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Preseason Training - Week commencing 13/11/17

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6 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Just looked at the pics.  Good to see most of the guys are now wearing the outfit that is a replica of the MFC Guernsey.  It looks so much better than that daggy thing with the red patch on the left shoulder.

(Well, except Max, who seems to have his own, unique flesh-coloured verion!  LOL)

I wish there was a t-shirt version of the jumper replica as I don't rock a tank top very well.

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26 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Just looked at the pics.  Good to see most of the guys are now wearing the outfit that is a replica of the MFC Guernsey.  It looks so much better than that daggy thing with the red patch on the left shoulder.

(Well, except Max, who seems to have his own, unique flesh-coloured verion!  LOL)

Lucky to find a verion these days. They are getting rare indeed! 🤔

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4 minutes ago, CBDees said:

Lucky to find a verion these days. They are getting rare indeed! 🤔

LOL.  Now fixed Mr typo policeman.

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2 hours ago, CBDees said:

The pics would be improved by captions (as there were a few faces that I was unsure about)! 🤔

Let me know which ones😀😁😂  the reporter missed Bernie, back from his honeymoon

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Balic was there today for the person that asked, seemed to be doing it a little tough with all the running but kept going. Was only there for the second half of training but was interestingly to see the varying fitness levels of the players, some as mentioned like Nibbler were just smashing it but then many others plodding along toward the end of the session and really doing it tough like Petracca and Oliver, and Oscar Mac just kinda cruising a little at the rear. But yes, context required, it is November I know  

Tommy Mac and I think Josh Smith were doing lots of running and looking pretty good, Tommy post the ankle issues seemed to be travelling well. As for Max well yes he sure was looking sharp and very trim, my only isssue with this is that yes it will certainly enable him to get to many many contests in a game but he seemed to be pushed off the ball in the contest quite easily at times last year as he doesn’t really have the bulk and perhaps strength of some of the other bigger ruckman, just my thoughts though. Anyway, a lovely morning to be outside and having a look at our boys. 

 

 

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Turned up before 11 to catch 45 minutes or so.

Rehab group:
Tim Smith doing laps
Joel Smith, Flippers, Hannan, McKenna and Tom McDonald with some simple handball drills, kick to kick and then some running. I'd say these 5 are all pretty advanced and just being taken along slowly after injuries.

Hannan looks noticeably stronger - couldn't do weights after shoulder surgery before he was drafted. He looked very sharp in an in close handball weaving drill.
McKenna another who looks to have done plenty in the gym. Lovely kick on both sides as well

 The main group were doing a bit of 3/4 ground ball movement, seemed to be about 8 on 9. 4 down back, 3 in the middle, 1 or 2 up forward and just moving the ball to score. As noted a couple of nice Brayshaw kicks were the highlights. 

Mitch King is another looking much stronger. Still has a bit of puppy fat to trim off his middle but that's probably the price to pay for getting extra bulk in the offseason. His running was decent and he took a nice leap at one stage.

Keilty was walking laps around the oval as the main grouped trained. Looked a bit under the weather. Later joined in some of the running. Mainly Max, King and Keilty were in their own big man running group. 

The rest did runs first in shorter sprints and then some longer laps. Gus and Harmes led the boys off with ANB given something to chase, sometimes he got them, sometimes they were ahead. Rough order after that of Hunt, Salem, Stretch, Wagner, JKH, Oliver then not far back to Tracc, Frost, Vince, Oscar, Maynard, DJ and Balic usually towards the end. In the shorter runs they were all pretty well keeping up. 

In the longer runs Balic was with King and DJ and they were pushing each other along. ANB made a gap from a tight bunch with Tracc and JKH a little from the back in the longer main group. 


Around then Weids came out with the boxing coach I think and walked a lap before heading off again and that's about when I left.

Takeways:
- Good to have Max and Tom back on deck with both looking all clear from injuries
- Salem looking strong and running towards the front
- Hannan looking stronger
- 18 or so in full training and another 5 doing a fair bit in rehab

 

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30 minutes ago, Dan005 said:

Balic was there today for the person that asked, seemed to be doing it a little tough with all the running but kept going. Was only there for the second half of training but was interestingly to see the varying fitness levels of the players, some as mentioned like Nibbler were just smashing it but then many others plodding along toward the end of the session and really doing it tough like Petracca and Oliver, and Oscar Mac just kinda cruising a little at the rear. But yes, context required, it is November I know  

Tommy Mac and I think Josh Smith were doing lots of running and looking pretty good, Tommy post the ankle issues seemed to be travelling well. As for Max well yes he sure was looking sharp and very trim, my only isssue with this is that yes it will certainly enable him to get to many many contests in a game but he seemed to be pushed off the ball in the contest quite easily at times last year as he doesn’t really have the bulk and perhaps strength of some of the other bigger ruckman, just my thoughts though. Anyway, a lovely morning to be outside and having a look at our boys. 

 

 

In fairness it was bloody hot today.

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Someone at the club loves a pic of a topless Max  :wub:

Saty?

Edited by Ethan Tremblay
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4 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Great comments and pics, guys. Terrific to see. May I ask: Who is 'Nibbler'? 

ANB. 

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5 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Great comments and pics, guys. Terrific to see. May I ask: Who is 'Nibbler'? 

Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

ANB. 

Alex Neal-Bullen

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Obviously not a big music budget based on those clips.

Interesting use of the drone.... would like to see it trialled at VFL games along with a free youtube upload of the footage.

Whoever was the operator could have done with some practice in zooming. Amazing technology these drone cameras.

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It would be interesting if the coaching staff were using done footage for analysis too. I imagine you could use drone footage constructively particularly for game stimulated ball work.  

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54 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Obviously not a big music budget based on those clips.

Interesting use of the drone.... would like to see it trialled at VFL games along with a free youtube upload of the footage.

Whoever was the operator could have done with some practice in zooming. Amazing technology these drone cameras.

The music was perfect for the drone clip. I’m sure the drone operator knows exactly what he/she is doing. MFC used the drone last year in training footage and it’s great  to see it again this year.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

Alex Neal-Bullen

Thank you. I thought it might well have been him. I'd only heard of that nickname once and was dumbfounded by it. Again, thanks for the clarification. :huh:

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4 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

The music was perfect for the drone clip. I’m sure the drone operator knows exactly what he/she is doing. MFC used the drone last year in training footage and it’s great  to see it again this year.

touchy .... I'll stick to the fact that it was boring .. each to his own

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Thank you. I thought it might well have been him. I'd only heard of that nickname once and was dumbfounded by it. Again, thanks for the clarification. :huh:

If you say his name 10 times as fast as possible...it comes out as as nibbler

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