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  1. Injury List - Season 2018

    Melbourne injury list: round one: James Harmes (concussion) – available Nathan Jones (back) – available Jordan Lewis (calf) – available Pat McKenna (hamstring) – indefinite Tom McDonald (foot) – TBC Alex Neal-Bullen (quadriceps) – available Clayton Oliver (knee) – test Aaron vandenBerg (ankle) – indefinite Jack Viney (foot) – TBC
  2. Injury List - Season 2018

    Melbourne injury list: pre-round one Jordan Lewis (calf) – available Tom McDonald (toe) – test Pat McKenna (hamstring) – indefinite Alex Neal-Bullen (quadriceps) – available Aaron vandenBerg (ankle) – indefinite Jack Viney (foot) – 1-2 weeks
  3. AFL Players Top 50

    What about Petracca ... and Jack Watts?
  4. Injury List - Season 2018

    The Herald Sun has had a crack at producing injury lists for all club’s in this article - All the latest injury news at your club ahead of Round 1 FWIW, this is Melbourne’s list: MELBOURNE Jack Viney (foot) Jordan Lewis (calf) Dean Kent (shoulder) Aaron vandenBerg (foot) Oscar McDonald (back tightness) Joel Smith The Demons have conceded midfielder Jack Viney won’t be fit for their season-opener against Geelong. Viney, who has battled a persistent foot injury, could still line-up for Casey in a VFL practice match against Box Hill but the Dees have already ruled him out for Round 1. “We have decided that to give Jack the best preparation for the full year, he will not be available for selection for Round 1,” football manager Josh Mahoney said last week. The Dees, however, are optimistic Jordan Lewis will recover from calf tightess in time for the Cats clash. The ex-Hawk missed Melbourne’s second JLT match with the issue. Defender Oscar McDonald was Melbourne’s only injury concern from last Thursday night’s match against the Saints. And for good measure, Geelong’s list: GEELONG Gary Ablett (hamstring) Patrick Dangerfield (hamstring) Rhys Stanley (calf) Stewart Crameri (knee) Sam Menegola (calf) Scott Selwood (ankle) Lachie Henderson (knee) Patrick Dangerfield will have scans on his injured hamstring today to determine the extent of his injury after pulling up short while kicking against Essendon in Colac on Sunday. The star immediately left the field and sent a major scare through the Geelong camp. The Cats won’t take any risks with the star and will likely make sure he is fit for the majority of the season rather than rushing him back for the season opener. The Cats could be without two of their star midfield trio with Gary Ablett racing the clock to be fit for the clash with Melbourne with his own hamstring issue. The Cats said initially Ablett’s hamstring was only minor but he didn’t feature at all in the JLT Series and given he has a recent history of hamstring problems, it is a concern. Rhys Stanley is also in significant doubt for Round 1 after hurting his calf, while Nakia Cockatoo (calf), Stewart Crameri (knee) and Sam Menegola (calf) are also racing the clock to be fit. Scott Selwood and Lachie Henderson have all but been ruled out of Round 1 with ankle and knee injuries respectively.
  5. JLT Series - Non MFC Games

    So back in December 2016, I produced an early version of the 2017 AFL Phantom Draft. My first two picks were - 1. Charlie Spargo (Murray Bushrangers) GWS Academy 2. Darcy Fogarty (Glenelg SA) Both fell out of favour a little in 2017 (Spargo due to injury and Fogarty due to a slight loss of form) and missed out of top 10 selection. Both are going to be top footballers. Spargo played well today for Casey while Fogarty has kicked three goals to half time in today’s JLT game v Port.
  6. There’s a big week coming up for the Dees as we step closer to the real season. Apart from the AFLX and the AFLW, the big news is that the team will be training on Saturday at Casey Fields. Men's Training Times Wednesday 14th February, 9.40am, Gosch's Paddock Saturday 17th February, 9.30am, Casey Fields Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne Road. BBQ and drinks available to purchase, meet the players and get an autograph after the session!
  7. What’s happening inside AFL House

    Sounds like a complete overhaul starting at the top might be needed.
  8. 2018 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    Reminds me. Time for my first phantom draft and it’s no surprise that a few South Australians figure very highly. From the POV of the Dees, we are unlikely participants in the top 10 of the draft which is fine by me since we have Jake Lever instead. However, that said, this year’s batch of players coming into the system is looking very strong. My top 10:- 1. Izak Rankine – West Adelaide (SA) 2. Jack Lukosius - Woodville West-Torrens (SA) 3. Max King – Sandringham Dragons 4. Connor Rozee – North Adelaide (SA) 5. Ben King – Sandringham Dragons 6. Sam Walsh – Geelong Falcons 7. Ian Hill – Perth (WA) 8. Jye Caldwell – Bendigo Pioneers 9. Jack Bytel – Calder Cannons 10. Matt Green – Sporties Spitfires (NT)
  9. Injury List - Season 2018

    Dave Misson’s December pre-season update “Nathan Jones: Nathan is back in the main group, after he just had a minor calf. It wasn’t quite a strain, but we’re pretty precautionary in pre-season, but he joined in [with the main group] on Friday. Dean Kent: Kenty had that shoulder [injury] after the Darwin game [against the Adelaide Crows in round 17, this year]. He’s pretty close to starting some contact. He’s done a lot of running and is pretty fit. Tom McDonald: He had surgery on each ankle and is going very well. He’s done a lot of running and is starting to get into some pretty intense agility work, and football work. He’ll probably jump into the main group after Christmas, but he’s going well. Harrison Petty: Ten days ago, Harrison fractured his elbow, tripping over a wire fence, so both of those guys have got a little bit of time in rehab. Bayley and Oskar are going pretty well and they’ve come in and they’re pretty sharp. Joel Smith: Joel’s towards the end of his rehab, with that fracture he had with his knee. He’s looking like the Joel Smith of old – really athletic and dynamic, so [we’re] pretty pleased with how he’s going. Tim Smith: Tim had that navicular stress fracture. He’s done a couple of weeks of running outside and is going really well. He’s started to do run throughs and a little bit of agility. Charlie Spargo: Charlie had a shoulder reconstruction during the year and he’s not far away from getting into some contact. Aaron vandenBerg: Vanders has been a little bit slow, just with that foot [injury], but he’s probably had his best week in rehab this week. We’re really hopeful that he can start to progress a little bit quicker. Jack Viney: Jack’s going pretty well, as expected with the [foot] injury that he had. He’s starting to do more, and more on his legs, and being Jack, he’s working really, really hard off legs and in the gym. Sam Weideman: Weids had ankle surgery in the off-season, so he’s progressing really well. He’s doing some good running on the AlterG [Anti-Gravity] Treadmill and he’ll start running outside next week.” As long as we don’t get them between March and September.
  10. 2017 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    Yes, it's true that my overall tipping wasn't great but that's a reflection of how things can change in 12 months at this age level in light of injuries, loss of form and other players coming over the top. My point is that Spargo is one of those players who slipped off the radar to a great extent during 2017 but my mail on him has always been that he's potentially a much better player than a mid second round selection in the draft might suggest. Now, I'm off to do my 2018 version.
  11. Albury star Charlie Spargo drafted by Melbourne at No.29
  12. I was a fan of Constable but on reflection, the knocks on him (disposal, lack of run) probably rule him out if the emphasis is on fast, clean and efficient movement of the footy. Hes still a good player but ...
  13. 2017 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    In all modesty, I nailed the first choice for Jason Taylor and Demonland almost 12 months ago.
  14. The thread for injuries in season 2018 starting with a pre season update: Dave Misson’s November pre-season update from melbournefc.com.au Lochie Filipovic: Lochie is pretty close to running flat out, coming back into the group [after a hip flexor injury suffered in the 2017 season]. Dean Kent: Kenty, with his shoulder, has been able to do a fair bit of running work, but still needs to improve that strength and range in his shoulder. Tom McDonald: He did some agility work on Tuesday, so he’s probably likely to join in the football program before Christmas, which would be good. Touch wood, he’s looking really good [after having surgery on both ankles on separate occasions]. Pat McKenna: Patty’s going well. He’s up to 90 per cent. He’s still working in and around some things on his hamstring. Joel Smith: Joel is doing some really good work, on and off the track. He’s improved his strength work, in and around that knee. Tim Smith: He had his first run out on the grass on Monday, so he’s done a fair bit of work with that foot and a fair bit of work on the AlterG treadmill. He’ll run again Friday. He’s pulled up well, so we’re pretty excited that the rehab is going according to plan. Hopefully he’ll be out towards the end of January, early February training with the group. Aaron vandenBerg: Vanders has been a little bit slow since that [heel] surgery. We’re just trying to improve his range in that ankle and get his calf strength up. He’s started running on the AlterG treadmill on Monday. Jack Viney: Jack’s away at the moment. He came in last week and did a little bit of work. He’s still got to work on getting his range in that ankle back. We’re not going to rush him back into football work. We’ve got plenty of time and we just want to make sure we get it right and get some miles into his legs before he starts football.
  15. Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    So, Lever's a fourth year player (he played at Adelaide for three years) so he should be back on Monday.