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1 hour ago, nutbean said:

That's a nonsense DC - we are absolutely training the house down and are a monty to be top 4 based on what i have seen and read and i will continue to hold this belief until just after the first five minutes of the first game of the season.

You can see how much we've improved just by reading the above. In 2012 it only took the first minute of the first game until any optimism was belted out of existence.

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12 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

You can see how much we've improved just by reading the above. In 2012 it only took the first minute of the first game until any optimism was belted out of existence.

we can only go up (touch wood) after Round 23 2017.

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

ahhhh......another blissful day in the world's most liveable city.....

Reminds me of France in many ways does Melbourne.

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I was in the interesting and unusual position of meeting a current player & some of his family.  Really lovely and polite people and feeling quite comfortable with them I asked  him about the “boot camp”situation.  His response was quick and direct. In his words ... “ an absolute “media beat up” ..... players and coaches sat down and had a frank discussion  about the camp. A joint  decision was made to abort the camp.  If the coaches had wanted us to do the camp ...we would have done it.  The media are just trying to intimate  there is a division between “ players & coaches” and it is not  the case.  That was pretty much his exact words.  His family was a bit more direct and Danny Frawley had less than complimentary statements made about him.  This is a 5yr player and I thought he was very honest and forthright.  There will of course be the usual cynics out there who will decry this info but I am quite content and happy with this explanation and express the same sentiments as his family who are “hanging out for the season” and so excited.  Go Dees !!

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10 hours ago, Deestar9 said:

 ....If the coaches had wanted us to do the camp ...we would have done it.  The media are just trying to intimate  there is a division between “ players & coaches” and it is not  the case.  That was pretty much his exact words.  ...

Good - if that is the view of all involved it should bond the players and FD even more.

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15 hours ago, daisycutter said:

ahhhh......another blissful day in the world's most liveable city.....

No city is truly livable.

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Melboourne Storm are doing a Commando Course right now. Pictures in The Hun

They just do it without reservations and win Premierships

(just saying)

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Melboourne Storm are doing a Commando Course right now. Pictures in The Hun

They just do it without reservations and win Premierships

(just saying)

It’s the exact same camp the MFC were meant to do. Bellamy recommended it to the club.

The bloke who runs it is ex SOG and is still being paid by the club for the late cancellation.

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Melboourne Storm are doing a Commando Course right now. Pictures in The Hun

They just do it without reservations and win Premierships

(just saying)

Right there is the difference between a winning culture and a team of mediocrity.

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22 minutes ago, Beetle said:

It’s the exact same camp the MFC were meant to do. Bellamy recommended it to the club.

The bloke who runs it is ex SOG and is still being paid by the club for the late cancellation.

Wasn't this the time the MFC were scheduled to do it?  If so, either this guy double books or the Storm don't plan too far ahead.

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3 minutes ago, sue said:

Wasn't this the time the MFC were scheduled to do it?  If so, either this guy double books or the Storm don't plan too far ahead.

They were scheduled a week apart or similar was my understanding.

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18 minutes ago, Frustrated Demon said:

Right there is the difference between a winning culture and a team of mediocrity.

Yep....

who would question Bellamy...

he knows what is required to be cutting edge. 

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It's getting a bit annoying how every day I log onto social media, there seems to be another article about this whole 'boot camp' cancellation tried to be written in a different way but with the same stupid message.

If this same situation was cancelled by the Hawks or the Swans with old experience leaders, they'd be applauding them for sticking their necks out for the younger group and being hailed heroes. Absolute crock.

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On 14/12/2017 at 8:23 PM, america de cali said:

Send them up the Kokoda trail.

Kilamanjaro is tougher

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Are people still waffling on about this?

I like how people want to bring up the Storm, but would fail to mention the plethora of other clubs out there who probably do them and don't have much success either.  

We're a bunch of cherry pickers.

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46 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Are people still waffling on about this?

I like how people want to bring up the Storm, but would fail to mention the plethora of other clubs out there who probably do them and don't have much success either.  

We're a bunch of cherry pickers.

At least they seem to be trying to be winners.

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1 minute ago, america de cali said:

At least they seem to be trying to be winners.

And we're not because they consulted with the coaches and decided not to do a boot camp?  Ridiculous.

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3 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yep....

who would question Bellamy...

he knows what is required to be cutting edge. 

Would never question Bellamy on what it takes to prepare an NRL player for competition.

...but I would question his experience in preparing an AFL player.

2 different sports and no other AFL club is doing this type of training. Maybe they're all wrong as well...

Kokoda is a whole different thing for those about to jump in with the Hawthorn example.

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On 19/12/2017 at 3:34 PM, pinkshark said:

Drunken's brother plays for us?  Is this true?

Who was it?

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God U can tell it’s the off season. 

Fmd this is a boring time for footy. 

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1 minute ago, DemonOX said:

God I can tell it’s the off season. 

Fmd this is a boring time for footy. 

Tell me about it, we seriously need the first bounce asap. The off season so far has been stinky.

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