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Fifty-5 last won the day on August 1 2016

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  1. Fifty-5

    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 12

    Collingwood- just another sleeper under the tracks as the Demon express powers on to the flag.
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    Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    Yes but it does illustrate that there is "a line" where the activity does not promote the greater good and it's shallow analysis to say that line is where the activity is breaking the rules. It's somewhere on the continuum between 100 x 100s and Essendon's drug program
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    Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    For me the issue isn't about the camp per se, it's about the lack of effective early communication. To be successful the whole organisation needs to be pulling in the same direction and the fact that the camp was cancelled so late indicates this was not the case. I know for a fact that it was planned since before the GF. The whole club needs to accept some responsibility for this. What I want to see is unity of purpose, I don't want to see a divide between FD and players, I want to see shared authority and responsibility. IMO the worst outcome in this would have been forcing the players to go on the camp - the club listening to player concerns is a better outcome, even if it happened late - better late than never. There's a glass half empty view but the glass half full view view is that this unites the club with everyone pulling in the same direction and everyone taking full responsibility for results. The players have put their hand up - let's see what happens next.
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    Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

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    Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    I'd be very keen to hear Jordan Lewis' opinion on the boot camp. He's got perspective from seeing it all at Hawthorn from 4 flags to Kokoda.
  6. Fifty-5

    Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    I think it is an issue because it highlights lack of early communication between the FD and the players. The outcome is not ideal because it indicates that the players feel that the FD weren't acting in their best interests with the Boot Camp and the FD was unable to make sufficient changes or assurances to convince them otherwise. There is likely to be a cost associated with late cancellation too. Those posting that it's a PR failure because it has been reported in the media are misguided, there's 100s of AFL reporters and there's nothing to report on at the moment. It would have got out one way or another and it's far better for the club to try to control the message.
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    Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

    Training report information is very valuable and I'm very thankful for the effort the posters go to. But it's naive to expect that it won't generate wider discussion and elements of critique: Pedo is in good shape - can we play 3 tall forwards and where does Weid fit? Lewis is training with the backline - he has pace issues in the midfield, can he manage them better here? will he replace Bernie in the backline and can they both play in the same 22? TMac is moving to the forward line and Lever has arrived - what does that mean for the backline structure and who will be the key players? Salem is training with the midfield - does that have implications for other midfielders like Tyson?
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    Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

    We badly need aerial contest coaching and training. We were pathetic in this area in 2017. Lever and a fit Gawn will help but we need a lift everywhere. We were massacred down the line all season long.
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    Preseason Training - Week commencing 27/11/17

    I believe he is a she.
  10. I may be wrong but I think that was a reference to regaining full mobility in his ankle after losing it from an extended period in the moonboot. Maybe @Webber could advise?
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    Lewis to train with the Backline

    Someone has to take the kick ins and that someone has to play in the defensive zone. Bernard is not the ideal solution. Sounds like Salem is in the midfield group. They don't seem to like Hibberd for this. Maybe Lewis will take it on.
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    2017 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    Good on you for following the under age footy and providing an insight. What this illustrates is how meaningless talk of "2018 super draft" is. No-one really knows. It's only now that there's some real insight into the quality of the 2015 Draft - Schache, Oliver, Francis etc ...
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    Casey Demons 2018

    It's going to be interesting if we don't have many injuries - particularly to talls. Let's say Gawn, Hogan, TMac, Lever, OMac and Frost (I don't have him in my best 22 but many do) are playing at MFC It's going to be interesting to fit Pedersen, Weideman, Petty, King, T.Smith, Keilty and Filipovic along with Hutchins in the Casey team. I guess a couple of injuries are likely ...