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    Tom McDonald Presser (14/12)

    If you don't want to watch all 10 minutes here is the MFC Twitter breakdown.
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    Preseason Training

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    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/training-times Upcoming Men's Training Sesssions Date: Monday, 17 December Session start time: 11.00am Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne Date: Friday, 21 December Session start time: 9.30am Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne Upcoming Women's Training Sessions Date: Tuesday, 18 December Session start time: 6.25pm Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne *Please note: Training times are subject to change at late notice. Players may be available to sign any items at the conclusion of their training session. Signing will be dependent on individual training schedules and not all players may be available.
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    Preseason Training

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    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/training-times Upcoming Men's Training Sesssions Date: Monday, 17 December Session start time: 11.00am Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne Date: Friday, 21 December Session start time: 9.30am Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne Upcoming Women's Training Sessions Date: Tuesday, 18 December Session start time: 6.25pm Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne *Please note: Training times are subject to change at late notice. Players may be available to sign any items at the conclusion of their training session. Signing will be dependent on individual training schedules and not all players may be available.
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    AFLX Revamped

    4 Teams hand picked by 4 Captains. One team will be an All Indigenous side captained by Eddie Betts called Team Skill. One team will be captained by Patrick Dangerfield and will be called Team Speed. The AFL will pre-select 100 players of which the 4 captains will pick 10 players for their teams. For once I will be quite happy for us to sit this one out.
  5. The final Open Training of 2018. We'd love to hear some reports.
  6. Pick 27 after the Dees put a bid on Rhylee West, son of Bulldogs Legend Scott West, and the Bulldogs matched the bid. Player bio Former club: South Adelaide Age: 18 Height: 183cm Weight: 83kg Position: Forward 2018 U18 Stats Games: 4 Goals: - Avg Kicks: 7.5 Avg Marks: 2.8 Avg Hballs: 3.8 A medium forward/midfielder who is a super competitive with his ability to win the contested ball. He also has the knack of staying in the contest with his excellent recovery skills and agility. His leadership traits were constantly on show for South Australia in their 2018 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships victory. Averaged 21.9 disposals at Under-18 level in the SANFL. https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/how-tom-sparrow-rose-from-unwanted-to-bluechip-afl-draft-prospect/news-story/1c7898da027c13ec771a9c3857a0553b “HARD work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard’’. That is the famous quote from US high school basketball coach Tim Notke that is inspiring South Adelaide draft bolter Tom Sparrow’s insatiable appetite to prove his doubters wrong. Shattered at missing out on State under-16 selection two years ago and by again being overlooked for last year’s under-17 SANFL futures game, the powerful midfielder is starting to reap the rewards for his manic work ethic by surging up AFL draft boards. From the small Adelaide Hills town of Scott Creek, Sparrow’s standout second half of the season at school and SANFL under-18 level has seen him draw comparisons to explosive Brownlow Medallist Patrick Dangerfield and emerge as a first-round draft smoky. “I was pretty devastated at missing that under-16 team because making that side was one of my main goals for the year,’’ Sparrow told The Advertiser. South Adelaide’s Tom Sparrow during the U-18s preliminary final between South and Norwood. Picture: AAP Image/Mark Brake “I was cut from it late and ended up being an emergency but I didn’t play, which was really challenging. “It really motivated me to work even harder to prove to everyone that I am good and dedicated enough to keep pursuing my dream of playing footy at a high level. “In a funny sort of way it has probably helped me moving forward, rather than hinder me. “It made me try to prove a point that I wasn’t just going to go away or shy away from a challenge. “I used my favourite quote, ‘hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard’, as inspiration to keep working hard. “I did a lot of extras and I think the only official training sessions I have missed since were when I was on a school camp to Cambodia last year.’’ While SA’s top 2018 draft prospects Jack Lukosius, Izak Rankine and Connor Rozee starred in the under-16 championships two years ago to lead the Croweaters to the national crown, Sparrow was at home thinking what might have been. He was pleased his home State “won the chockies’’ but immediately set his sights on training even harder and turning his strengths — speed and power — into assets that would help him stand out from the pack. Now he is doing just that. Tom Sparrow takes a strong mark for Prince Alfred College. “He’s become an animal, an absolute ripper,’’ said SA under-18 coach Tony Bamford, who had no hesitation in selecting Sparrow, 182cm and 81kg, in his AFL under-18 championship-winning side this year. “Tom’s got that rare combination that every club wants — speed, power and endurance. “He’s the type of player who wins the ball on the inside but is so powerful he can get on the outside and really hurt the opposition there. “He is very driven, motivated, diligent and professional. He’ll not only make it as a long-term AFL player but he’ll stand out in his first month of training because of his workrate and toughness.’’ Bamford said he remembers Sparrow, who this year captained Prince Alfred College’s First XVIII team, being “really, really flat’’ when he missed State under-16 selection in the team coached by dual North Adelaide premiership player and former Crow Darel Hart. “I recall having a conversation with him and his parents and saying the only thing you can do from here is to prove the selectors wrong when you are 18,’’ Bamford said. “He’s gone whack and done that.’’ While some recruiting scouts have compared Sparrow’s qualities to those of former Crow and current Cat Dangerfield, Bamford says he reminds him of Collingwood’s Levi Greenwood at the same age. “I coached Levi at Port Adelaide (Magpies) and the similarities between the two are striking,’’ Bamford said. “They are both tough, strong and combative, they look for body contact and are explosive speed and endurance athletes. “But as well as Levi has done, Tom will be better.’’ Sparrow has heard the comparisons but says he is modelling his style on star Sydney midfielder Luke Parker. “He's an inside mid who loves winning contested ball but can go forward and kick goals, which is what I like doing,’’ he said. Sparrow, who was denied a SANFL league debut with the Panthers this year because of school commitments, has been interviewed by 14 AFL clubs. And his phone has run hot with player managers wanting to sign him. “To come from where I have, missing the under-16s and 17s (State teams), and to get drafted would mean a lot to me,’’ said Sparrow, who is an A-grade student eyeing an ATAR score of 90. “I want to make all my friends and family proud and prove to them that I am good enough. “I know they are already proud of me but to go one step further would be the cherry on top.’’
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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    Perhaps we need to invest in a couple of these.
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    AFLX Revamped

    I thinks it's more a reaction to the success of BBL cricket and the AFL trying to cash in on that concept. I think that the AFL has failed to see the bigger picture as to why BBL is a success amongst the demographic that it is geared towards and that is the other forms of cricket aren't as appealing to that audience where as there is very little wrong with our game. Long form of cricket as a televised spectacle for todays audiences was broken. Our game is not. If it aint broke don't fix it.
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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    This post was labelled "Is that Jesse Hogan or Steven May?"
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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    Which one is you?
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    Maxy Gold

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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    Invite him onto the Demonland Podcast please.
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    AFLX Revamped

    I suspect that this is the alternate plan after the failed attempt to dress the AFLW players up in Marvel themed costumes/jumpers was howled down. .
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    The best of the rest - A day on the paddock

    Excellent work as always @Six6Six
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    AFLX Revamped

    But wait there's more. Loads of cash for the players and super hero themed teams. You can't make this stuff up.
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    How Many Wins in 2019?

    TAB has released its 2019 projected wins for all 18 teams. MELBOURNE TAB Over/Under: 13.5 GAMES WON IN 2018 — 14 Gilbert Gardiner says: OVER Left a few wins in the bag last year so should be a lot better for the experience with another pre-season under their belts. Chris Cavanagh says: OVER Scored 14 wins in the 2018 home-and-away season and then went on to easily beat Geelong and Hawthorn in the first two weeks of September. Jesse Hogan is a loss in attack, but Steven May and Jake Lever are huge additions at the defensive end. Team on the rise. Liam Twomey says: OVER The finals curse has been lifted for the Demons. This club won 14 games last year even though they dropped four games by 10 points or less. Lock them in for an over.
  17. Officially it's a "Closed" session today but if anyone is attending training we'd appreciate an unofficial report. Thanks in advance.
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