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    Nietschke out for the season

    Terrible news. Absolutely devastated for Aaron. After all the excitment of being drafted and training with the boys with the possibility of some JLT appearances, I'm sure its a tough blow for the kid. Fingers crossed on his recovery.
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    Charlie Spargo Looking Ahead

    Anyone who gets stuck into Brendon Goddard a quarter into their first game goes alright by my standards. Actually finding it hard to fathom that he was 18 years old all throughout last season. Never had massive stats but played with the composure of a 200 gamer. Wasn't overawed on the finals stage either.
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    Origins/meanings of Display Names?

    Hold onto your hats, because it just so happens that my first name is Jack and I follow the Demons. It goes without saying that 16 year old me wasn't that inspired during the making of this account.
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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    Its only the first time I've seen them in person, but I've liked what ive seen from KK (still working on correctly spelling his last name) so far. Held his own in a few marking contests and has used the ball well.
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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    The man himself, Ronald Barassi is in attendance.
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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    Some tackling drills at the moment. Massive cheer from the boys as the skinny armed Fritsch brings TMac to ground with a ripping tackle. Kudos to the new boy, Toby Bedford for attempting to bring down big Maxy. Kid has some guts! A well deserved cheer from the crowd follows.
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    Training - Friday, 14th December, 2018

    Bit gloomy with occasional rain but all and all, a ripping crowd. Traditional australian breastfast of coffee with a sausage in bread went down a treat. Fair bit of aggression in some of the drills so far. Boys giving it their all. Even from the sidelines, you could feel the brute force of the bumps they were laying on each other. Hore and Hunt running laps. Preuss is far more imposing in the flesh than he is in photos/videos.
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    Training - Friday, 7th December 2018

    Before I melt as a result of the rays from the Melbourne sun, I figured I'd jot down my notes of this morning's training session. A relatively small crowd today (not completely suprising) with many seeking shelter under the trees around the ground. An occasional breeze travels through the air to the delight of those in attendance. Firstly the rehab group consisted of OMac, Petracca, T.Smith, Hunt, Melksham, Stretch, Harmes, Oliver and Brayshaw, Baker and VDB. Drills were non contact (aside from Melksham who did some work with a marking bag) while each player would take their turn in participating in what looked to be some menacing running drills. Players looked absolutely spent after these. Petracca, Oliver, Baker and one of the new lads (Nietschke, I think) left early after spending most of the session running in the rehab group. None seem in any real discomfort aside from that of the Melbourne sun. Moving on to the main group, where the first drill I watched featuted players transitioning from the backline with a couple of spontaneous sets of 20 push ups which looked particularly grueling given today's conditions. Weideman with a nice couple of dead eye [censored] 30 metre passes. Frost also with a nice spin around two players and a short chip pass to Spargo. Lewis was another who nailed some neat kicks while Hibberd uncharacteristicly shanked a couple. Petty was also involved quite a bit as the link man between defense and forward. Moving to some forward play where a group of five would attempt to move the ball from half forward to a player having a clear shot at goal while contending with three defenders. Those I saw in this drill were Lewis, Maynard, Keilty, Frost, Spargo, Fritsch and Petty (I think). Lewis continued to set the standard with a some sharp pick ups and shots for goal. Nice bit of play with Spargo with a thread the needle handpass through three defenders to Keilty who passed the ball onto the running Maynard who slotted the goal. The next drill I watched involved players attempting to nail some 30m passes while under pressure from opposition. Players seemed a little sloppy at first but quickly tightened up their kicking. The Wagner of the Josh variety didn't miss a pass while Salem also looked exceptionally classy. I also really liked the look of Petty here. Looks a good kick and has a bit of toe for someonr of his size. The final drill I caught before leaving was more of a match simulation. ANB was often leading from the forward 50 with Weideman as the key target. Great piece of running on the wing by Jeffy to receive the ball but unfortunately miss the shot at goal. Exceptional piece of play from Spargo with a brilliant smother, gather and handball to a loose player! Smith also looked at home playing the intercept defender role. Another brilliant moment came courtesy of JKH, with an intercept in the forward 50 and a cracking hip and shoulder. No Jones, Gawn, TMac, May, KK, Preuss, or many of the new draftees who I think are in the NT at the moment.
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    Vale Colin Sylvia

    Oh no... Absolutely shattered if this is true. As someone who started to take in interest in the Demons during the mid to late 2000's, Colin was one of my first 'idols.' Thoughts go to his friends and family.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Ha(r)mes' Hangers?
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Hogan officially a Docker along with pick 65. We get picks 6 and 23 in return.
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    Jack Scrimshaw

    Amazingly, Scimshaw is the player the Suns drafted with the pick received from the Tigers as part of the Prestia trade. Essentially means that Gold Coast have given away two top ten selections all for a third round pick in next years draft.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    It's been strangely quiet today considering deadline is just over 48 hours away. God only knows how they've been able to fill the time on trade radio.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Well that was a waste of time. Thanks Freo. Hope you enjoy bottom four next year.
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    2018 Player Reviews: #9 Charlie Spargo

    Plenty to like about Charlie! He doesn't get a large amount of the ball but has this tendency to make things happen whenever he has possession. His work in the final against Hawthorn was elite by anyone's standard, let along for an 18 year old in his 17th game.
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    Rumour File

    With the trades of Kent and Tyson, we now hold picks 36, 46, 54, 62 and 65. I imagine that by the end of the trade period, Josh will pull a 'Mahoney' special which will push us higher in the draft.
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    Internal options for a speedy winger

    Agree on Stretch. I really liked what I saw from him in 2016, and like you said, he was having a great return to the senior side before injury. Hope his foot is tracking OK!
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 40 Patrick McKenna

    Shame he apparently never found his feet although its understandable considering his injury setbacks. Wasn't he drafted with the pick we traded to GWS for Sam Frost and two third rounders (who I believe went on to become ANB and Stretch)?
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 44 Joel Smith

    Hopefully Joel has an extended period in the team next year. He was in good form before he injured his shoulder. Definitely has some tricks.
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    Thanks Cameron Pedersen

    Thanks for everything Cam! Your stint as an undersized ruckman in 2017 in the absence of Max Gawn rightfully deserves its place in Demon folklore.
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    Brownlow Medal 2018

    So can we just talk about how Gus just came third in the Brownlow... Holy smokes
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    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Clarry had 40 touches against the Cats and missed out on a single vote. Yep, I'm done.
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    Brownlow Medal 2018

    ANB with the three votes against the Crows in Alice... Angus with two while Hogan (five goals) with zilch. Voting a tad peculiar this year.
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    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Neville Jetta wins the Jim Stynes community award! Incredible achievement and shows what an incredible individual Nev has become. We're so lucky to have him. Big hearted lad.