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Deaneus!

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Buried in the new of Brent Reilly going to a secret new club, we had news that



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this guy



reading articles about him, he’s highly spoken of… I wish him all the best

thought he might get his own press release
 

CrowBloke

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Interesting appointment, mate.

Who's responsible for the Crows' tackling? This bloke, now?
I hope he shows them how to grab a bloke and hang onto him. I thought the Crows' 2021 tackling was weak; too easy to break away from.

What about Burgess? Do the Crows have him, or is it still a hot rumour, do you know?
 

StonesThrow

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Interesting appointment, mate.

Who's responsible for the Crows' tackling? This bloke, now?
I hope he shows them how to grab a bloke and hang onto him. I thought the Crows' 2021 tackling was weak; too easy to break away from.

What about Burgess? Do the Crows have him, or is it still a hot rumour, do you know?
It was inconsistent imo. Early in the year and during the last two games we were sticking them but as the season went on it was getting laughable.
 

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1990crow

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Hopefully not too Dodgy. Less Essendon 2012, more Lance Armstrong (get to celebrate success before getting found out)..
 

DJ75

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Wait, I'm getting confused now - are we saying that this particular boys' club is OK? :p
Not saying it is ok, just seemed to remember we had already brought someone in that was mates with Burgess?

Is my memory going?
 

Anzacpaul

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Interesting appointment, mate.

Who's responsible for the Crows' tackling? This bloke, now?
I hope he shows them how to grab a bloke and hang onto him. I thought the Crows' 2021 tackling was weak; too easy to break away from.

What about Burgess? Do the Crows have him, or is it still a hot rumour, do you know?

SEN article commented Matt Rendell saying we had Burgess, but nothing official yet.

“The Crows have already got their top draft pick in Darren Burgess,” Rendell said.

 

AFC3000

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Didn't we also already appoint a bloke that was mates with Burgess??

Tim Parham


Was at Port with Burgess, followed him to Arsenal and then joined us last year after the initial Burgess rumours, perhaps Burgess wanted him here.
 

DJ75

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Tim Parham


Was at Port with Burgess, followed him to Arsenal and then joined us last year after the initial Burgess rumours, perhaps Burgess wanted him here.
Physio. I had him as another strength and conditioning coach, which made the new appointment seem weird. This makes more sense.
 

Anzacpaul

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Loving the style of going out and getting the best, rather than just hoping the dollar store purchases we make will turn out to be hidden gems.

It seems like our entire mentality under the previous regime was hit and hope, now we're actively pursuing talent.

Setting ourselves up off-field perfectly, now to nail this years draft.
 

kulak

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Hopefully this might improve our diabolical tackle differential. In two seasons under Nicks we’ve been 18th and now 17th.

Poor defence means too many easy goals for the opposition; and not enough pressure to force forward half turnovers for us.

Hopefully, we’ve added someone good who will move us in the right direction
 

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Sanders

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Hopefully this might improve our diabolical tackle differential. In two seasons under Nicks we’ve been 18th and now 17th.

Poor defence means too many easy goals for the opposition; and not enough pressure to force forward half turnovers for us.

Hopefully, we’ve added someone good who will move us in the right direction

agree.

think those who are so *certain* that Nicks is the right guy have gone too early. There are troubling aspects that need to be fixed
 

kulak

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agree.

think those who are so *certain* that Nicks is the right guy have gone too early. There are troubling aspects that need to be fixed
Haha, I couldn’t possibly have gone earlier that I thought Nicks would be the wrong guy. About 5 minutes after we hired him probably.

I don’t think either the believers or the skeptics could claim vindication at this point. Could go either way.

As for Dodge: tackle differential aside, I am still on Himmelberg island; so I am hopeful with Dodge’s influence he finally has a transformative pre-season, and emerges as a genuine 22 game contested marking centre half forward.
 

MRB37

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Haha, I couldn’t possibly have gone earlier that I thought Nicks would be the wrong guy. About 5 minutes after we hired him probably.

I don’t think either the believers or the skeptics could claim vindication at this point. Could go either way.

As for Dodge: tackle differential aside, I am still on Himmelberg island; so I am hopeful with Dodge’s influence he finally has a transformative pre-season, and emerges as a genuine 22 game contested marking centre half forward.
I've said before he may not be the right guy in 5 years, I think he's the right guy right now though. If he can at least lay the foundations of what someone else takes over to become a good team then I would label that as a success given where we were coming from.

Not to compare their abilities, but somewhat like what Paul Roos did for Melbourne that Goodwin eventually took over.
 

kulak

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I've said before he may not be the right guy in 5 years, I think he's the right guy right now though. If he can at least lay the foundations of what someone else takes over to become a good team then I would label that as a success given where we were coming from.

Not to compare their abilities, but somewhat like what Paul Roos did for Melbourne that Goodwin eventually took over.
Interestingly, in Roos’ 3 years with Melbourne they were 18th, 14th and 17th for tackle differential.
 

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The Pear's Head High Performance coach Ian McKeown apparently moving on next year... Uh Oh.
 

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I hope we have a decent back up plan in case we don't get Burgess. Same for Balme. I hope the clubs desire to land high profile appointees hasn't made them myopic.
 

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I hope we have a decent back up plan in case we don't get Burgess. Same for Balme. I hope the clubs desire to land high profile appointees hasn't made them myopic.
Burgess will phone in one night a week on his day off.
 

Thetrader15

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I hope we have a decent back up plan in case we don't get Burgess. Same for Balme. I hope the clubs desire to land high profile appointees hasn't made them myopic.
I've heard Ian McKeown may be looking for a role next year.
 

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