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Looks like we will get a rundown on players for the next few weeks.  Today Baker to Bugg http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-01-04/list-update-baker-to-bugg

Its interesting to get the coaches of view of player progress.

Some extracts that caught my eye:

Goodwin: Oskar Baker  has demonstrated some elite fundamentals, from a kicking perspective within our program.

I like the sound of the elite kicking - just what we need.

Goodwin:  Harley Balic has been outstanding at training. He won one of our training ‘player of the week’ awards.

I wouldn't be surprised if he got a game earlier than later.  (Interesting to know we have 'player of the week' award for training).

Goodwin:  Angus Brayshaw is starting to emerge within the group, in terms of his training standards.

Determined young fella - slow and steady will be good for his confidence

Goodwin: Tomas Bugg has been working closely with the forwards.

Sounds like he is keeping his head down working to regain respect.  Admire him for that.

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14 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Goodwin:  Harley Balic has been outstanding at training. He won one of our training ‘player of the week’ awards.

I wouldn't be surprised if he got a game earlier than later.  (Interesting to know we have 'player of the week' award for training).

It's understood Jack Watts was a frequent recipient of the above award last pre season.

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Ah.. is this the prelude to the "training the house down" thread.

A normal MFC pre season ... hopefully not a portent for a normal MFC season.... Not sure I can take another 2016/2017

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To be honest I’d be very disappointed if didn’t win one of these - he has been thrown a lifeline of sorts with a second club after delivering little at his first. Yes he had his challenges at Freo but it’s time for him to clearly justify his place on a AFL list

Hope he does just that

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1 hour ago, Sydee said:

To be honest I’d be very disappointed if didn’t win one of these - he has been thrown a lifeline of sorts with a second club after delivering little at his first. Yes he had his challenges at Freo but it’s time for him to clearly justify his place on a AFL list

Hope he does just that

He needs to be out of the blocks early as he only  has a contract for 2018.

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Ah.. is this the prelude to the "training the house down" thread.

A normal MFC pre season ... hopefully not a portent for a normal MFC season.... Not sure I can take another 2016/2017

Versus 2012/3 DJ they were bloody wonderful.

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What is Mr Goodwin going to say - “player x is a lazy bastard and needs a kick up the bum”! Of course not, but I do hope there is a bit of damning with faint praise when needed as well!

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7 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

so right OD .. we have a very low bar to beat :laugh:

Agree DJ nothing less than 8th place and finals football in 2018 will be considered a pass mark for the Dees IMO.

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18 minutes ago, old dee said:

Agree DJ nothing less than 8th place and finals football in 2018 will be considered a pass mark for the Dees IMO.

Ditto OD for a "pass mark" .... for a "good season"  I have 6th and one finals win as my benchmark

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I'm thinking 5th and anything goes...!!!:blink:

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Goody.  Boring as bat shid.  

Hope he can coach/motivate/manage.  I'm far from convinced.  

Herald Sun article today reminded me of the absurd scapegoating of Jack Watts.  

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1 hour ago, DeeZone said:

I'm thinking 5th and anything goes...!!!:blink:

oh hell.........let's go for first and home finals all the way !

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Jonesy wants a decent write up. Most players are sitting poolside sipping cocktails and our co-captain is doing this during the break.

 

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Why do I feel uneasy about this year first 2 games are  real danger games, could easily lose to Geelong also then to a new look Brisbane in Brisbane with super human hodge, be 0 and 2 and everybody will be  baying for blood,  huge doubts will be running through the playing list, I guess these bad feelings won't go away until after we win these two games, but lose and panic stations will be everywhere, please let me be wrong.

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I'd prefer to hear coaching updates from Goodwin rather than this crap !

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13 minutes ago, WattsUp2312 said:

Jordan Lewis has been tearing up Sorrento oval over the last  8 days....been down there everyday and he’s been looking awesome. 

Any photos of him flexing? 

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1 hour ago, WattsUp2312 said:

Jordan Lewis has been tearing up Sorrento oval over the last  8 days....been down there everyday and he’s been looking awesome. 

Is he signed up and training with Tappy and Dawey ? 

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Preseason is the most exciting time of year tbh. I always like to imagine the team is setting new fitness records and coming with amazing gameplans to take the comp by storm. Usually by round one i wise up.

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Pre season is the house builders bonanza, with houses being trained down throughout the AFL.

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11 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

Why do I feel uneasy about this year first 2 games are  real danger games, could easily lose to Geelong also then to a new look Brisbane in Brisbane with super human hodge, be 0 and 2 and everybody will be  baying for blood,  huge doubts will be running through the playing list, I guess these bad feelings won't go away until after we win these two games, but lose and panic stations will be everywhere, please let me be wrong.

If we have a fit and uninjured viney we will win both. 

 

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On 05/01/2018 at 4:18 PM, Dee Dee said:

What is Mr Goodwin going to say - “player x is a lazy bastard and needs a kick up the bum”! Of course not, but I do hope there is a bit of damning with faint praise when needed as well!

faint ... or feint ?

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