Tales from the Henley Beach Cafe: CROWS 2020 RUMOURS

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dplggr47

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No it doesn't

Hately is out of contract and we have the number 1 pick in the PSD, they either accept a moderate deal or he'll walk to us for free.

The fact that we finished bottom puts the Giants in the worst possible position with this and what also hurts them is that Hately hasn't exactly set the world on fire thus far so his value is low.

We'll most probably give them Pick 20 in a take it or leave it scenario.
I'd be offering a pick in the 30s or perhaps the compensation for Atkins leaving.
 

crow2crow

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I'm assuming we have a replacement.

I thought Saunders was meant to be a great appointment
wasnt he hired because he was the only one who knew how to use kangatech

obviously he didn't know how to use it either.... burgess seems to me like the guy who comes in does the strategy ans the someone else operates it - never stays in one place more than 5 mins. hopefully he works them hard
 

James_37

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they wait for burgess he can sack hass
Hass is the one holding the position Burgess would fill.

We had to create a position for Saunders when he came in, effectively bridging High Performance and Medical/Physio, an area that the High Performance manage should comfortably cover in the first place, but clearly wasn't.
 

crow2crow

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Hass is the one holding the position Burgess would fill.

We had to create a position for Saunders when he came in, effectively bridging High Performance and Medical/Physio, an area that the High Performance manage should comfortably cover in the first place, but clearly wasn't.
bring in burgo over the top - just add senior or "head of" to hass' title and then burgo sack hass week 1. or they just sack him hes been a disaster
 

Golumless

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Fair enough, it certainly is low risk. Maybe I just don’t like low risk options, Its not something I’ve ever really gone for.
assuming we end up with him I hope you are right and he improves rapidly, and also that we don’t give up anything much to get him.
Potentially it could just be your inner gambler talking ;)

I'm probably more just in the 'if there is a need' camp. I certainly don't mind a low risk option or two if they're cheap to acquire/keep and the reward is potentially there (or they're cheap). Lets just hope he can become our Josh Kennedy to act as a strong start point to a long term midfield.

Or if he's destined to just be a middling player in a strong side, he doesn't demand a lot of cash. After all you do need a supporting cast to support your stars.

(I also see the David Mackay comparison in Jones)
 

Thetrader15

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Hass is the one holding the position Burgess would fill.

We had to create a position for Saunders when he came in, effectively bridging High Performance and Medical/Physio, an area that the High Performance manage should comfortably cover in the first place, but clearly wasn't.
I'm waiting for the "Burgess doesn't want to leave Melbourne for family reasons" announcement
 

cammo6556

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Steve is a renowned Physiotherapist with over 30 years experience in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction. He is recognised internationally as a leading Clinician and High Performance Manager. Steve currently consults to numerous elite sporting teams around the world, reviewing complex athletic cases, educating staff and shaping athlete management systems / protocols. Steve is currently the Science and Medical Coordinator for the Adelaide Football Club, chief scientific officer and Director of KangaTech and Director of Saunders Physiotherapy.

Steve recently returned to Adelaide after 7 years as High Performance Manager (Director of Sports Science and Medical Services) at the North Melbourne Football Club. He is now reviewing patients at Saunders Physiotherapy, consulting to multiple AFL, NBA, English Soccer and Elite athletes, while undertaking research projects with the University of SA, Flinders University and the University of Victoria.
Steve completed his PhD in 2007 at the University of Queensland investigating the motor control mechanisms underlying control of the lumbo-pelvic region during human locomotion in normal and low back pain subjects. He has published works in internationally peer-reviewed journals and continues to develop management strategies based on scientific evidence-based practice.
Steve’s combined background in scientific research and elite athlete/patient care has facilitated the development of KangaTech, a world leading injury prevention and performance system. KangaTech technology is now being utilised in the AFL, NBA, English Soccer (EPL and CL), NHL, Australian Cricket, extreme sports and research institutions.
Geez. Im too far gone for Saunders help i reckon. And there are players older than me. Depressing.
 

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Kane McGoodwin

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Depending how the AFL is feeling, we may or may not get band 3 (2nd rd), but unlikely. They wouldn't want to give us a leg up.

"AFL has since explained that the points allocated (based on age & average $$$), fell just short of the points required for the awarding of a 1st Rd pick in 2019."
High ranked teams compo bands are rounded down & lower ranked teams are rounded up... as part of the AFL's equalisation strategy... which is why the guidelines are vague.
 

Mego Red

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I think Saunders was one of the few back room success stories of the last few years.

My gut feel is that our numbers of soft tissue injuries are below the league average.

Sounds like he's too expensive going forward. Hope we'll be able to retain some of the structures he's put in place.
 

Doc_

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So. We paid a sh*t load for kangatech. Supposedly it was revolutionary in being able to judge the loads on players in the gym and allowing us to push the limits there.
Burton put it together but had the instructions upside down when he put it together.
Disaster ensued.
We go, fu** that, and get the bloke who designed it in to oversee its use.
Didnt help, didnt hinder.
I get the feeling this kangertech is no more than hyperbole.

Saunders record in sports injury management is very good. Designing fangled gadgets to give us an edge? Not so much.
We gave it plenty of time to see if it worked.
Money wasted, move on.
Get em running in sand dunes in the preseason. KISS!
 

Thetrader15

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So are we still running with the Parfitt rumour? I didn't / couldn't watch tonight so have no idea how he played, but would still be keen on trading him in.
 

SaltPeter

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make Saunders a part-time consultant to work with players like McPherson on specialist medical areas like hamstring issues, then hire a new head of fitness to properly manage that department
Pretty much what he was doing after Burton and Hass f’ed up the teams strings, but before he was brought on in a full time role then
 

Western Stand Warrior

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So. We paid a sh*t load for kangatech. Supposedly it was revolutionary in being able to judge the loads on players in the gym and allowing us to push the limits there.
Burton put it together but had the instructions upside down when he put it together.
Disaster ensued.
We go, fu** that, and get the bloke who designed it in to oversee its use.
Didnt help, didnt hinder.
I get the feeling this kangertech is no more than hyperbole.

Saunders record in sports injury management is very good. Designing fangled gadgets to give us an edge? Not so much.
We gave it plenty of time to see if it worked.
Money wasted, move on.
Get em running in sand dunes in the preseason. KISS!
Maybe we only got it for Brad...and he's leaving now
 

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