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  1. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    What an outrageous way to treat anyone let alone a champion of our club. "We had 5 minutes to get our stuff together & by the time I got to the front door, my email had been cut off and my pass had been cancelled" David Schwarz who, along with Mark Allen, were sacked by SEN when their programme ended last night. Is it Hutchy’s Crocmedia that owns the station?
  2. Max King back at Melbourne

    Well... no, actually, it's not the ex-rookie Max King, it's the NAB AFL Academy member Max King from the Sandringham Dragons (who also has a twin brother who is also a handy footballer) - Which Academy prospects are training at your club? Also training with the Demons is Hudson Garoni. Means little though because the players in question will have to be picked in the national draft.
  3. Preseason Training - Week commencing 27/11/17

    Our policy is clearly that differing views on subjects brought up in these and other threads are allowed and accepted but the problem is that some people like to cloak their so called "differing views" by means of posts that are actually attacks on others. This won't be tolerated and the discretion on the matter lies entirely with the moderators. Those who don't agree with this policy should in particular stay away from the training report threads. Thanks.
  4. Preseason Training - Week commencing 27/11/17

    Strange that I’m seeing Satyr’s pictures (I follow his Instagram alter ego demonpk) but he’s not reporting in on the training sessions. What’s the deal Satyr?
  5. Category B Rookies

    This year’s NAB AFL Pre-season and Rookie Drafts will be held tomorrow. The Demons currently have no vacancies on either their primary or rookie lists and will not be taking part in either of the drafts but the opportunity still remains for them to secure additional players from certain avenues through signing them as Category B rookies. The AFL rules allows clubs to add up to three players in this category. The player in question must be one who: • has not registered in an Australian Football competition for three years immediately before inclusion on the Rookie List; • is an international player, meaning he is not an Australian citizen and has not lived in Australia for a substantial period; • is a former NSW Scholarship player with that club; • is a former International Scholarship player with that club; or • is a rookie Zone Selection for clubs based in NSW or Queensland. Clubs can list one Irish player as a Category B rookie but for each additional Irish player rookie listed, that player will be deemed to be a Category A rookie. Clubs can list players as Category B rookies from the AFL's indigenous and multicultural academies if they were overlooked in the drafts. The club’s last two Category B rookies were former basketballers Joel Smith and Corey Maynard but both have been elevated, the former straight into the primary list while the latter is now a Category A rookie. Maynard’s recent rookie elevation to leave the club without players on the B list has raised some speculation as to whether the club has some further prospects in mind for future selection - perhaps a player from another sport or from the indigenous or multicultural fields. There have been no indications to date but let’s see what happens.
  6. The AFL website’s Callum Twomey is a little bit behind us but he hasn’t wasted much time getting into the 2018 draft prospects. The next batch: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft
  7. WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - CHARLIE SPARGO

    And now ... the family connection. Charlie Spargo’s great grandfather Bob Spargo Senior played with the Melbourne Football Club, although it was just for two games during WW2. Bob Snr. stood at 175cm and weighed 69kgs. He played most of his career with Footscray (1934-41) before moving to the Demons in the twilight of his career in 1942. He was a professional athlete who finished third in two Stawell Gifts (1936 & 40). His sons Bob Jnr. and Ricky also represented the Bulldogs and the latter was fifth in the 1974 Stawell Gift. Bob Jnr. played in the team's 1961 Grand Final loss to Hawthorn. Bob Jr's son Paul Spargo played 81 games with North Melbourne and 9 with the Brisbane Bears. During his time with the Kangaroos he was a teammate of Mark Brayshaw, father of our own Angus Brayshaw. He was an assistant coach at Richmond for a while and had a great record coaching in the Ovens & Murray Football League with involvement in multiple premierships. Paul Spargo is Charlie's father. With a great pedigree in football and foot racing, Charlie had a fantastic junior career and two years ago was outstanding in the national carnival. A year ago, he was one of the most highly ranked of the country's draft prospects and headed for a possible top ten selection until shoulder surgery curtailed his season. Don't let his size fool you - Charlie Spargo can play and it's in his blood.
  8. The top two 2018 AFL National Draft prospects are South Australians ~ both considered exceptional.~ Firstly, Izak Rankine AFL Draft prospect Izak Rankine catches talent scouts’ eyes while playing for SANFL side West Adelaide and South Australia Then there’s Jack Lukosius U18: Bottom-ager Lukosius stars in SA's big win And Connor Rozee goes all right too. That trio are all in the AFL Academy squad which is where the better prospects can be found. No wonder the Crows fought tooth and nail to extract our future first round pick for Jake Lever.
  9. WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - BAYLEY FRITSCH

    This is what his VFL coach said of him ~ Coldstream product Bayley Fritsch continues rise to the big time with VFL club Casey Demons
  10. STABBING IN THE DARK by Whispering Jack

    Not bad - Spargo (who 12 months ago and before his shoulder injury would have been top 10) and Fritsch who we developed through Casey and is now the third graduate from the ranks of our VFL affiliate to be drafted over the past 12 months.
  11. Huge upside ~ an Under 18 All Australian. ESPN’s Chris Doerre (aka Knightmare) had him at 16 in his October power rankings:- Harrison Petty (VIC) Best position: Key defender Height, weight: 195cm, 82kg Recruited from: Norwood Projected draft range: Second round Similar to: Robbie Tarrant October Ranking: 16 Rationale: Named South Australia's MVP during the Under-18 Championships. Petty is a relatively untapped talent who has improved significantly this season and is still growing, having shot up 5cm this season. Petty's potential as a still growing key defender with a late-year birthday sees him hold firm despite others rising. Strengths: Intercept marking Reads the flight of the ball early Takes marks at highest point Clean at ground level Effective ball user Composure with ball in hand Rate of improvement Strong performances from limited exposure Weaknesses: Keeping balance in one-on-one contests Strength solid but not as advanced as some of his peers Capable but not a freakish athlete According to Snoop Dog:- “HARRISON PETTY – NORWOOD / KEY DEFENDER / 195cm Tall defender from SA that wasn’t really on my radar leading into Champs but was super impressed with him through them and in the subsequent games I saw. Just reads the footy so well and happy to peel off and intercept. His hands are assured and his ball skills are very good to. Seems to play the game with a lot of composure and could be a steal this late.”
  12. DRAFT DAY 2017

    While we wait for the names to be called out, here's an interesting insight into the draft - In this year’s AFL draft, it’s just a number not a sentence
  13. Preseason Training - Week commencing 20/11/17

    Looks like they've all battened down the hatches in readiness for tonight's draft.
  14. DRAFT DAY 2017

    The openness of the draft beyond about pick ten works to our advantage in my opinion. It's no compensation for a first rounder but to have three second round picks could still land us some good player particularly now that we're much better at developing them than we were 5 to 10 years ago.
  15. Preseason Training - Week commencing 20/11/17

    They’re back on track this morning at 9.30am.
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