:

Problem was we tried to play them through the injuries. Guessing it wouldve been:

Salem

Petrecca

Lever (ankle - had no turning circle/speed)

Gawn

Brown

Jackson

--- more guesses

Petty

Oliver

Pickett was limping in the final home and away against the lions. Knee strapped.

Didn't seem to have the pace or run the miles late in the season.

That makes nine

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Why blame 'Goody' for this? Recall, if you may, that 2021 was a year when, whoever the gods of football are, granted us a virtual free pass. Some on this site believe god was called Burgo. I'd rather believe the god was called Serendipity, the same god who spins the wheels of fate and the result has absolutely zero to with Burgo, Goody, or the fact that Melbourne played with 11 injured players. From what I've read, those 11 players should, according to some, been replaced by 11 fit and able Casey players. Yeah, sure. We lose and Goody gets the buckets of poo poured over him for playing Turner, Van R, Brown, Howes, Baker, Tomlinson, Chandler, Bedford, Moniz-W, Weideman, Laurie, Dunstan and Woewoddin.

I rest my case.

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8 minutes ago, Monbon said:

Why blame 'Goody' for this? Recall, if you may, that 2021 was a year when, whoever the gods of football are, granted us a virtual free pass. Some on this site believe god was called Burgo. I'd rather believe the god was called Serendipity, the same god who spins the wheels of fate and the result has absolutely zero to with Burgo, Goody, or the fact that Melbourne played with 11 injured players. From what I've read, those 11 players should, according to some, been replaced by 11 fit and able Casey players. Yeah, sure. We lose and Goody gets the buckets of poo poured over him for playing Turner, Van R, Brown, Howes, Baker, Tomlinson, Chandler, Bedford, Moniz-W, Weideman, Laurie, Dunstan and Woewoddin.

I rest my case.

Maybe if they were rested earlier they would have been fitter for finals 

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