Toast Farewell and thank you, Darren Burgess

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MarcMaverick

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Thanks Burgo,
I expect In 2 years time, for all your work to kick in when ADEL run over the top of GC, Collingwood, Hawks, Blues and North well know why!
His fitness Expertise is held is high regard, and so it should.
As good as he is, can't do much with that shambolic culture they have , I'm afraid. They'll probably laugh him off.

Our players accepted his help with both arms, don't know about the Crom.

Thanks Burgo, but your next task is much harder task.
 

Dory_77

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As good as he is, can't do much with that shambolic culture they have , I'm afraid. They'll probably laugh him off.

Our players accepted his help with both arms, don't know about the Crom.
Crom are heading similar to us a few years back. Not sure about culling all the Olds blokes they've done but they're doing a full reset of the culture It seems. Good luck to Burgo.
 

Daemon

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Thank you Burgo, I'm not sure we lift the cup without you.

I really really hope his successor does not deviate dramatically from the current program.
 

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rhaz

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Excellent podcast with Darren Burgess and Dr Peter Brukner about their time at Melbourne, well worth the listen.
Just came here to post this. I'm only 10 minutes in and already really enjoying it. Highlights so far are:

- Goody one of the main reasons he chose Melbourne. Had huge financial offers overseas but chose to come to the Dees.
- How bad the off-season was between 2018 and 2019. Almost half the list had surgery. Was a huge factor of finishing second last in 2019.
- Goody/Richardson saying to the other coaches "never talk about players physically, we are about coaching and culture. Let Burgo handle the physical component".

Edit: More good stuff:
  • Fritsch was the only player to do every training / gym session.
  • Gawn technically missed one session to attend a funeral, but got to the club at 6am to have his own private session to maintain his "100% training" record. Leading from the front
 
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pjfairbairn

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I also got sad when he said that, when initially signing the contract, he told Josh Mahoney "make it 10 or 15 years, I'm not going anywhere..."

And then COVID, and his kids being in a different state, meant he had no option but to change tack.
 

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