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    Training - Wednesday, 12th December 2018

    Just going off photo's but Hibberd seems in ripping shape. He hasn't had much of a preseason since he joined us so I'm expecting huge things from him if he gets the bulk of the summer in.
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    Training - Wednesday, 12th December 2018

    Check out the C part of the MCG name, heavy use during the season would prevent us using it then,
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    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    The players talk of being given a 'summer program' where I assume they'd sit down at their exit interview and be given ideas of what they should be working on to improve their game/fitness. They would not be allowed to be directly contacted but if they want to do extra work they can. The monitoring of a players 'extra work' will come from all the tests they do when they get back, skin folds, repeat runs etc.
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    Training - Monday, 26th November, 2018

    Early training report for today - https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/academy-award-winner-natalie-portman-a-surprise-guest-at-melbourne-training/news-story/6c603a965c957b2ac2a6f564d6c5d65a
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    I think the great thing is, Frost late in the season really started to develop his footy brain - he was more athlete before that. While OMac will develop more strength over the pre-season but is a naturally better footballer, which should give him a lot more confidence. When all are fit and they know how to play along side each other, we should have one of the best defensive units in the comp plus depth that won't just be cover.
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    I don't really agree with the traditional CHB or FB labels as the game is played differently now, even with the 6-6-6 starting spots, once in play teams will move to where the ball is. I think Frost is better higher up the ground while OMac is better staying back deep, so it might depend on who we play and the game plan. I think only May, lever, Jetta, hibbo and 2 rotating half backs, out of Lewis, Salem, KK, hunt, Jones, are in the backline then it might be needs based. My initial preference is OMac to stay deeper and may to play higher up but could see both playing a lot of games next season
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    The whole idea of bringing in May was to strengthen our whole defence. I very much doubt May was brought in just as a 'gorilla tamer' as people like to say, his best games for gold coast were when he was able to go for the ball as well. There's no way the coaches would ever want a defender left 1 out like suggested with OMac and Kennedy, they'd want a body on him and someone else spoiling or taking an intercept mark, things May, lever and Hibberd are really good at
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    May has stated that his best games came when Rory Thompson was at full back as a last line stopper, that's why I think we'll go with OMac instead of Frost as he'll do that role. That'll allow both May and lever to do what they do best. Should make hibbo even more dangerous as well as he'll be able to attack full time
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    I think May and lever would prefer OMac in the team as he'll stay back last line as instructed while Frost still has an attacking mindset, not a bad thing but May and lever have been brought in for those roles and are much better at it. Frost might be better against teams that play a very small forward line, but i think OMac will be first choice full back
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    Our Tall Forwards

    Spot on, we scored more than any other team last year based on multiple options not 1 or 2 dominate talls. The game plan seems to be moving towards just beating the opposition at the contest then getting the ball in as quick possible then lock it in. Not pretty movement in to leads
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    PICKS # 26 & 31 (formerly # 23 & 28)

    Quick change the thread title! picks 27 & 31 now!
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    PICKS # 26 & 31 (formerly # 23 & 28)

    It's on now, GC made that trade with WC. Love to hear if the player we wanted is still there anyway.
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    Jarryd Lyons

    Unless there are other issues at play surely there'll be a few clubs lined up for him. I'd say we'd be low on the list given he plays in an area of our strength, but I'd be very happy for him to come in as depth. Seems a strange move from the Suns, maybe there are issues with Dew?
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    AFL.com.au Dees Best 22

    OMac will also be more inclined to stick to his task and stay last line of defence than Frost, May has mentioned that he played best when Rory Thompson played at the same time because he did this. Frost is getting a lot smarter but I still wouldn't trust him to stick to this all game. So I agree that OMac is more complementary of May and lever than Frost, but both could play if either of those were missing
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    Rumour File

    Was just told by someone at a club (not ours) they knew there were deals pending but they had to hold off, they weren't in a position to know about the actual deals though