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  1. 21 points
    I know Saty is a fan boy. I can read his reports and not need to attack him for his positivity, his enthusiasm or love of his team. I welcome his reports- I get a different insight. If he has stopped posting because the crap he cops to do so, then we are the poorer for it.
  2. 11 points
    Mods will be taking a more no tolerance stance when it comes to poster abuse. Particularly when it involves abuse towards those offering a service like training reports. Please use the report function if you witness this behaviour.
  3. 6 points
    Seems to be an element of altruistic superiority amongst some of our forum contributors. Noticed it several times - and it is not even 'black' humour, more like arrogance. Saty writes well and meaningfully. His opinion is respected and contributory.
  4. 6 points
    Is there any player Jason was particularly disappointed another club ‘stole’ ahead of a planned pick? Is there a smokey Jason is most proud of? Which of the draftees does Jason think will be ready for an AFL game next year? Are there any potential future father-son picks Jason is keeping an eye on? Are there any prior year draftees Jason is bullish on making an impact in 2018? Why was adding a ruckman not a priority for the club in the offseason? Do we think King/Filipovic would be ready in the event of a Gawn injury? Should we expect Balic to be a regular in the AFL side? Is Jason tracking other category B rookie possibilities given the recent Maynard and Smith successes? How far ahead of time did Jason determine Oliver was out target for pick 4?
  5. 5 points
    Agreed - we need a variety of perspectives and points of view, especially with training reports. In addition, sometimes the attitudes of a few can make this a pretty intimidating place for newcomers to post. If we only ever hear from a few 'approved' voices, then we are definitely the poorer for it. But the fact of the matter is, this is an internet fan forum - we are all fanboys (and girls). The fact that there are the 'cool kids' and the 'not cool kids' is bizarre. I love visiting and posting on Demonland, but lets not pretend that anything that goes on here is 'normal' behaviour.
  6. 5 points
    There's only one reason to offload weightbearing for that period of time, and that's bone pathology. Best case is he had a hotspot in his foot (the lead up to a stress fracture), in which case they've taken a very conservative, long term approach, worst case is a frank stress fracture, which spells a lot more trouble. Fingers crossed. The club is being oddly elusive about it.
  7. 4 points
    Hope that drill is meant to be non competitive.
  8. 4 points
    Always have had mixed feelings about Caro. I often read her articles because unlike many of the journos they are well written and provide entertaining reading. She is smart, wily and can write well and is able to analyse an issue. More often than not, her conclusions are highly subjective and reflect the angle she has decided to take. She manipulates the facts to suit her story line. Her articles are usually a mixture of footy politics, personalities, club infighting, disharmony, rumours and scuttlebutt. She rarely writes a positive story unless its about something or somebody she likes. She is opinionated and melodramatic but knows how to write a good article. Hence all the media awards. I give her credit for her attack on some holy cows and for not backing down to personal attack. Her scathing criticism of the EFC and James Hird is the best example over recent years. Compare that to the journos of other media outlets that helped run the EFC PR campaign and Hird defence. Yet she is full of prejudices and biases that influence her articles, reduce her objectivity and make one query the truth of what she writes about. As Nutbean pointed out, her articles are a mixture of fact and fiction but with a strong angle or story line that can produce a conclusion that is debatable, overblown and sometimes unfair. Anyway, it sounds like she is going to continue to write weekly articles so she will continue to provoke comment and argument. I have no doubt that she will dredge up dirt on Goodwin or the MFC if we have a poor 2018.
  9. 4 points
    Apparently before a big session one of the boys will get up in front of everyone (changes each week) and give an inspirational quote or something to get everyone fired up In this instance however, ANB reportedly decedied to freestyle a song, which a few boys joined in on Just a bit of fun before the hard stuff
  10. 2 points
    If highlight reels were worthless recruiters wouldn't pore over them for hours. And yes, they watch them countless times live, speak to coaches, family, conduct interviews, etc. Petty was drafted earlier than Oscar; Petty was named most valuable player for his state in the under 18 carnival; Petty was named in the under 18 AA team (Oscar didn't make it). I don't think it's a stretch to say that Petty has a higher ceiling than Oscar. I think Petty, Oscar and Lever will be able to team well together in 2-3 years.
  11. 2 points
    That is the face of social media too many wa@kers, posters attack him because many have a set view on certain players and if you say something postive about that player then they have to put down that positivity.
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    Oh, Ron will be happy ... one of our own, at No.31
  14. 2 points
    How hard is it to specify what the [censored] injury is? Seriously?
  15. 2 points
    MFCSS coming out already. From years of watching training, every week not in full training after Christmas is a week less for start of the season. For a mid who can't get in the running miles done in the pre-season, it affects their endurance come the real game.
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  20. 2 points
    Agree, who knows maybe James Harmes wore #4 regularly as a junior , maybe it's his lucky number , maybe he thinks he can run faster with less weight on his back Who cares - good on him for asking and thank goodness we didn't leave it vacant in some pathetic gesture to honour the departure of someone who is no longer on our list I for one think Harmes can be a regular member of a very competitive football team - don't remember not putting in when it was his time to go - hope he has a blinder of a season
  21. 1 point
    I would love to play cards with someone whose deadpan give-nothing-away demeanour involves looking wisdom tooth sick. That's not a tell, it's a tell.
  22. 1 point
    Caro is a very clever journo - she mixes a pinch of fact and truth with a heavy doses of opinion and speculation without really giving the reader an indication of what is fact and what is fiction. She makes for interesting reading none the less
  23. 1 point
    It's a throwback to the 70s and 80s where your jumper number was indicative of your place in the world, and the senior players all had lower ones. I would have thought we would have moved past that by now too, but when was the last time you saw a player freshly drafted on the rookie list get a jumper number lower than 30? Hell, it wasn't that long ago that we had Chris Connolly putting Blease and Strauss in 46 and 47 because they had to "earn" lower ones. It all seems silly from the outside, but once an idea becomes ingrained in culture it becomes hard to break. Just need a few confident young stars to strut in and go "jumper number 95, please" and it'll start to get some momentum. In the mean time, we can have this conversation over and over again every year on Demonland!
  24. 1 point
    I've noticed that Angus hasn't worn his helmet yet at training. (Paraphrasing). His mum, Debra was just on SEN saying he hasn't yet decided yet whether to wear it in 2018. It sounded like she would get a bit of emotional comfort if he did. She then said Angus was managed very cautiously with baby steps and he had to meet certain targets before the next step and at times it seemed doctors were too cautious. He had a lot of tests done and there is no evidence that there were any problems when he came back to play. She said he is now 100% and sounded very confident. Given the distress she went thru during the year it was fantastic to hear her sound so positive about him and his game. Gus had a fabulous 1st year then year two and three marred with injuries. He will now have four preseasons and with a bit of luck on the injury front 2018 could be his breakout year!
  25. 1 point
    Don't believe in putting the boot in when someone is down!
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