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    Training - Thursday 24th January, 2019

    The club might not have major issues but I think we should nevertheless be concerned. This follows a report from a Demonlander that he was complaining about knee soreness at a training session last week. I've heard the "no worries" story enough times to be a trifle sceptical.
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    Training - Monday 21st January, 2019

    The next MFC training session is at Gosch’s Paddock on Monday morning. In the past, some of the sessions at this time of year when the Australian Open is being played, have taken place at Casey Fields but this is the only upcoming training session on the club website. Anyone know if there’s a session coming up at Casey at any time soon? Upcoming Men's Training Session Date: Monday, 21 January Session start time: 11.00am Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne
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    Andrew Brayshaw

    With the AFL National Draft less than three months away, who more than a Brayshaw brother to focus on? Here's Knightmare's AFL Draft Wrap Another Brayshaw impressing selectors
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    Demonbracket 2019 - your full voting guide

    Could we see Max Gawn and Braydon Preuss pitted against each other early in the piece?
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    2009 2019
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    Training - Monday 21st January, 2019

    Anybody there at the Paddock?
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    2009 Melbourne Football Club List 1. Simon Buckl ey 2. Nathan Jones 3. Clint Bartram 4. Jack Watts 5. Brock McLean 6. Matthew Bate 7. Brad Miller 8. James Frawley 10. Cale Morton 11. Paul Johnson 12. Colin Sylvia 14. Lynden Dunn 15. Ricky Petterd 16. Jack Grimes 18. Brad Green 19. Addam Maric 20. Colin Garland 21. Daniel Bell 22. Brent Moloney 23. James McDonald (c) 24. Russell Robertson 25. Kyle Cheney 26. John Meesen 27. Jared Rivers 29. Michael Newton 30. Tom McNamara 31. Paul Wheatley 32. Cameron Bruce 33. Austin Wonaeamirri 34. Stefan Martin 35. Trent Zomer 36. Aaron Davey 37. Matthew Warnock 38. Daniel Hughes 39. Neville Jetta 40. Mark Jamar 41. Rohan Bail 42. Jake Spencer 43. Jamie Bennell 44. Shane Valenti 45. Matthew Whelan 46. Sam Blease 47. James Strauss 48. Liam Jurrah 49. Jordie McKenzie 50. Rhys Healey 2019 Melbourne Football Club List 1. Stephen May 2. Nathan Jones (c) 3. Christian Salem 4. James Harmes 5. Christian Petracca 6. Jordan Lewis 7. Jack Viney (c) 8. Jake Lever 9. Charlie Spargo 10. Angus Brayshaw 11. Max Gawn 12. Toby Bedford 13. Clayton Oliver 14. Michael Hibberd 15. Billy Stretch 16. Kade Kolodjashnij 17. Sam Frost 18. Jake Melksham 19. Mitch Hannan 20. Corey Maynard 21. Braydon Preuss 22. Aaron Vandenberg 23. James Jordon 24. Jay Kennedy-Harris 25. Tom McDonald 26. Sam Weideman 27. Aaron Nietschke 28. Oscar McDonald 29. Jayden Hunt 30. Alex Neal-Bullen 31. Bayley Fritsch 32. Tom Sparrow 33. Harrison Petty 34. Marty Hore 35. Oskar Baker 36. Jeff Garlett 37. Kade Chandler 38. Tim Smith 39. Neville Jetta 40. Corey Wagner 42. Josh Wagner 43. Guy Walker 44. Joel Smith 45. Declan Keilty 46. Austin Bradtke
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    Training - Monday 14th January, 2019

    Never mind the mid 30s temperatures. The heat will be well and truly on this morning at the Paddock. Upcoming Men's Training Sesssions Date: Monday, 14 January Session start time: 9.30am Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne
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    Training - Monday 14th January, 2019

    I wasn’t at training today but he was in the rehab group on Saturday and worked well in all of the drills he undertook. I’m no expert but, by the way he was moving, I don’t think he’s too far from joining the main group.
  10. A rare opportunity for those who work Mondays to Friday to catch an MFC training session - Key dates for the pre-season Saturday, January 12 The senior group will return from their Christmas break with a training session at Gosch’s Paddock from 9:30am.
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    Anyone for cricket?

    How do we get that Chanderpaul out?
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    Training - Saturday 12th January, 2019

    If you haven’t had enough of a footy fix for this time of the year, here’s Austin Wonaemirri playing today in his 150th game in the NTFL.
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    Training - Saturday 12th January, 2019

    Thanks for that TK.
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    Training - Saturday 12th January, 2019

    One other player who I didn’t pick up (and it could be because of his size) was Charlie Spargo - did you notice him?
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    Training - Saturday 12th January, 2019

    Demons hit the track with gun mid nearing full fitness
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    Tom Mitchell out for the season

    Weren't the finals Hawthorn-free in 2017?
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    Training - Saturday 12th January, 2019

    My first MFC training session since early 2018 and it was such a pleasure being out there in the sunshine and fresh air with only Demon supporters in the vicinity. Some early impressions - • Steven May is a monster! I’m ever the optimist and a blue sky junkie but this bloke cuts a very imposing figure out on the ground. His switch to Melbourne is going to be a fantastic career move for him. • Braydon Preuss is an even bigger monster. I think he is going to prove a headache for opposition defenders if he lines up near goal. North will regret letting him go. • Jack Viney - sure he was in the rehab group but even in that situation, he has that steely determination and toughness to be a menace to us mere mortals on the other side of the boundary fence. And marriage has made him even harder if you know what I mean. • Christian Petracca - this man could be the key. I'm looking for him to really break out this year.
  18. Troy Broadbridge, Melbourne Footballer (40 games, 2 goals between 2001 and 2004) married Trisha Silvers on 18 December 2004. Eight days later, while spending their honeymoon in the Phi Phi Islands, Thailand, Troy drowned after being swept out to sea by the tsunami that followed the Indian Ocean earthquake and killed an estimated 227,898 people. We will never forget him.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    No disrespect but we are debating about two players who would be sitting well outside our best 22 - probably outside our best 30 - so you have to take into account their future potential and value to the club. Cameron Pedersen will be 32 when the 2019 season starts at the end of March. He was never all that quick but he’s at an age when the body starts slowing down. Smith is four years younger and while neither would have been likely to have much of an impact, the club’s decision to go for the younger man is correct in this instance.
  20. Time to look ahead. The next crop: 10 to watch in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft
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    2019 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    Knightmare’s Top 20 prospects AFL Draft: Top 20 prospects for 2019
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    What's up with Gus?

    If he’s not listed then that proves it - he’s injured.
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    Merry Christmas Demonlanders

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    Mark Neeld

    In actual fact, Neeld had some very good ideas on tactics and strategies but was doomed pretty much from the start. Many of the senior players resented his appointment after the sacking of Dean Bailey and there was an undercurrent of dissent from the playing group and others at the club. This was problematic because, as it turned out, Neeld’s man management skills were poor and the list wasn’t much good either. It took a much better coach in Roos who had an improving list more than two years to get the club out of a mire that had taken years to develop. In other words, it wasn’t just Neeld who was at fault for our situation.
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    Mark Neeld

    Mark Neeld has been appointed new CEO of Geelong Basketball and the Geelong Supercats. Titus O’Reily is perhaps not so impressed.